Faculty Directory – Molecular and Structural Biology

Faculty NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Steve Ackerman Biochemistry 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
Michael CaffreyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsBiophysical Studies of Virus Entry
Karen ColleyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsControl and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Alan M. DiamondPathologyRole of selenium containing proteins in prostate cancer risk and outcome
Xiaoping DuCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMolecular mechanisms of cell adhesion, migration, signaling; platelets, thrombosis, inflammation; develop new drugs
Vadim GaponenkoBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Jack KaplanBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Andrei KarginovCellular and Molecular PharmacologyProtein engineering and synthetic biology, Cell-cell interactions and cell migration.
Amy L. KenterMicrobiology and Immunology
Shafi KuchayBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation
Arnon LavieBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Xiubei LiaoBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Alexander MankinPharmaceutical SciencesMolecular mechanisms of protein synthesis, Mechanisms of antibiotic action and resistance, Synthetic biology/ribosome engineering
Gary MoPharmacologyVisualization of compartmentalized live cell signaling at super-resolution. Imaging of complex tissue biochemical interplay in living organisms.
Toru NakamuraBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Christian J PetersAnatomy and Cell BiologyThe Peters lab is interested in the mechanisms by which the function, regulation and cellular distribution of neuronal ion channel proteins regulates nicotine seeking and avoidance behaviors.
Mrinalini C. RaoPhysiology and Biophysics
Nava SegevBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Sojin ShikanoBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Miljan SimonovicBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsStudying mechanisms that regulate human gene translation.
Karl W. VolzMicrobiology and Immunology
William E. WaldenMicrobiology and Immunology
Xiaowei WangPharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, BioengineeringmiRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that regulate thousands of genes. We combine computational and experimental methods for integrative analysis of miRNA functions