Faculty

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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

 

James Casanova, PhD

Professor, Cell Biology

Role of Arf family GTPases in vesicular transport and cytoskeleton assembly.
Cell Biology of bacterial pathogenesis.
The innate immune response to bacterial infection.

 

David Castle, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Cell biology – Exocytosis

 

Linda Columbus, PhD

Associate 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

 

Alison K. Criss, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis, Phagocytosis and membrane trafficking in innate immune cells

 

Douglas W. DeSimone, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology

Cell Adhesion and Adhesion-Dependent Cell Signaling in Vertebrate Morphogenesis

 

Edward H. Egelman, PhD

Harrison Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy

 

Salem Faham, PhD

Assistant Professor,   Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography – Drug transporters

 

Andreas Gahlmann, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Nanoscale imaging methods for 3D single-molecule localization in intact bacterial cells

 

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

Associate 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

 

Swapnil K. Sonkusare, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Microcirculation, vascular ion channels, calcium signaling mechanisms, endothelial cells, hypertension

 

 

Avril Somlyo, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Cell Physiology- signaling pathways regulating smooth muscle

 

Christopher Stroupe, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Crystallography and reconstitution – Intracellular membrane fusion

 

Lukas Tamm, PhD

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

Biomembrane structure and function; Membrane fusion in virus infection and synaptic transmission; Membrane proteins and channels of pathogenic bacteria; NMR spectroscopy; Single molecule fluorescence

 

 

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

Associate Professor

Crystallography – Carbohydrate synthesis and transport