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University of Colorado Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Regular Faculty

David Bentley, PhD

Messenger RNA Production by RNA polymerase II.

Richard Davis, PhD

Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, and RNA metabolism.

James DeGregori, PhD

Cancer Evolution and Cancer Signaling Pathways.

Elan Eisenmesser, PhD

Viral protein/host protein interactions and enzyme motions.

Kirk Hansen, PhD

Quantitative and functional proteomics, extracellular matrix processing and organization.

Jay Hesselberth, PhD

Genomics of gene regulation.

Robert Hodges, PhD

Peptide and protein structure.

Mingxia Huang, PhD

Cellular responses to DNA damage and other types of environmental stress by genetic, biochemical, and functional genomic approaches.

Aaron Johnson, PhD

Mechanisms of chromatin-mediated gene silencing.

Mark Johnston, PhD

Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling.

Kenneth Jones, PhD

Environmental and Ecological Genomics.

Jeffrey Kieft, PhD

Protein Translation and RNA structure.

Changwei Liu, PhD

Proteasomal degradation and spinal muscular atrophy.

Paul Megee, PhD

The cohesion of replicated sister chromatids during mitosis in yeast.

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.

James Sikela, PhD

Genome variation in human evolution and disease.

Rui Zhao, PhD

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



Emeritus Faculty


Yeast RNA polymerases and their accessory factors.
The involvement of extracellular proteases in aspects of axonal growth.
The synthesis of a wide variety of peptides by the solidphase method.