Federica Accornero

Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology

Underlying heart and skeletal muscle diseases, with a primary focus on the role of RNA-binding proteins in regulating the expression of pathologic genes during stress challenges.

Juan Alfonzo

Center for RNA Biology Director and Professor of Microbiology

Editing and Modification of tRNA: Roles in Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Disease

Sharon Amacher

Professor of Molecular Genetics

RNA processing during vertebrate development; RNA decay; muscle-specific RNA splicing

Irina Artsimovitch

Professor of Microbiology

Molecular mechanism and regulation of transcription

Amanda Bird

Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics

Roles of metal ions in RNA metabolism; ncRNAs

David Bisaro

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Viral pathogenesis, small RNA-directed chromatin methylation, viral suppression of transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene silencing

Dennis Bong

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

RNA-DNA complexation and functional modulation by synthetic bifacial peptide nucleic acid

Ralf Bundschuh

Professor of Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Hematology

Computational modeling of RNA structure and kinetics, RNA editing, sequence analysis

Moray Campbell

Associate Professor College of Pharmacy

Epigenomic mechanisms that re-wire nuclear hormone receptor signalling in cancer

Dawn Chandler

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Mechanisms of alternative pre-mRNA splicing in the DNA damage response

Susan Cole

Professor - Molecular Genetics

We are broadly interested in how cells communicate during embryonic development, how post-transcriptional regulation controls this communication, and how changes in cell signaling pathways influence congenital defects and diseases such as cancer.

Mark Foster

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Protein-nucleic acid interactions, NMR spectroscopy, biophysical methods

Kurt Fredrick

Professor of Microbiology

Ribosome structure and function

Venkat Gopalan

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Structure-function relationships in RNase P, a catalytic RNP complex

Peixuan Guo

Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

RNA Nanbiotechnology for siRNA/drug delivery; structure, function and applications of the RNA-geared phi29 DNA packaging nanomotor; single molecule imaging using Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Microscopy and Optical Tweezers; single pore sensing using the connector of phi29 DNA packaging.

Tina M Henkin

Professor of Microbiology

How nascent transcripts recognize specific effectors and use that information to control gene expression

Paul K Herman

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Regulation of eukaryotic cell proliferation; Functions of ribonucleoprotein complexes in quiescent cells

Jay B Hollick

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Epigenetic mechanisms of gene control, Chromosome structure and function

Anita Hopper

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Intracellular trafficking of RNA and proteins; Nucleus organization; RNA processing

Jane Jackman

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Molecular mechanisms of tRNA processing enzymes

JC Jang

Professor Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Department of Molecular Genetics

• Sugar sensing and signaling in higher plants • Plant hormone signal transduction • Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression

Michael Kearse

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

Defining novel mechanisms of how mRNA translation is regulated and affected in human biology and disease.

Stephen J Kolb

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director, ALS/MND Multidisciplinary Clinic and Translational Research Program

RNA metabolism in neurological diseases

Shan-Lu Liu

Professor of Virology

Role of IFN-stimulated genes in HIV, Ebolavirus and Zika virus infection, RNA virus assembly and release, viral oncogenesis and human lung cancer

Iris Meier

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Anchoring of Ran signal transduction in plants, Nuclear pore and nuclear envelope protein function, and Genomic a nalysis of long coiled-coil proteins

Wayne Miles

Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics

Studying the roles of RNA-binding proteins in controlling the oncogenic growth of cells lacking the Retinoblastoma 1 tumor-suppressor gene.

Karin Musier-Forsyth

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and nucleic acid-protein interactions in HIV

Kotaro Nakanishi

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our research interest focuses on elucidating the mechanism of microRNA (miRNA)-mediated gene regulations underlying cell type determination

Shahid M. Nimjee

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neuroscience

My research focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic RNAs to treat pathological thrombosis in treating diseases like stroke, carotid, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.

Amanda Simcox

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Guramrit Singh

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics

Control of post-transcriptional gene expression by dynamic ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes

David Somers

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Matthew Sullivan

Professor of Microbiology

Phage ecology, evolution and discovery; Phage-host interaction biology via genome-wide ‘omics analyses

Wen Tang

Assistant Professor in Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

Research interest: Small RNA biology and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance

Li-Chun Tu

Assistant Professor

Chromatin organization and dynamics; epigenetic regulation in normal and cancer cells

Robin Wharton

Professor of Molecular Genetics

Translational control during Drosophila development

Vicki Wysocki

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mass Spectrometry Based Structural Biology, Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry.