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James B. Murphy Professor

Virology and human cancer; antiviral therapy; antitumor therapy; lymphoma pathogenesis and treatment

Professor and Director

Structural enzymology of redox and phosphoryl-transfer enzymes. Selected areas of channels and transporters.

Professor

Building body parts – discovering the mechanisms by which organs achieve their unique architectures and physiological specializations during embryonic development

Associate Professor

Structural and molecular mechanisms in nucleic-acid biology

Associate Professor

Drug discovery for disorders of neurodevelopment

Professor

Structural and molecular mechanisms of nucleic-acid machines and assemblies; control of DNA replication and chromosome superstructure

Professor

Control of Neuronal and Glial Specification and Function

Associate Professor

Molecular organization and pharmacological properties of the voltage-gated sodium channel signaling complex

Assistant Professor

Functional organization of the neocortex 

Associate Professor

Role of drug metabolism in non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-mediated toxicity

Assistant Professor

Hybrid experimental/ computational lab studying gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, and cancer

Assistant Professor

Preclinical models of neurological and psychiatric disorders

Solomon H. Snyder Professor of Neurosurgery

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pain Sensation

Associate Professor

Mitochondrial Phospholipid Metabolism in Health and Disease

Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty

Molecular Pathogenesis and Latency of SIV & HIV

Assistant Professor

Mass spectrometry strategies to characterize proteins and their modifications in malnutrition, neurological diseases and cancer

Professor

RNA Polymerase II Phosphorylation and Transcription Regulation

Professor

Fungal pathogenesis: the host-pathogen interaction for the yeast pathogen Candida glabrata

Professor

Molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and survival in models of stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s disease

Professor and Director

Mechanisms of Development in the Immune System

Professor and Director

Genetic analysis of chemotaxis eukaryotic cells

Assistant Professor

Cell specification and differentiation in the mammalian auditory system

Professor

Molecular and Cellular Studies of Somatosensation, Inflammation, and related diseases

Professor

Mechanisms of Molecular Sensing

Associate Professor

Cellular mechanisms and molecular regulation of epithelial morphogenesis during development and breast cancer

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Epigenetics in development and disease

Associate Professor

NMR studies of active enzymatic systems: dynamic molecular communication in Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases

Associate Professor

Zinc physiology with a focus on structure, function and regulation of zinc transporters

Assistant Professor

Mechanism and biology of small silencing RNAs

Associate Professor

Stem Cells and Regeneration

Professor

Herpes virus proteins: synthesis, structure, and function during replication

Assistant Professor

Long non-coding RNAs in neural cell fate decisions

Associate Professor

Bacterial cell biology: growth, division, and shape regulation

Professor

Exosome biogenesis and retrovirus budding

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director

Mechanisms of Ribosome Translation and Translational Control

Daniel Nathans Professor & Director; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Telomeres and telomerase in stem cell failure and cancer

Professor and Director

Genetic disorders associated with defective fluid and electrolyte movement; ion channel and epithelial transport physiology

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Single-Molecule Studies of Genomic Maintenance

Professor

Molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death and its role in viral pathogenesis

DeLamar Professor and Director

Roles of cytoplasmic and nuclear glycosylation in transcription, oncogene function, neurodegenerative disease, and in diabetes

Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms underlying accurate chromosome segregation and centrosome duplication

Professor and Director

Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Brain Function in Health and Disease

Associate Professor

Lipid Signaling in Chemotaxis

Associate Professor

Synthetic cell biology: total synthesis of cellular functions such as neutrophil chemotaxis and ciliary mechano-sensation

Assistant Professor

Mechanistic studies of eukaryotic signaling pathways

Professor

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Growth Cone Guidance

Associate Professor

Regulatory pathways that control adaptive metabolic responses in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues

Assistant Professor

Receptor-ligand interactions and conformational transitions using computational and experimental approaches

Associate Professor

RNA and poly(ADP-ribose) biology in virus infection and cancer 

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Cellular Dynamics in space, time, and adaptation

Professor

Chemical biology and molecular biology; use of small molecules to probe important cellular processes and pathways; translational medicine

Professor

Human copper homeostasis: mechanism of copper transport, regulatory networks, the role in lipid metabolism, disorders of copper misbalance

Professor

Golgi complex; coronaviruses; exocytosis of large cargo

Assistant Professor

Molecular and physiological basis of psychiatric disorders

Assistant Professor

Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation in Development and Disease

Associate Professor

Regulation of experience-dependent gene expression in brain circuits that control behavior

Professor

Signals Regulating Stem Cell Self-renewal

Associate Professor

The Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Health and Disease

Associate Professor

Medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, drug delivery, bacterial isoprenoid and vitamin and biosynthesis, design of anti-infective strategies

Professor

The premature aging disease progeria and lamin A processing; ubiquitin-proteasome mediated protein quality control.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Auditory Perception and Development of Neocortical Circuits

Professor

Molecular mechanisms of retinal development and disease; the role of Frizzled receptors in mammalian development



Neural Circuits for Touch Perception

Assistant Professor

Molecular dissection of host-pathogen interactions and the evolution of virulence strategies in natural reservoirs

Professor

Signal transduction; Mass spectrometry; Bioinformatics; Cancer biomarkers

Professor

Molecular basis of neurological disorders

Associate Professor

Elucidating the role of sensory receptors, such as olfactory receptors, in regulating renal function

Associate Professor

Functional Specificity and Design of Signal Transduction Pathways

Associate Professor

Genes and Neural Circuits Required for Insect Olfaction

Assistant Professor

Mechanisms of Osmotic Regulation in Physiology and Disease

Professor

Structure, regulation, interfacial enzymology, and functions of lipid metabolizing enzymes involved in signal transduction cascades

Professor

Ion transport in health and disease. Emerging roles for Ca2+ signaling and endosomal pH in cancer, autism and neurodegenerative disorders

Assistant Professor

Understanding how the nuclear periphery and other subcompartments contribute to general nuclear architecture and to specific gene regulation

Professor

Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction and neurogenesis in the olfactory system

Professor

Characterize and treat the development and functional consequences of trisomy in Down Syndrome using model systems, human genetic studies, cell and molecular approaches

Assistant Professor

Signaling Network Dynamics at Single Cell Level

Professor

Cytokinesis and Cell Shape Control

Professor

Molecular basis of cell-cell interactions in the nervous and immune systems; glycobiology

Professor

Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Roles of Mitochondrial Fusion and Division

Professor

Molecular Genetics of Embryonic Polarity and Germ Cell Development

Professor

Discovery, development and clinical trials of drugs for malaria and sleeping sickness; in vitro pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics; long-acting chemoprophylaxis

Professor

Host-virus interaction in HIV infection

Professor

Neurotransmitters, Second Messengers and Drug Action in the Nervous System

Professor

Mechanisms of differentiation and degeneration in the nervous system

Assistant Professor

Understanding how biological stress-sensors are assembled, detect danger signals, and initiate stress-response

Professor

Structure and function of the genes and gene products of the mammalian major histocompatibility complex

Associate Professor

Epigenetic pathways in disease, histone and chromatin modifications, and small RNA directed gene silencing

Professor

Biophysics, cell and chemical biology of intra-membrane proteases in cell signaling and microbial pathogenesis

Associate Professor

Molecular basis of multi-ligand•receptor specificity, ligand-dependent transcriptional regulation and bacterial multidrug resistance

Assistant Professor

Cellular and molecular characterizations of rapid changes during synaptic plasticity

Professor

Fatty Acid Activation Enzymes

Associate Professor

Computational Biology, Genomics, and Sequence Alignment

Professor

Nuclear envelope, lamins and nucleoskeleton; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

Professor

Structural and molecular mechanisms of ubiquitin signaling and chromatin modification; regulation of transcription

Associate Professor

Cellular and organismal metabolism 

Associate Professor

Metabolic Physiology of Secreted Hormones

Professor

Molecular mechanism of neuronal plasticity

Assistant Professor

​Single molecule imaging, RNA biology, neuroscience and gene expression

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Chromatin remodeling as a fundamental regulator of gene activity

Associate Professor

Molecular and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Motivated Behavior

Associate Professor

Single-molecule and single-cell studies of cell division, chromosome conformation, transcription and gene regulation

Professor

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Associate Professor

O-GlcNAc, A Novel Regulator of the Cellular Stress Response and Cell Surival

Professor

Molecular approaches to the study of retinal development and function

Professor

Signal Transduction, protein network, host-pathogen interaction, protein chip approach to study proteomics