Faculty Research Interests


Genetics Structural Biology & Protein Function
Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions;
Catalytic RNA
Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis


Localization of GFP-Cdc42p during yeast cell division
  Genetics
Richard Albertini Human Somatic Cell Genetics
Barry Finette Mutagenic Mechanisms in Pediatric Diseases
Douglas Johnson Biofilm Formation by the Pathogenic Yeast Candida albicans
Dawei Li Human Genetics and Genomics
Mercedes Rincon Signaling and gene regulation in thymus development, activation, differentiation and death of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells
Mary Tierney Mechanisms for controlling cell function through ECM structure
structural biology
  Structural Biology & Bioinformatics
Jeffrey Bond Structural Biology of Proteins and DNA
Sylvie Doublie X-Ray Crystallography
Julie Dragon Bioinformatics
Christopher Francklyn Molecular Basis of tRNA Recognition
Scott Morrical DNA Replication and Recombination
David Pederson DNA Replication and Repair in Chromatin
Neil Sarkar Biomedical Informatics, Genomics, Phylogenetics
Joann Sweasy Maintenance of Genome Stability
Susan Wallace DNA Damage and Repair
Not sure   Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions;
  Catalytic RNA
John Burke Catalytic RNA
Sylvie Doublie X-Ray Crystallography
Christopher Francklyn Molecular Basis of tRNA Recognition
Gregory Gilmartin RNA Processing
Joyce Heckman Catalytic RNA
Nicholas Heintz DNA Replication
Scott Morrical DNA Replication and Recombination
David Pederson DNA Replication and Repair in Chromatin
Joann Sweasy Maintenance of Genome Stability
Susan Wallace DNA Damage and Repair
  Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Jason Botten Host immune response to viral infection, the basis of persistent viral infection in reservoir hosts, host-pathogen interactions, and the development of novel therapeutic agents and vaccines
Gerard Bouffard
Ralph Budd Death receptor regulation of apoptosis in the immune system
John Burke Catalytic RNA
Christopher Huston Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Douglas Johnson Biofilm Formation by the Pathogenic Yeast Candida albicans
Beth Kirkpatrick Infectious Disease Immunology
Keith Mintz Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Aimee Shen Proteases involved in bacterial pathogenesis
Gary Ward Cell Biology of Host-Parasite Interaction
Matthew Wargo Regulation of Bacterial Virulence and Catabolism
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