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
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
  • What our students have to say...

    I was drawn into the program by looking at the statistics about the students on the wall. The group of Molecular Genetics majors were a highly successful group after graduation. A high percentage of them were going to graduate school, or medical school, or were working great jobs. I picked this as a major because I wanted to be like those kids. I think that the title "molecular genetics" sounds intimidating. Although, believe it or not, I have to say the courses aren't that hard. They are significantly easier than neuroscience courses, and I speak from experience. The courses take you step by step, starting out with baby steps, and you build on your knowledge base for the four years. In that way, the program is well designed. Also, the courses aren't just static information, what you learn is relevant and on the new frontiers of science. We learned about the Ebola virus, and about other pandemics.

    Amy (Molecular Genetics), graduated 2016
Seminar
A Direct Role for Small Molecules and Anti-pili Antibodies in Inhibiting Diarrheal Diseases by Esther Bullitt

Wed February 1st, 2017 at 9:30 AM
HSRF 400

Seminar
TBA by Thomas Silhavy

Wed March 8th, 2017 at 9:30 AM
HSRF 300