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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 - understanding its evolution and targeting its dependencies​

Viral protein/host protein interactions and enzyme motions
Quantitative and functional proteomics, extracellular matrix processing and organization
Nucleic acid repair​
mRNA surveillance in health and disease
Mechanisms of chromatin-mediated gene silencing
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling
Complex RNA structure and how RNA controls diverse biological processes​

The dynamics of RNA regulatory networks​

Catherine Musselman, PhD
Structural mechanisms of chromatin signaling
David Pollock, PhD
Protein structure, function and sequence evolution
In vivo Nucleosome Structure and Dynamics
RNA Stability and Translation
Subcellular RNA localization
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


Peptide and protein structure

Plasticity following spinal cord injury,
and Alzheimer's disease

The regulation of the G1 to S phase transition of the cell cycle in yeast and mammalian cells