Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

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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) 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 , (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 , (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 , (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 , (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 , (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 , (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 , (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.