Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Our faculty and their research areas
Faculty Research Area(s)
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Carolyn Adler
Stem cell biology in planarian flatworms; organ regeneration; transcriptional and cell biological responses to tissue injuries; animal behavior - lab
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Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Entry, egress, and interactions of enveloped viruses with host cells, with emphasis on emerging paramyxoviruses, vaccine and antiviral strategies -  lab

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Barbara A. Baird
Structures and molecular mechanisms of cell surface immunoreceptors - lab

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Nicolas Buchon

Host/microbe relationships and control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease - lab

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Joshua Chappie

Structural biology; biophysics; protein biochemistry; bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems; infection/agent; intracellular trafficking; nucleotide-driven molecular machines; molecular membrane remodeling; protein-nucleic acid interactions

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Soon Hon Cheong

Cellular and molecular medicine; developmental and reproductive biology; infectious diseases; population medicine and epidemiology; structural and functional biology - lab
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Theodore Clark
Cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease
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Paula E. Cohen
Etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development - lab
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Ruth Collins
Pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control - lab
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Bethany Cummings
Use of mouse modeling, molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics approaches to understand the molecular underpinnings of cardiometabolic and gastrointestinal disease - lab
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Robin Dando
Taste and sensory science, the biology of how we perceive foods, obesity and metabolic diseases – lab
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Charles Danko
Medical genetics and genomics and cancer biology research

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Michelle Delco

Investigating mitochondria as a link between cartilage trauma and osteoarthritis to understand how joint injury leads to arthritis in horses and humans
Pic of Matthew DeLisaMatthew DeLisa Molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering - lab
Pic of Tobias DoerrTobias Doerr Cell envelope biology of Gram-negative pathogens; antibiotic resistance; tolerance and mechanism of action; microbial stress responses - lab
Pic of Maria Julia Bevilaqua FelippeMaria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies - lab
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Maria Garcia-Garcia
Developmental biology in mice and flies; genetics of developmental mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology - lab
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Kei Hayashi
Pathology of ligament/tendon injury and wound healing; evaluation of total joint replacement systems; molecular profiling of osteoarthritis; comparative orthopedics and sports medicine
Pic of Gunther HollopeterGunther Hollopeter Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking in multicellular systems, in vivo imaging and CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering in C. elegans, protein biochemistry and structural biology of clathrin adaptor complexes - lab
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David Holowka
IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy - lab
Pic of Fenghua HuFenghua Hu Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration - lab
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Kelly Hume 

Cancer biology; veterinary oncology; clinical oncology; molecular oncology; DNA damage; chemosensitivity and novel therapeutics

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Toshi Kawate
Structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling - lab
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Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology - lab

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Gary Koretzky

Aims to better understand the signal transduction events that occur following engagement of the T cell antigen receptor; study more globally the molecular events important for immune cell development, differentiation and function
Pic of Natasza Kurpios Natasza Kurpios Tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer - lab
Pic of Jan LammerdingJan Lammerding Cellular biomechanics; mechanotransduction; cell migration; muscular dystrophy and cancer cell biology - lab
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Cynthia Leifer
Understanding innate immunity from the receptors that detect microbes to how innate immune cells react to changes in their environment during inflammatory processes - lab
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David Lin
Axon guidance; neurodevelopment; epilepsy; autism; genomics - lab
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Hening Lin
Protein post-translational modifications with a focus on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) dependent modifications and diphthamide - lab
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Maurine Linder
Regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation
Pic of Sabine MannSabine Mann Metabolic diseases and insulin signaling; nutrition; epidemiology; metabolic and nutritional immunology
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Angela McCleary-Wheeler

Companion animal models of cancer; hedgehog signaling; epigenetics; novel therapeutics

Pic of John ParkerJohn Parker Cell biology/biochemistry with a focus on cellular translation and the effect of viral infection

Joseph Peters

We are generally interested in genomic stability and chromosome evolution, especially how these are impacted by mobile DNA elements.  We have a special interest in molecular mechanisms mobile elements capable of moving between positions in the genome called transposons use to limit damage to the host and maximize the process of horizontal transfer. 
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Shu-Bing Qian
Translational control of gene expression; signaling pathways in stress response; protein quality control in metabolic diseases - lab
Pic of Heidi ReesinkHeidi Reesink Comparative and translational orthopedics; metabolism and musculoskeletal disease; osteoarthritis; regenerative medicine
Pic of Luis SchangLuis Schang Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection
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Carolyn Sevier
Signaling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell - lab
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Ankur Singh

Immune-engineering; cancer engineering; lymphoma and hematological malignancies; biomaterials; vaccine and immunotherapy; stem cell engineering; inflammation; micro-nano-bioengineering; cell mechanobiology - lab

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Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab
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Holger Sondermann
Structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics - lab
Pic of Jeongmin SongJeongmin Song Bacterial toxins; Salmonella Typhi; bacterial pathogenesis - lab
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Anna Thalacker-Mercer

Skeletal muscle metabolic and inflammatory dysfunction; muscle atrophy and hypertrophy in aging and disease; dynamics among amino acids, metabolites, and inflammation in the development of metabolic disease and sarcopenia - lab

Pic of Alexander J. TravisAlexander J. Travis Comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation - lab
Pic of Robert WeissRobert Weiss Molecular mechanisms for the maintenance of genomic stability; cellular responses to DNA damage; mouse models of human cancer - lab
Pic of Andrew C. WhiteAndrew C. White Cancer biology; stem cell biology; biochemistry and cell biology - lab
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Gary R. Whittaker
Role of nuclear import and export in influenza virus infection - lab
Pic of Mariana WolfnerMariana Wolfner Molecular and genetic mechanisms of reproductive processes, specifically functions and evolution of seminal proteins and (separately) mechanisms of egg activation and early embryogenesls - lab
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Andrew Yen
Leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics - lab