Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2017-11-30T14:04:05+00:00

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The study of elucidation of the nature of biological phenomena and disease states through focused examination of the activity, function, and structure of biomolecules.  Research is carried out at the molecular level through the study of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules involved in genetic and cellular function.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Steven J. AckermanBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEosinophil effector functions in inflammation and tissue remodeling in asthma and allergy, regulation of eosinophil development
Elizaveta BenevolenskayaBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsThe role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Marlene BouvierMicrobiology and ImmunologyOur research activities are focused on the cell biology, immunology, and structural biology of class I MHC molecules
Scott BradyAnatomy and Cell BiologyAxonal transport, Neuronal Cytoskeleton, Neurodegeneration
Michael CaffreyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Michael CarrithersNeurology Neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, innate immunity
Karen ColleyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsControl and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Reza DashtiNeurosurgery
Xiaoping DuCellular and Molecular Pharmacology Molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion, migration, signaling; platelets, thrombosis, inflammation; develop new drugs
Michael FederleMicrobiology and ImmunologyMicrobial Signal Transduction and Cell-Cell Communication
Anne GeorgeOral Biology, College of DentistryExtracellular matrix proteins and the biology of the calcification process.
Frank GonzalezObstetrics and GynecologyMetabolic Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Dennis R. GraysonPsychiatryThe epigenetics of chronic alcohol use, DNA methylation/demethylation mechanisms in the brain
Paul GrippoMedicineContribution of fat, inflammation, and immune responses on pancreatic cancer
Nissim HayBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Christopher JansonNeurology Brain Barriers, Alzheimer’s Disease
Barbara JungMedicineMechanism of activin signaling and therapeutic implications in colon cancer and other GI diseases
Andrius KazlauskasPhysiology and Biophysics
Yulia KomarovaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Lester LauBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics Tissue regeneration, injury repair, and wound healing
James LeeBioengineeringBiophysical engineering principles and techniques to investigate the mechanochemical processes in neurodegenerative diseases.
Jerrold LevineMedicine/ NephrologyAutoimmunity, Antiphospholipid syndrome, lupus, acute kidney injury, apoptosis, cell death and homeostasis
Jeffrey LoebNeurology and RehabilitationBrain development, human disease (epilepsy and ALS), and new treatments. Large-scale systems biology of human epilepsy project.
Asrar B. MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees to ask transformational questions.
Mark D. McCauleyMedicineMy lab is interested in cardiac arrhythmias and contractility. Specifically, we are studying how atrial fibrillation causes stroke.
Gerardo MorfiniAnatomy and Cell BiologyKinase-based intracellular signaling relevant to axonal function in health and disease.
Alexandra NabaPhysiology and BiophysicsMy lab uses cutting-edge proteomics and bioinformatics to study the role of the extracellular matrix in development, health, and cancer.
Toru M. NakamuraBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Natalia NietoPathologyLiver fibrosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Larisa NonnPathologyProstate cancer, vitamin D, microRNA, health disparities
De-Ann M. PillersPediatricsSensory neurobiology, muscular dystrophy, causes/consequences premature birth, developmental origins disease, molecular evolution, genetics
Basabi RanaSurgery (Surg Oncology)
Mark RasenickPhysiology and Biophysics G protein signaling, the cytoskeleton and lipid rafts: Neurobiology of Depression and antidepressants.
Nava SegevBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Deepak ShuklaOphthalmology and Visual SciencesHerpesvirus infection: mechanism, immunity, & antivirals
Miljan SimonovicBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsStudying mechanisms that regulate human gene translation.
Neil SmalheiserPsychiatryMedical informatics, text mining, knowledge discovery, data science
Carlos StoccoPhysiology and BiophysicsOur research focuses on the processes controlling ovarian function and the hormone signaling and genomic pathways regulating fertility.
P.V.SubbaiahMedicineDietary DHA and treatment of neurological disorders; lipid metabolism; diabetes; membrane biochemistry
Jun SunMedicineMicrobiome in health and disease
Terry UntermanMedicine, Physiology and BiophysicsIntegrative metabolism, Diabetes, Gene Expression, FoxO proteins, systems biology
Karl VolzMicrobiology and ImmunologyStructural biology