Faculty Research Interests
Research

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Margaret Black
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Nucleotide metabolism.

John Browse
Institute of Biological Chemistry
Interests: Lipids in membrane function and cellular signaling.

Lisa Gloss
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Protein folding and macromolecular assembly: histones, the nucleosome and halophilic enzymes.

Joseph Harding
Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Interests: Role of neuropeptides in brain-angiotensin system.

Chul Hee Kang
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Calcium metabolism in cardiac myocyte and cardiac side effect of pharmaceutical compounds.

Mark Lange
Institute of Biological Chemistry
Interests: Isoprenoid metabolism in plants.

Luying Xun
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Microbial degradation of xenobiotics.

Susan Wang
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Radical mechanisms in enzyme catalysis.

Cell Biology and Cellular Signaling

John Alderete
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: The study of parasite and host cell-tissue interactions focused on proteins that contribute to infection and disease pathogenesis.

John Browse
Institute of Biological Chemistry
Interests: Lipids in membrane function and cellular signaling.

Rey Carabeo
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Bacterial signaling and dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton and focal adhesions; Transcriptional responses of Chlamydia to iron limitation.

Cynthia Cooper
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Zebrafish developmental mechanisms.

Alan Goodman
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: The host immune response to pathogenic infection.

Joseph Harding
Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Interests: Role of neuropeptides in brain-angiotensin system.

Chengtao Her
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mammalian DNA mismatch repair pathways.

Mary Hunzicker-Dunn
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Signaling pathways leading to activation of target genes in ovarian granulosa cells directed by follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone.

Jonathan Jones
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Understanding how the behavior of epithelial cells is regulated by signaling initiated by ligand (extracellular matrix)-receptor interaction.

Kwan Hee Kim
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Vitamin A and retinoic acid receptors in spermatogenesis and testis development.

Eric Shelden
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Shock proteins in zebrafish development, regeneration and aging.

Jennifer Watts
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Genetics and genomics of lipid metabolism and fat storage inC. elegans.

Chromatin, DNA Repair and Cancer

Margaret Black
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Suicide gene therapy of cancer.

Weihang Chai
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Telomere structure, maintenance and function.

Lisa Gloss
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Protein folding and macromolecular assembly: histones, the nucleosome and halophilic enzymes.

Cynthia Haseltine
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mechanisms of homologous recombination and cellular responses to DNA damage in hyperthermophilic archaeal microbes.

Terry Hassold
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Meitoic chromosome abnormalities.

Chengtao Her
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mammalian DNA mismatch repair pathways

Chul Hee Kang
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Calcium metabolism in cardiac myocyte and cardiac side effect of pharmaceutical compounds.

Steven Roberts
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Genome dynamics: mechanisms of mutation and chromosome alteration that contribute to human disease. Mutagenesis of ssDNA in cancer.

Michael Smerdon
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: DNA excision repair in the context of chromatin structure.

Grant Trobridge
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Interests: Oncogene discovery using retroviruses.

John Wyrick
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Histone modifications in global gene expression.

Microbial Genetics, Physiology and Infectious Disease

Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health
Interests: Entry mechanisms of highly pathogenic zoonotic viruses into mammalian cells.

John Alderete
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: The study of parasite and host cell-tissue interactions focused on proteins that contribute to infection and disease pathogenesis.

Kelly Brayton
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Interests: Infectious diseases, microbial genomics, mechanisms of persistence.

Doug Call
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health
Interests: Evolution and persistence of antibiotic resistance; molecular epidemiology; comparative genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics of pathogens; detection pathogens in complex matrices; and aquaculture health.

Jean Celli
Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health
Interests: Mechanisms of intracellular survival and proliferation of Brucella abortus, the causative agent of the world-wide zoonotic disease brucellosis.

Rey Carabeo
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Bacterial signaling and dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton and focal adhesions; Transcriptional responses of Chlamydia to iron limitation.

Alan Goodman
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: The host immune response to pathogenic infection.

Michael Kahn
School of Molecular Biosciences and Institute of Biological Chemistry
Interests: Genetics, genomics and metabolism of plant-microbe interactions.

Leigh Knodler
Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health
Interests: Microbial pathogenesis of enteric infections, Salmonella-intestinal epithelial cell interactions.

Michael Konkel
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Campylobacter jejunipathogenic determinants.

Anthony Nicola
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Interests: Cell biology of virus-host interactions, herpesviruses, viral entry, membrane fusion, envelope glycoproteins, viral pathogenesis.

Linda Thomashow
USDA Research Geneticist
Interests:Pseudomonasgenes involved in interactions with wheat.

Grant Trobridge
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Interests: Stem cell gene therapy for HIV infection.

Susan Wang
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Radical mechanisms in enzyme catalysis.

Luying Xun
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Microbial degradation of xenobiotics.

Molecular Genetics, Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology

Rey Carabeo
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Bacterial signaling and dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton and focal adhesions; Transcriptional responses of Chlamydia to iron limitation.

Weihang Chai
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Telomere structure, maintenance and function.

Cynthia Cooper
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Zebrafish developmental mechanisms.

Michael Griswold
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Role of Sertoli cells in mammalian spermatogenesis.

Cynthia Haseltine
Assistant Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mechanisms of homologous recombination and cellular responses to DNA damage in hyperthermophilic archaeal microbes.

Terry Hassold
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Meitoic chromosome abnormalities.

Pat Hunt
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mammalian germ cell development and meiotic cell cycle control.

Kwan Hee Kim
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Vitamin A and retinoic acid receptors in spermatogenesis and testis development.

Michael Konkel
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Campylobacter jejunipathogenic determinants.

Steven Roberts
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Genome dynamics: mechanisms of mutation and chromosome alteration that contribute to human disease. Mutagenesis of ssDNA in cancer.

B. Dan Rodgers
Animal Sciences
Interests: Molecular endocrinology and genomics of muscle development.

Eric Shelden
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Heat shock proteins in drug resistance.

Michael Smerdon
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: DNA excision repair in the context of chromatin structure.

John Wyrick
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Histone modifications in global gene expression.

Jennifer Watts
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Genetics and genomics of lipid metabolism and fat storage inC. elegans.

Molecular Reproduction

Michael Griswold
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Role of Sertoli cells in mammalian spermatogenesis.

Pat Hunt
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Mammalian germ cell development and meiotic cell cycle control.

Mary Hunzicker-Dunn
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Signaling pathways leading to activation of target genes in ovarian granulosa cells directed by follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone.

Kwan Hee Kim
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Vitamin A and retinoic acid receptors in spermatogenesis and testis development.

Jon Oatley
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Investigations are aimed at deciphering the molecular mechanisms that control fate decisions of germline stem cells and the determinants of the stem cell niche in mammalian testes.

James Pru
Animal Sciences
Interests: Maternal-embryonic interactions and endometrial regeneration.

Kenneth Roberts
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Epididymal maturation and sperm function.

Wipawee Winuthayanon
School of Molecular Biosciences
Interests: Hormonal regulation in the female reproductive tract during early pregnancy.