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Biophysics

Dr. Armache's Research Interest: Mechanisms and functions of
ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes and their place
in genome regulation.  

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Physics
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Dr. Bai's Research Interest: Chromatin structure and its role in
gene regulation.  

Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Booker's Research Interest:  Elucidating the chemical
mechanisms by which enzymes containing iron-sulfur
clusters catalyze chemical reactions.  

Dr. Cremer's Research Interest: The exploitation of linear
and non-linear vibrational spectroscopies to follow the
interactions of ions with peptides, proteins, and
macromolecules. 

Dr. Golbeck's Research Interest:  Biophysical studies of electron
transfer mechanisms in photosynthetic prokaryotes.   

Dr. Kreb's Research Interest:  The elucidation of the reaction
mechanisms by which mono- and dinuclear non-heme-iron
enzymes activate dioxygen (O2) for a wide variety of oxidative
transformations.   

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Chemistry
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Dr. Llinás' Research Interest:  The combination of tools from
functional genomics, molecular biology, computational biology,
biochemistry, and metabolomics to understand the fundamental
molecular mechanisms underlying the development of this
parasite.   

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Murakami's Research Interest:  We apply cryo-EM and X-ray
crystallography techniques to reveal three-dimensional structures 
of DNA and RNA polymerases for elucidating the mechanisms of
DNA replication and RNA transcription.   

Dr. Okafor's Research Interest:  The structural mechanisms of
signaling and regulation in protein complexes.   

Dr. Showalter's Research Interest:  The use of solution
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, in combination
with thermodynamic analysis, chemical biology, and cellular
assays to advance understanding of protein function.   

Dr. Tan's Research Interest:  The understanding of how genes
are regulated by combining genetic, biochemical and structural
descriptions.   

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of Chemistry

Dr. Weinert's Research Interest:  The understanding of how
the globin coupled sensor protein family senses oxygen and
transmits the binding signal into downstream events.   

 Dr. Yennewar's Research Interest:  Elucidating molecular
structures relevant to chemists, biochemists, material scientists
etc. and educating graduate students embarking in these fields,
the technique of X-ray diffraction (crystal growth, data collection
and structure solution and refinement, and interpretation).