Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on:

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 , (612) 625-8467 Fax: (612) 624-0432

Hideki Aihara, Professor , (612) 624-1491 Lab: (612) 624-2475

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

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

Christina Camell, Assistant Professor , 612-625-9956

Yue Chen, Associate Professor , (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.

Peter Crawford, Professor; Director of Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine , 612-301-2202

We develop and deploy metabolomics technologies to reveal the roles of intermediary and lipid metabolism in integrated physiological homeostasis using both genetically engineered mice and human subjects.

Anath Das, Professor , (612) 624-3239 Fax: (612) 624-0426

Molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions and plant gene expression

Mikael Elias, Associate Professor , (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 , (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

Michael F. Freeman, Assistant Professor , 612-624-8575

Our work focuses on the discovery and heterologous expression of pathways and genes involved in the biosynthesis of metabolites from unique microbial sources.