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Eric Alani

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Roles for mismatch repair factors in regulating chromosome stability and genetic recombination. Molecular evolution. learn more

Yimon Aye

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Chemistry-driven methods development in deconstructing redox-dependent signal transduction; Molecular regulation of redox-responsive therapeutic targets. learn more

John Brady

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

Tom Brenna

Nutritional Sciences
Mass spectrometry; human nutrition. Role of Polyusaturated Fatty Acids in fetal development, especially neural formation, examining precursors to PUFAs, Antidoping science; detection of performance-enhancing drugs, especially steroids. learn more

William Brown

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our general research is in the area of eukaryotic cell biology with a focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of intracellular membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. We are currently examining the role that phospholipid-modifying enzymes play in the formation of membrane tubules from the Golgi complex and endosomes. learn more

Carmen Catala

School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Plant Biology
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying fruit set and development. Fruit development is a crucial process in the sexual reproduction of flowering plants and of critical importance for seed dispersal, plant fitness and agricultural yield. 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

Joshua S. Chappie

Molecular Medicine
Our lab utilizes a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to dissect the mechanisms of complex molecular machines. learn more

Brian Crane

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
understanding interactions among proteins, electrons, and photons learn more

Matthew DeLisa

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying protein machinery in the environment of a living cell. We are unique in our ability to probe and exploit the function and specificity of protein machinery by integrating protein engineering with microbial genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. learn more

Scott Emr

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular mechanisms for membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. learn more

Julia Finkelstein

Nutritional Sciences
The goal of the Finkelstein Laboratory is to elucidate the role of micronutrients in the etiology of anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, to improve the health and survival of mothers and young children. learn more

Chris Fromme

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Golgi complex is the “Grand Central Station” within our cells, serving as the primary sorting organelle at the nexus of the secretory and endocytic trafficking pathways. learn more

James Giovannoni

Plant Biology
Molecular and genetic analysis of fruit ripening and related signal transduction systems learn more

Michael Gore

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Our lab uses quantitative genetic and genomic approaches in combination with analytical chemistry and remote sensing technologies to elucidate the genetic basis of complex trait variation in maize (dent and sweet corn), cotton, industrial rapeseed (Brassica napus L.), and guayule. learn more

Stewart Gray

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research program focuses on understanding the relationships between plant viruses and their insect vectors. Specifically we work on luteoviruses and their aphid vectors. Research projects range from the mechanisms of aphid-virus interactions to epidemiology and disease management strategies. learn more

Andrew Grimson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Grimson lab focuses on post-transcriptional gene regulation, in particular the identity and function of animal microRNAs and other small RNAs, as well as explorations into novel regulatory functions encoded in the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR).. learn more

Anthony Hay

Microbiology
There are three main foci in my lab. We study the ability of microorganisms to degrade pharmaceuticals and personal care products. We use molecular ecology tools to study microbes in a variety of habitats as diverse as sand dunes and drinking water biofilms. We also study the impact that a defective prophage remnant has on the ability of E. learn more

John Helmann

Microbiology
Our laboratory studies Bacillus subtilis, a Gram-positive soil bacterium and genetic model system. We are interested in the global patterns of transcriptional control and the mechanisms of the corresponding regulatory proteins and pathways. learn more

Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics / Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration learn more

Tim Huffaker

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We study the mechanisms of chromosome segregation during mitosis using yeast as a model system. learn more

Georg Jander

Boyce Thompson Institute, Department of Plant Biology
The Jander lab uses genetic, genomic, biochemical and molecular approaches to study plant interactions with insect herbivores. 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

André Kessler

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant-insect interactions, herbivore-induced plant responses, plant defenses, indirect defenses, multitrophic interactions, plant secondary metabolite production, insect elicitor identification, GC-MS, HPLC. learn more

Xingen Lei

Animal Science
antioxidant enzyme on diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, biotechnology of hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environment, defatted microalgae as new feed and food, enrichment of n-3 fatty acids in eggs and chicken learn more

Sergiy Libert

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

Hening Lin

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Enzymology, protein posttranslational modifications, metabolism, epigenetics learn more

Rui Liu

Food Science
Dr. Liu's research program focuses on diet and cancer, the effects of functional foods/nutraceuticals on chronic disease risks, and bioactive compounds in natural products and herbal remedies for anticancer and antiviral activity. learn more

Jun Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our lab uses the nematode C. elegans as a model system for three areas of research: 1) Mesoderm patterning and fate diversification 2) Modulation of BMP signaling 3) Functions of the nuclear lamina Mesoderm patterning and fate diversification. learn more

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