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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).