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John Brady

Food Science
Molecular biophysics, Molecular dynamic simulations of proteins and carbohydrates, structure, dynamics, and hydration of carbohydrates learn more

Richard Cerione

Vet Molecular Medicine and Chemistry & Chem Biology
Mechanisms of receptor-coupled signal transduction; the actions of cellular polypeptide growth factor receptors learn more

Itai Cohen

My lab is obsessed with motion on different length scales, from the cellular behavior of bacteria and the growth of plant roots, to the flight of insects, the dancing of human beings, and even the collective motion of people in mosh pits formed at heavy metal concerts. learn more

Susan Daniel

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research in the Daniel group focuses on transport and dynamics at biological interfaces and solid surfaces. On the biological side, we are primarily interested in understanding the roles of membrane lipids and protein-lipid interactions on biological function. learn more

Eve Donnelly

Materials Sciences and Engineering
The focus of the lab is characterization of microstructure and mechanical properties of skeletal tissues across multiple length scales, with a primary focus on bone and a secondary focus on tendon. learn more

Gerald Feigenson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We study lipid mixtures that model the behavior of animal cell plasma membranes. We try to understand the nature of the information contained in lipid structure. Our lab is more like a physical chemistry lab than a "typical" Biology lab. learn more

Carl Franck

Our group's interests have been focused on the behavior of liquid, colloidal and living systems on length scales that are much greater than atomic. Currently, our main effort has been directed at understanding the social behavior of microbes. learn more

Toshi Kawate

Molecular Medicine
Architecture and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins that mediate extracellular signaling. Students will be doing an assortment of tasks, from making reagents to carrying out their own projects, depending on their analytical skills and class loads. learn more

Ailong Ke

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Structure and function of RNA, RNA interference, processing, and degradation. learn more

Brian Kirby

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Specific ongoing projects include: Dielectrophoretic particle manipulation, Microfluidic circulating tumor cell capture, Dielectric characterization of algae biodiesel feedstocks, Electrokinetic properties of microfluidic substrates. learn more

Jan Lammerding

Biomedical Engineering
The research in the Lammerding Lab is focused on developing and applying novel experimental techniques to explore the interplay between cellular structure and function, with a particular emphasis on the cell nucleus and the nuclear envelope. learn more

Sergiy Libert

Biomedical Sciences
My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the process of aging. learn more

Linda Nicholson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
NMR spectroscopy; relationships between protein structure, dynamics, and function; rational drug design. learn more

Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics learn more

Linda Nowak

Molecular Medicine / Neuropharmacology
Members of my laboratory study GluA, GluK and GluN glutamate receptors using a combination of biochemical and electrophysiology techniques. learn more

Robert Oswald

Vet Molecular Medicine
Molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction. learn more

Tom Owens

Plant Biology
My research is focused on the physiology and molecular biophysics of photosynthetic light harvesting processes. Our goal is to understand how plants regulate the utilization of absorbed light energy in response to changing environmental conditions and in particular to plant stress. learn more

Susan Riha

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Interaction of plants with their physical environment and in dynamic simulation modeling learn more

Chris Schaffer

Biomedical Engineering
My lab develops and uses advanced optical techniques to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems, with the goal of constructing a microscopic-scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes in the central nervous system. learn more

David Shalloway

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Multiple projects in bioinformatics and computational biology: For example: (1) Studying alternative splicing in cancer and during development by analysis of RNASeq data studying, (2) New methods for  computational analysis of experimental biochemistry and cell biology data, (3) various problems in biological statisticsects focus on the dev learn more

Holger Sondermann

Molecular Medicine
Our lab is interested in deciphering the basic regulatory principles in signal transduction networks on a molecular level using a combination of X-ray crystallography, biophysical and cellular approaches. We focus on two main areas of research: Bacterial signaling controlling biofilm formation and pathogenicity, and endocytosis in eukaryotes. learn more

Abraham Duncan Stroock

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Stroock lab focuses on manipulating dynamics and chemical processes on micrometer scales. learn more

Michelle Wang

Molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, transcription and regulation of gene expression in chromatin, single-molecule biophysics, molecular motors. learn more

Z Jane Wang

Insect flight: Computational Modeling and Experiments  learn more

Uli Weisner

Materials Sciences and Engineering
The goal of current research in the Wiesner group is to combine knowledge about the self-assembly of soft polymeric materials with the functionality of solid-state materials to generate novel hierarchical and multifunctional hybrid materials. learn more

Mingming Wu

Biological and Environmental Engineering
My lab aims at understanding the physical principals that living systems operate, in particular, through their interactions with fluids. The questions we address are motivated by contemporary problems in health and environment. learn more