Faculty Research Areas
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
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
Brandon Jutras Cell biology of the Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and the pathogenic properties of spirochetal peptidoglycan
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
Biswarup Mukhopadhyay Methanogenic archaea
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
Bin Xu Receptor-ligand recognition, receptor signaling, novel receptor and therapeutic ligand discovery and engineering
Jinsong Zhu Signal transduction and gene regulation in insects; genetic control of the mosquito defense reactions against malaria parasites