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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Dominique Frueh

Non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) are large enzymatic systems responsible for the biosynthesis of a wealth of secondary metabolites, many of which are used by pharmaceutical scientists to produce drugs such as antibiotics or anticancer agents. To synthesize all of...

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Ryuya Fukunaga

The Fukunaga lab is broadly interested in RNA biology. More specifically, the Fukunaga lab investigates the mechanism and biology of post-transcriptional gene regulation controlled by small silencing RNAs and RNA-binding proteins. Our research projects will answer fundamental biological questions...

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Rachel Green

The ribosome is the macromolecular complex that translates the genetic code into functional polypeptides. We are interested in how this ribonucleoprotein (RNA + protein) machine catalyzes and coordinates the complex molecular events of translation. Current work in the Green...

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Natasha Zachara

The overarching goal of our laboratory is to characterize a novel endogenous protective signaling network of mammalian cells and tissues, in order to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying disease and to highlight novel therapeutic avenues. Cells and...

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James M. Berger

Research Interests: My laboratory’s research is focused on understanding how multi-subunit assemblies use ATP for overcoming topological challenges within the chromosome and controlling the flow of genetic information. We are particularly interested in developing mechanistic models that explain how...

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Valina Dawson

My laboratory is actively engaged in discovering and defining cell signaling pathways that lead to either neuronal survival or neuronal death. We have characterized neuronal injury and survival pathways in fly, mouse and human models of Parkinson’s disease and...

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Hiromi Sesaki

Our laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms and physiological roles of mitochondrial fusion. Mitochondria are highly dynamic and control their morphology by a balance of fusion and fission. The regulation of membrane fusion and fission generates a striking...

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Jungsan (Jay) Sohn

Research Interests: We are interested in understanding mechanisms that allow biological stress-sensors to detect danger signals and initiate highly coordinated coping-responses by assembling into higher order molecular assemblies. Innate immunity is the first line of defense against invading pathogens...

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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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