• Laboratories
  • Barbar
  • Beckman
  • Franco
  • Freitag
  • Gombart
  • Hagen
  • Hendrix
  • Hsu
  • Johnson
  • McFadden
  • Mehl
  • Nyarko
  • Perez
  • Qiu

Barbar Lab

The Barbar lab’s research is focused on the structural biology of the large dynamic molecular machines with primary focus on the dynein motor complex, rabies virus assembly, and transcription factors that bind the hub protein LC8.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Beckman Lab

The Beckman lab works on the role of oxidative stress in ALS and other neurological diseases and discovery of new drugs to treat ALS. We are also inventing new mass spectrometry technology to better understand the basis of disease.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Pam Beilby
Ed Labut
Nathan Lopez

Franco Lab

Our research is focused on the role of redox signaling by reactive nitrogen species, especially tyrosine nitration as a cause of pathology in the nervous system. We aim to understand the role of redox signaling in the process of metabolic reprogramming, development, and growth of tumors of the nervous system.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Carrie Marean-Reardon

Freitag Lab

The Freitag lab studies the structure of nuclei and chromosomes, using fungi as model organisms. The most recent projects involve studies on gene silencing by histone modifications and expression of promising new natural products from previously silenced gene clusters.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Lanelle Connolly
Mareike Möller
John Ridenour
Kristina Smith

Gombart Lab

The Gombart lab focuses on the regulation of the human antimicrobial peptide gene (CAMP) by vitamin D and plant-derived polyphenols via nuclear receptors. Our goal is to develop therapies to treat conditions like obesity, metabolic syndromes, and infections.

Linus Pauling Institute

Hagen Lab

The Hagen lab seeks to identify the mode of action of two “age-essential” micronutrients, lipoic acid and acetyl-Lcarnitine.

Linus Pauling Institute

Judy Butler
Nick Thomas

Hendrix Lab

The Hendrix lab studies computational biology, regulatory genomics, machine learning, and bioinformatics.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Hsu Lab

Our laboratory is interested in studying the structural aspects of biomolecular recognition and interactions, especially in protein-nucleic acid complexes. These interactions account for many of the major cell functions such as the induction or repression of gene expression and the packaging of nucleic acids into other superstructures.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Johnson Lab

The Johnson lab is currently focused on protein sensors of intracellular calcium and their function in membrane trafficking. Of particular interest is the protein otoferlin, which is a member of the ferlin family of proteins.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Josephine Bonventre

McFadden Lab

In the McFadden lab, we are investigating how minerals accumulate in biological matrices. Our work puts us in close kinship with those who study other biomineralized systems such as bone, mollusk and echinoderm shells as well as the hardened anatomical features of many invertebrates, including rasping and cutting tools for feeding and stingers for defense.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Mehl Lab

The Mehl Lab uses genetic code expansion to sitespecifically incorporate non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) into proteins to advance the capabilities of biochemical studies and technological development with bio-molecules.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Savanna Avila-Crump
Grace Galles
Subhashis Jana
Hyo Sang Jang

Nyarko Lab

The Nyarko lab is engaged in projects whose longterm goal is to understand how the size of an organ is controlled. We use techniques such as NMR, and ITC to explore binding specificites, and provide molecular level insights into the regulation of proteins that promote cell growth.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Perez Lab

The Perez lab’s primary research focus is on the investigation of the role of protein homeostasis in aging as well as studies on investigation the mechanisms by which rapamycin extends health span and longevity.

Linus Pauling Institute

Qiu Lab

The Qiu lab is focused on understanding the mechanics of motor proteins using single-molecule light microscopy.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Kathy Kwok