Faculty of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Timothy Baker

Macromolecular, cryo-electron microscopy and three-dimensional (3D), image-reconstruction techniques are used in our research to visualize viruses and to determine how they interact with their hosts, replicate and... more

Neal Devaraj

Our interdisciplinary research group focuses on chemical biology with an emphasis on developing novel reactions for addressing questions in bottom-up synthetic biology and molecular imaging. ... more

Kamil Godula

Our lab studies how the glycocalyx of living cells – a complex ensemble of glycoproteins and glycolipids on the cell surface – mediates their interactions with the outside world.

Simpson Joseph
We study how cells make proteins, which is a fundamental process for life. Ribosomes are the machines responsible for protein synthesis in all cells. Ribosomes accurately "read" the genetic information in mRNAs... more
Elizabeth Komives

Work in the Komives Lab is focused on understanding the parameters that govern protein-protein interactions mediated by non-globular proteins. Three main systems are currently under study.

J. Andrew McCammon

Most biochemical reactions occur in solution or at interfaces between lipid bilayers and aqueous phases.

Stanley Opella

The overall goal of the research program is to develop protein expression systems, instrumentation, and experimental methods so that NMR spectroscopy can be used to study all of the proteins encoded in a genome.

Michael Sailor

We synthesize nanomaterials and study their chemistry, electrochemistry, and optical properties. Our emphasis is on nanophase silicon and iron oxide-based materials.

Susan Taylor

We are studying the structure, dynamics, and localization of cAMP-dependent protein kinase. PKA is a prototype for the protein kinase superfamily involved in signal transduction.

Elizabeth Villa

The Villa Lab develops tools to observe macromolecular complexes in their natural environment, the cell. Our ultimate goal is to unveil the structural dynamics of these complexes while they go about their everyday... more

Roy Wollman

We are interested in understanding how inter & intra-cellular signaling networks spatio-temporally regulate self-organization processes at multiple scales during wound response.

Brian Zid

Our lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to try and understand the specificity of mRNA localization to membrane-less compartments during stressful environmental conditions. In the long term we are interested in... more