Faculty & Research

Research Faculty

Susan Birren, Biology faculty
Susan Birren
Professor of Neurobiology
781-736-2680 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-06A

Developmental Neurobiology

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Alexandre Bisson, Assistant Professor of Biology
Alexandre Bisson
Assistant Professor of Biology

Cellular organization and behavior in the Archaea domain of life

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Niels Bradshaw, Biochemistry faculty
Niels Bradshaw
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2309 Kosow, 206

Regulation of protein phosphatases and the evolution of cellular signaling

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

Self-organization of living and active matter

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Paul Garrity, Biology faculty
Paul Garrity
Professor of Biology
781-736-3127 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 2-16

Neural development and behavior

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Jeff Gelles, Biochemistry faculty
Jeff Gelles
Aron and Imre Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmocology
781-736-2377 Kosow, 208

Single-molecule biochemistry and biophysics. Transcription and RNA processing. Cytoskeletal networks and regulation.

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Bruce Goode
Biology Department Vice Chair
Professor of Biology
781-736-2464 Rosenstiel 532

Expertise: Cytoskeletal mechanisms controlling cell morphogenesis. 

Leslie Griffith, Biology faculty
Leslie Griffith
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience
Director of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
781-736-3125 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 2-06B

Biochemistry of behavior

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

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

Liz Hedstrom, MCB faculty member
Liz Hedstrom
Professor of Biology and Chemistry
781-736-2333 Kosow, 112

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

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Sebastian Kadener, MCB faculty member
Sebastian Kadener
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-4915 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 332

Molecular neurobiology and RNA metabolism

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Julia Kardon, Biochemistry & MCB faculty member
Julia Kardon
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2359 Kosow, 303

Mechanisms for control of mitochondrial protein activity, quality and lifespan

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Jané Kondev
Jané Kondev
Professor of Physics
781-736-2812 Abelson 301

Physical biology of the cell

Isaac Krauss, Chemistry & MCB faculty member
Isaac Krauss
Associate Professor of Chemistry
781-736-2574 Edison-Lecks, 226

Chemical glycobiology and organic chemistry

Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Yerbol Z. Kurmangaliyev
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-4907 Rosenstiel 544

Expertise: Genomics of brain development.

Susan Lovett, Biology & MCB faculty member
Susan Lovett
Abraham S. and Gertrude Burg Professor of Microbiology
781-736-2497 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 337

Genetics and molecular biology of bacteria and yeast

Michael Marr, Biology & MCB faculty member
Michael Marr
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-2481 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 334

Gene expression in cellular stress responses

Sacha Nelson, Biology & MCB faculty member
Sacha Nelson
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Life Science
781-736-3181 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-21

Physiological genomics of the mammalian neocortex

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Suzanne Paradis, Biology & MCB faculty member
Suzanne Paradis
Associate Professor of Biology
781-736-5305 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-08A

Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development.

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 Kaushik Ragunathan
Kaushik Ragunathan
Assistant Professor of Biology
781-736-2407 Rosenstiel 450

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

Avital Rodal, Biology & MCB faculty member
Avital Rodal
Professor of Biology
781-736-2459 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 528

Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons

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Ben Rogers, Mathematics and MCB faculty member at Brandeis University
W. Benjamin Rogers
Associate Professor of Physics
781-736-2857 Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 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.

Michael Rosbash
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. 

Piali Sengupta, Biology & MCB faculty member
Piali Sengupta
Professor of Neurobiology
Chair, Department of Biology
781-736-2686 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 2-08A

Neurogenetics of sensory behaviors

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Timothy Street, Biochemistry & MCB faculty
Timothy Street
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-4961 Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center, 648A

Mechanisms of protein folding in the cell

Douglas Theobald
Douglas Theobald
Biochemistry Department Chair AY 2023-2024
Professor of Biochemistry
781-736-2303 Kosow-Wolfson-Rosensweig Biochemistry 308

Expertise: Evolution, structure, and function of macromolecular complexes

Gina Turrigiano, Biology & MCB faculty member
Gina Turrigiano
Joseph Levitan Professor of Vision Science
Chair, Neuroscience Program
781-736-2684 Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, 1-28

Homeostasis and neural circuit plasticity and function

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Hannah Yervick
Hannah Yevick
Assistant Professor of Physics
781-736-2806 Abelson 326

Expertise: Mechanics of cell and tissue development, collective behaviors in living systems.

Master's Advising Head

Maria de Boef Miara, MS Advising faculty
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, biomechanics