Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology

Dr. Ken Bost, Belk Distinguished Professor. Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center. Molecular and cellular understanding of the immune response, the interactions between the nervous and immune systems, and the mechanisms involved in initiation of mucosal immunity.

Dr. Kausik Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Calcutta, India. Genome replication, Dynamic structure of telomerase, mRNA folding in translational control of human parasitic and viral diseases.

Dr. Richard J. Chi, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Florida State University. Membrane trafficking, yeast genetics, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and live cell fluorescence microscopy. 

Dr. Mark Clemmens, Professor. Ph.D., St. Louis University. Vascular and metabolic physiology.

Dr. Didier DrĂ©au, Associate Professor. Ph.D., College of Agriculture of Rennes, France. Mechanisms of cancer metastasis, vascular and immune interactions during cancer growth.

Dr. Valery Grdzelishvili, Professor. Ph.D.. Moscow State University. Molecular virology, virus-host interactions, virus-based vectors.

Dr. Eugenia Lo, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., malaria life cycle and host-cell interactions in the environment.

Dr. Ian Marriott, Professor. Ph.D., Tulane University. The initiation of immune responses.

Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, Professor. Ph.D., University of London, UK. Cancer Biology and Immunology.

Dr. Dan Nelson, Research Associate Professor. Ph.D., Florida State University. Tachykinin expression and function.

Dr. Jim Oliver, Cone Distinguished Professor. Ph.D., Georgetown University. Ecology, physiology, and metabolism of aquatic bacteria; biology of the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus.

Ken Piller, Research Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago. Plant biotechnology, edible vaccine development.

Dr. Molly C. Redmond, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry

Dr. Adam M. Reitzel, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Boston University. Evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates using comparative genomics, molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, and field studies.

Dr. Christine Richardson, Professor. Ph.D., Columbia Univesity Medical Sciences. DNA recombination and repair, chromosomal rearrangements, ecotoxicology in mammals, leukemia, ovarian cancer.

Dr. Todd R. Steck, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Rochester. Molecular microbiology, cystic fibrosis microbiome, antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Andrew W. Truman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of London, UK. Understanding the role of molecular chaperones in cancer using quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms.

Dr. Junya Tomida, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Japan. DNA damage response and DNA repair.

Dr. Shan Yan, Professor. Ph.D., Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Molecular mechanisms of genome integrity.