Jun Liu

Our primary research interest lies at the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine. We seek to discover new chemical ligands to modulate signaling pathways and cellular processes of interest by conducting high-throughput screening of chemical libraries we generate or...

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J. Marie Hardwick

Our laboratory studies the basic molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death, an evolutionarily conserved process to eliminate cells. Because these pathways normally contribute to the millions of cell deaths that occur per day per individual, defects in cell death...

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Heng Zhu

Fueled by the fast-growing DNA sequence information, proteomics-the large-scale analysis of proteins-has become one of the most important disciplines to characterize protein activities and provide insight into functional network between protein molecules in a high-throughput format. More and more...

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James C. Barrow

The research group is a laboratory focused on medicinal chemistry, primarilyaddressing diseases of neurodevelopment such as schizophrenia. Biological activity and structure-based drug design are used to drive chemistry target selection, and we are developing synthetic methods to efficiently prepare...

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Namandje' N. Bumpus

Our laboratory uses mass spectrometry and molecular pharmacology based approaches to investigate the biotransformation of clinically used drugs by the cytochromes P450s. The cytochromes P450 are crucial to drug disposition as they are responsible for the metabolism of an...

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Ronald Schnaar

Our work bridges from biochemical to preclinical translational studies to harness the power of glycobiology for therapeutic benefits. All cells are endowed with a diverse coat of glycans, their “glycocalyx,” which represents the face of the cell to the...

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Theresa A. Shapiro

The central theme of our research is chemotherapy of malaria and African sleeping sickness. On a molecular basis, we are interested in understanding the mechanism of action for existing agents, and in identifying vulnerable targets for much-needed new chemotherapy....

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Sean Taverna

Eukaryotic cells package their genomes in the form of chromatin, which is comprised of histone proteins and DNA. Modification of chromatin by chemical marks such as methylation and acetylation affects how cellular machineries interpret the genome. The Taverna laboratory...

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Richard Ambinder

Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus are found in association with a variety of cancers. Our laboratory studies are aimed at better defining the role(s) of the virus in the pathogenesis of these diseases and the development of strategies...

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Caren L. Freel-Meyers

We take chemical-biology approaches to pursue new anti-infective strategies. Since 2005, my group has developed approaches to block the indispensable MEP pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis and vitamin biosynthesis in pathogens. DXP synthase has emerged from this work as a...

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