CBBG Faculty Members

Volker Briken, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Infectious Disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cell death, Drug Delivery, Cancer Davis

Volker Briken, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Infectious Disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cell death, Drug Delivery, Cancer Davis

Dan Butts, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Computational, neuroscience, vision, audition, perception.

Dan Butts, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Computational, neuroscience, vision, audition, perception.

Kan Cao, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Aging, Progeria, Lamin, iPS, Telomere

Kan Cao, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Aging, Progeria, Lamin, iPS, Telomere

Hector Corrada Bravo, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. Computational Biology, epigenomics, metagenomics, statistical genomics.

Hector Corrada Bravo, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. Computational Biology, epigenomics, metagenomics, statistical genomics.

Michael Cummings, Professor, Department of Biology. Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, computational biology.

Michael Cummings, Professor, Department of Biology. Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, computational biology.

Lindley Darden, Professor, Philosophy Department. History and philosophy of modern biology, ontology of biological mechanisms, functional genomics, disease mechanisms, evolutionary mechanisms. *Currently not taking new students*

Lindley Darden, Professor, Philosophy Department. History and philosophy of modern biology, ontology of biological mechanisms, functional genomics, disease mechanisms, evolutionary mechanisms. *Currently not taking new students*

Charles Delwiche, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; Director, Biological Sciences Graduate Program. Evolution, genomics, algae, photosynthesis, plant. 

Charles Delwiche, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; Director, Biological Sciences Graduate Program. Evolution, genomics, algae, photosynthesis, plant. 

Jon Dinman, Professor & Department Chairperson, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genetic code, virus, ribosome, miRNA, frameshifting.

Jon Dinman, Professor & Department Chairperson, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genetic code, virus, ribosome, miRNA, frameshifting.

Daniel Dwyer, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Synthetic biology, systems biology, antibiotics, microbiology, cell death.

Daniel Dwyer, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Synthetic biology, systems biology, antibiotics, microbiology, cell death.

Najib El-Sayed, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genomics, bioinformatics, host-pathogen interactions.

Najib El-Sayed, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genomics, bioinformatics, host-pathogen interactions.

Bill Fagan, Professor and Department Chairperson, Department of Biology. Theoretical Ecology, Spatial Ecology, Quantitative Biology, Statistical Ecology, Ecological Informatics.

Bill Fagan, Professor and Department Chairperson, Department of Biology. Theoretical Ecology, Spatial Ecology, Quantitative Biology, Statistical Ecology, Ecological Informatics.

Heidi Fisher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Sexual Selection, Sperm Biology, Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics. 

Heidi Fisher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Sexual Selection, Sperm Biology, Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics. 

Megan Fritz, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology.   Quantitative and Evolutionary Genomics, Vector Biology and Management, Insect Behavior, Insecticide Resistance

Megan Fritz, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology.   Quantitative and Evolutionary Genomics, Vector Biology and Management, Insect Behavior, Insecticide Resistance

Eric Haag, Associate Professor, Department of Biology. Evolution of development, evolution of sex, comparative genomics, C. elegans, developmental biology.

Eric Haag, Associate Professor, Department of Biology. Evolution of development, evolution of sex, comparative genomics, C. elegans, developmental biology.

Iqbal Hamza, Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences. Anemia, hematology, parasitology, iron, nutrition.

Iqbal Hamza, Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences. Anemia, hematology, parasitology, iron, nutrition.

Sridhar Hannenhalli, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; Bioinformatics, Transcriptional regulation, Epigenomics, Molecular Evolution, Systems biology.

Sridhar Hannenhalli, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; Bioinformatics, Transcriptional regulation, Epigenomics, Molecular Evolution, Systems biology.

David Hawthorne, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology. Ecological genetics, insect toxicology, environmental risk assessment, transdisciplinary team science, synthesis science.

David Hawthorne, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology. Ecological genetics, insect toxicology, environmental risk assessment, transdisciplinary team science, synthesis science.

Philip Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Theoretical population genetics; immunological modeling; analytic, methods for ancient DNA; computational biology. 

Philip Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Theoretical population genetics; immunological modeling; analytic, methods for ancient DNA; computational biology. 

Antony Jose, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Transgenerational inheritance, RNA interference, soma to germline, epigenetics, mobile RNA

Antony Jose, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Transgenerational inheritance, RNA interference, soma to germline, epigenetics, mobile RNA

Jason Kahn, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. DNA topology, DNA thermodynamics, protein-DNA nanostructure, DNA looping

Jason Kahn, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. DNA topology, DNA thermodynamics, protein-DNA nanostructure, DNA looping

Byung-Eun Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Copper Homeostasis, Metal metabolism, Protein trafficking, Cardiovascular Diseases, Menkes Disease.

Byung-Eun Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Copper Homeostasis, Metal metabolism, Protein trafficking, Cardiovascular Diseases, Menkes Disease.

Elissa Lei, Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health. Drosophila, chromatin, RNA, gene expression, computational biology

Elissa Lei, Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health. Drosophila, chromatin, RNA, gene expression, computational biology

Zhongchi Liu, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; MOCB Concentration Area Director, BISI. Plant Development, Genetics, Genomics, Flower and fruit

Zhongchi Liu, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; MOCB Concentration Area Director, BISI. Plant Development, Genetics, Genomics, Flower and fruit

Paul Love, Senior Investigator, Section on Cellular & Developmental Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  T lymphocyte development, T cell signaling and maturation; cell culture and mice

Paul Love, Senior Investigator, Section on Cellular & Developmental Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  T lymphocyte development, T cell signaling and maturation; cell culture and mice

Richard Maraia, Section Chief, Section on Molecular & Cell Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health. RNA metabolism, tRNA biogenesis; genetics, cell and structural biology, and biochemistry; yeast, cell culture, mice

Richard Maraia, Section Chief, Section on Molecular & Cell Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health. RNA metabolism, tRNA biogenesis; genetics, cell and structural biology, and biochemistry; yeast, cell culture, mice

Carlos Machado, Professor, Department of Biology. Evolution, Genomics, Speciation, Population genetics, Coevolution

Carlos Machado, Professor, Department of Biology. Evolution, Genomics, Speciation, Population genetics, Coevolution

Todd Macfarlan, Principal Investigator, Division of Developmental Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health.  Gene regulation and epigentic inheritance during mammalian embryonic development; ES cells, iPS cells, and mice.

Todd Macfarlan, Principal Investigator, Division of Developmental Biology, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health.  Gene regulation and epigentic inheritance during mammalian embryonic development; ES cells, iPS cells, and mice.

Kevin McIver, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Bacterial Pathogenesis, Gene Essentiality, Virulence Regulation, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Gram-positive infections

Kevin McIver, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Bacterial Pathogenesis, Gene Essentiality, Virulence Regulation, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Gram-positive infections

Bernard Moss, Chief, Laboratory of Viral Diseases; Chief, Genetic Engineering Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. Virology, microbiology, immunity, pathogens, vaccines.

Bernard Moss, Chief, Laboratory of Viral Diseases; Chief, Genetic Engineering Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. Virology, microbiology, immunity, pathogens, vaccines.

David Mosser, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Host-pathogen interactions, macrophage, dendritic cells, cytokines.

David Mosser, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Host-pathogen interactions, macrophage, dendritic cells, cytokines.

John Moult, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genetics of disease, protein structure, computational biology

John Moult, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Genetics of disease, protein structure, computational biology

Steve Mount, Associate Professor, CBBG Concentration Area Director; Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. RNA splicing, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, molecular evolution.

Steve Mount, Associate Professor, CBBG Concentration Area Director; Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. RNA splicing, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, molecular evolution.

Maile Neel, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. Conservation biology, landscape ecology, conservation genetics, landscape genetics.

Maile Neel, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. Conservation biology, landscape ecology, conservation genetics, landscape genetics.

Keiko Ozato, Senior Investigator, Section on Molecular Genetics of Immunity, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  Innate immunity, macrophages and dendritic cells, IRF8, BRD4, Histone H3.3; cell culture, mice.

Keiko Ozato, Senior Investigator, Section on Molecular Genetics of Immunity, National Institute of Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  Innate immunity, macrophages and dendritic cells, IRF8, BRD4, Histone H3.3; cell culture, mice.

John Pepper, Biologist, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology, UMD. Evolutionary theory; Social evolution; Multilevel selection; Darwinian Medicine.

John Pepper, Biologist, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology, UMD. Evolutionary theory; Social evolution; Multilevel selection; Darwinian Medicine.

Brian Pierce, Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. Protein docking, protein design, immune recognition, bioinformatics, virology.

Brian Pierce, Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. Protein docking, protein design, immune recognition, bioinformatics, virology.

Mihai Pop, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology . Metagenomic assembly, Diarrheal disease, Testing bioinformatics software. 

Mihai Pop, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology . Metagenomic assembly, Diarrheal disease, Testing bioinformatics software. 

Tom Porter, Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences. Cell differentiation, embryonic development, animal physiology, molecular endocrinology, functional genomics.

Tom Porter, Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences. Cell differentiation, embryonic development, animal physiology, molecular endocrinology, functional genomics.

Eytan Ruppin, Professor, Department of Computer Science; Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Metabolism, modeling, cancer, genomics, bioinformatics. **Currently not taking new students**

Eytan Ruppin, Professor, Department of Computer Science; Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Metabolism, modeling, cancer, genomics, bioinformatics. **Currently not taking new students**

Jeremy Selengut, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). Bioinformatics, developing hidden Markov models for proteins, particularly relating to bacterial and archaeal subsystems.

Jeremy Selengut, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). Bioinformatics, developing hidden Markov models for proteins, particularly relating to bacterial and archaeal subsystems.

Jiuzhou "John" Song, Associate Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Animal genetics, epigenetics, genome and environment interaction.

Jiuzhou "John" Song, Associate Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Animal genetics, epigenetics, genome and environment interaction.

Daniel C.  Stein, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Microbiology, Microbial pathogenesis, Bacterial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Vaccine development.

Daniel C.  Stein, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Microbiology, Microbial pathogenesis, Bacterial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Vaccine development.

Arlin Stotzfus, Research Scientist, Biosystems & Biomaterials Division, Institute for Biotechnolgy & Bioscience Research (IBBR).Mutation, evolution, bioinformatics, theory. **Currently not taking new students**

Arlin Stotzfus, Research Scientist, Biosystems & Biomaterials Division, Institute for Biotechnolgy & Bioscience Research (IBBR).Mutation, evolution, bioinformatics, theory. **Currently not taking new students**

Lisa Taneyhill, Associate Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences.Cell adhesion, neural crest, placode, chick, EMT

Lisa Taneyhill, Associate Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences.Cell adhesion, neural crest, placode, chick, EMT

Bhanu Telugu, Assistant Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Genetic engineering; Genome editing; Embryo Development; Disease modeling

Bhanu Telugu, Assistant Professor, Department of Avian and Animal Sciences. Genetic engineering; Genome editing; Embryo Development; Disease modeling

Jian Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology.

Jian Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology.

Brant Weinstein, Senior Investigator, Section on Vertebrate Organogenesis, National Institute on Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  Vascular and hematopoietic development; gene regulation; tumor angiogenesis; zebrafish, cell culture, and mice.

Brant Weinstein, Senior Investigator, Section on Vertebrate Organogenesis, National Institute on Child Health & Development, National Institutes of Health.  Vascular and hematopoietic development; gene regulation; tumor angiogenesis; zebrafish, cell culture, and mice.

Gerald Wilkinson, Interim Dean, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Nature Sciences; Professor, Department of Biology.Behavioral ecology, evolutionary genetics, animal communication, bats, flies

Gerald Wilkinson, Interim Dean, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Nature Sciences; Professor, Department of Biology.Behavioral ecology, evolutionary genetics, animal communication, bats, flies

Yanjin Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Molecular virology, virus-cell interactions, viral pathogenesis, vaccine, antiviral drug development. 

Yanjin Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Molecular virology, virus-cell interactions, viral pathogenesis, vaccine, antiviral drug development. 

Elizabeth Zimmer, Research Botanist & Curator, National Museum of Natural History. Plant molecular systematics, Plant molecular evolution, Plant population genetics, Multigene families, 

Elizabeth Zimmer, Research Botanist & Curator, National Museum of Natural History. Plant molecular systematics, Plant molecular evolution, Plant population genetics, Multigene families,