Faculty

Chair

Lukas Tamm

Tamm, Lukas K.

Biomembrane Structure and Function; Cell Entry of Enveloped Viruses; Neurosecretion by Exocytosis; Structure of Bacterial Pathogen Membrane Proteins; Lipid-Protein Interactions

Primary Faculty

Huiwang Ai

Ai, Huiwang

Spatiotemporal Regulation of Biological Signaling; Protein Engineering for Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics

John Bushweller

Bushweller, John H.

Drug Development Targeting Transcription Drivers in Cancer; Structure/Function Studies of Transcription Factor Drivers in Cancer; Structural Studies of Membrane Proteins

Zygmunt Derewenda

Derewenda, Zygmunt S.

Structure-function relationships in proteins

Brant Isakson

Isakson, Brant

Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.

Peter Kasson

Kasson, Peter M.

Mechanisms of cell entry by influenza; Viral glycan recognition; drug resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; distributed computing.

Wladek Minor

Minor, Wladek

Structure-Function Relationships in Macromolecules; Infectious Diseases and Drug Discovery; Bioinformatics and Big Data; Scientific Reproducibility

Robert Nakamoto

Nakamoto, Robert K.

Structure-Function of Active Transporters

Gary Owens

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

Owen Pornillos

Pornillos, Owen

Structure and assembly of HIV Virus/host interactions; Structural biology of the innate immune system

Stefanie Redemann

Redemann, Stefanie

Spindle assembly, the structure function relation and the basics of the huge variability of spindle size, architecture and mechanics between different tissues as well as different species

Avril Somlyo

Somlyo, Avril V.

Novel signal transduction pathways in smooth muscles that regulate contractility and impact diseases of the vasculature, airway and gastrointestinal tract.

Swapnil Sonkusare

Sonkusare, Swapnil

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

Lukas Tamm

Tamm, Lukas K.

Biomembrane Structure and Function; Cell Entry of Enveloped Viruses; Neurosecretion by Exocytosis; Structure of Bacterial Pathogen Membrane Proteins; Lipid-Protein Interactions

Michael Wiener

Wiener, Michael C.

Structural biology (esp. crystallography) of integral membrane proteins; TonB-dependent active transport across the bacterial outer membrane; cancer-related membrane proteins; crystallization methods development

Mark Yeager

Yeager, Mark

Cardiac Gap Junction Membrane Channels / Integrins Water Channels / Rotavirus / Reovirus / Retrovirus

Jochen Zimmer

Zimmer, Jochen

Transport of biopolymers across biological membranes with a particular interest in polysaccharide and protein translocation.

Research Faculty

Olga Cherepanova

Cherepanova, Olga A

Molecular mechanisms responsible for the phenotypic transition of vascular cells, including smooth muscle cells (SMCs), endothelial cells (ECs) and macrophages during atherogenesis and vascular injury

David Cooper

Cooper, David R

My research relates to data management for scientific endeavors, particularly X-ray crystallography.

Mark Daniels

Daniels, Mark J.

Zinc transporter structure and membrane protein expression systems.

Urszula Derewenda

Derewenda, Urszula

Our primary interest is in the mechanisms by which protein molecules accomplish their diverse biological tasks.

Kelly Dryden

Dryden, Kelly

Electron cryomicroscopy of proteins and macromolecular complexes.

Barbie Ganser-Pornillos

Ganser-Pornillos, Barbie

The Structural Biology of HIV assembly

Volker Kiessling

Kiessling, Volker

Fusion of secretory vesicles with the plasma membrane

Binyong Liang

Liang, Binyong

please go to: https://med.virginia.edu/membrane-biology/

William McIntire

McIntire, William E.

Molecular determinants involved in the selective activation of BG dimers upon stimulation of a given receptor

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Momotani, Ko

Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

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Purdy, Michael

Structural Biology of the Bacterial Chloride Transporters

Christopher Stroupe

Stroupe, Christopher

Biochemical, biophysical, structural, and cell biological studies of intracellular membrane tethering and fusion