Molecular Biology

The main focus of the Molecular Biology Division is to understand the regulation of basic and disease related cellular processes such as gene expression, hormonal signaling, RNA processing, DNA replication, recombination and repair.

Faculty and Research Interests

Primary Members

Kenneth W. Adolph

Gene structure and regulation

Anja-Katrin Bielinsky

Regulation of DNA replication, cell cycle, cancer

Anath Das

Molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions and plant gene expression

Zigang Dong

Tumor promoter-induced signal transduction pathways, Carcinogenesis, Cancer prevention

Aaron Goldstrohm

Gene regulation, Post-transcriptional control of messenger RNA stability, Translation and localization by RNA-binding proteins, mRNA untranslated regions and nucleases, Genetic mechanisms of development, Cancer, Obesity

Reuben S. Harris

Mechanisms of purposeful mutation relating to innate and adaptive immunity

Eric Hendrickson
(Division Director)

Mechanisms of mammalian DNA double-strand break repair

David C. LaPorte

Gene expression; protein phosphorylation cascades.

Juan Carlos Rivera Mulia


Michel M. Sanders

Eukaryotic molecular biology; hormone action; gene expression.

Paul G. Siliciano

Nucleic acid biochemistry; molecular genetics.

Alexandra Sobeck

Cellular mechanisms of maintaining genomic stability; DNA damage response during chromosomal replication.

Secondary Members

David A. Bernlohr

Mechanism of insulin action; regulation of gene expression by lipids; lipid transporters and lipid binding proteins; obesity and metabolic regulation.

Do-Hyung Kim

Biological networks that coordinate metabolism and growth

Lincoln R. Potter

Signal Transduction, Natriuretic Peptides, Guanylyl Cyclase Receptors and cGMP.

Janet L. Schottel

Nucleic acid biochemistry; molecular biology.

Molecular Biology Facilities


Genome Engineering Shared Resource
Co-Director: Eric Hendricson
Manager: Brian Ruis