Chemical Biology

Chemical BiologyThirteen faculty members in the department of Molecular Biosciences serve as mentors on the NIH funded Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Grant, which includes participants from the Chemistry department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy.  The central goal of this program is for trainees to gain a core fundamental knowledge of the concepts in modern molecular and cellular biology with those of synthetic, biophysical, bio-analytical, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as the corresponding experimental techniques in each sub-discipline.

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. Josie Chandler
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-5329
7041 Haworth Hall

Bacterial cooperation and competition and the evolution of quorum sensing

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.

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. Lynn Hancock
Associate Professor
785-864-6859
8047 Haworth

Mechanisms of pathogenesis for Enterococcus

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

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Krzysztof Kuczera
Professor
(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
785-864-5075
5060 Haworth Hall

Structural and functional analysis of enzymes associated with iron uptake.

Dr. Berl Oakley
Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
(785) 864-8170
7050 Haworth

Mitosis, gamma-tubulin function, cell cycle regulation and fungal secondary metabolites.

Dr. Mark Richter
Professor
(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. Liang Xu
Professor
(785)864-5849
4002 Haworth Hall

Molecular therapy targeting cancer and cancer stem cells, via novel nanovectors and rational drug design.


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