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RNA Biology

Dr. Babitzke's Research Interest:  Regulation of gene expression
by RNA structure and RNA-binding proteins.   

Dr. Bevilacqua's Research Interest:  Attaining a molecular level
understanding of RNA in biology.   

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.   

Associate Department Head for Graduate Education and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Keiler's Research Interest:  Protein quality control, ribosome
rescue, and new antibiotics.   

Dr. Krasilnikov's Research Interest:  Structural biology of
catalytic ribonucleoprotein complexes.  

Dr. Lindner's Research Interest:  The coupling of molecular
parasitology and structural biology to study the malaria
parasite.    

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.   

Associate Department Head for Research and Faculty Development, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Reese's Research Interest:  Stress-induced gene expression
and UV resistance pathways, Regulation of mRNAs from birth to
death during stress responses, Targeted protein degradation
during transcriptional stress and How RNA Polymerase II contends
with barriers throughout the genome.   

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.