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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

  • Robert H. Brown, Jr.

    Robert H. Brown, Jr., MD, DPhil

    Academic Role: Professor and Vice Chair

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Neurology, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research

    Focus:Identification of gene defects in neuromuscular diseases; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

  • Michael R. Green

    Michael R. Green, MD, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Vice Provost for Strategic Research Initiatives

    Director, UMMS Cancer Center

    Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair of Genetic Research

    Co-Director, The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research
    Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Member, National Academy of Medicine
    Member, National Academy of Sciences

  • Lawrence J. Hayward

    Lawrence J. Hayward, MD, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor of Neurology

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Neurology

    Focus:Motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • William R. Kobertz

    William R. Kobertz, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Structure, Function and Modulation of Ion Channels.

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  • José R. Lemos

    José R. Lemos, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Stimulus-secretion Coupling at Nerve Terminals.

     

  • Elisabet Mandon

    Elisabet Mandon, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: The role of mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum in neurodegeneration and aging.

    Lab website

  • C. Robert Matthews

    C. Robert Matthews, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Solving the Protein folding Problem.

  • Haley E. Melikian

    Haley E. Melikian, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry

    Focus: Cocaine and antidepressant-sensitive monoamine transporters.

  • Mary Munson

    Mary Munson, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Regulation of vesicle targeting and fusion.

  • Thoru Pederson

    Thoru Pederson, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: RNA traffic in eukaryotic cells, RNA processing, RNA-protein interactions, microRNAs.

     

  • Sean P. Ryder

    Sean P. Ryder, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Post-transcriptional regulation of maternal mRNA in development.

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  • Charles G. Sagerstrom

    Charles G. Sagerstrom, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Gene expression in embryogenesis; zebrafish hindbrain development.

  • Scott A. Shaffer

    Scott A. Shaffer, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

  • Paul R. Thompson

    Paul R. Thompson, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Director, Small Molecule Screening Facility

  • Zuoshang Xu

    Zuoshang Xu, MD, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Focus: Mechanism and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases including FTD and ALS.

  • Jill Zitzewitz

    Jill Zitzewitz, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Neurology

    Focus:Protein Misfolding and Disease.

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