Faculty Directory – Molecular and Structural Biology

Faculty Name Department Research Topics
Steve Ackerman  Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Eosinophil effector functions in inflammation and tissue remodeling in asthma and allergy, regulation of eosinophil development.
Elizaveta Benevolenskaya Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics The role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Marlene Bouvier Microbiology and Immunology Our research activities are focused on the cell biology, immunology, and structural biology of class I MHC molecules
Michael Caffrey Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Biophysical Studies of Virus Entry
Karen Colley Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Control and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Alan M. Diamond Pathology Role of selenium containing proteins in prostate cancer risk and outcome
Xiaoping Du Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion, migration, signaling; platelets, thrombosis, inflammation; develop new drugs
Vadim Gaponenko Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Jack Kaplan Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Andrei Karginov Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Protein engineering and synthetic biology, Cell-cell interactions and cell migration.
Amy L. Kenter Microbiology and Immunology
Shafi Kuchay Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Regulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation
Arnon Lavie Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Xiubei Liao Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Alexander Mankin Pharmaceutical Sciences Molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis, Mechanisms of antibiotic action and resistance, Synthetic biology/ribosome engineering
Gary Mo Pharmacology Visualization of compartmentalized live cell signaling at super-resolution. Imaging of complex tissue biochemical interplay in living organisms.
Toru Nakamura Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Regulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Christian J Peters Anatomy and Cell Biology The 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. Rao Physiology and Biophysics
Nava Segev Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Regulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Sojin Shikano Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Miljan Simonovic Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Studying mechanisms that regulate human gene translation.
Karl W. Volz Microbiology and Immunology
William E. Walden Microbiology and Immunology
Xiaowei Wang Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering miRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that regulate thousands of genes. We combine computational and experimental methods for integrative analysis of miRNA functions