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Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Faculty Research Area(s)
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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

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Esther Angert
Comparative genomics of bacterial developmental systems, genomic analysis of symbiotic microbes, molecular evolution
Barbara A. Baird
Barbara A. Baird
Structures and molecular mechanisms of cell surface immunoreceptors
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/microbe relationships and control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease
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Josh 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

Ted Clark
Ted Clark
Cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease
Paula Cohen
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
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
Pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control
Bethany Cummings
Bethany Cummings
Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery.
Charles Danko, Ph.D.
Charles Danko
Medical Genetics & Genomics and Cancer Biology Research
Matthew DeLisa
Matthew DeLisa
Molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering
Tobias Doerr
Tobias Doerr
 Cell envelope biology of Gram-negative pathogens, antibiotic resistance, tolerance and mechanism of action, microbial stress responses
Scott Emr
Scott Emr
Regulation of cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways by phosphoinositide kinases, protein kinases, selective ubiquitin modifications, and vesicle-mediated transport reactions.
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Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
Immunity/host; 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
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Developmental biology in mice and flies; genetics of developmental mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology
Kei Hayashi
Kei Hayashi
Arthroscopy, total joint arthroplasty, biological approach to joint surgery, minimally invasive fracture treatment, and application of novel research discoveries (such as stem cell and regenerative medicine technologies) to clinical patients
David Holowka
David Holowka
Immunity/host; IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy
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Fenghua Hu
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Kelly Hume
Kelly Hume 

cancer biology, veterinary oncology, clinical oncology, molecular oncology, DNA damage, chemosensitivity, and novel therapeutics.

Toshi Kawate
Toshi Kawate
Structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling
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Kathleen Kelly

Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology     

Natasza Kurpios
Natasza Kurpios
Tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer
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Jan Lammerding
cellular biomechanics; mechanotransduction;  cell migration; muscular dystrophy and cancer cell biology
Dr. Cynthia Leifer
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.
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Sergiy Libert
Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism
David Lin
David Lin
axon guidance, neurodevelopment, epilepsy, autism, genomics
Hening Lin
Hening Lin
Protein post-translational modifications with a focus on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) dependent modifications and diphthamide
Maurine Linder
Maurine Linder
Regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation
Sabine Mann
Sabine 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

Shu-Bing
Shu-Bing Qian
Translational control of gene expression; signaling pathways in stress response; protein quality control in metabolic diseases.
Heidi Reesink
Heidi Reesink
Comparative and translational orthopedics; metabolism and musculoskeletal disease; osteoarthritis; regenerative medicine
Kristy Richards
Kristy Richards

Immuno-oncology, monoclonal antibodies, genetic mechanisms of resistance, personalized medicine, comparative oncogenomics, novel therapeutic development

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Luis Schang
Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection
Carolyn Sevier
Carolyn Sevier
Signaling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell
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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

Paul Soloway, PhD
Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals
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Holger Sondermann
Structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics
Jeongmin Song
Jeongmin Song
Pathogenesis of Salmonella Typhi; The role of Typhoid toxin in the development of Typhoid fever.
Anna Thalacker-Mercer
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

Alex Travis, VMD, PhD
Alexander 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
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Dr. Joseph Wakshlag
Exercise physiology and obesity metabolism; canine-cancer biology (mast cell and bone neoplasia) and the effects of nutrients and cellular metabolites on cell signaling
Andrew C. White
Andrew C. White
Cancer biology; stem cell biology; biochemistry and cell biology
Dr. Gary Whittaker
Gary R. Whittaker
Role of nuclear import and export in influenza virus infection
Mariana Wolfner
Mariana Wolfner
Molecular and genetic mechanisms of reproductive processes. Specifically, functions and evolution of seminal proteins and (separately) mechanisms of egg activation and early embryogenesls
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Andrew Yen
Leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics

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