Primary Faculty

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Angela L. Tyner, PhD
Professor & Interim Head

Regulation of epithelial cell differentiation Cell cycle regulation in regenerating tissues.

Office: 312-996-7964
Lab: 312-996-8181
Email: [email protected]

Steven J. Ackerman, PhD
Professor

Transcriptional mechanisms regulating hematopoietic (myeloid) development and gene expression. Eosinophil effector functions in asthma and other allergic diseases, tissue remodeling and fibrosis. Biochemistry, cell and structural biology of eosinophil protein mediators of inflammation.

Office: 312-996-6149
Lab: 312-996-5433
Email:[email protected]

Elizaveta Benevolenskaya, PhD
Professor

Mechanisms of promotion of differentiation by retinoblastoma protein (pRB), role of histone demethylases RBP2 and PLU1 in cell fate determination and differentiation in mammalian cells. Global analysis of the transcriptional network regulated by RBP2-related proteins.

Office: 312-413-8947
Lab: 312-413-8962
Email: [email protected]

Michael Caffrey, PhD
Associate Professor

Biochemical and NMR studies directed at elucidating the structure and mechanisms of viral proteins.

Office: 312-996-4959
Lab: 312-355-2635
Email: [email protected]

Konstantinos Chronis, PhD
Assistant Professor

Delineating principles of Stem Cell and iPSC biology and Developmental lineage choice. We employ multi-omic approaches, genome engineering, single cell tool development and computational technologies to delineate the TF-driven mechanisms that determine cell fate specification during mammalian development, cellular reprogramming and cancer. Our ultimate goal is to ad hoc engineer cell types for tissue regeneration

Office: 312-355-8012
Lab: 312-355-8011
Email: [email protected]
Site: View Lab Website

Karen J. Colley, PhD
Professor / Dean of Graduate College

The control and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function. The protein-specific polysialylation of adhesion proteins and signaling molecules.

Office: 312-413-2540
Email: [email protected]

Bernard Friedenson, PhD
Associate Professor

Molecular genetics of the regulation of the immune system.

Email: [email protected]

Maxim Frolov, PhD
Professor

Role of RB tumor suppressor pathway in development and cancer. Single cell genomics.

Office: 312-413-5797
Lab: 312-355-0476
Email: [email protected]

Vadim Gaponenko, PhD
Professor

Biophysical and biochemical characterization of macromolecular interactions with the emphasis on cancer related proteins.

Office: 312-355-4965
Lab: 312-355-4839
Email: [email protected]

Nissim Hay, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Mechanisms of cell survival, cell cycle control, metabolism, and genesis of cancer. The PI3K/PTEN/AKT/mTOR signaling. The function of Akt isoforms at the cellular and organismal levels.

Office: 312-355-1684
Lab: 312-355-2024
Email: [email protected]

Jiyeon Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor

Investigation of the fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying cancer metabolism with a specific focus on nitrogen metabolism.

Office: 312-996-9545
Lab:312-996-7664
Email: [email protected]
Site: View Lab Website

Shafi Kuchay, PhD
Assistant Professor

Regulation of proteostasis at cellular membranes by ubiquitin ligases and a newly identified GGTase 3. We are particularly interested in uncovering functional involvement in disease (cancer and other disorders).

Office: 312-355-3959
Lab: 312-996-7167
Email: [email protected]
Site: View Lab Website

Lester F. Lau, PhD
Professor

Extracellular Matrix Signaling in Inflammation, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Development.

Office: 312-996-6978
Lab: 312-996-6996,
312-996-1234
Email: [email protected]

Arnon Lavie, PhD
Professor

Structure-based design of novel therapeutic agents by prodrug development andenzyme modifications. X-ray crystallographic structure determination of enzymes involved in prodrug activation.

Office: 312-355-5029
Lab: 312-996-6299
Email: [email protected]

Xiubei Liao, PhD
Associate Professor

Biochemical and NMR studies of protein structure and function, protein-nucleic acid and protein-protein interactions.

Office: 312-996-7672
Email: [email protected]

Brad Merrill, PhD
Professor

Mammalian stem cell and developmental biology, WNT signaling, Genome Editing.

Office: 312-996-0346
Lab: 312-996-0348
Email: [email protected]
Site: View Lab Website

Toru M. Nakamura, PhD
Professor

Roles of Checkpoint Proteins and Chromatin Modifications in Genome Stability, DNA repair and Telomere Maintenance.

Office: 312-996-1988
Lab: 312-413-5084
Email: [email protected]
Site: View Lab Website

Pradip Raychaudhuri, PhD
Professor

Regulation of mammalian cell cycle.

Office: 312-413-0255
Lab: 312-413-0252
Email: [email protected]

Nava Segev, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Regulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches and Cascades: The Role of Ypt/Rab GTPases

Office: 312-355-0142
Lab: 312-413-2471
Email: [email protected]

Sojin Shikano, PhD
Associate Professor

Protein interactions directing the selective sorting of membrane proteins.

Office: 312-413-2029
Lab: 312-996-2091
Email: [email protected]