Our Faculty

  • Ricardo Azevedo - (Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs) Evolutionary Genetics
  • Steven Bark - Protein Interactions and Networks, Mass Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry
  • Tasneem Bawa - Post-translational Modifications, Ubiquitin/SUMO, Chromatin Remodeling, Cell-Cell Adhesion, Cancer Metastasis
  • James Briggs - Computational Biochemistry/Biophysics; Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Li Chen - Principal Investigator (PI) at the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Sang-Hyuk Chung - Roles of hormones and their receptors in HPV-induced cervical cancer
  • Blaine Cole - Evolution of Social Behavior and Origin of Complex Traits
  • Timothy Cooper - Adaptation and genomics of experimental populations; bacteria-plasmid interactions
  • Kerri Crawford - Plant community ecology, ecological consequences of biodiversity, and plant-microbe interactions
  • Brigitte Dauwalder - Genetic and Molecular Control of Complex Behaviors in Drosophila
  • Anne Delcour - (Associate Dean for Graduate Studies) Electrophysiology of Bacterial Pores
  • Stuart Dryer - Development and Molecular Neurobiology
  • George Fox - (Policy Leader, Biochemistry) RNA Structure, Function, and Evolution
  • Robert Fox - The Physical Basis of Protein Structure and Function
  • Tony Frankino - (Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs) Evolution & Development; Ecology & Evolution of Multivariate Morphological Phenotypes
  • Daniel Frigo - Identification and Therapeutic Targeting of Novel Hormone-Regulated Signaling Pathways in Disease
  • Masaya Fujita - Microbial Development and Gene Regulation
  • Xiaolian Gao - Biological NMR of Nucleic Acids and Proteins; Microarray BIOCHIP Technologies
  • Dan Graur - Theoretical Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics
  • Preethi Gunaratne - Genomics, Developmental Biology and microRNAs underlying Gene Networks in Stem and Tumor Cells
  • Jan-Åke Gustafsson - Nuclear receptors (NRs), esp. estrogen receptors and LXR receptors, NR comodulators
  • Erin Kelleher - Evolutionary genomics of reproductive biology and small RNA mediated silencing in Drosophila
  • Seema Khurana - Regulation of Epithelial Cell Biology and Pathobiology by Actin and Actin-Binding Proteins
  • Chin-Yo Lin - Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation by Estrogen Receptor Alpha
  • Yu Liu - Mechanisms of heart development and diseases
  • Frank McKeon - Adult Stem Cells, Transcription Factor, Cell Cycle, Cancer, Tissue Regeneration
  • Richard Meisel - Evolutionary genomics of sex chromosomes, sex determination, and sexual dimorphism
  • Elizabeth Ostrowski - Population Genomics, Social Evolution; Multicellular Development in Amoebae
  • Mary A. Ottinger
  • Steven Pennings - (Vice Chair) (Policy Leader, Ecology and Evolution) Plant Community Ecology and Plant-Herbivore Interactions
  • Michael Rea - Neurobiology of Circadian Clock; Neurochemical Regulation of Circadian Phase
  • Amy Sater - (Chair) Vertebrate Development; Neural Induction; Cell Signaling
  • Mehmet Şen - Molecular basis of receptor function and ligand interactions in health and disease
  • Robert Schwartz - Molecular Development and Drug Discovery
  • Michihisa Umetani - Nuclear receptors, cholesterol metabolites and vascular biology
  • Yuhong Wang - Single molecule study of ribosome-small molecule interactions in protein biosynthesis
  • Margaret Warner - Ligand-activated Nuclear receptors in health and disease
  • Zhang Weihua - Molecular mechanism of cancer metastasis
  • Dan Wells - (Dean) Vertebrate Genetics and Genomics; Evolution of Development
  • William Widger - Bioenergetics; Electron Transport; Photosynthesis; Cyanobacterial Genomics
  • Diane Wiernasz - Ecological Genetics and Sexual Selection
  • Richard Willson - Biomolecular Recognition, Diagnostics and Nanobiology
  • Hye-Jeong Yeo - Structural Molecular Biology; X-ray Crystallography
  • Shaun Xiaoliu Zhang - Cancer virotherapy, immunotherapy and gene therapy
  • Jokubas Ziburkus - Neurophysiology of neuronal network interactions in normal and epileptic tissue
  • Rebecca Zufall - Genome and Molecular Evolution; Evolution of Protists