Faculty Research Areas
Kylie Allen Enzymology and molecular genetics in methanogenic archaea; radical SAM enzymes; biosynthesis of coenzymes and pterin-containing natural products.
Anne Brown Molecular dynamics simulations and in silico drug discovery, targeting proteins involved in neurodegenerative  disease and working to better understand protein structure-function relationships.
David Bevan Structure and dynamics of proteins and DNA; molecular modeling; computational biology
Dennis Dean Enzymology and molecular genetics of metallocluster biosynthesis; biological nitrogen fixation
Glenda Gillaspy Growth control and signal transduction in plants
Richard Helm Cell-cell communication in model systems; application of mass spectrometry to life sciences research
Brandon Jutras
Cell biology of the Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and the pathogenic properties of spirochetal peptidoglycan
Peter Kennelly Control of cellular processes by protein phosphorylation-dephosphorylation; identification of new kinases and phosphatases; evolution of cellular control mechanisms
Michael Klemba Hemoglobin catabolism by the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum; protein trafficking to the food vacuole
Chloe Lahondere Impact of temperature on disease vector insect-host-pathogen interactions
Timothy Larson Regulation of prokaryotic gene expression
Justin Lemkul Protein and nucleic acid simulations; conformational ensembles of disordered states; empirical force field development; computer-aided drug design
Jianyong Li Structure-function relationships of proteins involved in tryptophan oxidation pathway in mosquitoes; biochemical mechanism of mosquito chorion formation and hardening
Zachary Mackey Biological and Biochemical characterization of druggable targets in Trypanosoma brucei
Sasha Marine Pedagogy of STEM
Biswarup Mukhopadhyay Methanogenic archaea
Katherine Phillips Chemical analysis of food composition related to health and disease
Endang Purwantini Mycobacteria and vaccines
Daniel Slade Characterizing the role of outer membrane bound and secreted proteins in bacterial invasion and modulation of host cell signaling
Pablo Sobrado Mechanistic enzymology of redox enzymes and drugs discovery
Zhijian Tu Insect molecular biology, genomics, evolution, and applications of transposable elements
Clement Vinauger Neural and molecular mechanisms that modulate the way disease vector insects interact with their vertebrate host
Robert White Application of stable isotopes and mass spectrometry to biochemistry; biosynthesis and function of coenzymes; archaebacterial biochemistry; prebiotic chemistry
Jinsong Zhu
Signal transduction and gene regulation in insects; genetic control of the mosquito defense reactions against malaria parasites