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Bianca Batista
My research interests focus on studying the mechanisms involved in the biogenesis of exosomes and other secreted microvesicles.

  • Structural Biology

Alejandro D’Brot
Interested in developing project-based lab courses that provide avenues for undergrads to engage in publishable scientific research.

  • Biology

Robert Harrod
Molecular mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis: HTLVs and high-risk subtype HPVs.
  • Cancer
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene Regulation
  • Infectious Diseases

Richard Jones
Epigenetic Gene Regulation by Polycomb-Group Proteins
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene Regulation 

Adam D. Norris
RNA binding proteins and post-transcriptional regulation. Combinatorial genetics. Neuron-specific regulation of alternative splicing.

 

  • Aging
  • Brain Development
  • Gene Regulation  

Eva Oberdorster
Environmental Toxicology / Nanoparticle Toxicology / Endocrine Distruptors

 

  • Biology

William Orr
My principle research focus lies in the use of transgenic and genetic models to identify mechanisms that affect aging, with emphasis on the impact of redox regulation.
  • Aging
  • Gene Regulation  

Svetlana N. Radyuk
My main interest is to understand the interrelationship between immunity and aging.
  • Aging
  • Inflammation & Immunity  

Teresa Strecker
Developmental Biology / Gene Regulation During Embryonic Development
  • Gene Regulation  

Steven Vik
Dr. Vik is interested in the structure, function, and assembly of the membrane-bound enzymes that are involved in oxidative phosphorylation. His research group is currently investigating Complex I from E. coli.
  • Structural Biology  

 

Pia Vogel
Structure, Molecular Dynamics and Protein-Protein Interactions of Nucleotide Binding Proteins

F1Fo -ATP-Synthase
Multidrug Resistance Proteins
Ryanodine Receptor

ATP Synthase: Protein-Protein Interactions

  • Cancer
  • Drug Resistance
  • Structural Biology 

John G. Wise
Multiple Drug Resistance Proteins
Rotary Motors from Biology and ATP Synthase Research
Combinatorial Biology and the Evolution of DNA Binding Proteins
Toxins and Toxic Genes for Selection Systems and Therapies
In silico Simulation and Modeling of Protein and Small Molecule Structures
  • Cancer
  • Drug Resistance
  • Structural Biology