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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
sea10@psu.edu

(814) 863-1088


Istvan Albert

  • Research Professor
W237 Millennium Science Complex
iua1@psu.edu

(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
pxb28@psu.edu

(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
lub15@psu.edu

(814) 863-4824


Philip Bevilacqua

  • Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
242 Chemistry Building
pcb5@psu.edu

(814) 863-3812


Amie Boal

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

Structural biology of metalloproteins

326 Chemistry Building
akb20@psu.edu

(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
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


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)
psc11@psu.edu

Frank Dorman

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
240 Chemistry Building (Mail: 107 Althouse)
fld3@psu.edu

(814) 863-6805


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
dsg11@psu.edu

(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
sxg47@psu.edu

(814) 865-0674


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


Ying Gu

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

Mechanism of cellulose biosynthesis in arabidopsis

262 North Frear Laboratory
yug13@psu.edu

(814) 867-3827


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
wxh21@psu.edu

(814) 865-7904


Ross Hardison

  • T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Genomics and gene regulation

304 Wartik Laboratory
rch8@psu.edu

(814) 863-0113


Joyce Jose

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
W-206 Millennium Science Complex
jxj321@psu.edu

(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
txk3@psu.edu

(814) 863-1042


Kenneth Keiler

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Protein quality control and new antibiotics.

401 Althouse Laboratory
kkeiler@psu.edu

(814) 863-0787


Andrey Krasilnikov

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural biology of RNA and RNA-protein complexes

106 Althouse Laboratory
ask11@psu.edu

(814) 865-5050


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
cdk10@psu.edu

(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
zcl1@psu.edu

(814) 863-0479


Arthur Lesk

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Protein structure, function and evolution

203 South Frear Laboratory
aml25@psu.edu

(814) 865-4743


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 and
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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

209 Life Sciences Building
bxl25@psu.edu

(814) 865-5549


Shaun Mahony

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Computational biology and regulatory genomics.  

404 South Frear Laboratory
mahony@psu.edu

(814) 865-3008


Thomas 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)
tem5@psu.edu

(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
pzm11@psu.edu

(814) 865-0193


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


Anton Nekrutenko

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Comparative genome analysis

505 Wartik Laboratory
anton@bx.psu.edu

(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
btn1@psu.edu

(814) 863-4904


Andrew Patterson

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

Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis Research Faculty

322 Life Sciences Bldg
adp117@psu.edu

(814) 867-4565


Robert Paulson

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
104 Henning Building
rfp5@psu.edu

(814) 863-6306


Gary Perdew

  • John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences
309A Life Sciences Building
ghp2@psu.edu

(814) 865-0400


Jeffrey Peters

  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis
312 Life Sciences Building
jmp21@psu.edu

(814) 863-1387


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


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

Chromatin structure and gene expression, DNA damage resistance pathways

463A North Frear Laboratory
jcr8@psu.edu

(814) 865-1976


Marylyn 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
marylyn.ritchie@psu.edu

(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
mur22@psu.edu

(814) 867-1395


Lorraine Santy

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Small GTPase regulation of epithelial cell motility

208 Althouse Laboratory
lcs13@psu.edu

(814) 863-6813


Scott 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
sbs24@psu.edu

(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
sas76@psu.edu

(814) 865-2318


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


Song Tan

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Structural biology of eukaryotic gene regulation

468A North Frear Laboratory
sxt30@psu.edu

(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)
ClaireT@psu.edu

(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
mxt3@psu.edu

(814) 863-1165


Yanming Wang

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Epigenetic histone modifications in cell differentiation and cancer

454 North Frear Laboratory
yuw12@psu.edu

(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
xuz31@psu.edu

(814) 863-3732

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