Research Faculty

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Susan J. Birren
Zalman Abraham Kekst Professor in Neuroscience
781-736-2680 Shapiro Science Center 1-06A

Expertise: Developmental neurobiology. lab website

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. lab website

Steven DeLuca
Steven DeLuca
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-4951 Rosenstiel 441

Expertise: Developmental control of gene expression. lab website

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Paul Garrity
Professor of Biology
781-736-3127 Shapiro Science Center 2-16

Expertise: Neural development and behavior. lab website

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

Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis. lab website

Christine Grienberger
Christine Grienberger
Assistant Professor of Biology

Expertise: Understanding how the brain is able to produce learned behaviors. lab website

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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. lab website

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James Haber
Abraham and Etta Goodman Professor of Biology
Director, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center
781-736-2462 Rosenstiel 302

Expertise: Repair of broken chromosomes and triggering of the DNA damage response. 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

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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

Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Assistant Professor of Biology

Yerbol Kurmangaliyev will be on-campus beginning January 2023.

Expertise: Genomics of brain development

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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

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Eve Marder
University Professor
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Biology
781-736-3140 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 314

Expertise: Modulation of neural networks. lab website

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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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Paul Miller
Professor of Biology
781-736-2890 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 317

Expertise: Computational and theoretical neuroscience.

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Sacha Nelson
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Life Science
Program Chair, Neuroscience
781-736-3181 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center 1-21

Expertise: Physiological genomics of the mammalian neocortex. lab website

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

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development. lab website

 Kaushik Ragunathan
Kaushik Ragunathan
Assistant Professor of Biology

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

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

Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons. lab website

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Michael Rosbash
Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Biology,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
781-736-3160 Shapiro Science Center 2-24B

Expertise: Circadian rhythms, behavior, and gene expression. lab website

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Piali Sengupta
Harold and Bernice Davis Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
Professor of Biology
781-736-2686 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center 2-08A

Expertise: Behavioral and neuronal development in C. elegans. lab website

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Neil Simister
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, Professional Science Master's Program in Biotechnology
781-736-4952 Bassine Science Building 203

Expertise: Molecular immunology, antibody transport.

Undergraduate Advising Head - Fall 2022

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Gina Turrigiano
Joseph Levitan Professor of Vision Science
781-736-2684 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center 1-28

Expertise: Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal properties. lab website

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Stephen Van Hooser
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2721 Bassine Biology Building 326

Expertise: Development and function of cortical circuits. lab website

Teaching Faculty

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Colleen Hitchcock
Associate Professor of Ecology
781-736-2634 Rabb Graduate Center 353

Expertise: Community ecology, phenology and climate change

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Melissa Kosinski-Collins
Professor of Biology
781-736-3126 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center 0-16A

Expertise: Biology education

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Elaine Lai
Senior Lecturer
Senior Scientist in Biology
781-736-3152 Bassine Biology Building 406

Expertise: Gene expression, cell differentiation and programmed cell death

Maria de Boef Miara
Maria de Boef Miara
Associate Professor of Biology
Master's Advising Head for MCB and Neuroscience
781-736-3106 Bassine Science Building 117

Expertise: Comparative anatomy, evolution, physiology, biomechanics, comparative anatomy, evolution physiology, biomechanics.

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James Morris
Professor of Biology
781-736-3119 Bassine Science Building 214

Expertise: Evolution, genetics, epigenetics, history of science, and science education.

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Kene Piasta
Assistant Professor of Biology
Senior Research / Honors Coordinator
781-736-3159 Shapiro Science Center 016E

Expertise: Biology education and protein structure-function.

Nathalie Vladis

Expertise: Neuroscience, aging, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, data visualization, biomedical education, academic development.

Neuroscience UAH for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023. For advising: neurouah@brandeis.edu. Book a meeting.

rachel woodruff
Rachel Woodruff
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-3189 Bassine Biology Building 202

Expertise: Teaching genetics and genomic and molecular biotechnology

Undergraduate Advising Head - Spring 2023

Faculty Emeriti

David DeRosier
David DeRosier
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Expertise: Super-resolution light microscopy and the structure of the synapse

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Chandler Fulton
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Expertise: Cell Differentiation, Centrioles, and Cell Death. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in Naegleria.

Jeff Hall, Professor Emeritus of Biology
Jeff Hall
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Expertise: Drosophila Neurogenetics

kenneth c. hayes
Kenneth C. Hayes
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Expertise: Comparative nutritional pathophysiology in man and animals. Lipoprotein metabolism and atherogenesis, diabetes and obesity.

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Joan Press
Professor Emerita of Biology

Expertise: Developmental immunology and immunogenetics.

Judith Tsipis, Professor Emerita of Biology
Judith Tsipis
Professor Emerita of Biology

Expertise: Genetic counseling.

lawrence wangh
Lawrence Wangh
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Expertise: Mammalian embryogenesis. Gene expression in single cells.

Kalpana White
Professor Emerita of Biology

Expertise: Neural development.