Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program: Primary Faculty

Name / Title
Area of Research
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of glial cell development and regeneration


Enveloped viruses entry and tropism


Teodor Brumeanu, M.D.
Associate Professor
Thymic and extrathymic development in autoimmune diabetes


Experimental molecular and cellular cardiology and
cardiovascular pathophysiology


Thomas Conrads, Ph.D.
 
 


Rachel Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Regulation of mitochondrial function and dynamics


Mary Lou Cutler, Ph.D.
Professor & MCB Director
Suppressors of the ras pathway in differentiation, apoptosis, and neoplasia


Clifton Dalgard, Ph.D.
 
 


Functional genomics and DNA repair of Deinococcus radiodurans and its
engineering for cleanup of radioactive wastes | Vaccine development | Antioxidant discovery


Skin tumorigenesis and skin regeneration


Stephen Davies, BVSc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Regina Day, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cell biology and signal transduction of tissue repair


Saibal Dey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Human multidrug transporter: Mode of action and functional regulation


Martin Doughty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
 


Yang Du, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular mechanisms of leukemia development


Sphingolipid synthesis and function


Functions of pregnancy specific glycoproteins


Ying-Hong Feng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Structure and function of G-protein-coupled receptors


Thomas Flagg, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cellular metabolism (or alterations in cellular metabolism) in regulating cardiac electrical and contractile function


Epigenetic mechanisms of stress, acquired and genetic brain injuries


Molecular biology of human retroviruses


Metalloenzyme structure and function in Archaea


Cancer growth inhibition and apoptosis


Regulation of sphingolipid biosynthesis


David Horowitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry of pre-mRNA splicing


Molecular biology and pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae


Mechanisms of development and plasticity in the cerebral cortex


Johnan Kaleeba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tumor markers and molecular signatures of viral oncogenesis


John Kalinich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Internal contamination and metal toxicity program; AFRRI


Molecular mechanisms of radiation combined injury and its countermeasures


Molecular and cellular mechanisms of HIV pathogenesis,
and vaccine development


Defective transport of HSV-1 glycoprotein in interferon-treated cells: Role of intercellular pH


Molecular genetics analysis of the pathogenic mechanism
of Shigella and Chlamydia


Ernest L. Maynard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Protein folding, molecular recognition


Laboratory for the Study of Brain Injury


Investigation of the host-pathogen interface using Helicobacter pylori


Host-parasite interactions in Salmonella infections


Alexandra Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor
 


Edward Mitre, M.D.
Associate Professor
Role of IgE in the immune response to filariasis


Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis


Galina Petukhova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
DNA repair and recombination


Molecular biology of secretory processes


Neutralization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1


Molecular and genetic mechanisms of inherited muscle disorders in human


Brian C. Schaefer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology of T cell activation; regulation of activation of the NF-kappaB transcription factor


Frank Shewmaker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanistic and structural studies of prions and protein amyloid


Vijay Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular and cellular mechanism of radiation injury and protection


Regulation of the humoral immune response to extracellular bacteria


Andrew Snow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Antigen receptor signaling & lymphocyte homeostasis


Molecular genetics of prostate cancer


Tharun Sundaresan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanisms of mRNA decay


Viqar Syed, Ph.D.
 
 


Aviva Symes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanism of cytokine action in the nervous system


In vivo T-cell function in murine lupus and graft-vs-host disease


Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Vibrational spectroscopy of peptides and proteins


T. John Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular neuroendocrinology and behavior


In vivo regulation of cytoplasmic dynein