Biochemistry & Biophysics

BiochemistryThis program emphasizes the study of structural and functional aspects of specific biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and sugars.  Faculty in this program offer training in a wide variety of modern biochemical and biophysical techniques to answer fundamental questions of biology and questions related to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, bacterial pathogenesis, viral infection, and other disease states.

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Dr. Brian Ackley
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5821
5004 Haworth

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Dr. Yoshi Azuma
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7540
3037 Haworth Hall

The role of posttranslational modification by SUMO on cell division cycle.

Professor, Chancellors Club Teaching Professor
(785) 864-4007
7035 Haworth

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

Dr. David Davido
Associate Professor
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Ph.D., 1998, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, Postdoctoral, 1999-2004
(785) 864-4923
4023 Haworth

NMR of molecular interactions in pathogenesis.

Dr. Eric Deeds
Associate Professor
(785) 864-1057
200C MRB

Using computational approaches to understand the dynamics and evolution of complex biological networks.

Dr. William Dentler
(785) 864-3490
4011 Haworth

Regulation of ciliary and flagellar assembly

Dr. Susan M. Egan
Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences
(785) 864-4294
8031 Haworth (Lab office)
T. Chris Gamblin
Professor, Associate Chair, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 1998
(785) 864-5065
5055 Haworth

Role of tau in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. P. Scott Hefty
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Studies Director
(785) 864-5392
8051 Haworth

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Krzysztof Kuczera
(785) 864-4670
5090 Malott

Modeling of protein structure, dynamics and interactions.

Dr. Audrey Lamb
Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1998, Post doctoral fellow, Northwestern University, 1998-2002
5060 Haworth Hall

Structural and functional analysis of enzymes associated with iron uptake.

Dr. Kristi Neufeld
Professor, Research Coordinator
(785) 864-5079
7049 Haworth

Role of APC tumor suppressor protein in normal colon and in cancer.

Dr. Mark Richter
(785) 864-3334
4031 Haworth

Structure and dynamics of the ATP synthase and other molecular machines.

Dr. Joanna Slusky
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6506
200F Multidisciplinary Research Building

Exploring membrane protein folding through protein design, bioinformatics, and molecular biology.

Dr. Dean Stetler
Associate Professor
(785) 864-3549
3043 Haworth

Autoimmunity; Development of therapeutic reagents for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Dr. Fusao Takasugawa
(785) 864-4727
3004 Haworth

Structure and function of key biomacromolecules.

Dr. Liang Tang
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5838
8041 Haworth

Structure, assembly, and dynamics of molecular complexes in viruses and bacteria.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.


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