Graduate Training FacultyThe 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.
Regulation of Protein Phosphatases and the Evolution of Cellular Signaling
Macromolecules in suspension. Physics of protein crystallization. Microfluidics.
Single-molecule Biochemistry and Biophysics. Transcription and RNA processing. Cytoskeletal networks and regulation.
Cell Biology and Biochemistry of the Cytoskeleton
Relationship between protein structure and function in enzyme catalysis and inhibitor action. Understanding the effects of mutations in vivo.
Uncovering fundamental molecular mechanisms of virus translocation across biological membranes
Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism
Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality, and lifespan. Website.
Dynamics of enzymes. Magnetic resonance methods.
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.
Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry
mRNA translation in cellular differentiation and disease
Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast
Structure-function studies of visual pigments and other cell surface receptors.
Mapping the functional repertoire of (bio)inorganic systems and protein metallocofactors; paradigms of (bio)catalysts relevant to the human health and environment.
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development
Biological redox enzymes structure and mechanism
Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons
Self-assembly at the colloidal length scale
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.
Mechanisms of protein folding in the cell
Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes
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.