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Participating Faculty

Faculty Name Department Research Topic
Michael Bell Ecology and Evolution Causes of temporal and spatial variation using the threespine stickleback fish
Jorge Benach Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Pathogenesis of spirochetal infections and host responses
Jian Cao Medicine Biology and prevention of cancer metastasis
Jackie Collier Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Phytoplankton physiological ecology; Biocomplexity and microbial diversity; Planktonic ecosystem processes 
Holly Colognato Pharmacological Sciences Extracellular matrix in the brain: roles during development and during neurodegeneration
Carlos de los Santos Pharmacological Sciences NMR Solution Structure of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Dale Deutsch Biochemistry and Cell Biology Metabolism of the endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG
Dale Drueckhammer Chemistry Design, synthesis, and study of new organic molecules
Walter Eanes Ecology and Evolution Molecular evolution, phylogenetic analysis, population genetics
Michael Frohman Pharmacological Sciences Regulation of exocytosis, cell shape, and mitochondrial fusion by lipid signaling pathways
Peter Gergen Biochemistry and Cell Biology Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development 
Jessica Gurevitch Ecology and Evolution Experimental investigation of fundamental ecological questions of plant populations
Robert Haltiwanger Biochemistry and Cell Biology Role of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and quality control 
Patrick Hearing Biochemistry and Cell Biology Adenovirus-host cell interactions; viral vectors for human gene therapy
Nancy Hollingsworth Biochemistry and Cell Biology Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis 
Stefan Judex Biomedical Engineering Bone regulation
Richard Kew Pathology Leukocyte chemotaxis; inflammation; pulmonary immunopathology
James Konopka Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Signal transduction, morphogenesis and genetics of pathogenic fungi
Mary Kritzer Neurobiology and Behavior Sex differences in cortical microcircuitry 
Joel M.  Levine Neurobiology and Behavior Molecular biology of nerve regeneration; nerve-glia interactions 
Erwin London Biochemistry and Cell Biology Membrane protein structure/translocation/folding 
Lorne Mendell Neurobiology and Behavior Functional effects of neurotrophins in neonatal and adult mammals
Iwao Ojima Chemistry Design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of medicinally-active compounds
Nancy Reich  Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Cytokines and Viral Defense
Basil Rigas Medicine Cancer prevention
Robert Rizzo Applied Math and Statistics Computational structural biology; HIV/AIDS, cancer, and influenza
Lorna Role Neurobiology and Behavior Cholinergic signalling in circuits and behaviors related to emotional salience in learning and memory
Clint Rubin Biomedical Engineering Cellular mechanisms responsible for the growth, healing, and homeostasis of bone
Nicole Sampson Chemistry Steroid degradation pathways in M. tuberculosis
Howard Sirotkin Neurobiology and Behavior Molecular genetics of vertebrate neural patterning 
Helmut Strey Biomedical Engineering Drug delivery, nanostructures
Ken-Ichi Takemaru Pharmacological Sciences Wnt Signaling in Development and Disease
Styliani-Anna Tsirka Pharmacological Sciences Neuro-immune interactions in physiology and pathology of central nervous system
Lonnie Wollmuth Neurobiology and Behavior Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission