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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


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


Jean Brenchley

  • Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Biotechnology
Office: 203A South Frear Laboratory Lab: 432 South Frear Laboratory
jeb7@psu.edu

(814) 863-7794


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


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


Susan Hafenstein

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
231W Millennium Science Complex
suh21@psu.edu

(814) 865-5729


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


Andrea Mastro

  • Professor of Microbiology and Cell Biology

Breast cancer and immune system

428 South Frear Laboratory
a36@psu.edu

(814) 863-0152


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


Katsuhiko Murakami

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural and Mechanistic Enzymology of Prokaryotic RNA Polymerases

006 Althouse Laboratory
kum14@psu.edu

(814) 865-2758


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


Ronald Porter

  • Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
124A South Frear Laboratory
rdp1@psu.edu

(814) 863-4903


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
kup14@psu.edu

(814) 863-7568


Moriah Szpara

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation, neuron-virus relationships

W-208 Millennium Science Complex
moriah@psu.edu

(814) 867-0008

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