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. 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

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

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

Expertise: Human spatial orientation and motor control.

Guillaume Duclos
Guillaume Duclos
Assistant Professor of Physics
781-736-2167 Abelson 208

Expertise: Self-organization of Living and Active matter.

lab website

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

Expertise: Oscillating chemical reactions and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems (lab website)

Thomas Fai
Thomas Fai
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
781-736-3064 Goldsmith 208

Expertise: Scientific computing, fluid dynamics, and mathematical biology.

Carol Fierke
Carol Fierke
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2101 Irving Presidential Enclave

Office of the Provost

Seth Fraden
Seth Fraden
Professor of Physics
781-736-2888 Abelson 214

Expertise: Complex fluids; interparticle interactions and phase transitions in colloidal suspensions; entropy driven disorder-to-order transitions; physics of protein crystallization and the development of microfluidic-based, high-throughout crystallization devices. group 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

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

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

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. lab website

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. 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

Michael Hagan
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. group 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

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

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

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

Expertise: Neural mechanisms of learning and memory-guided behavior in the mammalian brain. lab website

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

Expertise: Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism.

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

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

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning. lab website

Dorothee Kern
Dorothee Kern
Professor of Biochemistry, Acting Dept Chair AY 2022-2023
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
781-736-2354 Volen National Center for Complex Systems 444

Expertise: Dynamics of enzymes. Magnetic resonance methods. lab website

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.

Lab website

Isaac Krauss
Isaac Krauss
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2574 Edison-Lecks 226
Area of Expertise: Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry
James Lackner
James Lackner
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology
781-736-2033 Rabb Graduate Center, 4

Expertise: Spatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to spaceflight and autonomous vehicles.

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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.

Paul Miller, Neuroscience
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

Dan Oprian
Daniel Oprian
Louis and Bessie Rosenfield Professor of 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
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
Department Chair
781-736-2559 Rosenstiel 655
Area of Expertise: 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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Avital Rodal
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel 528

Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons. lab website

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.

Group 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

Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2520 Edison-Lecks 118A
Area of Expertise: Solid-state NMR of complex organic materials, including polymers, carbon materials, nanocomposites, and natural organic matter; NMR technique development; basic thermodynamics and chemical energy.
Robert Sekuler
Robert Sekuler
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Department Chair, Psychology
781-736-3277 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 244

Expertise: Visual perception. Cognitive processes.

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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

Barry Snider
Barry Snider
Charles A. Breskin Professor of Organic Chemistry
781-736-2550 Edison-Lecks 122
Area of Expertise: Synthesis of natural products, new synthetic methods, free radical chemistry, Lewis acid induced reactions, ketene cycloadditions
Hannah Snyder
Hannah Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall, 102

Expertise: Executive function. CoPE Lab

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. 

Chi Ting
Chi Ting
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2534 Edison-Lecks 322

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

Research Group Website

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

Mathematical neuroscience.

Group website

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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

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

Expertise: Development and function of cortical circuits

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

Area of 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.

Group Website

 

Hao Xu, Professor of Chemistry
Hao Xu
Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2535 Edison-Lecks 225
Area of Expertise: Non-precious metal catalysis directed towards organic synthesis.  Translational synthetic chemistry.  Discovery of new disease targets and therapeutic probes in human biology.

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

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.

Emily Westover
Emily J. Westover
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2304 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry,108
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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