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Sarah Ades

  • Associate Dean, The Graduate School
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Signal transduction and antibiotic induced stress responses in bacteria.

408 Althouse Laboratory
sea10@psu.edu

(814) 863-1088


Paul Babitzke

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

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

203 Althouse Laboratory
pxb28@psu.edu

(814) 865-0002


J. Martin Bollinger

  • Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mechanisms of metalloenzymes and metallofactor assembly

336 Chemistry Building
jmb21@psu.edu

(814) 863-1464


Squire Booker

  • Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
  • Professor of Chemistry and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science

Mechanisms of cofactor action in enymatic reactions

302 Chemistry Building
sjb14@psu.edu

(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
dab14@psu.edu

(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
cec9@psu.edu

(814) 863-8705


J. Gregory Ferry

  • Stanley Person Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
205 South Frear Laboratory
jgf3@psu.edu

(814) 863-5721


Richard Frisque

  • Professor Emeritus of Molecular Virology

Molecular approaches to the unique biology of JC virus

434 South Frear Laboratory
rjf6@psu.edu

(814) 863-3523


John Golbeck

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Professor of Chemistry

Biophysical studies of electron transfer mechanisms in photosynthetic prokaryotes

328 South Frear Laboratory
jhg5@psu.edu

(814) 865-1163


Ross Hardison

  • T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Genomics and gene regulation

304 Wartik Laboratory
rch8@psu.edu

(814) 863-0113


Kenneth Keiler

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Department Head for Graduate Education

Protein quality control and new antibiotics.

401 Althouse Laboratory
kkeiler@psu.edu

(814) 863-0787


Scott Lindner

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

W230B Millennium Science Complex
scott.lindner@psu.edu

(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
manuel@psu.edu

(814) 867-3444


Bernhard Lüscher

  • Professor of Biology
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. Mechanisms underlying successful antidepressant drug therapies 

209 Life Sciences Building
bxl25@psu.edu

(814) 865-5549


Timothy 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
txm50@psu.edu

(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
tim14@psu.edu

(814) 865-1916


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
btn1@psu.edu

(814) 863-4904


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
bfp2@psu.edu

(814) 863-8252


Joseph Reese

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate Department Head for Research and Faculty Development

Chromatin structure and gene expression, DNA damage resistance pathways

463A North Frear Laboratory
jcr8@psu.edu

(814) 865-1976


Song Tan

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural biology of eukaryotic gene regulation

468A North Frear Laboratory
sxt30@psu.edu

(814) 865-3355

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