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Cellular and Membrane Biophysics

Cellular and Membrane BiophysicsStudy of biological membranes using physical, computational, mathematical, and biophysical methods.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Choe Lab - in vivo Cancer Detection
  • Foster Lab - Biomedical Optics and Photodynamic Therapy
  • Grossfield Lab - Computer Modeling to Understand Structure and Thermodynamics of Biological Molecules
  • Li Lab - Reproductive and RNA Biology
  • McGrath Lab - Nanomembrane Research
  • Waugh Lab - Cell Deformability & Cell Adhesion
  • Yang Lab - Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels
  • Yule Lab - Intracellular Calcium Signaling in Cells

Genomics

GenomicsThe structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Dumont Lab - Signal Transduction; Membrane Protein Structure, Yeast Molecular Biology
  • Maquat Lab - Normal & Disease-Associated RNA Decay
  • Mathews Lab - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Benjamin Miller Lab - Molecular Recognition & Biosensing
  • Munger Lab - Mechanisms of Pathogenic Metabolic Manipulation
  • Phizicky Lab - tRNA Biogenesis, Function & Quality Control
  • Sharma Lab - Media Security, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Color Imaging, Signal processing for Bioinformatics/Communications
  • Thakar Lab - Delineation the effects of age, immunogenicity of the antigens, host genotype and host’s immune history using bioinformatics, systems biology and dynamic modeling tools
  • Turner Lab - Forces Directing Nucleic Acid Chemistry, with Particular Emphasis on RNA Folding

Macromolecular Folding & Design

Macromolecular Folding & DesignUnderstanding polypeptide folding function and characteristics.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Bren Lab - Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Ghammaghami Lab - Mechanisms of protein folding and degradation within cells
  • Krauss Lab - Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects
  • Mathews Lab - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Turner Lab - Forces Directing Nucleic Acid Chemistry, with Particular Emphasis on RNA Folding

Membrane Proteins

Membrane ProteinsProtein molecules that are attached to, or associated with the membrane of a cell or an organelle.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Dumont Lab - Signal Transduction; Membrane Protein Structure, Yeast Molecular Biology
  • Grossfield Lab - Computer Modeling to Understand Structure and Thermodynamics of Biological Molecules
  • Yang Lab - Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels

Nucleic Acid Structure & Function

Nucleic Acid Structure & FunctionStudy of the structure and function of DNA and RNA.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Ermolenko Lab - Structural Dynamics of Translation
  • Hayes Lab - Chromatin Structure
  • Kielkopf Lab - Pre-mRNA Splicing for Treatment of Human Disease
  • Maquat Lab - Normal & Disease-Associated RNA Decay
  • Mathews Lab - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • McCamant Lab - Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics
  • Phizicky Lab - tRNA Biogenesis, Function & Quality Control
  • Benjamin Miller Lab - Molecular Recognition & Biosensing
  • Rothberg Lab - Organic Electronics and Biomolecular Sensing
  • Sharma Lab - Media Security, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Color Imaging, Signal processing for Bioinformatics/Communications
  • Turner Lab - Forces Directing Nucleic Acid Chemistry, with Particular Emphasis on RNA Folding
  • Wedekind Lab - Development of New HIV/AIDS Drugs, Antibiotics, & RNA-based Therapeutics

Protein Structure & Function

Protein Structure & FunctionStructure and function of proteins from primary to quaternary structures.

Active Research Laboratories

  • Bren Lab - Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Dumont Lab - Signal Transduction; Membrane Protein Structure, Yeast Molecular Biology
  • Ermolenko Lab - Structural Dynamics of Translation
  • Ghammaghami Lab - Mechanisms of protein folding and degradation within cells
  • Grossfield Lab - Computer Modeling to Understand Structure and Thermodynamics of Biological Molecules
  • Hayes Lab - Chromatin Structure
  • Kielkopf Lab - Pre-mRNA Splicing for Treatment of Human Disease
  • Krauss Lab - Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects
  • Maquat Lab - Normal & Disease-Associated RNA Decay
  • Benjamin Miller Lab - Molecular Recognition & Biosensing
  • Phizicky Lab - tRNA Biogenesis, Function & Quality Control
  • Rothberg Lab - Organic Electronics and Biomolecular Sensing
  • Wedekind Lab - Development of New HIV/AIDS Drugs, Antibiotics, & RNA-based Therapeutics
  • Yang Lab - Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels