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Mike Caterina , M.D., Ph.D Professor
Molecular mechanisms of pain, temperature, and mechanical sensation; function of ion channels in skin; mechanisms of ion channel ionic selectivity

Ryuya Fukunaga, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Mechanism and biology of small silencing RNAs

Erin Goley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Bacterial cell biology: cytoskeletal function during growth and division

Stephen Gould, Ph.D., Professor
Molecular mechanisms of organelle biogenesis

Gerald W. Hart, Ph.D., Professor
Roles of cytoplasmic and nuclear glycosylation in transcription, oncogene function, neurodegenerative disease, and in diabetes

Seth Margolis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation in Development and Disease

Mollie K. Meffert, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
The Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Health and Disease

Tamara O'Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Molecular dissection of host-pathogen interactions and the evolution of virulence strategies in natural reservoirs

Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Signal transduction; Cancer biology, miRNAs, Proteomics, Bioinformatics

Peter Pedersen, Ph.D., Professor
Cell energetics/mitochondria: Molecular & chemical basis in health and disease and fertile ground for drug discovery and development

Joel Pomerantz, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Functional Specificity and Design of Signal Transduction Pathways

Daniel Raben, Ph.D., Professor
Biochemistry and chemistry of lipids and lipid metabolizing enzymes involved in signaling cascades

Karen Reddy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Understanding how the nuclear periphery and other subcompartments contribute to general nuclear architecture and to specific gene regulation

David Shortle, Ph.D., Professor
Protein folding; computational strategies for protein structure prediction and improving homology models

Michael Wolfgang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Neurochemistry and signaling in obesity and diabetes

Natasha Zachara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
The role of nucleocytoplasmic glycosylation, O-GlcNAc, in regulating cell survival


Professors Emeriti:

Susan Craig, Ph.D. Professor
Cytoskeletal proteins and cell adhesion; Molecular and cellular biology of actin-associated cell junctions

Paul Englund, Ph.D., Professor
Biochemistry and molecular biology of protozoan parasites

M. Daniel Lane, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Hypothalamic control of adiposity; signals and genes that trigger adipose lineage commitment and differentiation

Albert Mildvan, M.D., Professor Emeritus
Mechanisms of enzyme action; enzymes of DNA synthesis and hydrolysis; nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance; NMR studies of enzyme structure and enzyme-substrate interactions