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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
308B Althouse 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
  • Professor of Chemistry

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

431 Steidle Building
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

  • Associate 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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