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.
Associate 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