People

Department Chair

Kristen Johansen
Professor and Chair
Regulation of nuclear organization and function

Faculty

Linda Ambrosio
Associate Professor
Biological function of Raf
Amy Andreotti
Professor & Roy J. Carver Endowed Chair in BBMB
Nuclear magnetic resonance; Macromolecular structure and recognition
Associate Professor
Glycoprotein structure and immune activation, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Don Beitz
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor
Lipid metabolism, Nutritional and genetic control quality of animal-derived foods Etiology and prevention of fatty liver disease
Tom Bobik
Professor
Bacterial Microcompartments
Baoyu Stone Chen
Assistant Professor
Signaling through the actin cytoskeleton
Alan DeSpirito
Professor
Bioenergetics of chemoautotrophic and methanotrophic bacteria
Jack Girton
Professor
Developmental and molecular genetics of Drosophila pattern formation, Genetic regulation of cell determination
Mark Hargrove
Professor
Protein structure and function; Heme proteins; X-ray crystallography
Richard Honzatko
Professor
Structure determination of macromolecules of biological interest, Crystallization of proteins and x-ray crystallography, Energy-conformation analysis of protein ligand interactions
Robert Jernigan
Professor
Molecular models, Nucleic acids, Small molecules and Structures of proteins
Jorgen Johansen
Professor
Regulation of nuclear organization and function
Gustavo MacIntosh
Associate Professor
Gene expression and metabolic changes during plant defense responses to pests; Functional genomics of plant nucleases
Walter Moss
Assistant Professor
Noncoding RNA discovery; RNA structure and function
Alan Myers
Professor
Molecular mechanisms of starch assembly and disassembly, Plant functional genomics
Scott Nelson
Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and repair
Basil Nikolau
Frances M. Craig Professor
Biochemistry and molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes, Regulation of plant lipid metabolism
Marit Nilsen-Hamilton
Professor
Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Reuben Peters
Professor
Biosynthesis and physiological function of diterpenoid natural products.
Guru Rao
Associate VPR, Professor
Structure-function relationships of plant proteins, Protein-protein interactions in plant signal transduction, Protein engineering
Julien Roche
Assistant Professor
Solution NMR of proteins
Dipali Sashital
Assistant Professor
Structure function and assembly of RNA-protein complexes
Yeon-Kyun Shin
Professor
Structure and function of selected membrane proteins, Mechanisms of secretory vesicle fusion with membranes
Michael Shogren-Knaak
Associate Professor
Role and establishment of histone modifications, Chromatin structure
Robert Thornburg
Professor
Plant gene expression, Plant/insect interaction, Plant development
Eric Underbakke
Assistant Professor
Architecture and assembly of scaffolded signaling complexes
Olga Zabotina
Associate Professor
Plant Cell Wall Structure, Polysaccharide Biosynthesis Modification and Degradation, Bioactive Carbohydrates

Courtesy Appointments

Michael Cho
CAHDIT Director, Professor
Development of a vaccine against HIV-1
W. Allen Miller
Professor
Plant Pathology, Molecular biology of plant viruses, Virus-aphid vector interaction
Ravindra Singh
Professor
Proteomics, Structural Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics
Louisa Tabatabae
Professor
Protein chemistry, Proteomics, Structure/function relationships of bacterial proteins
Vincenzo Venditti
Assistant Professor
Protein structures dynamics and regulation, Development of solution NMR methods for structural elucidation of large proteins and protein complexes

Staff

Administrative Specialist II
Administration
Connie Garnett
Program Coordinator for Graduate Education/Department Administration
Administration
Desi Gunning
Teaching Laboratory/Biochemistry Undergraduate and Academic Advising Coordinator
Administration
Manager, Molecular Biology Building
Manager
Stephanie Morriss
Teaching Lab Coordinator
Administration
Systems Support Specialist
Administration
Kelly Yohnke
Administrative Specialist III
Administration

Scientific Staff

Postdoc Research Associate
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Postdoc Research Associate
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Lee Bendickson
Lab Manager
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Libuse Brachova
Associate Scientist
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Postdoc Research Associate
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Alexis Campbell
Lecturer
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Assistant Scientist
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Post Doctoral
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Post Doctoral
Biochemistry, Biophysics
Postdoc Research Associate
Biochemistry, Biophysics

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