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Patricia Kane, PhD

Patricia Kane, PhD
Chair and Professor

The central goals of scientists in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department are to research fundamental mechanisms in cells and organisms at the molecular level and to train the next generation of scientists. Read More...

Faculty Research Interests

David Amberg

Research Interests

Regulation of actin dynamics and analysis of genomic influences on actin function.
Edward Berry
Edward Berry, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Biological energy transduction by membrane protein complexes, with emphasis on oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis.
Peter Calvert
Peter Calvert, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of protein transport and localization in retinal neurons; mechanisms of retinal degenerative diseases
Xin Jie Chen
Xin Jie Chen, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Mitochondrial biogenesis and inheritance, aging and aging-related degenerative diseases.
Michael Cosgrove
Michael Cosgrove, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Epigenetic regulation of chromatin, Mixed Lineage Leukemia, structural biology, enzymology.

Richard Cross
Richard Cross, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Bioenergetics, enzymology, structural biology, membrane protein function
Thomas Duncan
Thomas Duncan, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Bioenergetics, enzymology, structural biology, membrane protein function.
Wenyi Feng
Wenyi Feng, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Chromosomal DNA replication origins (location, timing and regulation), replication fork integrity and checkpoint regulation, genomic instability and chromosome fragility in both the yeast and human genome
Steven Goodman

Research Interests

Proteomic assessment of sickle cell severity.
Steven Hanes

Research Interests

Gene expression in development and disease, RNA pol II regulation, homeobox genes, prolyl isomerases
Patricia Kane
Patricia Kane, PhD
Professor and Chair

Research Interests

Vacuolar H+ATPases (structure, function, assembly and regulation), cellular pH homeostasis, cellular stress responses, protein sorting, genomics, yeast as a model system
Barry Knox
Barry Knox, PhD
Professor and Chair

Research Interests

Visual transduction, Gene Expression, Membrane proteins
Stewart Loh

Research Interests

Protein engineering, design, and folding

Andras Perl

Research Interests

Genes and Viruses Predisposing to Autoimmunity, Genetics, Apoptosis, Endogenous Retroviruses, Transaldolase

Francesca Pignoni
Francesca Pignoni, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Neurogenesis; Retinal Progenitor Cells Specification and Proliferation; Genetic Control of Stem Cell Identity and Maintenance; Disease Genes Analysis in Drosophila
Mark Schmitt

Research Interests

Ribonucleoprotein assembly and biogenesis; mitochondrial RNA import, mRNA degradation, cell cycle control
Andrea Viczian
Andrea Viczian, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Mammalian retinal stem cells formation; molecular mechanism of retinal cell fate decisions; using cell replacement therapy to heal the blinded eye.
Stephan Wilkens
Stephan Wilkens, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Structure and Mechanism of Membrane Bound Transport Proteins
Michael Zuber
Michael Zuber, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

The molecular basis of retinal stem cell formation; regulating retinal stem/progenitor cell proliferation; using retinal stem/progenitor cells to heal the injured or degenerating retina.