Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on Chemical and Structural BiologyMetabolic and Systems BiologyMolecular Biology and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. Learn more by viewing our faculty arranged by division. We also have a listing of Faculty Appointments throughout history.

Advisors for graduate studies also include members from other departments. 


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Kenneth W. Adolph, Associate Professor

adolp001@umn.edu , (612) 625-8467 Fax: (612) 625-2163

Research in my laboratory is concerned with the genes for the thrombospondin (TSP) proteins and the metaxin (MTX) proteins. Another research focus has been to sequence cDNAs for a new metaxin protein (MTX3), not previously described, in zebrafish and Xenopus.

Hideki Aihara, Associate Professor

aihar001@umn.edu , (612) 624-1491 Fax: (612) 624-5121

We are studying various DNA rearrangement systems relevant to human health including resolution of a concatenated DNA-replication intermediate into linear chromosomes in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete and retroviral integration reaction in which the integrase protein e

Ian M. Armitage, Professor

armit001@umn.edu , (612) 624-5977

My laboratory is involved with the development and application of state-of-the-art multinuclear, multidimensional magnetic resonance methods to elucidate the structure, dynamics and mechanism of action of biological macromolecules.

David A. Bernlohr, Distinguished McKnight Professor and Head, Cargill Chair in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism

bernl001@umn.edu , (612) 624-2712 Fax: (612) 625-2163

A major research study in the laboratory focuses on the metabolic relationships between obesity and insulin action. Our laboratory specifically examines cytoplasmic fatty acid binding proteins and their role(s) in mediating fatty acid metabolism in adipocytes and macrophages, particularly le

bieli003@umn.edu , (612) 624-2469 Fax: (612) 624-0426

The Bielinsky lab is interested in DNA replication-coupled repair pathways and genetic networks that maintain genome stability. In addition, we seek to identify cancer specific vulnerabilities and exploit them for therapy.

Yue Chen, Assistant Professor

yuechen@umn.edu , (612) 626-3340 Fax: (612) 624-0432

We have developed highly efficient mass-spectrometry based technology for system-wide identification and quantification of PTM sites and established the bioinformatics platform for understanding the functional relevance of the PTMs in protein structure and cellular physiology.

Anath Das, Professor

dasxx002@umn.edu , (612) 624-3239 Fax: (612) 624-0426

Molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions and plant gene expression

dongx004@umn.edu , (507) 437-5600

The major focus in the Cellular and Molecular Biology section is the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and the actions of chemopreventive agents in cancer prevention.

Mikael Elias, Assistant Professor

mhelias@umn.edu , (612) 626-1915

Our Lab investigates the mechanisms by which biological molecules evolve, the molecular basis of their functions, and develop methods for their engineering, with the aim of developing efficient, soft solutions to current or emerging society issues.

James M. Ervasti, Professor

jervasti@umn.edu , (612) 626-6517

Our objective is to fully define the function of dystrophin in striated muscle to understand how its absence or abnormality leads to the pathologies observed in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies.  Our unique approach integrates biochemical and biophysical analyses of the very large dy

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