Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Ken Bost, Belk Distinguished Professor. Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center. Molecular and cellular understanding of the immune response.

Kausik Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Calcutta, India. Genome replication, dynamic structure of telomerase, mRNA folding in translational control of human parasitic and viral diseases.

Richard J. Chi, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Florida State University. Membrane trafficking, yeast genetics, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and live cell fluorescence microscopy. 

Didier DrĂ©au, Associate Professor. Ph.D., College of Agriculture of Rennes, France. Mechanisms of cancer metastasis, vascular and immune interactions during cancer growth.

Kristen Funk, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Neuroinflammation of neuroinfectious and neurodegenerative diseases.

Valery Grdzelishvili, Professor. Ph.D.. Moscow State University. Molecular virology, virus-host interactions, virus-based vectors.

Eugenia Lo, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Malaria life cycle and host-cell interactions in the environment.

Ian Marriott, Professor. Ph.D., Tulane University. Initiation of immune responses.

Pinku Mukherjee, Professor. Ph.D., University of London, UK. Cancer Biology and Immunology.

Adam M. Reitzel, Professor. Ph.D., Boston University. Evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates using comparative genomics, molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, and field studies.

Christine Richardson, Professor. Ph.D., Columbia Univesity. DNA recombination and repair, chromosomal rearrangements, ecotoxicology in mammals, leukemia, ovarian cancer.

Todd R. Steck, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Rochester. Molecular microbiology, cystic fibrosis microbiome, antibiotic resistance.

Andrew Truman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of London, UK. Understanding molecular chaperones in stress and cancer

 Junya Tomida, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Japan. DNA damage response and DNA repair.

Tingting Xiang, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China. Molecular basis of coral-algal symbiosis; toxin biosynthesis in red tide dinoflagellates using large scale genomics approaches and cell biology and genetics

Shan Yan, Professor. Ph.D., Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Molecular mechanisms of genome integrity.