Faculty

Paula Barrett, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Electrophysiology – Low-voltage activated t-type calcium channels and their regulation

 

Douglas Bayliss, PhD

Professor and Joseph and Frances Larner Chair of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology

Electrophysiology and cell imaging  -  Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

 

John Bushweller, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

NMR – Membrane bound enzymes

 

David Cafiso, PhD

Commonwealth Professor, Department of Chemistry

EPR – Signal transduction and exocytosis

 

David Castle, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Cell biology – Exocytosis

 

Linda Columbus, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

NMR and EPR – Membrane proteins and characterization of protein-detergent complexes

 

Carl Creutz, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology

AFM and fluorescence and cell biology -  Calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins in exocytosis

 

Salem Faham, PhD

Assistant Professor,   Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography – Drug transporters

 

Erik Fernandez, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Protein science and chemical engineering  -  Assembly of amyloid proteins on membranes and engineered biointerfaces

 

Brant Isakson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Physiology and cell imaging  –  Connexin and pannexin cell-cell communication

 

Peter Kasson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Molecular dynamics simulation – Influenza infection and membrane fusion

 

Kevin Lynch, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Molecular pharmacology and chemical biology  -  Lysophospholipid mediators and their receptors

 

Robert Nakamoto, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Kinetics and spectroscopy – Transporters and ATP synthase

 

Edward Perez-Reyes, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Electrophysiology  -  Voltage-gated calcium channels

 

Owen Pornillos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography – Intracellular transport in immune system and virus assembly

 

Christopher Stroupe, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography and reconstitution – Intracellular membrane fusion

 

Lukas Tamm, PhD

Harrison Professor  and Director of Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

NMR and single molecule fluorescence – membrane transport, fusion in virus infection and synaptic transmission

 

Judith White, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Cell biology – Virus entry by membrane fusion

 

Michael Wiener, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography and membrane protein characterization – Transporters

 

Mark Yeager, MD, PhD

Professor and Andrew P. Somlyo Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

EM and crystallography – Signal transduction and virus assembly

 

Jochen Zimmer, D.Phil., Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Assistant Professor

Crystallography – Carbohydrate synthesis and transport

 

Research Faculty

 

Mark Daniels, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Membrane protein expression

 

Kelly Dryden, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Electron microscopy

 

Jeff Ellena, PhD, School of Medicine, School OM Core Facilities

NMR spectroscopy

 

Barbie Ganser Pornillos, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Electron microscopy of virus entry and budding

 

Peter Horanyi, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Membrane protein expression and crystallography

 

Volker Kiessling, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Single molecule fluorescence, TIRF and FLIC microscopy

 

Binyong Liang, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

NMR spectroscopy of membrane proteins

 

Michael Purdy, PhD, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Membrane protein expression and crystallography