Faculty

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

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Dr. Mizuki Azuma
Associate Professor
(785) 864-6163
7031 Haworth

The function of Ewing sarcoma proteins in mitosis.

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.

Associate Professor
(785) 864-4328
8035 Haworth

Regulation of cell shape in nematode tubule formation.

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

Mechanisms and Role of Social Behavior in Bacteria

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

Mechanisms of pathogenesis for Enterococcus

Dr. P. Scott Hefty
Associate 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. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-5362
Haworth Hall, Room 4043

Genetics of complex traits, Genome biology, Drosophila quantitative genetics.

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

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

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. Christian Ray
Assistant Professor
4-3206
4006B Haworth

Critical points, fitness, and evolution in natural and synthetic biological networks.

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

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

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.

Assistant Professor
(785) 864-1679
Haworth 4055A

The evolutionary consequences of conflict within and between genomes

Dr. Ilya Vakser
Professor, Director of the University of Kansas Center for Bioinformatics
(785) 864-1057
200A MRB

Molecular modeling in the context of structural genomics and bioinformatics.

Associate Professor, Alumni Liaison
(785) 864-5235
4004 Haworth

Morphogenetic mechanisms of limb development.

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.

Justin Blumenstiel 
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
7026 Haworth Hall
(785) 864-3915; email:jblumens@ku.edu

Richard Dobrowsky 
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1990
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
5056 Malott
(785) 864-3531; email:dobrowsky@ku.edu

Christopher Fischer
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2000
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
5071 Malott Hall
(785) 864-4579; email:shark@ku.edu

Jennifer Gleason 
Ph.D., Yale University
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
6006 Haworth
(785) 864-5858; email:jgleason@ku.edu

Roy Jensen
M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1994
Professor, KU Medical Center 
Director, KU Cancer Center
(913) 588-4707; email: rjensen@kumc.edu

Wendy Picking
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
email:wendy.picking@ku.edu

William Picking
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Director, Kansas Vaccine Institute
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Director, Higuchi Biosciences Center
email: picking@ku.edu

Mario Rivera
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991
Professor, Chemistry
220E MRB
(785) 864-4936; email: mrivera@ku.edu

Liskin Swint-Kruse
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1995
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, KU Medical Center
(913) 588-0399; email: lswint-kruse@kumc.edu

Emeritus Professor
(785) 864-4409
8014 Haworth

Ph.D., University of Frankfurt, 1961

John C. Brown
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1973, North Carolina St

Emeritus Professor
(785) 841-1597 (home)

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1963

Erik Floor
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1969

Dr. Peter Gegenheimer
Emeritus Associate Professor

Role of ribozymes and enzymes in tRNA processing.

Richard H. Himes
Emeritus Professor
(785) 864-3813
1030A Haworth

Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 1961

Dr. Paul Kelly
Emeritus Professor

Mechanisms that regulate and modify nerve cell interactions.

Paul Kitos
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1956

Dr. James A. Orr
Emeritus Professor
(785) 864-3859
5061 Haworth

Thromboxane-mediated neural reflexes in the heart and lung.

Richard L. Schowen
Emeritus Professor
(785) 842-4371 (if necessary)

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert B. Sanders
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Michigan, 1964

Del Shankel
Emeritus Professor, Chancellor Emeritus
(785) 864-3150
1002 Haworth

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1960

Dr. Kathy Suprenant
Emeritus Professor
Haworth Hall

The cytoskeleton in cell division, development and neuromuscular function.

Robert F. Weaver
Emeritus Professor
(785) 842-6265

Ph.D., Duke University, 1969

Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1960

 

 


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