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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Armache's Research Interest: Mechanisms and functions of

ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes and their place

in genome regulation.  

Dr. Anand's Research Interest: Uncovering dynamics of cellular

macromolecular assemblies. 

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Physics

Dr. Bai's Research Interest: Chromatin structure and its role in

gene regulation.  

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


Emeritus, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Chemistry

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


Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Chemistry

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


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Melanie McReynolds' Research Interest:  The understanding

of the biochemistry behind aging,and its intersection with stress, with

the long-term goal of identifying strategies that promote healthier aging. 

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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.   

Verne M. Willaman Professor of Molecular Biology

Dr. Tan's Research Interest:  The understanding of how genes

are regulated by combining genetic, biochemical and structural


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). 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology