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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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.

Aaron Goldstrohm, Professor; BMBB Graduate Program , 612-626-7497

Our goal is to discover the principles and mechanisms that control expression of genes, with the benefit to society that this knowledge will enhance our understanding of the causes of disease and advance therapeutic strategies to correct deleterious gene expression.

Wendy Gordon, Associate Professor , (612) 301-1196

Our lab is interested in how cell surface receptors convert signals from extracellular stimuli like mechanical force into a biological response, as dysregulation in a cell’s force-sensing ability can lead to disease.

Timothy J Griffin, Professor; Director, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics , (612) 624-5249 Fax: (612) 624-0432

Work in our group involves the development and application of mass spectrometry-based tools to study proteins and proteomes.

Eric A. Hendrickson, Professor , (612) 624-5988 Fax: (612) 624-0426

Our objective is to gain an understanding of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of mammalian DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair.

Romas J. Kazlauskas, Professor , (612) 624-5904

Biocatalysis uses enzymes for unnatural purposes - synthesis of drugs, chemical intermediates & biofuels. Using enzymes creates more efficient syntheses that minimize pollution and avoid toxic and non-selective chemical reagents.

Arkady B. Khodursky, Associate Professor , (612) 625-3799 Fax: (612) 625-5780

Mechanisms of adaptation in antibiotic resistant bacteria; Genomic landscape of starvation-recovery transitions in bacterial populations

Do-Hyung Kim, Professor , (612) 626-3418

We are interested in understanding the molecular networks that coordinate nutrient metabolism and cell growth.  How cells assess nutrient- or energy states and relay this information into appropriate decisions on growth is poorly understood.

David C. LaPorte, Professor , (612) 625-4983 Fax: (612) 624-0426

Every biological process is regulated by several different control mechanisms. Our research focuses on how the individual mechanisms work and how they are coordinated with each other. We are studying the regulation of the glyoxylate bypass in the bacterium Escherichia coli.

Douglas Mashek, Professor , 612-626-2904