Biological Chemistry Faculty


Core Faculty

» These faculty have primary appointments in the chemistry department.

Kara L. Bren

Professor of Chemistry


Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins

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Rudi Fasan

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Bioorganic chemistry, Biocatalysis, Chemo-enzymatic synthesis, and Chemical biology

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Ignacio Franco

Assistant Professor


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Todd D. Krauss

Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Professor of Optics


Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Thomas R. Krugh

Professor of Chemistry


Structure Determination of Nucleic Acids by NMR

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David W. McCamant

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics

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Bradley L. Nilsson

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Bioorganic, Protein and Biopolymer Engineering using Organic Synthesis

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Oleg V. Prezhdo

Professor of Chemistry, Physics


Theory and modeling of quantum-classical dynamics of condensed phase chemical, physical and biological systems

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Lewis Rothberg

Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering


Organic Device Science

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Douglas H. Turner

Professor of Chemistry


Biophysical Chemistry of RNA Folding and Therapeutics

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Daniel J. Weix

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Organic Methods Development, Organometallic Chemistry, and Catalysis

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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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