Molecular Biology and Genetics

Our molecular biologists and geneticists study which genes are involved in key biological processes and how the expression of these genes is regulated in normal and disease states. New methods like CRISPR gene editing are studied and applied to expedite discovery and the development of therapeutics.

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Seema Agarwala

  • Associate Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Ethel Bayer-Santos

  • Assistant Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences

The EBSlab is focused on (micro)biological conflicts and the weapons used by bacteria to target competitors. The group uses Salmonella and a specialized contractile nanoweapon called T6SS to understand how enteric pathogens overcome colonization resistance imposed by members of the microbiota and establish an infection. The effectors secreted by the T6SS comprise a pool of proteins with interesting new biochemical activities, providing opportunities for several interdisciplinary projects encompassing microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology and bioinformatic. 

 

Telephone Number:(512) 471-0966
Building: NMS
Room Number:2.116/2.210
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Can Cenik

  • Assistant Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Xiaolu (Lulu) Cambronne

  • Assistant Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
Telephone Number:512-232-1928
Building: MBB
Room Number:2.148BA
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Z. Jeffrey Chen

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Integrative Biology
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Jaquelin P. Dudley

  • Professor
  • Associate Director, LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Johann K. Eberhart

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Ilya J. Finkelstein

  • Associate Professor
  • Lorene Morrow Kelley Endowed Faculty Fellowship Fund
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Rasika M. Harshey

  • Professor
  • Mary M. Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair in Microbiology
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Vishwanath Iyer

  • Professor
  • Professor of Oncology, Dell Medical School
  • Molecular Biosciences
Building: MBB
Room Number:3.212A
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Arlen W. Johnson

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Ken Keiler

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
Building: NMS
Room Number:3.306
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Jonghwan Kim

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Alan Lambowitz

  • Professor
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. Frank Smith, Jr. Regents Chair in Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Kyle M. Miller

  • Professor
  • Benjamin Clayton Centennial Professorship in Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Ian J. Molineux

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Tanya T. Paull

  • Professor
  • Burl G. and Lorene L. Rogers Chair in Human Health
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Molecular Biosciences
Building: MBB
Room Number:2.448
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Elif Sarinay Cenik

  • Assistant Professor
  • Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biosciences
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David S. Stein

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Christopher S. Sullivan

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Sibum Sung

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Keiko Torii

  • Professor
  • Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Plant Cell Biology
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Molecular Biosciences
Building: NMS
Room Number:5.104A
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Steven A. Vokes

  • Professor
  • Academic Technology Leadership Fellow
  • Molecular Biosciences
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John B. Wallingford

  • Professor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Doherty, Jr. Regents Chair in Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Blerta Xhemalce

  • Associate Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences