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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


Istvan Albert

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

(814) 865-2281


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


Lu Bai

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Associate 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

  • Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and 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

Transcriptional regulation of the hsp70 heat shock gene in Drosophila

465A North Frear Laboratory
dsg11@psu.edu

(813) 863-8905


Santhosh Girirajan

  • Associate Professor of Genomics
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department 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


Susan Hafenstein

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

(814) 865-5729


Wendy Hanna-Rose

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

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
  • 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


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


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

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Associate 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

  • Tombros Early Career Professor
  • 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
  • Deputy Director, The Penn State Cancer Institute
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
  • Associate 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


Melissa Rolls

  • 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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