Biological Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

» These faculty have primary appointments in the chemistry department.

Kara L. Bren

Professor of Chemistry

Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry

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Rudi Fasan

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Todd D. Krauss

Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Professor of Optics

Physical and Biophysical Chemistry: Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Thomas R. Krugh

Professor of Chemistry

Biophysical Chemistry; structural analysis of biomolecules, energy minimization and molecular dynamics calculations

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David W. McCamant

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; Mechanisms of vibrational relaxation.

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Bradley L. Nilsson

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Peptide self-assembly, amyloid peptides, amyloid-inspired materials, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry

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Lewis Rothberg

Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Physical Chemistry: Organic Device Science

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Douglas H. Turner

Professor of Chemistry

Biophysical Chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence

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Daniel J. Weix

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic methods development, transition-metal catalyzed reactions, organometallic chemistry, and mechanism.

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Biological Chemistry Cluster Faculty

» Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor chemistry graduate students.

Dmitri N. Ermolenko

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Single-molecule and ensemble studies of protein synthesis

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Alan Grossfield

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

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Clara L. Kielkopf

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Structural and Biophysical Basis of Normal and Disease-Associated pre-mRNA Recognition

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Damian J. Krysan

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology

Fungal Cell Wall Biology and High Throughput Screening for Antifungal Drugs.

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David H. Mathews

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Predicting RNA Secondary Structure

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Eric M. Phizicky

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

tRNA Biogenesis, Function and Quality Control

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Joseph E. Wedekind

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Catalytic Strategies of Ribozymes

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Materials Chemistry Cluster Faculty

» Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor chemistry graduate students.

Lisa DeLouise

Assistant Professor of Material Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Dermatology

Manipulation of materials at the molecular, nano, and micro scales to develop novel biomedical devices for therapeutic and diagnostic applications

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Benjamin Miller

Professor of Dermatology

Developing new strategies for the sequence-selective recognition of RNA, and using the optical properties of nanostructured materials for the production of novel biosensors

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Hitomi Mukaibo

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Development of microneedle-based gene delivery platform

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Research Professors

» Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.

Frank Hal Ebetino

Research Professor

Medicinal chemistry and drug design, including bisphosphonates and bone targeted drugs for arthritis and cancer, receptor agonists/antagonists, and epigenetic enzyme inhibitors

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