Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB) Faculty (A - L)
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Norma Andrews, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Cell biology of the intracellular protozoan parasites, and mechanisms of plasma membrane repair
George Belov, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Picornaviruses; poliovirus; virus-cell interaction; membrane metabolism; virus replication.
Debabrata Biswas, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal & Avian Sciences. Foodborne pathogens, pathogenesis, gut microbiome, foodsafety, prevention.
Volker Briken, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Infectious Disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cell death, Drug Delivery, Cancer
Kan Cao, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Aging, Progeria, Lamin, iPS, Telomere.
Marco Colombini, Professor, Department of Biology. Membrane channels, voltage dependence, membrane biophysics.
James Culver, Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. Virology, Plant Biology, Nanotechnology.
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*
Jeffrey DeStefano, Professor, Department of Cell Biology. Mechanism of retroviral reverse transcriptases as it relates to replication and recombination& Molecular Genetics.
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.
Heidi Fisher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Sexual Selection, Sperm Biology, Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics.
Robert Fleischer, Center Head, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, National Zoo. Evolution; conservation; genomics; pathogens; vertebrates
Megan Fritz, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology. Quantitative and Evolutionary Genomics, Vector Biology and Management, Insect Behavior, Insecticide Resistance
Quentin Gaudry, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology. Systems neuroscience, neuromodulation, olfaction, behavior
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.
Sridhar Hannenhalli, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics; CBBG Concentration Area Director, BISI. 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.
Adam Hsieh, Associate Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Musculoskeletal connective tissue, stem cells, spine, intervertebral disc.
Steven Hutcheson, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. **Currently not taking new students**
Steven Jay, Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering.Protein engineering, microRNA, exosomes, extracellular vesicles, drug delivery.
Chris Jewell, Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Nanotechnology, biomaterials, immunology, vaccines, immunotherapy
Antony Jose, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Transgenerational inheritance, RNA interference, soma to germline, epigenetics, mobile RNA
Scott Juntii, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology (starting July 2017). Social behavior, Neural circuits Gene regulation, Nuclear hormone receptors, Automated behavior analysis
Patrick Kanold, Professor, Department of Biology. Cortex, circuits, 2 photon imaging, electrophysiology, plasticity
Matthew Kelley, Section Chief, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health. Development, cell fate; cochlea, inner ear, hearing.
Zvi Kelman, Research Biologist, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research. Archaea, DNA replication, protein-protein interactions, protein-DNA interactions, protein labeling
Conrad Labandeira, Curator Paleoentomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Plant-insect interactions; fossil record; herbivory; pollination; paleoecology
Chi Hon Lee, Investigator, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Neural Circuit, Vision, Neurodevelopment, Drosophila, dendrite
Vincent Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Host-pathogen interactions, Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Allosteric regulation of molecular complexes.