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Structural Biology

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.  

Dr. Boal's Research Interest:  The study of the structural 
differences between members of largemetalloenzyme 
superfamilies that share common features but promote 
different reactionsor use distinct cofactors.  

Dr. Bollinger's Research Interest:  The understanding of the
relationship between the structures and catalytic mechanisms of
enzymes that employ such clusters, and to elucidate the
biochemical mechanisms by which the proteins acquire their

Dr. Booker's Research Interest:  Elucidating the chemical
mechanisms by which enzymes containing iron-sulfur clusters
catalyze chemical reactions.   

Academy Professor, Ernest C. Pollard Professor Emeritus of Biotechnology, and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Bryant's Research Interest:  Genomics, structural and
functional relationships, metabolism, physiology and ecology
of chlorophototrophic bacteria.   

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Ferry's Research Interest:  The study the enzymology and
molecular biology of anaerobic microbes from the Archaea

Emeritus, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Chemistry

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

Dr. Hafenstein's Research Interest:  A structural approach to
learn more about viral infectivity, tropism, evolution and

Dr. Jose's Research Interest: The understanding of the molecular
mechanisms involved in the replication and assembly of 
flaviviruses and alphaviruses. 

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

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. 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).