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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BMB Faculty

The training and teaching faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology represent a wide array of research interests.


Coulombe, PierreDepartment Chair,
Epithelial differentiation and homeostasis during stress and in disease states
Bailey, ScottAssociate ProfessorStructure/function studies of genome integrity
Brown, TerryProfessorAndrogen receptor structure, function, expression and transcriptional activity; age-dependent changes in the prostate; prostate cancer
Bryant, RandyProfessorEnzymatic mechanisms in bacterial DNA recombination
Culotta, ValeriaProfessorMetabolism of metal ions and oxygen radicals
Drummond-Barbosa, DanielaProfessorControl of ovarian stem cells and their differentiating progeny by diet, insulin, and other systemic signals; molecular mechanisms of meiotic maturation; Drosophila model system
Evans, JaniceProfessorMammalian fertilization; sperm-egg binding and fusion; egg activation; oocyte maturation; cell adhesion; cytoskeleton
Huang, P.C.ProfessorBioinformatics, genomics and proteomics
Jordan, PhilipAssistant ProfessorGenome maintenance and meiosis; DNA recombinaton and chromosome segregation
Kavran, JenniferAssistant ProfessorMechanistic studies of eukaryotic signaling pathways
Leung, AnthonyAssistant ProfessorGene regulation by non-coding RNAs in embryonic development and cancers 
Matunis, MichaelProfessorSignaling through SUMOylation and functions to health and disease
McMacken, RogerProfessorMolecular mechanisms of initiation and regulation of chromosomal DNA replication; mechanisms by which molecular chaperones mediate remodeling of stable nucleoprotein assemblies
Miller, PaulProfessorNucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry
Wan, FengyiAssistant ProfessorSignal transduction and gene regulation in immune response and cancer
Wang, JiouAssociate ProfessorMechanisms of neurodegeneration and protein quality control
Wright, WilliamProfessorGerm cell-Sertoli cell interactions; mechanisms of sperm-zona pellucida recognition and binding
Zirkin, BarryProfessorLeydig and stem cell aging; male fertility and infertility; reproductive toxicity


Bosch, JürgenVisiting Assistant ProfessorStudies on invasion and egress of the malaria parasite
Chen, HaolinSenior ScientistLeydig cell biology: from stem to aging
Learn, Brian Research AssociateBiochemistry and molecular biology DNA replication


Hardwick, J. MarieProfessorSchool of Public Health
Klein, SabraAssociate Professor School of Public Health
Prigge, SeanAssociate ProfessorSchool of Public Health
Scott, AlanProfessorSchool of Public Health
Sinnis, Photini ProfessorSchool of Public Health
Wallach, EdwardProfessorSchool of Medicine
Wills-Karp, Marsha ProfessorSchool of Public Health
Zacur, HowardProfessorSchool of Medicine