Tenure Track Faculty

 

Norma Allewell , Professor. Ph.D. Yale University, 1969. Biochemical mechanisms of multisubunit proteins, particularly those involved in nitrogen metabolism.

 

Norma Andrews, Professor. Ph.D. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 1983. Cell biology of host infection by intracellular pathogens, and mechanisms of plasma membrane repair.

 

Volker Briken, Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of Paris (France), 1998. Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions and their importance for the virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 

Kan Cao, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 2005. Molecular mechanisms of Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome and normal aging.

 

Caren Chang, Associate Chair and Professor. Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1988. Plant molecular genetics: signal transduction; hormonal signaling.

 

Todd Cooke, Professor. Ph.D. Cornell University, 1979. Plant development and evolution, generation of biological form, developmental mechanisms operating in the origin and diversification of land plants, nature of multicellularity.

 

Charles F. Delwiche, Professor. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990. Molecular systematic; phylogenetic origin of land plants, and the evolution of chloroplasts.

 

Jeffrey DeStefano, Professor. Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1990. Mechanism of retroviral reverse transcriptases as it relates to replication and recombination.

 

Jonathan D. Dinman, Chair of the Department and Professor. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1988. Post-transcriptional control of gene expression.


Daniel J. Dwyer, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Boston University, 2007. Identification of bacterial cell death biomarkers, and quantitative characterization of the physiology underlying the intrinsic cell death process, through the application of systems and synthetic biology approaches.

 

Najib El-Sayed, Associate Professor. Ph.D. Yale University School of Medicine, 1993. Biology of parasitism and host-pathogen interactions using genomic approaches with the ultimate goal of better understanding infection and survival mechanisms.

José Feijó, Professor, Ph.D. University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1995. Plant Reproduction, with an emphasis on the use of pollen tubes as cell biology models for  integrated approaches on the coordination of ion signaling events that coordinate apical cell growth and morphogenesis. 

 

Thomas Fuerst, Professor. Ph.D. Cornell University, 1984. Director of The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR). 

 

Steven W. Hutcheson, Professor. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1982. Applied microbiology; molecular biology of carbohydrate utilization by marine bacteria; applications of integrating basic metabolism with synthetic biology.


 

Sridhar Hannenhalli, Associate Professor. Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1995. Gene regulation, Molecular evolution.

 

Antony M Jose, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Yale University, 2005. Movement of RNA between animal cells and across generations.

 

Vincent Lee, Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of California - Los Angeles, 2000. Host-pathogen interactions, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, allosteric regulation of molecular complexes.

 

Zhongchi Liu, Professor. Ph.D. Harvard University, 1990. Molecular genetics of flower development in Arabidopsis.

Roy Mariuzza, Professor. Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Paris (1986). Structural and molecular basis of ligand recognition by cell surface receptors of the immune system.

 

Kevin McIver, Professor. Ph.D. University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Host-Bacterial pathogen interactions; Molecular mechanisms of virulence gene regulation in Streptococcus pyogenes; Protein secretion in Francisella tularensis

 

David Mosser, Professor. Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1983. The cell biology and immunology of macrophages and dendritic cells.

 

John Moult, Professor. D. Phil. Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford 1970. Computational modeling of biological systems, bioinformatics and structural genomics, relationship between human genetic variation and disease.

 

 

Stephen Mount, Associate Professor. Ph.D. Yale University, 1983 . Pre-mRNA splicing.

 

Donald Nuss, Professor. Ph.D. U. New Hampshire, 1973. Engineering of viruses to understand and control fungal pathogenesis

 

Sougata RoyAssistant Professor. Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 2006. Cellular and molecular basis of cell-cell communication in development of multicellular organism

 

Anne Simon, Professor. Ph.D. Indiana University, 1983. Molecular biology of plant-virus interactions.

 

Wenxia Song, Associate Professor. Ph.D. Kansas State University, 1991. Regulation of B lymphocyte activation and B cell-mediated antibody responses, and pathogenesis of and host responses to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

 

Daniel C. Stein, Professor. Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1981. Molecular genetics; virulence mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria; Characterization of DNA Restriction and Modification Systems.

 

Richard Stewart, Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1984. Microbial physiology molecular biology of bacterial motility; sensory systems in microorganisms.


 

David Straney, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies. Ph.D. Yale University, 1987. Fungal molecular biology: molecular biology fungal pathogenicity on plants; mechanisms of gene regulation

 

Heven Sze, Professor. Ph.D. Purdue University, 1975. Biochemistry and physiology: membrane structure, function, and biogenesis; mechanism and regulation of solute transport; bioenergetics; proton-and calcium-pumping ATPases.

 

Scott Walsh, Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Structural studies of interleukin-receptor interactions.


 

Wade C. Winkler, Associate Professor. Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2002. RNA-based regulation of gene expression in bacteria.


 

Stephen Wolniak, Professor. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1979. Cell biology: cell motility; mechanisms of chromosome movement during mitosis; signal transduction in the regulation of mitotic progression.

 

Louisa Wu, Associate Professor. Ph.D. University of California, 1995, San Diego. Host defense against pathogens; signal transduction and cell-cell signaling in the innate immune response in insects. 


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