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    Faculty

    Michael AirolaAssistant Professor, Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

    Elizabeth Boon ,   Professor, Chemistry,  Nitric oxide signaling bacteria and regulation of biofilm formation

    Mark Bowen , Professor, Physiology and Biophysics,  Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds

    Isaac Carrico , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology

    Saikat Chowdhury ,   Assistant Professor,   Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation, cryo-electron microscopy and cell biology

    Ken Dill ,  Professor, Laufer Center,   Computer modeling of protein molecules and theory and principles of the machine mechanisms and evolution of cells

    Miguel-Garcia Diaz , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Mechanisms of mitochondrial gene expression

    J. Peter Gergen  , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

    David Green , Professor,  Applied Math and Statistics,  How can macromolecular interactions be engineered in a rational manner to have the desired effects in a complex environment, such as a living organism?

    Steven Glynn , Associate Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

    Yusuf A. Hannun ,   Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

    Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth , Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

    Wali Karzai,   Professor, Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and biochemical studies of the SmpB.tmRNA quality control system.

    Martin Kaczocha Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics.

    Avi Leftin, Assistant Professor, Radiology

    Chang-Jun Liu , Brookhaven National Lab, Flavinoid/isoflavinoid & Plant cell wall pathways, Protein engineering

    Qun Liu , Brookhaven National Lab,   Structural biology of membrane proteins in cell death and stress; technology development for X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.

    Erwin London , Distinguished Professor,  Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.

    Ed Luk ,  Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation

    Benjamin Martin , Associate Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

    David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor Cell cycle regulation of morphogenesis and cell invasive behavior

    Lisa Miller , Brookhaven National Lab, Study of the chemical makeup of cells and tissues using synchrotron-based infrared and x-ray imaging

    Todd Miller ,  Professor and Chair , Physiology and Biohysics,  Signal transduction by tyrosine kinases 

    Aaron Neiman , Professor and Chair Biochemistry, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

    Lina Obeid , Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in Inflammation, aging and cancer

    Dada Pisconti   , Associate Professor, Muscle stem cells; muscle development, regeneration and aging; muscular dystrophy; extracellular matrix; biology of proteoglycans.

    Robert Rizzo , Professor, Applied Math and Statistics, Structure-based drug design using computational methods; docking, molecular dynamics, virtual screening

    Adam Rosebrock , Assistant Professor, Pathology, Regulation of central carbon metabolism during cell growth and division. Development of big data approaches for mass spectrometry metabolomic data

    Nicole Sampson , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology, enzymology and metabolomics

    Jorg Schwender , Brookhaven National Lab, Metabolic flux analysis, central carbon metabolism pathways

    Jessica Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, tuberculosis, lipid biosynthesis, membrane biology, enzymology

    Markus  Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    John Shanklin , Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modifying enzymes, Protein engineering, Plant oils

    Carlos Simmerling , Professor, Chemistry, Computational structural biology: to accurately simulate known properties of molecules, assist in the refinement and interpretation of experimental data and predict the results of future experiments

    Sanford Simon , Professor, Extracellular degradation by neutrophil proteases.

    Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

    Dongyan Tan , Assistant Professor, Pharmacology,  Structure and function of macromolecules involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression

    Gerald Thomsen , Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

    Peter Tonge , Professor, Chemistry,  How proteins control and modulate the properties of small molecule ligands

    Jin Wang , Professor, Chemistry,   Biomolecular folding and recognition, especially protein folding and protein-protein/protein-DNA interactions

    Lonnie Wollmuth Professor, Neurobiology,   Fundamental mechanisms underlying the operation of ionotropic glutamate receptors, ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast cell-to-cell signaling in the nervous system 

  • Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

    Michael AirolaAssistant Professor, Biochemistry Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

    Elizabeth Boon ,   Professor, Chemistry,    Nitric oxide signaling bacteria and regulation of biofilm formation

    Mark Bowen ,  Professor, Physiology and Biohysics,  Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds

    Isaac Carrico , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology

    Saikat Chowdhury , Biochemistry,  Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation

    Miguel-Garcia Diaz , Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanisms of mitochondrial gene expression

    J. Peter Gergen  , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

    Steven Glynn , Associate Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

    Yusuf A. Hannun ,    Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

    Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor,  Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth , Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

    Wali Karzai,   Professor, Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and biochemical studies of the SmpB.tmRNA quality control system.

    Martin Kaczocha  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics.

    Chang-Jun Liu , Brookhaven National Lab, Flavinoid/isoflavinoid & Plant cell wall pathways, Protein engineering

    Erwin London , Distinguished Professor,  Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.

    Ed Luk ,  Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation

    Benjamin Martin , Associate Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

    David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor Cell cycle regulation of morphogenesis and cell invasive behavior

    Todd Miller ,  Professor and Chair , Physiology and Biohysics,  Signal transduction by tyrosine kinases 

    Aaron Neiman , Professor and Chair, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

    Lina Obeid , Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in Inflammation, aging and cancer

    Dada Pisconti  ,Associate Professor, Muscle stem cells; muscle development, regeneration and aging; muscular dystrophy; extracellular matrix; biology of proteoglycans.

    Adam Rosebrock , Assistant Professor, Pathology, Regulation of central carbon metabolism during cell growth and division. Development of big data approaches for mass spectrometry metabolomic data

    Nicole Sampson , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology, enzymology and metabolomics

    Jorg Schwender , Brookhaven National Lab, Metabolic flux analysis, central carbon metabolism pathways

    Jessica Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, tuberculosis, lipid biosynthesis, membrane biology, enzymology

    Markus  Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    John Shanklin , Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modifying enzymes, Protein engineering, Plant oils

    Sanford Simon , Professor, Extracellular degradation by neutrophil proteases.

    Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

    Dongyan Tan , Assistant Professor, Pharmacology,  Structure and function of macromolecules involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression

    Gerald Thomsen , Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

    Peter Tonge , Professor, Chemistry,  How proteins control and modulate the properties of small molecule ligands

    Lonnie Wollmuth  Professor, Neurobiology,   Fundamental mechanisms underlying the operation of ionotropic glutamate receptors, ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast cell-to-cell signaling in the nervous system 

  • Computational Biology

    Computational Biology 

    Ken Dill ,  Professor, Laufer Center,   Computer modeling of protein molecules and theory and principles of the machine mechanisms and evolution of cells

    David Green , Professor, Applied Math and Statistics,  How can macromolecular interactions be engineered in a rational manner to have the desired effects in a complex environment, such as a living organism?

    Robert Rizzo , Professor, Applied Math and Statistics, Structure-based drug design using computational methods; docking, molecular dynamics, virtual screening

    Markus  Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    Carlos Simmerling , Professor, Chemistry, Computational structural biology: to accurately simulate known properties of molecules, assist in the refinement and interpretation of experimental data and predict the results of future experiments

    Jin Wang , Professor, Chemistry,   Biomolecular folding and recognition, especially protein folding and protein-protein/protein-DNA interactions

  • Structural Biology

     Structural Biology

    Michael AirolaAssistant Professor, Biochemistry Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

    Elizabeth Boon ,   Professor, Chemistry,   Nitric oxide signaling bacteria and regulation of biofilm formation

    Mark Bowen ,   Professor, Physiology and Biohysics,  Single molecule spectroscopy; Coordination of post-synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds

    Saikat Chowdhury , Biochemistry,  Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation

    Ken Dill ,  Professor, Laufer Center,  Computer modeling of protein molecules and theory and principles of the machine mechanisms and evolution of cells

    Miguel-Garcia Diaz , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanisms of mitochondrial gene expression

    Steven Glynn , Associate Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

    Qun Liu , Brookhaven National Lab,   Structural biology of membrane proteins in cell death and stress; technology development for X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.

    Lisa Miller , Brookhaven National Lab, Study of the chemical makeup of cells and tissues using synchrotron-based infrared and x-ray imaging

    Adam Rosebrock , Assistant Professor, Pathology, Regulation of central carbon metabolism during cell growth and division. Development of big data approaches for mass spectrometry metabolomic dat

    Markus  Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    John Shanklin , Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modifying enzymes, Protein engineering, Plant oils

    Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

    Dongyan Tan , Assistant Professor, Pharmacology,  Structure and function of macromolecules involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression

    Peter Tonge , Professor, Chemistry,  How proteins control and modulate the properties of small molecule ligands

    Jin Wang , Professor, Chemistry,   Biomolecular folding and recognition, especially protein folding and protein-protein/protein-DNA interactions

  • Membrane Biology

    Membrane Biology

    Michael AirolaAssistant Professor, Biochemistry Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

    Saikat Chowdhury , Biochemistry,  Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation

    Steven Glynn , Associate Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

    Yusuf A. Hannun ,    Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

    Martin Kaczocha  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics.

    Qun Liu , Brookhaven National Lab,   Structural biology of membrane proteins in cell death and stress; technology development for X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.

    Erwin London , Distinguished Professor,  Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids

    Aaron Neiman , Professor and Chair, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

    Lina Obeid , Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in Inflammation, aging and cancer

    Jessica Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, tuberculosis, lipid biosynthesis, membrane biology, enzymology

    Markus  Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    John Shanklin , Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modifying enzymes, Protein engineering, Plant oils

    Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane and amyloid proteins

    Lonnie Wollmuth  Professor, Neurobiology,   Fundamental mechanisms underlying the operation of ionotropic glutamate receptors, ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast cell-to-cell signaling in the nervous system 

  • Neurobiology

    Neurobiology

    Saikat Chowdhury, Biochemistry,  Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation, cryo-electron microscopy and cell biology

    Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane and amyloid proteins

    Martin Kaczocha  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics.

    Lonnie Wollmuth   Professor, Neurobiology,   Fundamental mechanisms underlying the operation of ionotropic glutamate receptors, ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast cell-to-cell signaling in the nervous system 

  • Drug Design and Development

    Drug Design and Development


    Michael AirolaAssistant Professor, Biochemistry Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

    Elizabeth Boon ,   Professor, Chemistry,    Nitric oxide signaling bacteria and regulation of biofilm formation

    Yusuf A. Hannun ,    Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

    Martin Kaczocha  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics.

    Robert Rizzo , Professor, Applied Math and Statistics, Structure-based drug design using computational methods; docking, molecular dynamics, virtual screening

    Nicole Sampson , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology, enzymology and metabolomics

    Markus  Seeliger ,   Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    Jessica Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, tuberculosis, lipid biosynthesis, membrane biology, enzymology

    Carlos Simmerling , Professor, Chemistry, Computational structural biology: to accurately simulate known properties of molecules, assist in the refinement and interpretation of experimental data and predict the results of future experiments

    Peter Tonge , Professor, Chemistry,  How proteins control and modulate the properties of small molecule ligands

     

  • Chemical Biology

    Chemical Biology


    Elizabeth Boon ,   Professor, Chemistry,    Nitric oxide signaling bacteria and regulation of biofilm formation

    Isaac Carrico , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology

    Dada Pisconti ,   Associate Professor, Muscle stem cells; muscle development, regeneration and aging; muscular dystrophy; extracellular matrix; biology of proteoglycans.

    Nicole Sampson , Professor, Chemistry, Chemical biology, enzymology and metabolomics

    Markus  Seeliger ,   Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

    Jessica Seeliger , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, tuberculosis, lipid biosynthesis, membrane biology, enzymology

    Peter Tonge , Professor, Chemistry,  How proteins control and modulate the properties of small molecule ligands

     

  • Cancer Biology

     Cancer Biology

    Miguel-Garcia Diaz , Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanisms of mitochondrial gene expression

    Yusuf A. Hannun ,    Professor, Medicine, Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

    Benjamin Martin , Associate Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis 

    David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor Cell cycle regulation of morphogenesis and cell invasive behavior

    Markus  Seeliger ,   Associate Professor, Pharmacology,  Mechanism of protein kinases and ubiquitin ligases in cancer and aging

     

  • Cell Biology

    Cell Biology 

    Saikat Chowdhury , Biochemistry,  Cytoskeletal dynamics and regulation, cryo-electron microscopy and cell biology

    Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    Martin Kaczocha  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid pharmacology and development of novel therapeutics

    David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor Cell cycle regulation of morphogenesis and cell invasive behavior

    Erwin London , Distinguished Professor,  Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids

    Benjamin Martin , Associate Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

    Aaron Neiman , Professor and Chair, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

    Dada Pisconti   Associate Professor, Muscle stem cells; muscle development, regeneration and aging; muscular dystrophy; extracellular matrix; biology of proteoglycans.