Faculty Member Laboratory Research Focus
Andrew J. Berger, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Optics

Berger Lab

Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques

Kara L. Bren, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Bren Lab

Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins

Regine Choe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Choe Lab

Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring

Mark E. Dumont, Ph.D.

Dumont Lab

Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology

Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Ermolenko Lab

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 H. Foster, Ph.D.
Professor of Imaging Sciences

Foster Lab

Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections

Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ghaemmaghami Lab

Molecular mechanisms of prion propagation and pathogenesis

Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Grossfield Lab

Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.
Chair  and  Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Hayes Lab

William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions

Paul J. Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology

Kammermeier Lab

G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons

Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Kielkopf Lab

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 D. Krauss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Krauss Lab

Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects

Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Xin Li Lab

Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; meiosis; male infertility.

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Maquat Lab

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 H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Mathews Lab

Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.

David W. McCamant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

McCamant Lab

Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics

James L. McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

McGrath Lab

Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy

Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Dermatology

Benjamin Miller Lab

Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing

Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Munger Lab

Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

Phizicky Lab

tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.

Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Rothberg Lab

Organic Electronics, Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Sensing

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Sharma Lab

Computational biology of RNA; RNA comparative sequence analysis; RNA structure prediction; analysis of HIV RNA genomes.

Alan Victor Smrcka, Ph.D.

Smrcka Lab

Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Thakar Lab

Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.

Douglas H. Turner, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Turner Lab

Biophysical chemistry of RNA folding/stacking using NMR; RNA-targeted therapeutics (e.g., pseudoknot-regulated influenza A RNA translation; 3’-splice site and other regulatory intronic structures in influenza A).

Richard E. Waugh, Ph.D.
Chair  and  Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Waugh Lab

Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins

Joseph E. Wedekind, Ph.D.

Wedekind Lab

Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by riboswitches and microRNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.

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Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

David Ian Yule, Ph.D.

Yule Lab

Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells