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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.


Matunis, MichaelDepartment Interim Chair,
Signaling through SUMOylation and functions to health and disease
Bailey, ScottAssociate ProfessorStructure/function studies of genome integrity
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, AnthonyAssociate ProfessorGene regulation by non-coding RNAs in embryonic development and cancers 
McMacken, RogerProfessorMolecular mechanisms of initiation and regulation of chromosomal DNA replication; mechanisms by which molecular chaperones mediate remodeling of stable nucleoprotein assemblies
Wan, FengyiAssociate 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, Jürgen                                                                                  Visiting Assistant Professor                                                             Studies on invasion and egress of the malaria parasite
Brown, TerryProfessor EmeritusAndrogen receptor structure, function, expression and transcriptional activity; age-dependent changes in the prostate; prostate cancer
Chen, HaolinSenior ScientistLeydig cell biology: from stem to aging
Hwang, HoYonResearch AssociateMechanisms of neurodegeneration and protein quality control
Learn, Brian Research AssociateDNA replication
Miller, PaulProfessor EmeritusNucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry


Coulombe, PierreProfessorUniversity of Michigan Medical School, Department of Cell Developmental Biology
Hamacher-Brady, AnneAssistant ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Klein, SabraAssociate ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Meeker, AlanAssociate ProfessorSchool of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, Oncology and Urology
Prigge, SeanAssociate ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Scott, AlanProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Sinnis, Photini ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Wallach, EdwardProfessor EmeritusSchool of Medicine, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics 
Wills-Karp, Marsha ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Zacur, HowardProfessorSchool of Medicine, Department of Reproductive Endocrinology
Zoon, KathrynDirector, Scientist EmeritusNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of Intramural Research