Biophysics and Structural Biology

Biological systems and phenomena at various scales from proteins to organs are being investigated to unearth fundamental structure-function relationships and their modifications in infectious diseases, cancer, heart diseases, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Blanca L. Barquera

bacterial pathogenes, bioenergetics, mechanistic enzymology, membrane proteins, microbial physiology
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Chris Bystroff

biochemistry, bioinformatics, biosensors, protein folding, protein design, population
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Susan P. Gilbert

Department Head

Cell Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Structure-Function Analysis of Kinesins
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Lee Ligon

Cell Biology, Neurosocience
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Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Glycoscience, Biocatalysis, Metabolic Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Analytical Chemistry, Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
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George I. Makhatadze

Constellation Chair

bioinformatics, protein dynamics, protein folding, protein aggregation
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Catherine Royer

Constellation Chair

pressure effects on biomolecules, protein folding, protein interaction networks, quantitative fluorescence imaging, transcription regulation
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Douglas Swank

Heart Disease, Muscle Disease, Cardiac Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Motor Proteins, Locomotion, Drosophila Genetics
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Chunyu Wang

Director, Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate Program

Alzheimer's disease: amyloid production, aggregation and interaction, Hedgehog autopocessing: mechanism and relevance to cancer, inteins: structure and mechanism, NMR spectroscopy
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Deepak Vashishth

Director of Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor

Bone, osteoporosis, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Glycation, Diabetes, Glycation, Osteocalcin, Osteopontin, Collagen, Fracture, entrepreneurship, biotechnology
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David T. Corr

Associate Professor

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Eric Ledet

Orthopedics, Biomechanics, Spine
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Georges Belfort

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering

Membrane separation processes, Transport phenomena, Interfacial phenomena and rheology, Bioseparations and sensors, Protein misfolding and aggregation, Intein technology
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Peter M Tessier

Associate Professor

Biotechnology, Antibodies, Protein design, Protein stability, Protein aggregation
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Shekhar Garde

Dean of School of Engineering, Elaine and Jack S. Parker Professor

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Angel Garcia

Professor of Physics and Senior Constellation Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

Biological, Dynamics, Molecules, Physics, Structure, Theoretical
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Wilfredo Colón

Professor, Department Head

• biological roles of degradation-resistant proteins, • degradation-resistant proteins in amyloid diseases, • development and application of methods for the proteomics-level identification of hyper-stable proteins
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