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Ibolya Edit András, MD Ibolya Edit András, MD
Research Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
The role of the blood-brain barrier in the HIV-1 infected brainís amyloid pathology.
305-243-0261 (ph)
Rm 528B Gautier
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Eleonore  Beurel, Ph.D. Eleonore Beurel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience Program Affiliated Faculty Member
Research Summary

Neuroinflammation during depressive disorders,T cells, astrocytes, microglia, macrophages cytokines, Mouse models of mood disorders

305 243 0263 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
1011 NW 15th Street, Gautier room 415
 
Karoline  Briegel, Ph.D. Karoline Briegel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Braman Breast Cancer Institute.
Research Summary
"Transcription factors in normal and cancerous stem cell development with focus on cardiogenesis, mammogenesis and breast cancer."
 
(305) 243-4770 (ph)
(305) 243-9249 (fax)
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Pirouz  Daftarian Pirouz Daftarian
Research Assistant Professor
Research Summary
Multifunctional targeted nanocarriers for vaccines, chemotherapeutics and immunotherapeutics.
Novel methods for preclinical efficacy testing.

305-243-7919 (ph)
Rm 239BA Gautier
 
Sylvia  Daunert, PhD, Pharm D Sylvia Daunert, PhD, Pharm D
Professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair
Research Summary
Biomolecules and bionanotechnology
 
 
305-243-4005 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
R. Bunn Gautier Building, Room 239DA (Locator R-629)
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Sapna  Deo, PhD Sapna Deo, PhD
Associate Professor and Biochemistry & Molecular Bilogy Graduate Program Director
Research Summary
Biomolecules and bionanotechnology
 
 
305-243-4421 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
Room 239 DB, R. Bunn Gautier Building
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Murray  Deutscher, Ph.D. Murray Deutscher, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Enzymology and Regulation of RNA Processing, Supramolecular Organization of the Protein-Synthesizing System
 
(305) 243-3150 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
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Sung Yong Eum
Research Assistant Professor
305-243-0271 (ph)
Rm 528C Gautier
 
Amjad  Farooq, Ph.D. DIC Amjad Farooq, Ph.D. DIC
Associate Professor , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Structural Energetics & Kinetics
 
305-243-2429 (ph)
305-243-2429 (fax)
Gautier Building 214
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Flavia  Fontanesi Flavia Fontanesi
Research Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Biogenesis and regulation of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation system. Mitochondrial DNA maintenance and expression.
305-243-8683 (ph)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 2067
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Feng  Gong, Ph.D. Feng Gong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
To understand the mechanisms of chromatin dynamics during DNA repair.
 
(305) 243-9270 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
Gautier Room 303
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(T. K.) Thomas K. Harris, Ph.D. (T. K.) Thomas K. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Understand mechanisms of action and regulation of multi-domain protein kinases
 
(305) 243-3358 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
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Frans  Huijing, Ph.D. Frans Huijing, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Medical Biochemistry, Genetic Diseases and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
 
(305) 243-6244 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
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Chaitanya  Jain, Ph.D. Chaitanya Jain, Ph.D.
Associate Professor , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
RNA Helicases, mRNA Degradation Mechanisms
 
(305) 243-7229 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
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Richard S. Jope, Ph.D. Richard S. Jope, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Summary

Signaling mechanisms, behavior, immune interactions, and therapeutics in mouse models of depression, multiple sclerosis, Fragile X Syndrome

305-243-0262 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
1011 NW 15th Street, Gautier room 416
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Wang Lan
Assistant Professor
305-243-8920 (ph)
Rm 701 BRB
 
Ralf  Landgraf, Ph.D. Ralf Landgraf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
We study the molecular foundations of signal interpretation in live cells with an emphasis on ERBB (EGFR/HER) receptor tyrosine kinases as a model system.
 
 
(305) 243-5815 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
Gautier 316
 
Fan Liu
Research Assistant Professor
Rm 403A Fox
 
Arun  Malhotra, Ph.D. Arun Malhotra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary
My laboratory uses X-ray crystallography and molecular biology to carry out structure/function studies of exoribonucleases and RNA modification enzymes. We are also actively collaborating with a number of laboratories on structural modeling and crystallization of a variety of other proteins.
 
(305) 243-2826 (ph)
(305) 243-3955 (fax)
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Richard S. Myers, Ph.D. Richard S. Myers, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Summary

The mechanics of inheritance, DNA damage repair and its consequences, genome engineering using viral recombinases.

(305) 243-2056 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
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Zafar  Nawaz, Ph.D. Zafar Nawaz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Research Summary
Understand the mechanisms of steroid hormone receptor and coactivator action in normal and cancerous tissues.
 
 
(305) 243-1456 (ph)
Biomedical Research Bldg. #723
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Minseon Park
Research Assistant Professor
305-243-0261 (ph)
Rm 528B Gautier
 
Kenneth E. Rudd, Ph.D. Kenneth E. Rudd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Bacterial Genetics, Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, Small Proteins in E. coli
 
(305) 243-6055 (ph)
(305) 243-3065 (fax)
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Michal  Toborek, M.D., Ph.D. Michal Toborek, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Research Summary
Studies on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB)
and how different pathological conditions can lead to the
disruption and/or dysfunction of the BBB.
305-243-0230 (ph)
305-243-3955 (fax)
Room 516, R. Bunn Gautier Building (Locator R-629)
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William J. Whelan, D.Sc., FRS William J. Whelan, D.Sc., FRS
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Summary
Biogenesis of Energy-Reserve Polysaccharides
Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index
 
(305) 243-6267 (ph)
(305) 243-5665 (fax)
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Yanbin  Zhang, Ph.D. Yanbin Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Editorial boards: DNA Repair, PLOS ONE
Research Summary
DNA repair and mutagenesis, mismatch repair, translesion synthesis, Fanconi anemia pathway of DNA repair.
 
(305) 243-9237 (ph)
Gautier 311
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