MB&B Faculty

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Mark Hochstrasser, PhD

Chairman

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Research Interests

Enzymes; Molecular Biology; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Mass Spectrometry; Transcription Factors; Microscopy, Immunoelectron; Gene Deletion; Ubiquitin; Cell Growth Processes; Mutant Chimeric Proteins

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Susan Baserga, MD, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Biogenesis; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Ribonucleoproteins; Radiation Oncology; RNA Helicases; Genes, rRNA; Biochemical Processes

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Julien Berro, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Cytoskeleton; Endocytosis; Microscopy; Molecular Biology; Mathematical Concepts

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Enrique De La Cruz, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cytoskeleton; Kinetics; Molecular Biology; Thermodynamics; RNA Helicases

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Donald Engelman, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Lipid Bilayers; Membranes; Molecular Biology; Protein Folding

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Alan Garen, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Genetics; Molecular Biology

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Mark Gerstein, PhD

Albert L. Williams Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Computer Science

Co-Director, Yale Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; DNA; Medical Informatics; Computational Biology; Genomics

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Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics

Research Interests

Biophysics; Microtubules; Mitosis; Molecular Biology; Physics; Molecular Motor Proteins; Nanotechnology; Axoneme; Biostatistics

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Michael Koelle, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Serotonin; Caenorhabditis elegans; Neurotransmitter Agents; RGS Proteins

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Anthony Koleske, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Morphogenesis; Schizophrenia; Stress, Physiological

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William Konigsberg, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Blood Coagulation; DNA Replication; Genetics; Molecular Biology

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Nikhil Malvankar

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Andrew Miranker, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Karla Neugebauer, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Cell Biology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cell Nucleus; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology; Zebrafish; Genomics; Nuclear Cap-Binding Protein Complex; Interstitial Cells of Cajal

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Lynne Regan, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Chemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Chemistry; Fragile X Syndrome; Molecular Biology; Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein

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Christian Schlieker, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Cell Biology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cell Biology; Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities

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Matthew Simon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Chromatin; RNA, Untranslated

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Chuck Sindelar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Adenosine Triphosphate; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Kinesin; Crystallography, X-Ray; Cryoelectron Microscopy

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Dieter Soll, PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests

Amino Acyl-tRNA Synthetases; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Genetic Code; Genomics; Organisms

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Mark Solomon, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Cell Cycle; Cell Division; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Cell Nucleus Division

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Joan Steitz, PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests

Autoantibodies; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cell Transformation, Viral; RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional; Gene Expression; Ribonucleoproteins, Small Nuclear

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Thomas Steitz, PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; DNA Replication; Nucleic Acids; Recombination, Genetic; Crystallography, X-Ray

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Scott Strobel

Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

Henry Ford II Professor

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Chemistry; Ribosomes; Biofuels; Endophytes; Chemicals and Drugs; Technology, Industry, Agriculture

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Patrick Sung, DPhil

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; DNA Repair; Radiation Oncology; Homologous Recombination; DNA End-Joining Repair

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Yong Xiong, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Emeritus Faculty (Primary)

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Nigel Grindley, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

DNA; Molecular Biology; Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases

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Peter Lengyel, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Robert Shulman, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Senior Research Scientist/Scho

Secondary Faculty

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Karen Anderson, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Co-Director Therapeutics/Chemotherapy Program

Research Interests

Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Anti-Retroviral Agents; HIV Reverse Transcriptase; Multifunctional Enzymes

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Richard Baxter

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Titus Boggon, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Molecular Biology; Signal Transduction; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System

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Ronald Breaker

Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests

Bacteria; Biochemistry; Biology; Biotechnology; Fungi; Genetics, Microbial; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Computational Biology; Genomics; Metabolomics

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Gary Brudvig

Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests

Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy; Metalloproteins; Molecular Biology; Photosynthesis

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Sandy Chang, MD, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Research Interests

DNA Damage; Molecular Biology; Pathology; Werner Syndrome; Telomere-Binding Proteins

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Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Tumor Virus Infections; Virus Diseases; Polyomaviridae; Papillomaviridae

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Erdem Karatekin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Exocytosis; Liposomes; Membrane Fusion; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Molecular Biology; Physiology; Secretory Vesicles; Microfluidics

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J Patrick Loria, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Chemistry; Molecular Biology; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Protein Folding

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I George Miller, Jr, MD

John F. Enders Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Biophysics; Pediatrics; Sarcoma, Kaposi; Virology; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Thomas Pollard, MD

Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Molecular Biology; Myosins; Cytokinesis

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Karin Reinisch, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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David Schatz, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Antibody Diversity; Antibody Formation; Genes, Immunoglobulin; Leukemia, Lymphoid; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Molecular Biology; Gene Rearrangement, B-Lymphocyte; Gene Rearrangement, T-Lymphocyte; Developmental Biology; Somatic Hypermutation, Immunoglobulin

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Frederick Sigworth, PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Microscopy, Electron; Physiology; Xenopus; Potassium Channels; Sodium Channels; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated; Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels

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Sarah Slavoff

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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William Summers, MD, PhD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, in the History of Medicine and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Lecturer in History

Research Interests

Biological Phenomena; History of Medicine; Humanities; Microbiological Phenomena; Molecular Biology; Plague; Public Health; Radiology; Viruses; Global Health; Genetic Phenomena; Diseases

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Shervin (Seyedtaghi) Takyar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Asthma; Immunity, Cellular; Macrophage Activation; Neoplasms; Angiogenesis Inhibitors; MicroRNAs; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A

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Corey Wilson

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, of Biomedical Engineering and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Sandra Wolin, MD, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Director, Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Research Interests

Autoimmune Diseases; Cell Biology; RNA, Untranslated

Emeritus Faculty (Secondary)

Peter Moore, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Charles Radding, MD

Professor Emeritus of Genetics

Oktay Sinanoglu

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Adjunct of Research

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Kenneth Williams, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Research of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Founder, W.M. Keck Foundation Biotechnology Resource Laboratory

Co-Director, Yale/NIDA Neuroproteomics Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dov Greenbaum, PhD, JD

Research Interests

Bioethics; Genetics; Health Policy; Information Science; Molecular Biology; Social Sciences; Genomics; Microarray Analysis; Health Care

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