Faculty Research Area(s)

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

Jonathan Cheetham
Regenerative medicine; peripheral nerve injury and repair; laryngeal function - lab

Ruth Collins
Pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control - lab

Joseph Fetcho
Motor control with a focus on hindbrain and spinal cord; optical and genetic approaches for studying neuronal structure and function; regeneration - lab

Jesse Goldberg

Systems neuroscience; neural circuits; motor learning - lab

Toshi Kawate
Structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling - lab

David Lin
Axon guidance; neurodevelopment; epilepsy; autism; genomics - lab

Maurine Linder
Regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation

Linda Nowak
Neurosciences; cellular physiology; receptor pharmacology; membrane biophysics

Kimberly O'Brien
Calcium metabolism and bone health; control of maternal/fetal nutrient; partitioning and cellular mineral transport; micronutrient status in international settings; development of mass spectrometric methodology; pediatric bone health; pregnancy and mineral metabolism in adolescents - lab

Robert E. Oswald
Ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction

Chris B. Schaffer
Advanced optical techniques used to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems with the goal of developing microscopic scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes - lab

Carolyn Sevier
Signaling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell - lab

Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab

Holger Sondermann
Structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics - lab

Melissa Warden
Motivated behavior, reward, decisions, neural circuits, neuromodulators, prefrontal cortex, optogenetics, imaging, neurophysiology - lab

Gary R. Whittaker

Entry of viruses into host cells; receptor binding; cleavage-activation of membrane fusion, focusing on structure-function analysis of human and avian - lab

Dr. Chris Xu
Chris Xu
Optical imaging of neural structure and function - lab

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