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Professor of Biology
Small RNAs as determinants of epigenetic states
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
Biocatalysis, protein engineering, enzyme evolution, synthetic biology
President Emeritus; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology
Signal transduction, transcriptional regulation and cell cycle controls
David Baltimore
John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry
Metal-nucleic acid chemistry
David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering
Structures of proteins mediating the immune response; protein crystallography
Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Single cell spatial genomics, single molecule biophysics
Long Cai
Professor of Chemistry and Biology
DNA replication in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae dynamics in signaling transductions and exploring biological interactions in single cells
Professor of Biology
Mitochondrial dynamics in cell physiology and disease
David Chan BMB
Professor of Biochemistry
Membrane protein structure; protein synthesis and translocation; X-ray crystallography
Bil Clemons Jr
Bren Professor of Chemistry
Organic, Physical Organic, Bioorganic, and Materials Chemistry
Visiting Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering
Homeostasis and the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System in Health and Disease
Ray Deshaies
George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry; Norman Davidson Leadership Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Organic, Physical Organic, Bioorganic, and Materials Chemistry
Grace C. Steele Professor of Biology
Regulation of the Cell Cycle and Maintenance of Genomic Integrity
William G. Dunphy
Professor of Biology and Bioengineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering
Biophysics; biocomputing; gene regulation networks and variation in living cells
Michael Elowitz
Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics
Quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, statistical physics: simulation and design of biological, polymer, ceramic, and metal systems; Reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; Prediction of Protein Structure and Function; Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology
Professor of Biology
Physics, dynamics, and molecular mechanisms of cell signaling, gene regulation, and regeneration
Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Neurotechnologies to understand and repair nervous systems
Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry; Founding Director, Beckman Institute
Bioinorganic electron transfer chemistry
Professor of Biology; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Mechanisms of large non-coding RNA mediated regulation of gene expression and cell state
Mitchell Guttman
Professor of Biology
Molecular genetics of cell death
Bruce Hay
Professor of Chemistry; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Faculty Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Structure-function studies of the nuclear pore complex and the histone-modifying machinery; X-ray crystallography
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Developmental Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience; Systems Biology
Elizabeth Hong
Professor of Chemistry
Synthetic and combinatorial chemistry; neurobiology; protein structure and function
Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
Global Health; Microbial communities and biophysics of the gut microbiome; Diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing; Microfluidics and single molecule and single cell analysis;   Complex Networks of reactions, cells and organisms
Professor of Biophysics and Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Structure of large protein machines and their arrangement within cells by cryoelectron microscopy
Grant Jensen
The Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Biology
Molecular Structure and Function of Central Nervous System Synapses
Mary Kennedy
Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Novel microbes with novel metabolic activities
Jared R. Leadbetter
Professor of Biology
Molecular and functional aspects of ion channels, receptors, and transporters
Henry A. Lester
Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry; William K. Bowes Jr. Leadership Chair, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Protein design, structure, and stability; computer simulation techniques
Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Developmental biology and genetics; microbiology and immunology
Sarkis Mazmanian
Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences; Executive Officer for Neurobiology
Structure and function of neural circuits
Markus Meister
George W. Beadle Professor of Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Plant biology, plant biotechnology
Elliot Meyerowitz
Professor of Chemistry
Theory and simulation of chemical, biochemical, and soft matter systems
Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
Analysis and design of biomolecular feedback systems
Richard M. Murray
Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions; Executive Officer for Molecular Biology
Understanding the physiological functions of redox-active antibiotics and hopanoids in bacteria; Identifying meaningful biomarkers of metabolic evolution.
Dianne K. Newman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Metabolite signaling in development and oncogenesis
Professor of Biochemistry
Molecular Mechanisms controlling gene expression
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
We are interested in the mechanisms underlying evolutionary change, particularly in the context of symbiosis...
Joseph Parker
Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics
Physical biology of the cell: models of transcription and active matter, physical genomes, and biophysical approaches to evolution.
Rob Phillips
Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering
Engineering small conditional DNAs and RNAs for signal transduction in vitro, in situ, and in vivo; computational algorithms for the analysis and design of nucleic acid systems; programmable molecular instruments for readout and regulation of cell state.
Niles A. Pierce
Professor of Biology
Genetic and Neural Circuits that Regulate Sleep
David Prober
Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Dean of Graduate Studies
Protein Structure and Energetics; X-ray Crystallography
Research Professor of Bioengineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and Computation and Neural Systems
Artificial DNA and RNA nanostructures as templates for technological and biological devices
Paul Rothemund
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
Control of gene expression in lymphocyte development
Ellen V. Rothenberg
Professor of Chemistry
Macromolecular machines; protein sorting and localization; molecular recognition and regulation by novel GTPases; protein and nucleic acid structure and function
Professor of Chemical Engineering; Heritage Principal Investigator, Schlinger Scholar Affiliated Faculty of Bioengineering and Medical Engineering
Molecular and cellular engineering; Non-invasive imaging and control of biological function; Neuroscience; Nanotechnology; Synthetic biology
Professor of Biology
Whole genome approach to studying gastrulation in Drosophila
Angelike Stathopoulos
Bren Professor of Biology
Signal transduction and transcription networks in C. elegans
Paul W. Sternberg
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Applying mathematical models to engineer and control cell behavior
Matt Thomson
Provost; Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair; Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Biocatalysis; Biomaterials; Polymer Science; Protein Engineering; Macromolecular Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Study of living systems
David Van Valen
Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology
The ubiquitin system; the N-end rule pathway; new approaches to cancer therapy
Alexander Varshavsky
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Structural and functional studies of protein biosynthesis and quality control; cryo-electron microscopy
Rebecca Voorhees
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering; Executive officer for Chemical Engineering
Statistical mechanics of structures, phase transitions and dynamics in complex fluids, including polymers, liquid-crystals, and gels; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfaces; nucleation; biophysics of DNA; evolutionary protein design, cell adhesion
Zhen-Gang Wang photo
Professor of Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems, and Bioengineering
Nucleic acid engineering and molecular programming
Erik Winfree
Bren Professor of Molecular Biology
Regulation of muscle differentiation
Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Biology
Molecular genetic studies of insect nervous system development
Kai G. Zinn