Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB) Faculty (M - Z) 

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

John Marino, Associate Director, IBBR and Research Chemist. Biomolecular NMR, protein, nucleic acid, structure.

Roy Mariuzza, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Antibody; crystallography; immunology; structure; T cell receptor

Alison McBride, Chief, DNA Tumor Virus Section Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Member of the Virology Research Cluster.

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

Shirley Micallef, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences & Landscape Architecture. Enteric pathogen plant interactions, plant influence on associating bacteria, food safety of fresh produce, microbiology of agricultural systems, Good Agricultural Practices, phytobiomes

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.

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

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

Angus Murphy, Professor and Chair, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture. Auxin Transport; ABC Transporters; Phototropism; Membrane nanodomains; Membrane protein trafficking

Daniel Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine. bacteriophage, endolysin, antimicrobial, Streptococcus, Staphylococus, 

Utpal Pal, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Lyme disease, leptospirosis, vector biology, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction

Leslie Pick, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Entomology. Evo-devo, developmental biology, Hox genes, Drosophila, segmentation

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

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

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Yiping Qi, Assistant professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. Plant genome editing, plant innate immunity, plant translational research

Sougata Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Cell-cell signaling communication, tissue patterning and remodeling in development and disease, Drosophila model.

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**

Margaret Scull, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Molecular mechanisms of respiratory virus infection and the host response; airway model systems.

Anne Simon, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Virology; Plant Biology; RNA; Nucleic Acid Structure and Function

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

Wenxia Song, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Signal transduction, cytoskeleton, antibody response, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, mucosal immunity.

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

Richard Stewart, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, signal transduction; bacteria; physiology; second messengers; protein kinases.

Sergei Sukharev, Professor, Department of Biology. membrane biology, cell mechanics, mechanosensitive channels, osmoregulation.

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

Jian Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology.

Wade Winkler, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. RNA-based regulation of gene expression in bacteria

Stephen Wolniak, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Spermatogenesis, post-transcriptional regulation. **Currently not taking new students**

Louisa Wu, Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics. Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research. Innate immunity, Drosophila melanogaster, S.aureus, phagocytosis.

 

Shunyuan Xiao, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences & Landscape Architecture, Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR). 

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,