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.
Expertise: Regulation of Protein Phosphatases and the Evolution of Cellular Signaling (lab website)
Expertise: Single-molecule Biochemistry and Biophysics. Transcription and RNA processing. Cytoskeletal networks and regulation. (lab website)
Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis (lab website)
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. (lab website)
Expertise: Antimicrobial design; targeted protein degradation; TSC2 activators; enzyme structure-function studies. (lab website)
Expertise: Uncovering fundamental molecular mechanisms of virus translocation across biological membranes (lab website)
Expertise: Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism (lab website)
Expertise: Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality, and lifespan. (lab website)
Expertise: Dynamics of enzymes. Magnetic resonance methods (lab website)
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.
Expertise: Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry
Expertise: Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast
Expertise: Structure-function studies of visual pigments and other cell surface receptors.
Expertise: Mapping the functional repertoire of (bio)inorganic systems and protein metallocofactors; paradigms of (bio)catalysts relevant to the human health and environment. (lab website)
Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development (lab website)
Expertise: Biophysical mechanisms underlying flow generation by cilia arrays (lab website)
Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons (lab website)
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.
Expertise:Mechanisms of protein folding in the cell
Expertise: Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes (lab website)
Area of Expertise: Total synthesis of natural products. Chemoselective functionalization of peptides. Genome mining and natural product biosynthesis.
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.