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RNA Biology


Dr. Babitzke's Research Interest:  Regulation of gene expression
by RNA structure and RNA-binding proteins.   

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Bevilacqua's Research Interest:  Attaining a molecular level
understanding of RNA in biology.   


Dr. Booker's Research Interest:  Elucidating the chemical
mechanisms by which enzymes containing iron-sulfur clusters
catalyze chemical reactions.   


Dr. Keiler's Research Interest:  Protein quality control, ribosome
rescue, and new antibiotics.   


Dr. Krasilnikov's Research Interest:  Structural biology of
catalytic ribonucleoprotein complexes.  


Dr. Lindner's Research Interest:  The coupling of molecular
parasitology and structural biology to study the malaria
parasite.    

Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Chemistry
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Dr. Llinás' Research Interest:  The combination of tools from
functional genomics, molecular biology, computational biology,
biochemistry, and metabolomics to understand the fundamental
molecular mechanisms underlying the development of this
parasite.   

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Melanie McReynolds' Research Interest:  The understanding
of the biochemistry behind aging, and its intersection with stress, with
the long-term goal of identifying strategies that promote healthier aging. 

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Dr. Murakami's Research Interest:  We apply cryo-EM and X-ray
crystallography techniques to reveal three-dimensional structures 
of DNA and RNA polymerases for elucidating the mechanisms of
DNA replication and RNA transcription.   


Dr. Reese's Research Interest:  Stress-induced gene expression
and UV resistance pathways, Regulation of mRNAs from birth to
death during stress responses, Targeted protein degradation
during transcriptional stress and How RNA Polymerase II contends
with barriers throughout the genome.   

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of Chemistry

Dr. Weinert's Research Interest:  The understanding of how
the globin coupled sensor protein family senses oxygen and
transmits the binding signal into downstream events.   

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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