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.
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 (lab website)

Irving Epstein
Irving Epstein
University Professor
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry and HHMI Professor
781-736-2503 Shapiro Science Center 3-09
Area of Expertise: Oscillating chemical reactions and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems
Seth Fraden
Seth Fraden
Professor of Physics
781-736-2888 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building 214

Expertise: Macromolecules in suspension. Physics of protein crystallization. Microfluidics.

Jeff Gelles
Jeff Gelles
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. (lab website)

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Bruce Goode
Professor of Biology
781-736-2464 Rosenstiel 532

Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis (lab website)

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. (lab website)

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

Expertise: Antimicrobial design; targeted protein degradation; TSC2 activators; enzyme structure-function studies. (lab website)

Tijana Ivanovic
Tijana Ivanovic
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2439 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, 455

Expertise: Uncovering fundamental molecular mechanisms of virus translocation across biological membranes (lab website)

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

Expertise: Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism (lab website)

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

Expertise: Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality, and lifespan. (lab website)

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 (lab website)

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.

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

Expertise: Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast

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

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

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. (lab website)

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

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development (lab website)

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

Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan
Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan
Assistant Professor of Biology and Physics
781-736-2407 Rosenstiel 450

Expertise: Biophysical mechanisms underlying flow generation by cilia arrays (lab website)

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

Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons (lab website)

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

Expertise: Self-assembly at the colloidal length scale

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.

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

Douglas Theobald
Douglas Theobald
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2303 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry, 308

Expertise: Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes (lab website)

Chi Ting
Chi Ting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2534 Edison-Lecks 125

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

Research Group Website

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.

Hao Xu
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.