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RNA Biology

Dr. Babitzke's Research Interest:  Regulation of gene expression

by RNA structure and RNA-binding proteins.   

Dr. Bevilacqua's Research Interest:  Attaining a molecular level

understanding of RNA in biology.   

Dr. Booker's Research Interest:  Elucidating the chemical

mechanisms by which enzymes containing iron-sulfur clusters

catalyze chemical reactions.   

Dr. Keiler's Research Interest:  Protein quality control, ribosome

rescue, and new antibiotics.   

Dr. Krasilnikov's Research Interest:  Structural biology of

catalytic ribonucleoprotein complexes.  

Dr. Lindner's Research Interest:  The coupling of molecular

parasitology and structural biology to study the malaria


Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Chemistry

Dr. Llinás' Research Interest:  The combination of tools from

functional genomics, molecular biology, computational biology,

biochemistry, and metabolomics to understand the fundamental

molecular mechanisms underlying the development of this


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Melanie McReynolds' Research Interest:  The understanding

of the biochemistry behind aging, and its intersection with stress, with

the long-term goal of identifying strategies that promote healthier aging. 

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Murakami's Research Interest:  We apply cryo-EM and X-ray

crystallography techniques to reveal three-dimensional structures 

of DNA and RNA polymerases for elucidating the mechanisms of

DNA replication and RNA transcription.   

Dr. Reese's Research Interest:  Stress-induced gene expression

and UV resistance pathways, Regulation of mRNAs from birth to

death during stress responses, Targeted protein degradation

during transcriptional stress and How RNA Polymerase II contends

with barriers throughout the genome.   

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of Chemistry

Dr. Weinert's Research Interest:  The understanding of how

the globin coupled sensor protein family senses oxygen and

transmits the binding signal into downstream events.   

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology