Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

image inder microscopeThe Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics offers a comprehensive personalized program of study that incorporates both didactic and practical training leading to the Doctorate in Biochemistry.  The goal is to instill a thorough knowledge of modern biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and biophysics, while at the same time awakening the student’s imagination to the diverse and exciting research areas represented by our faculty.

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Program Faculty

  • Bekiranov, Stefan

    Physical Modeling of Microarray Hybridization; Analysis of Genomic Tiling Array Data; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Regulatory Networks

  • Bhatnagar, Sanchita

    Epigenetic Silencing Mechanisms-Implications in Breast Cancer and Rett Syndrome

  • Civelek, Mete

    Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits

  • Dutta, Anindya

    Genomic Instability in Cancer Cells; Noncoding RNAs in differentiation and cancer

  • Egelman, Edward H.

    Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy

  • Engel, Michael

    Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Cancer

  • Farber, Charles R.

    Systems Genetics of Skeletal Development and Maintenance

  • Garrett-Bakelman, Francine

    Acute Myeloid Leukemia: molecular and cellular biology events which mediate aberrant epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms during disease establishment and progression

  • Guertin, Michael

    Transcription, Chromatin, Cancer, Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Computational Biology

  • Hockensmith, Joel W.

    Novel antiprotozoan and anticancer compounds from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

  • Janes, Kevin

    Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology

  • Jiang, Hao

    Regulation of stem cell function and tumorigenicity by epigenetics and biomolecular condensation

  • Kashatus, David F

    The Role of Mitochondrial Fusion and Fission in Tumorigenesis

  • Li, Hui

    Gene regulation in cancer, RNA processing; Epigenetic modification; Stem cell and development

  • Loughran, Jr., Thomas P

    Hematologic malignancies; bone marrow disorders; leukemia; large granular lymphocyte (LGL)

  • Lynch, Kevin R.

    Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate

  • Manichaikul, Ani W.

    Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Network analysis

  • Mayo, Marty W.

    Transcriptional Regulation by NFKB

  • Medlock, Gregory

    Systems Biology, Microbial Communities

  • Miller, Clint L.

    Genetic variation, Complex diseases, Coronary artery disease, Genomics, Epigenomics, Regulatory mechanisms, Vascular biology, Pharmacology and Physiology

  • Mohi, Golam

    Cell signaling, hematopoietic stem cell biology, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of leukemia.

  • Owens, Gary K.

    Identification of Factors and Mechanisms that Regulate the Stability of Late Stage Atherosclerotic Lesions and the Probability of Thromboembolic Events Including a Heart Attack or Stroke

  • Paschal, Bryce M.

    Nuclear Transport, Signaling, and Cancer

  • Pearson, William R.

    Protein Evolution; Computational Biology

  • Purow, Benjamin W.

    Novel therapeutic approaches to brain cancers and to other neurologic diseases

  • Ratan, Aakrosh

    Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Algorithm Design and Analysis

  • Rich, Stephen S.

    Genetic basis of common human disease, including type 1 diabetes, diabetic complications, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis

  • Sheffield, Nathan

    computational biology & bioinformatics; high performance computing; epigenomics & chromatin; pediatric cancer; computational regulatory genomics; machine learning

  • Shi, Weibin

    Cellular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and restenosis.

  • Shin, Jung-Bum

    Auditory Neurobiology

  • Singh, Jogender Tushir

    Tailored fit targeting approaches: Cancer Immunotherapy, Antibodies and conjugates

  • Smith, Jeffrey S.

    Transcriptional Silencing and Aging in Yeast

  • Stukenberg, P. Todd

    Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in Mitosis and generation of Chromosomal Instability in tumors

  • Walsh, Kenneth

    The role of clonal hematopoiesis in cardio-metabolic disease processes

  • Wang, Yuh-Hwa

    Genome instability in human disease

  • Wotton, David

    Regulation of Gene Expression, Development and Tumor Progression by TGF beta Signaling

  • Zang, Chongzhi

    Bioinformatics methodology development; Epigenetics and chromatin biology; Transcriptional regulation; Cancer genomics and epigenomics; Statistical methods for biomedical data integration; Theoretical and computational biophysics