Life Sciences Faculty

Shantanu Jadhav, Neuroscience professor
Anne Berry, Psychology
Anne Berry
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Volen Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3278 Lemberg Hall, 101

Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging

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

Expertise: Developmental Neurobiology

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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 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Building, 206

Expertise: Regulation of Protein Phosphatases and the Evolution of Cellular Signaling.

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Li Deng, Professor of Chemistry
Li Deng
Orrie Friedman Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2529 Edison-Lecks 322

Asymmetric catalysis and asymmetric synthesis. Solid phase synthesis and combinatorial chemistry. Chiral recognition. Chemical approaches towards understanding protein functions.

Dr. Deng is on leave.

Paul DiZio
Paul DiZio
Associate Professor of Psychology
781-736-2043 Rabb Graduate Center 5

Human spatial orientation and motor control.

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

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

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

Expertise: Neural development and behavior

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Jeff Gelles
Jeff Gelles
Aron and Imre Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
781-736-2377 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Building 208

Single-molecule Biochemistry and Biophysics. Transcription and RNA processing. Cytoskeletal networks and regulation.

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

Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis

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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

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Angela Gutchess
Angela Gutchess
Professor of Psychology
781-736-3247 Lemberg Hall, 106

Expertise: Cognitive and social neuroscience; influence of age and culture on memory.

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Jennifer Gutsell
Jennifer Gutsell
Associate Professor Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3308 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 220

Expertise: Self-control; empathy and environmentalism.

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

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

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

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

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Judith Herzfeld
Judith Herzfeld
Professor of Biophysical Chemistry
781-736-2538 Shapiro Science Center 3-06

Development and application of reactive and polarizable force fields as efficient replacements for quantum mechanics in simulations of reactions in complex media. Solid-state NMR studies of structure and function in membrane proteins and bio-inspired materials.

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Pengyu Hong
Pengyu Hong
Professor of Computer Science
781-736-2729 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 135

Computer science, FinTech, machine learning, image processing, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, intelligent education.

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Tijana Ivanovic
Tijana Ivanovic
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2439 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, 450

Expertise: Uncovering fundamental molecular mechanisms of virus translocation across biological membranes.

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Shantanu Jadhav
Shantanu Jadhav
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3147 Bassine Science Building 301

Neural mechanisms of learning and memory-guided behavior in the mammalian brain.

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

Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism.

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Julia Kardon
Julia Kardon
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2359 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 519

Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality, and lifespan.

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Donald Katz
Donald Katz
Professor and Chair of Psychology
Professor of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3268 Bassine Science Building 345

Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning.

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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

Dynamics of enzymes. Magnetic resonance methods.

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Jane Kondev
Jané Kondev
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics
781-736-2812 Abelson 301

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
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2574 Edison-Lecks 226

Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry.

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James Lackner
James Lackner
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-2033 Rabb Graduate Center 114

Spatial orientation, human movement control, adaptation to unusual force environments.

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Amy S.Y. Lee
Amy S.Y. Lee
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-4951 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 441

mRNA translation in cellular differentiation and disease.

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

Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast.

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

Modulation of Neural Networks.

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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

Maria de Boef Miara
Maria de Boef Miara
Assistant Professor of Biology
Master's Advising Head for MCB and Neuroscience
781-736-3106 Bassine Science Building 119

Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Physiology, BiomechanicsComparative Anatomy, Evolution Physiology, Biomechanics

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

Computational and theoretical neuroscience.

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Sacha Nelson
Sacha Nelson
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Life Science
781-736-3181 Shapiro Science Center 1-21

Physiological genomics of the mammalian neocortex.

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

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

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

Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development.

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Dan L. Perlman
Dan L. Perlman
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Chair of Environmental Studies
781-736-2687 Rabb Graduate Center 347

Ecology, conservation biology, animal behavior.

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

Self-assembly of chemical and biological systems. Transient interactions in solution by NMR. NMR of soluble proteins. Protein stability and folding by NMR and mutagenesis.

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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.

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Avital Rodal
Avital Rodal
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center 528

Endosomal Membrane Traffic in Neurons.

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W. Benjamin Rogers
W. Benjamin Rogers
Assistant Professor of Physics
781-736-2857 Abelson 221

Complex fluids and biological physics; programmable self-assembly of soft materials; colloidal interactions and phase transitions; DNA nanotechnology; self-organization of active matter; optical trapping and single-molecule science.

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

Circadian Rhythms, Behavior, and Gene Expression

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Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Brandeis University faculty member
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2520 Edison-Lecks 118A

Chemical energy in biochemistry. Solid-state NMR of biological nanocomposites.

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Robert Sekuler
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology
Professor of Neuroscience
781-736-3277 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 242

Visual perception, cognitive processes, particularly visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, age-related changes in cognitive function.

Vision Lab

Piali Sengupta
Piali Sengupta
Professor of Neurobiology
Chair, Biology
781-736-2686 Shapiro Science Center 2-08A

Behavioral and neuronal development in C. elegans.

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Neil Simister
Neil Simister
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-4952 Bassine Science Building 203

Molecular immunology. Antibody transport.

Barry Snider
Barry Snider
Charles A. Breskin Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department Chair
781-736-2550 Edison-Lecks 122

Synthesis of natural products, new synthetic methods, free radical chemistry, Lewis acid induced reactions, ketene cycloadditions.

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Hannah Snyder
Hannah Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall 102

Cognitive processes, adolescent development, developmental psychopathology.

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

Mechanisms of protein folding in the cell.

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

Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes.

Jonathan Touboul
Jonathan Touboul
Associate Professor of Mathematics
781-736-3080 Goldsmith 303

Mathematical neuroscience.

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

Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal properties.

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

Development and function of cortical circuits.

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

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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Teaching Faculty

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

Community ecology, phenology and climate change

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

Biology Education

Maria de Boef Miara
Maria de Boef Miara
Assistant Professor of Biology
Master's Advising Head for MCB and Neuroscience
781-736-3106 Bassine Science Building 119

Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Physiology, BiomechanicsComparative Anatomy, Evolution Physiology, Biomechanics

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

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

Kene Piasta
Kene Piasta
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-3159 Shapiro Science Center 016E

Biology education and protein structure-function.

Emily Westover
Emily J. Westover
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2304 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry 108
Rachel Woodruff
Rachel Woodruff
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-3189 Bassine Biology Building 202

Teaching Genetics and Genomic and Molecular Biotechnology.