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The following is an alphabetical list of active MCB faculty members and brief descriptions of their research. Additional faculty lists are available using the links below.

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Mark Alper
Retired Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Biochemistry; biomolecular materials

Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular basis of cell surface interactions

Michael Botchan
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Eukaryote DNA replication and control of S phase

Carlos Bustamante
Howard Hughes Investigator and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Structural characterization of nucleo-protein assemblies

Jamie H. D. Cate
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular Basis for Protein Synthesis by the Ribosome

Christopher Chang
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Discovery and elucidation of new signal transduction players and pathways with molecular imaging

Michelle Chang
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Enzyme catalysis and metabolic engineering

Kathleen Collins
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Telomerase, non-coding RNAs, RNA silencing

Jennifer A. Doudna
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
RNA-mediated gene regulation

Peter Duesberg
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Genetic structure of retroviruses

Britt Glaunsinger
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Virology; messenger RNA processing and degradation

Ming Hammond
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Bioinformatics

James Hurley
Judy C. Webb Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Structural membrane biology

Nicholas Ingolia
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular basis and physiological roles of the Translational control of gene expression through global and genome-wide analyses

Bryan A. Krantz
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular Mechanism of Protein Translocation Across Membranes

John Kuriyan
Howard Hughes Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Structural and functional studies of signal transduction and DNA replication

Susan Marqusee
Director of QB3 and Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Determinants of protein structure and folding

Andreas Martin
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Energy-dependent proteases and molecular machines

Evan Miller
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Chemical biology, neuroscience, organic chemistry, fluorescence, imaging

Eva Nogales
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Structure-function of macromolecular assemblies: cytoskeleton self-assembly and nucleic acid transactions

Daniel Portnoy
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis

David Savage
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Synthetic biology and metabolism.

Jeremy Thorner
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Signal transduction mechanisms; biochemistry; molecular genetics; cell biology

Robert Tjian
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Eukaryotic molecular biology; biochemistry

Ahmet Yildiz
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Structural mechanism of molecular motors. High resolution imaging of subcellular structures

Qiang Zhou
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Biochemistry of HIV gene expression and transcriptional elongation

Roberto Zoncu
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
How organelles sense nutrients and regulate cellular growth

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Emeriti and Professors of the Graduate School

Bruce N. Ames
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Mechanisms of aging. Mitochondrial decay in aging. Oxidants and antioxidants in DNA damage. Micronutrient deficiencies and DNA damage. Chronic inflammation and Cancer.

Clinton E. Ballou
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Richard Calendar
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular genetics of viruses

Robert Glaeser
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Cryo-EM of multiprotein complexes; membrane proteins; structural biology; biophysics; advancing the capabilities of high-resolution cryo-EM in biology.

Alexander Glazer
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Macomolecular complexes; photosynthetic systems

Caroline Kane
Professor Emerita of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Eukaryotic gene regulation during transcript elongation

Jack Kirsch
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Enzymology; site-directed mutagenesis

Judith Klinman
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Principles of catalytic and regulatory mechanisms in enzyme-catalyzed reactions

Stuart Linn
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Enzymology of DNA metabolism

Hiroshi Nikaido
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Membrane biochemistry; bacterial physiology

Howard Schachman
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Physical biochemistry

David Zusman
Professor of the Graduate School Division of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Microbial development; molecular genetics

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Secondary Divisional Affiliates

The following faculty have a secondary affiliation with the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology division.

Richard Harland
Department Co-Chair and C.H. Li Distinguished Professor Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development
Molecular biology of development

G. Steven Martin
Dean of Biological Sciences and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell biology; tumor virology

Michael Rape
Howard Hughes Investigator and Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Protein ubiquitination, degradation and the control of cell division and differentiation

Donald Rio
Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development
Molecular genetics; transposable elements; RNA splicing

Randy Schekman
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Organelle assembly; protein transport

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Bowes Research Fellows

Bowes fellows are recent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates chosen by international competition to conduct independent research at the frontiers of biomedical and life sciences.
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Liam Holt
Bowes Research Fellow
Evolution of cellular signaling systems, cell division control, synthetic biology

Woj Wojtowicz
Bowes Research Fellow
Molecular basis for neuronal cell recognition, axon guidance and synaptogenesis

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