Research Interest

Aldrich, Courtney/PhD Medicinal Chemistry Antibiotics; tuberculosis; synthesis; enzymology; natural product biosynthesis

Ambrose, Elizabeth/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

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

Arriaga, Edgar/PhD

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

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

Bhagi-Damodaran, Ambika/PhD


Chemical Biology, Metalloenzymes, Small-molecule discovery, Protein engineering

Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Catalysis

Carlson, Erin/PhD


Antibiotics, bacterial growth, natural products, metabolomics

Distefano, Mark/PhD

Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)

Post-translational modification, protein prenylation

Doran, Todd/PhD Medicinal Chemistry Amyloid folding, drug discovery post-translational modifications and immunogenicity

Finzel, Barry/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

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

Frontiera, Renee/PhD Chemistry Label-free super-resolution imaging, cellular membrane dynamics

Georg, Gunda/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

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

Gordon, Wendy/PhD Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Protein crystallography, single molecule spectroscopy, bioluminescent biosensors, Cas/CRISPR gene-editing, mechanobiology

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

Haynes, Christy/PhD



Hoye, Thomas/PhD

Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)

Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry, Nanoparticle Drug Delivery

Kazlauskas, Romas/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Protein engineering, enantioselectivity, catalytic promiscuity

Levinson, Nicholas/PhD


Structure and dynamics of protein kinases and kinase inhibitors

Mansky, Louis/PhD

Institute for Molecular Virology

(Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

Molecular and cell biology of human retroviruses

Parker, Laurie/Ph.D.

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Bioanalytical method development for measuring enzyme activity in cells and in high throughpu

Pierre, Valerie/PhD


Novel diagnostic tools and antimicrobial drugs for bacterial infections

Pomerantz, William, PhD


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

Reineke, Theresa/PhD


Nucleic acid delivery, sustainable polymers, oral drug delivery

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

Smanski, Michael/PhD Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Synthetic biology; Natural products biosynthesis

Thomas, David/PhD

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (Neuroscience, Physics)

Biophysics of muscle contraction

Tretyakova, Natalia/PhD

Medicinal Chemistry, Cancer Center

DNA and protein adducts, biological mass spectrometry

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