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Andrew Berger, Ph.D
Andrew J. Berger, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Berger Lab

Optics
Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques
Kara Bren, Ph.D.
Kara L. Bren, Ph.D.
Professor

Bren Lab

Chemistry
Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins
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
Mark Dumont, Ph.D.
Mark E. Dumont, Ph.D.
Professor

Dumont Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology
Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Assistant 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.
Thomas Foster, Ph.D.
Thomas H. Foster, Ph.D.
Professor

Foster Lab

Imaging Sciences
Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections
Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ghaemmaghami Lab

Biology
Molecular mechanisms of prion propagation and pathogenesis
Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.
Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Grossfield Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
Karlene Gunter, Ph.D.
Karlene K. Gunter, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & BiophysicsRole of mitochondria in calcium homeostasis, apoptosis and metabolic control
Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.
Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair

William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

Hayes Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Paul J. Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.
Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.
Associate 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.
Todd Krauss, Ph.D.
Todd D. Krauss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Krauss Lab

Chemistry
Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects
Xin Li, Ph.D.
Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Li Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; paternal aging; transgenerational inheritance.
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.
David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
David McCamant, Ph.D.
David W. McCamant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

McCamant Lab

Chemistry
Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics
James McGrath, Ph.D.
James L. McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor

McGrath Lab

Biomedical Engineering
Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy
Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.
Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor

Benjamin Miller Lab

Dermatology
Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.
Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physics & AstronomyUsing high resolution quantitative microscopy and bioengineering approaches to probe mechanical interactions in cellular processes
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.
Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.
Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.
Professor

Rothberg Lab

Chemistry
Organic Electronics, Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Sensing
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.
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.
Douglas Turner, Ph.D.
Douglas H. Turner, Ph.D.
Professor

Turner Lab

Chemistry
Biophysical chemistry of RNA folding/stacking using NMR; RNA-targeted therapeutics
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.
Richard E. 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
Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Wedekind, Ph.D.
Professor

Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by riboswitches and microRNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.
Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D
Axel W. E. Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D
Professor

Wismüller Lab

Imaging Sciences
Intelligent image acquisition and analysis systems in biomedicine
Tingting Yang, Ph.D.
Tingting Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Yang Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels
David Yule, Ph.D.
David Ian Yule, Ph.D.
Professor

Yule Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Mechanisms Underlying Ca<sup>2+</sup> Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells