Graduate Training Faculty

The Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate training faculty include Biochemistry faculty and affiliated faculty drawn from other Division of Science departments. Biochemistry Ph.D. students can rotate through the labs of any faculty member listed here.
Alexandre Bisson, Assistant Professor of Biology
Alexandre Bisson
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-4923 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 519

Expertise: Cellular organization and behavior in the Archaea domain of life. 

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Niels Bradshaw
Niels Bradshaw
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2309 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 416

Expertise: Regulation of protein phosphatases and the evolution of cellular signaling.

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Guillaume Duclos
Guillaume Duclos
Assistant Professor of Physics
781-736-2167 Abelson 208

Expertise: Self-organization of Living and Active matter.

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Irving Epstein
Irving Epstein
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry and HHMI Professor
781-736-2503 Shapiro Science Center 3-09

Expertise: Oscillating chemical reactions and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems

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Thomas Fai
Thomas Fai
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
781-736-3064 Goldsmith 208

Expertise: Scientific computing, fluid dynamics and mathematical biology.

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Carol Fierke
Carol Fierke
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2101 Irving Presidential Enclave

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Seth Fraden
Seth Fraden
Professor of Physics
781-736-2888 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building 214

Expertise: Macromolecules in suspension; physics of protein crystallization; microfluidics

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Jeff Gelles
Jeff Gelles
Graduate Program Chair AY 2023-2024
Aron and Imre Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
781-736-2377 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Building 208

Expertise: Single-molecule biochemistry and biophysics; transcription and RNA processing; cytoskeletal networks and regulation

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Bruce Goode
Biology Department Vice Chair
Professor of Biology
781-736-2464 Rosenstiel 532

Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis. 

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Leslie Griffith
Leslie Griffith
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience
Director of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3125 Shapiro Science Center 2-06B

Expertise: Biochemistry of synaptic plasticity.

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Michael Hagan, Physics faculty member, Brandeis University
Michael Hagan
Professor of Physics and of Quantitative Biology
781-736-2845 Abelson 350

Expertise: Application of statistical mechanics, modern computational techniques, and theory to problems in biology and condensed matter physics; assembly of viral capsids and other large protein complexes; pattern formation in collections of internally driven particles; effects of molecular chirality on large-scale structure

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Liz Hedstrom
Liz Hedstrom
Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Biology Department Chair
781-736-2333 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry 112

Expertise: Design of targeted protein degraders;  antibiotic discovery; enzyme structure-function studies.

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Sebastian Kadener
Sebastian Kadener
Professor of Biology
781-736-4915 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 332

Expertise: Molecular neurobiology and RNA metabolism.

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Julia Kardon
Julia Kardon
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2359 Kosow 303

Expertise: Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality and lifespan

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Dorothee Kern
Dorothee Kern
Professor of Biochemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
781-736-2354 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 444

Expertise: Dynamics of enzymes, magnetic resonance methods

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Jané Kondev
Jané Kondev
Professor of Physics
781-736-2812 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 301

Expertise: Condensed matter theory and quantitative biology; application of condensed matter physics models to problems in molecular and cell biology such as regulation of gene expression and chromosome structure

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Isaac Krauss
Isaac Krauss
Associate Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2574 Edison-Lecks, 226

Expertise: Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry

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Susan Lovett
Susan Lovett
Abraham S. and Gertrude Burg Professor of Microbiology
781-736-2497 Rosenstiel 337

Expertise: Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast.

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Michael Marr
Michael Marr
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2481 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 334

Expertise: Gene expression in cellular stress responses.

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Dan Oprian
Daniel Oprian
Louis and Bessie Rosenfield Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2322 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 407

Expertise: Structure-function studies of visual pigments and other cell surface receptors

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Maria-Eirini Pandelia
Maria-Eirini Pandelia
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-4939 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 656

Expertise: Mapping the functional repertoire of (bio)inorganic systems and protein metallocofactors; paradigms of (bio)catalysts relevant to the human health and environment

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Suzanne Paradis
Suzanne Paradis
Professor of Biology
781-736-5305 Shapiro Science Center 1-08A

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development. 

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Thomas Pochapsky
Thomas Pochapsky
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
781-736-2559 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, 655

Expertise: Biological redox enzymes structure and mechanism

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 Kaushik Ragunathan
Kaushik Ragunathan
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-2407 Rosenstiel 450

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance; single molecule approaches to study chromatin associated factors in vitro and in cells.

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Avital Rodal
Avital Rodal
Professor of Biology
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel 528

Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons.

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Ben Rogers
W. Benjamin Rogers
Associate Professor of Physics
781-836-2857 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 221

Expertise: Self-assembly at the colloidal length scale

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Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2520 Edison-Lecks, 118A

Expertise: Solid-state NMR and structure determination of complex materials, including fuel-cell membranes, semicrystalline polymers, carbon materials, nanocomposites, natural organic matter, and thermoelectrics; NMR technique development; basic thermodynamics

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Timothy Street
Timothy Street
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-4961 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 648A

Expertise: Mechanisms of protein folding in the cell

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Douglas Theobald
Douglas Theobald
Biochemistry Department Chair AY 2023-2024
Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2303 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry 308

Expertise: Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes

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Chi Ting
Chi Ting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2534 Edison-Lecks 322

Expertise: Total synthesis of natural products. Chemoselective functionalization of peptides. Genome mining and natural product biosynthesis.

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Bing Xu
Bing Xu
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-5201 Edison-Lecks 320

Expertise: New molecular materials and nanomaterials for the exploration in biomedicine (e.g., molecular drug delivery, cancer therapy, biomedical diagnostics, and biomimetics) and other fundamental problems in nanoscience and biological science.

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Hao Xu, Professor of Chemistry
Hao Xu
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2535 Edison-Lecks 225

Expertise: Non-precious metal catalysis directed towards organic synthesis.  Translational synthetic chemistry.  Discovery of new disease targets and therapeutic probes in human biology.

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Hannah Yevick
Hannah Yevick
Assistant Professor of Physics
781-736-2875  Abelson 326

Expertise: Mechanics of cell and tissue development, collective behaviors in living systems

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