Genome Biochemistry faculty

MCB Genome Biochemistry faculty

Carl Bauer

Carl Bauer

Distinguished Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
regulation of gene expression by environmental factors such as light and oxygen; differentiation of bacteria into different cell types

Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell

Chair, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
molecular biology of the archaea; mechanistic and regulatory parameters that govern DNA replication, gene transcription, and cell division

Matthew L. Bochman

Matthew L. Bochman

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Affiliate, Biology

Research Interests
maintenance of genomic integrity with a focus on DNA helicases and other factors involved in DNA replication, recombination, and repair; the evolution of DNA helicases

Jim Drummond

Jim Drummond

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
limited alphabet coding sequences and proteins: a minimalist approach to structure and function

Hengyao Niu

Hengyao Niu

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests
detection and repair of DNA breaks with a focus on Homologous Recombination (HR) mediated DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair; interplay of DNA repair machinery and chromatin structures

Craig Pikaard

Craig Pikaard

Distinguished Professor, Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Carlos O. Miller Professor, Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests
mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene silencing and large-scale epigenetic control

Rachel Samson

Rachel Samson

Assistant Research Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Research Interests
mechanisms of chromosome duplication and segregation