Research Interest

Amin, Elizabeth/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Chemical and biological warfare agent mitigation; antimicrobials; computer-aided drug design

Aldrich, Courtney/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Antibiotics; tuberculosis; synthesis; enzymology; natural product biosynthesis

Arriaga, Edgar/PhD

Chemistry (Biomedical Engineering; Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics; Gerontology)

Subcellular analysis; subcellular metabolism; subcellular proteomics; autophagy; mitochondria; aging

Bernlohr, David A., PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics;
(Biochemistry-Medical School)

Metabolic control and regulation in adipocytes, obesity/insulin action, lipid metabolism, protein-lipid association, lipid oxidation, proteomics

Bowser, Michael/PhD

Chemistry (Biomedical Engineering)

Development of bioanalytical separations and microfluidic devices applicable to neuroscience and nucleic acids research

Distefano, Mark/PhD

Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)

Chemical biology of FPP-utilizing enzymes; enzymatic protein labeling using prenyltransferases; organic synthesis, peptide and protein chemistry

Finzel, Barry/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Protein Crystallography; Fragment-Based Drug Discovery. Structure-Based Drug Design. Antibacterials

Georg, Gunda/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry (Chemistry, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development)

Medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, high throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, chemical biology, organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, contraception

Griffin, Timothy J/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein chemistry

Harki, Daniel/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Syntheic-organic and medicinal chemistry; chemical biology; nucleic acids; cancer stem cells

Harris, Reuben/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Enzymes that promote innate immunity and cancer through DNA cytosine deamination

Haskell-Luevano, Carrie/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Peptide Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; G-protein Coupled Receptor Pharmacology; Human Receptor Polymorphisms

Haynes, Christy/PhD



Hoye, Thomas/PhD

Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)

Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry

Kazlauskas, Romas/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Protein engineering, enantioselectivity, catalytic promiscuity

Lipscomb, John/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (Chemistry)

Enzyme mechanisms, enzyme kinetics, spec-troscopy, crystallography. Specializing in metallo-oxygenase enzyme mechanisms

Mansky, Louis/PhD

Institute for Molecular Virology

(Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

Cell and molecular biology of HIV and HTLV

Murphy, Sharon/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Carcinogen and Drug Metabolism

Ohlendorf, Doug H./Ph.D.

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Structural biochemistry, Nonheme oxygenases

Pierre, Valerie/PhD


Luminescent probes and responsive MRI contrast agents for cellular and in vivo imaging

Pomerantz, William, PhD


Modulating protein-protein interactions through the use of small molecules and bio-inspired peptide scaffolds

Que, Lawrence, Jr./PhD

Chemistry (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

Metallobiochemistry of iron oxygenases, oxygen activation, high-valent iron

Schmidt-Dannert, Claudia/ PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Biosynthesis and biochemical engineering

Seelig, Burckhard/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Protein engineering, directed evolution; de novo enzymes

Thomas, David/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (Neuroscience, Physics)

To understand the fundamental molecular motions and interactions that are responsible for cellular movement, and to determine the molecular bases of muscle disorders

Tretyakova, Natalia/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry, Cancer Center

DNA and protein adducts, biological mass spectrometry

Veglia, Gianluig/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Chemistry

NMR of Membrane Proteins

Wackett, Lawrence/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Chemistry

Biocatalysis & biodegradation; oxygenases; metallo-proteins; metabolic engineering; bioinformatics

Wagner, Carston R./PhD

Medicinal Chemistry (Chemistry)

Drug Design and Delivery Enzymology Nanobiotechnology

Wilmot, Caroline/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Metalloenzymes; protein-derived cofactors; multi-enzyme complexes

Xing, Chengguo/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Cancer therapeutic and chemopreventive agent development and nanotechnology development