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

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Professor, Vice Chancellor for Research
(785) 864-7298
Youngberg Hall 201

Cellular mechanisms involved in acute kidney injury and recovery

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

The function of Ewing sarcoma proteins in mitosis.

Dr. Yoshi Azuma
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
(785) 864-7540
3037 Haworth Hall

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

Associate Professor, (on leave from Fall 2020)
(785) 864-4328
8035 Haworth Hall

Regulation of cell shape in nematode tubule formation.

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

Bacterial cooperation and competition and the evolution of quorum sensing

Dr. David Davido
Professor, Alumni Liaison
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Professor, PhD, UMBC 1998, Post Doc, Scripps Research Institute, CA
(785) 864-4923
ISB 3116

Structures and molecular interactions of virulence proteins

Dr. Dan Dixon
(785) 864-0169
4035 Haworth

Role of post-transcriptional gene regulation in cancer.

Dr. Susan M. Egan
Professor, Chair
(785) 864-4294
8031 Haworth (Lab office)

Regulation of bacterial transcription, Development of novel anti-bacterial agents

Dr. Anthony Fehr
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6626
8041 Haworth

The impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus replication and pathogenesis

Dr. Lynn Hancock
Associate Professor
8047 Haworth

Mechanisms of pathogenesis for Enterococcus

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

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Erik Holmstrom
Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, 2014-2018, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2014
(785) 864-3847
3007 Haworth Hall

Single-molecule biophysical studies of RNA-protein interactions

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

Modeling of protein structure, dynamics and interactions.

Dr. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Professor, Associate Chair
Haworth Hall, Room 4043

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

Assistant Professor
MRB 200D

Biomolecular modeling, cellular signaling, and computer-aided drug design

Frank B. Tyler Professor of Cancer Research
(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. Joanna Slusky
Associate Professor
(785) 864-6506
200F Multidisciplinary Research Building

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

Assistant Professor
4004 Haworth

Role of citrullination and proteolysis in cancer and viral infection.

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.

Dr. Liang Xu
(785) 864-6319
3177 ISB1

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

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

Michael Wolfe
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1990
Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
School of Pharmacy
(785) 864-1002; email: mswolfe@ku.edu

(1947-2019), Professor and Chancellors Club Teaching Professor

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

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

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

Regulation of ciliary and flagellar assembly

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.

Dr. Mark Richter
(1951-2020), Professor

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

Robert B. Sanders
Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., Michigan, 1964

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

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Del Shankel
(1927-2018), Emeritus Professor, Chancellor Emeritus

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

Dr. Dean Stetler
(1954-2020) Emeritus Associate Professor
(785) 864-3549
3043 Haworth

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

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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