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Andrew Berger, Ph.D

Andrew Berger, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Berger Lab

Optics - Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Kara Bren, Ph.D.

Kara Bren, Ph.D.

Professor

Bren Lab

Chemistry - Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Regine Choe, Ph.D.

Regine Choe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Choe Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Mark Dumont, Ph.D.

Mark Dumont, Ph.D.

Professor

Dumont Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ermolenko Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structural dynamics of the ribosome and ribosomal ligands during proteins synthesis, regulation of protein synthesis by mRNA structure in normal and diseased cells, and mechanisms of antibiotic action.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Thomas Foster, Ph.D.

Thomas Foster, Ph.D.

Professor

Foster Lab

Imaging Sciences - Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.

Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ghaemmaghami Lab

Biology - Molecular mechanisms of prion propagation and pathogenesis
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.

Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Grossfield Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.

Chair
Professor

William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

Hayes Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.

Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.

Professor

Kielkopf Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Splicing defects in hematologic malignancies; roles of human pre-mRNA splicing factors in HIV-1 infectivity; development of engineered splicing factors for correction of splicing defects; splice sites and their associated proteins as therapeutic targets.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Todd Krauss, Ph.D.

Todd Krauss, Ph.D.

Professor

Krauss Lab

Chemistry - Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Xin Li, Ph.D.

Xin Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Li Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Our research is to define the RNA functions in reproduction and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
David MacLean, Ph.D.

David MacLean, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Professor

Maquat Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - RNA metabolism in human cells (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay/mRNA surveillance); influence of pre-mRNA splicing on mRNA translation; Staufen-mediated mRNA decay and Staufen-regulated RNA metabolism; post-transcriptional gene control via lncRNAs and SINEs; miRNA metabolism; Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome/Autism; therapeutics of nonsense diseases.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
David McCamant, Ph.D.

David McCamant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

McCamant Lab

Chemistry - Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
James McGrath, Ph.D.

James McGrath, Ph.D.

Professor

McGrath Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Professor

Benjamin Miller Lab

Dermatology - Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.

Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

O'Connell Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biochemical mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation; RNA-targeting CRISPR tool development
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.

Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Oakes Lab

Physics & Astronomy - Using high resolution quantitative microscopy and bioengineering approaches to probe mechanical interactions in cellular processes
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

Professor

Phizicky Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.

Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.

Professor

Rothberg Lab

Chemistry - Organic Electronics, Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Sensing
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Professor

Sharma Lab

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Computational biology of RNA; RNA comparative sequence analysis; RNA structure prediction; analysis of HIV RNA genomes.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Douglas Turner, Ph.D.

Douglas Turner, Ph.D.

Professor

Turner Lab

Chemistry - Biophysical chemistry of RNA folding/stacking using NMR; RNA-targeted therapeutics
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.

Richard Waugh, Ph.D.

Chair
Professor

Waugh Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Professor

Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D

Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D

Professor

Wismüller Lab

Imaging Sciences - Intelligent image acquisition and analysis systems in biomedicine
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Yang Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
David Yule, Ph.D.

David Yule, Ph.D.

Professor

Yule Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program