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
Barry Finette Mutagenic Mechanisms in Pediatric Diseases
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 Structural Biology of DNA Replication and Repair
Julie Dragon Director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BSR)
Christopher Francklyn Protein synthesis in biological regulation and human disease
Scott Morrical DNA Replication and Recombination
Joann Sweasy Maintenance of Genome Stability
Not sure   Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions;
  Catalytic RNA
Nicholas Heintz DNA Replication
Scott Morrical DNA Replication and Recombination
David Pederson Nucleosome Dynamics & Repair of DNA Damage 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
Christopher Huston Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Beth Kirkpatrick Infectious Disease Immunology
Keith Mintz Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Markus Thali Investigating Virus-Cell Relationships
Gary Ward Cell Biology of Host-Parasite Interaction
Matthew Wargo Regulation of Bacterial Virulence and Catabolism
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