Faculty

Our more than 60 world-renowned faculty include 3 Nobel laureates; 33 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 16 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators; and 4 recipients of the National Medal of Science.

Filter by Research Area

Tania Baker’s current research explores mechanisms and regulation of enzyme-catalyzed protein unfolding, ATP-dependent protein degradation, and remodeling of the proteome during cellular stress responses.

Stephen Bell

Graduate Officer

Stephen Bell probes the cellular machinery that replicates and maintains animal cell chromosomes.

Sallie (Penny) W. Chisholm studies the biology, ecology, and evolution of the single most abundant marine phytoplankton species in order to understand the forces that shape microbial ecosystems.

Joey Davis investigates how cells maintain a delicate internal balance of assembling and dismantling their own machinery — in particular, assemblages of many molecules known as macromolecular complexes.

Gerald R. Fink investigates how fungal pathogens invade the body, evade the immune system, and establish an infection.

Alan D. Grossman

Department Head

Alan Grossman studies mechanisms and regulation of DNA replication, gene expression, and horizontal gene transfer in bacteria.

Barbara Imperiali studies the biogenesis and myriad functions of glycoconjugates in human health and disease.

Dennis Kim

Visiting Professor

Dennis Kim considers the relationship between animals and their microbial environment — specifically, how bacteria influence the behavior and physiology of the simple animal host C. elegans.

Rebecca Lamason investigates what happens when cellular functions are hijacked by unwanted interlopers: namely, the bacteria that engender diseases like spotted fever and meningitis.

Michael T. Laub

Associate Dept. Head

Michael T. Laub explores how bacterial cells process information and regulate their own growth and proliferation, as well as how these information-processing capabilities have evolved.

Gene-Wei Li develops quantitative tools to study the regulation and evolution of protein expression at both molecular and systems levels.

Sebastian Lourido exposes parasite vulnerabilities and harnesses them to treat infectious disease.

Uttam RajBhandary's interests include interactions between RNAs and proteins, focusing on gene expression and gene regulation.

Anthony J. Sinskey explores the principles of metabolic engineering in both bacteria and plants.

JoAnne Stubbe

Professor Emerita

JoAnne Stubbe studies ribonucleotide reductases — essential enzymes that provide the building blocks for DNA replication, repair and successful targets of multiple clinical drugs.

Graham C. Walker studies DNA repair, mutagenesis, and cellular responses to DNA damage, as well as the symbiotic relationship between legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria.