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Primary Faculty

Francisco Asturias, PhD
Characterization large macromolecular complexes.

David Bentley, PhD
Messenger RNA Production by RNA polymerase II.

Angelo D'Alessandro, PhD
Focusing on cancer metabolism and (red) blood cell biology.

Richard Davis, PhD
Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, ​and RNA metabolism.
James DeGregori, PhD
Cancer Evolution and Cancer Signaling Pathways.
Viral protein/host protein interactions and enzyme motions.
Quantitative and functional proteomics, extracellular matrix processing and organization.
Genomics of gene regulation.
Peptide and protein structure.
Mechanisms of chromatin-mediated gene silencing.
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling.
Protein Translation and RNA structure.
Functional, structural and translational studies of deubiquitinating enzymes.
David Pollock, PhD
Protein structure, function and sequence evolution

Robert A Sclafani, PhD
The regulation of the G1 to S phase transition of the cell cycle in yeast and mammalian cells.
Genome variation in human evolution and disease
Beat Vogeli
Beat Vogeli, PhD
NMR spectroscopy for the elucidation of conformation and communication networks within and between proteins and nucleic acids

Rui Zhao, PhD
Molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing; drug design targeting transcriptional complex in breast cancer.

Hongjin Zheng, PhD

Structural biology of membrane proteins and protein complexes.




Emeritus Faculty


Yeast RNA polymerases and their accessory factors.
The involvement of extracellular proteases in aspects of axonal growth.