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Sarah Ades

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Signal transduction and antibiotic induced stress responses in bacteria.

408 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-1088

Istvan Albert

  • Research Professor
W237 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 865-2281

Paul Babitzke

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Graduate Education Co-Director
  • Co-director, Center for RNA Molecular Biology

Regulation of gene expression by RNA structure and RNA-binding proteins

203 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 865-0002

Lu Bai

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Assistant Professor of Physics

Single cell / single molecule study of chromatin and gene regulation

406 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-4824

Philip C. Bevilacqua

  • Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
242 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-3812

Amie Boal

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Structural biology of metalloproteins

326 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-2863

J. Martin Bollinger

  • Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mechanisms of metalloenzymes and metallofactor assembly

336 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-1464

Squire Booker

  • Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
  • Professor of Chemistry and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mechanisms of cofactor action in enymatic reactions

302 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-8793

Donald Bryant

  • Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and genomics of photosynthetic bacteria

403C Althouse Laboratory
(814) 865-1992

Craig Cameron

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Eberly Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

RNA polymerases and RNA-binding proteins in viral infection and mitochondrial disease  

201 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-8705

Paul Cremer

  • Professor of Chemistry and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Natural Sciences

Multidisciplinary field of biological surface and interface science

212 South Frear (mailbox 104 Chemistry)

Frank Dorman

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
240 Chemistry Building (Mail: 107 Althouse)
(814) 863-6805

J. Gregory Ferry

  • Stanley Person Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
308B Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-5721

David Gilmour

  • Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and
  • Graduate Education Co-Director

Transcriptional regulation of the hsp70 heat shock gene in Drosophila

465A North Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-8905

Santhosh Girirajan

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and
  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders

205 A Life Sciences Building
(814) 865-0674

John Golbeck

  • Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and
  • Professor of Chemistry
328 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-1163

Ying Gu

  • Associate Head for Equity & Diversity
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mechanism of cellulose biosynthesis in arabidopsis

262 North Frear Laboratory
(814) 867-3827

Susan Hafenstein

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
231W Millennium Science Complex
(814) 865-5729

Wendy Hanna-Rose

  • Interim Department Head, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics of Metabolism and Development in C. elegans

104D Life Sciences Building
(814) 865-7904

Ross Hardison

  • T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Genomics and gene regulation

304 Wartik Laboratory
(814) 863-0113

Mitchell Holland

  • Associate Research Professor
014 Thomas Building
(814) 865-5286

Joyce Jose

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
W-206 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 863-8806

Teh-hui Kao

  • Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemical and molecular bases of self/non-self recognition during plant reproduction

333 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-1042

Kenneth Keiler

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Protein quality control and new antibiotics.

401 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-0787

Andrey Krasilnikov

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural biology of RNA and RNA-protein complexes

106 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 865-5050

Maria Krasilnikova

  • Assistant Research Professor
108 Chemistry Building 206 Life Sciences (mail)
(814) 863-5555

Carsten Krebs

  • Professor of Chemistry and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bioinorganic chemistry- spectroscopic and kinetic studies on the mechanisms of iron-containing enzymes

332 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-6089

Zhi-Chun Lai

  • Professor of Biology and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Growth control and cancer genetics

127 Life Sciences Building
(814) 863-0479

Arthur Lesk

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Protein structure, function and evolution

203 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-4743

Scott E. Lindner

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular parasitology and structural biology of malaria (Plasmodium spp.)

W230B Millennium Science Complex
(814) 867-4062

Manuel Llinás

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation and metabolism in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum using functional genomics and metabolomics

W126 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 867-3444

Bernhard Lüscher

  • Professor of Biology and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Understanding of the role and function of GABAergic transmission in health and disease    

209 Life Sciences Building
(814) 865-5549

Shaun Mahony

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Computational biology and regulatory genomics.  

404 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-3008

Thomas E. Mallouk

  • Head of the Chemistry Department
  • Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Materials chemistry: surface chemistry, layered materials, self-assembly, artificial photosynthesis, catalysis, environmental chemistry.

205 South Frear (mailbox 104 Chemistry)
(814) 863-9637

Paul Medvedev

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Computational Genomics

343J Information Science & Technology Building and 506B Wartik Lab Wartik Phone: (814) 865-2733
(814) 865-0193

Timothy C. Meredith

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Our research focuses on the bacterial cell envelope, and in particular on lipid metabolism, across a set of key human pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

206 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 867-5909

Tim Miyashiro

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bacterial gene expression within natural host environments;  Host-microbe symbioses

410 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-1916

Katsuhiko Murakami

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural and Mechanistic Enzymology of Prokaryotic RNA Polymerases

006 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 865-2758

Anton Nekrutenko

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Comparative genome analysis

505 Wartik Laboratory
(814) 865-4752

B. Tracy Nixon

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

1. Functional bases of signal transduction and gene regulation by AAA+ATPases in bacteria. 2. Degradation of lignocellulose by cellulases. 3. Synthesis of cellulose.

332 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-4904

Andrew D. Patterson

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis Research Faculty

322 Life Sciences Bldg
(814) 867-4565

Kathleen Postle

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Signal transduction and iron transport in bacteria as a target for novel antibiotic development

301 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-7568

Frank Pugh

  • Evan Pugh University Professor
  • Willaman Chair in Molecular Biology and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and genomics and eukaryotic transcription regulation

456A North Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-8252

Joseph Reese

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chromatin structure and gene expression, DNA damage resistance pathways

463A North Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-1976

Marylyn D. Ritchie

  • Director, Center for Systems Genomics
  • Director, Biomedical & Translational Informatics Program of Geisinger Research
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Genetic Architecture of Complex Human Traits

328 Innovation Blvd, Suite 210
(814) 272-5093

Melissa Rolls

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chair of the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program

Subcellular compartmentalization of neurons

118 Life Sciences Building
(814) 867-1395

Lorraine Santy

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Small GTPase regulation of epithelial cell motility

208 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 863-6813

Scott B. Selleck

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Regulation of growth factor signaling, proteogylcan modulation of morphogen function, nervous system assembly and synapse development

206D Life Sciences Building
(814) 867-3274

Scott Showalter

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Analytical, Biological, Computational/Theoretical, Physical, Biomedical

106 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-2318

Moriah L. Szpara

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation, neuron-virus relationships

W-208 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 867-0008

Song Tan

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural biology of eukaryotic gene regulation

468A North Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-3355

Claire Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Roles of the cytoskeleton in Drosophila development: molecular and genetic approaches

617 Mueller Lab (mailbox 208 Mueller)
(814) 863-0716

Ming Tien

  • Professor of Biochemistry

Characterization and biochemical analysis of cellulose synthesis in a variety of organisms. Mechanism and regulation of fungal degradation of lignin. Dissimilatory Iron reduction

305 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 863-1165

Yanming Wang

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Epigenetic histone modifications in cell differentiation and cancer

454 North Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-3775

Xin Zhang

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Paul Berg Early Career Professorship in the Eberly College of Science

Chemical Biology of In Vivo Protein Folding and Aggregation. Biochemistry and Synthetic Chemistry. 

224 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-3732