Alphabetical Listing of Faculty

(217) 300-7905
Liver metabolism in normal and diseased state
(217) 244-2895
Multilevel modeling of neurobiological systems in health and disease.
(217) 244-5054
Steroid Hormone Signaling Mechanisms in Normal Physiology and Diseases<br> Estrogen- and Progesterone-Regulated Gene Networks Controlling Reproduction and Early Development; Genetic Models of Reproductive Dysfunctions; Molecular Basis of Hormone-Dependent Cancer
(217) 333-2900
Regulation of ovarian follicular development and estrogen action in the male reproductive tract
Barr, Lloyd
(217) 265-5297
Organization of the nucleus; chromosomes and other nuclear organelles; RNA transcription and processing; ribonucleoproteins, nucleo-cytoplasmic trafficking.
(217) 244-2311
Chromatin Structure, Gene expression, Nuclear Architecture
(217) 244-2412
Infection Biology and Cancer, Host-pathogen Interactions, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Toxins
(217) 244-0535
Regulation of prostate development and growth by hormone receptor signaling pathways
Cytoskeleton and Cell Adhesion
(217) 265-0991
Mechanisms of influenza virus adaptation
Buetow, Dennis
(217) 333-3724
(217) 333-1254
Cellular and molecular mechanisms that control amphibian limb regeneration
(217) 333-2090
Molecular biology and biochemistry of archaeal DNA replication; enzymes of plant cell wall hydrolysis
(217) 244-6793
Molecular basis of disease, post-translational modifications, regulation of RNA expression, RNA-protein interactions
(217) 265-0674
Nutrient-sensing signal transduction in mammalian cell growth, differentiation, and metabolism
(217) 333-7764
Epigenetic regulation of NF-&kappa;B; the role of NF-&kappa;B in apoptosis and cancer; cross-talk between NF-&kappa;B and other signaling pathways. NF-&kappa;B signaling and <i>H. pylori</i>-mediated gastric disease. Function of RUNX3 as a tumor suppressor in cancer.
(217) 244-8230
Cells, synapses, and circuits in neuroendocrinology and epilepsy
(217) 244-6839
Mechanisms underlying Homeostatic Plasticity and Epilepsy
Conrad, Edward
(217) 333-2011
Structure, metabolism, and biological activities of heparin and heparan sulfate
(217) 333-2043
Structure/function relationships in photosynthetic energy conversion; structure of membrane proteins; mechanism of energy conservation; photosynthesis in intact plants; energetics of the biosphere
(217) 333-7919
Genetic approaches to regulation of lipid metabolism; synthesis and attachment of biotin and lipoic acid
(217) 244-5504
Genome-enabled examination of diversity, genome evolution and processes in complex microbial communities
(217) 333-8793
Physiology and simulation of insect behavior
(217) 333-4245
Role of Glycopeptide and Peptide Antifreezes in Inhibition of Ice Crystal Growth and Recrystallization
Dunn, Floyd
(217) 333-1524
Molecular biology of the Agrobacterium-plant interaction
(217) 244-1951
Neural basis of sound pattern recognition
(217) 244-5431
Does microbial metabolic activity, macromolecular chemistry and extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production cause disease in coral reef ecosystems and catalyze CaCO<sub>3</sub> mineral precipitation in hot springs and caves?
(217) 244-5513
Membrane Microdomain Assembly and Membrane Fusion
(217) 244-2662
Molecular Chaperones; Transcription; Chromatin Remodeling
(217) 333-7287
Mechanism of site-specific recombination by bacteriophages and conjugative transposons; mechanisms of protein recognition of DNA
(217) 333-9075
Membrane protein structure/function; Expression of membrane proteins from hyperthermophiles; Structure and mechanism of prokaryotic respiratory enzymes that generate a membrane potential
(217) 244-7414
Mechanisms of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, functional genomics, lignin deconstruction for biofuel production
(217) 244-1355
The neurobiology of time; engineering neuronal development and repair
(217) 333-0328
Neural Bases of Decision
(217) 333-3960
Growth factor and hormone regulation of myelin synthesis; membrane domains and signal transduction
(217) 333-1794
Oxygenic photosynthesis, history of photosynthesis research, and photosynthesis education
(217) 244-1736
Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter-gated Ion Channels
Oxidative enzyme mechanisms and protein chemistry
(217) 333-4449
Mechanisms of cell determination; development and regeneration of the vertebrate lens; cornea stem cell biology; developmental basis for evolutionary change
(217) 333-0363
Using small molecules to identify novel targets for the treatment of cancer, drug-resistant bacteria, and neurodegeneration
Holzwarth, Matilde
(217) 333-3967
Enzymatic regulation of protein synthesis; Development of small-molecule inhibitors against pathogenic bacteria
The mechanisms and treatment of epileptogenesis in adult onset epilepsy and the overlap between epileptic encephalopathy and Alzheimers disease.
(217) 333-5812
Molecular mechanisms of oxidative damage; cellular defenses against oxidants; obligate anaerobiosis
(217) 244-2896
Computational studies of biological transport: understanding and engineering life at the interface
(217) 244-9493
(217) 300-7654
Tissue development, regeneration and disease, MicroRNAs, Myotonic dystrophy, RNA therapeutics
(217) 333-9769
Regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, and cell proliferation and phenotypic properties by hormones and growth factors; functional analyses of nuclear hormone receptors and their genome-wide activities; mechanisms of hormone and antihormone action in normal and cancer cells; biomarker discovery and cellular changes underlying resistance to therapeutic agents in breast cancer.
Role of integrins and extracellular matrix proteins in skeletal muscle development, formation of the neuromuscular junction, and muscular dystrophy
(217) 244-5471
Impact of host-imposed metal starvation on <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> and bacterial mechanisms of resistance
(217) 333-1146
Present: Role of nuclear receptors in regulation metabolism. Past: Gene regulation and cellular localization mechanisms of cytrochromes P450.
(217) 333-6317
Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism and Energy Balance by Nuclear Receptors, FXR and SHP, and Epigenomic regulators, SIRT1 and MicroRNAs
(217) 244-2821
Structure, Function, and Engineering of T Cell Receptors; Molecular Basis of Immune Recognition by T Cells; Tumor Targeting with T Cells; Engineering Protein Therapeutics
(217) 265-0329
Mechanisms of DNA replication stress and genome instability
(217) 244-0793
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Adhesion; Cell Engineering
(217) 333-7565
Ins and outs of nucleocytoplasmic transport
Regulation of temporal patterning in neural progenitors and subsequent generation of neural diversity
(217) 244-0740
The role of top-down projections in the processing of complex sounds
(217) 333-2619
Protein design and engineering; in vitro selection and characterization of new catalytic DNA and RNA molecules as anti-viral pharmaceutical agents or as metal ion biosensors
Mantulin, William W
(217) 244-2405
RNA structure and function, RNA-protein interactions,| chemical mechanisms of biological reactions, protein synthesis, tRNA synthetases
(217) 244-1943
Molecular genetics and biochemistry of methanogenic Archaea; biosynthesis of phosphonate antibiotics; redox cycling of phosphorus by microorganisms
(217) 333-1345
Molecular underpinnings of bacterial virulence
(217) 333-4846
Computational biology: Design and evolution of molecular networks
(217) 244-4896
Chromatin structure, function and metabolism. Roles of histone modifications and other epigenetic factors in normal development and disease.
(217) 333-0641
Natural products biosynthesis, bacterial signalling, X-ray crystallography
(217) 244-5679
Regulation of estrogen-responsive genes; role of estrogen-induced oxidative stress and DNA repair proteins in mammary carcinogenesis and breast cancer progression; mechanisms by which estrogen promotes neuroprotection
(217) 244-5477
Endocrine and Metabolic Control of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Pathophysiology
(217) 244-1371
Computational Neuroscience; Neuroethology; Adaptive Behaviour
Planarian regeneration, germ cell development, schistosomes
(217) 244-0616
The functions, evolutionary histories and structures of genes and proteins
(217) 333-9098
Investigation of the molecular basis of excitation and adaptation during chemotactic sensory transduction in bacteria
(217) 333-4139
Mechanism of polysaccharide synthesis
(217) 244-7832
long noncoding RNA; Gene regulation; Nuclear domain & structure, breast cancer
(217) 244-8076
Eukaryotic DNA replication; Chromosome structure & maintenance; Heterochromatin organization; Cell cycle control
(217) 300-1454
Directed Evolution, Membrane Protein Structure and Function, Molecular Recognition, Neurotransmitters, Taste, G Protein-Coupled Receptors, HIV-1
(217) 244-6233
Notch signaling pathway in hypothalamic-pituitary gland development and disease
(217) 333-1293
Molecular Neuroendocrinology
(217) 244-4655
Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR), including the development of new pulse sequence methodology and instrumentation, and application to studies of protein structure and dynamics
(217) 244-0060
Innovation in undergraduate education
(217) 333-0489
Molecular basis of insect olfaction; molecular evolution of DNA transposons; comparative insect genomics; molecular evolution of nematode chemoreceptors
(217) 265-0309
From society to genes
(217) 333-3375
(217) 333-8784
Molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics: pre-mRNA processing and P450 monooxygenases
(217) 244-3371
(217) 333-1788
Identification and use of small molecule biomodulators as novel anticancer drugs and probes for new regulatory pathways
(217) 333-9099
Hormonal regulation of birth in mammals: physiological effects of the hormones relaxin, estrogen and progesterone.
(217) 265-6450
Immune evasion strategies of viruses; host-pathogen interactions; molecular disinfection of viruses; vaccine development
(217) 244-4489
DNA as an enzyme
(217) 244-1956
Molecular mechanisms of <em>Salmonella</em> pathogenesis
(217) 244-7395
Structural and functional characterization of macromolecular assemblies and the enzymes of biological oxidations, nanoscale systems for human therapeutics, genome/proteome analysis, macromolecular signaling and the biological details of cell migration.
(217) 244-4183
Wound repair and tissue regeneration; Drosophila genetics; Development and patterning
(217) 244-4000
Evolution of gene regulatory networks; Long-range regulatory mechanisms; Mouse models of human developmental disorders
Novel neurochemistry and the function of cell-to-cell signaling molecules on neuronal network activity
(217) 333-3940
Regulation of bacterial gene expression by transcriptional attenuation
(217) 244-6914
Computational Studies of Membrane Proteins and Membrane Associated Phenomena
Cell-Cell interactions in Health and Disease
(217) 244-5620
Molecular mechanisms underlying neural plasticity in health and disease
(217) 244-5360
The understanding of enzymatic transformations that are of pharmaceutical importance
(217) 333-7033
Regulation of Bacterial Stress Responses
(217) 244-8420
The Whitaker lab studies the molecular evolution of cellular microorganisms in their natural environmental contexts ranging from hot springs to human infectious disease.
(217) 300-0939
Phylogenomics and the molecular evolution of pregnancy
(217) 244-9631
Bacterial protein toxins, their interaction with host cells, their effects on intracellular signal transduction, and development of novel alternative anti-toxin therapeutics; human and nonhuman primate vaginal and gut microbial ecosystems (microbiomes) and their role in health and disease
(217) 333-0065
Biochemistry of methanogens
Yau, Peter
(217) 333-3841
(217) 300-0582
Position available: The Zhang laboratory welcomes motivated students and postdoctoral fellows in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, neuronal biology to join the group. Please contact Kai Zhang (kaizkaiz@illinois.edu) with a description of your scientific research interests.
(217) 333-2631
Synthetic biology; protein engineering; metabolic engineering; biocatalysis; biosynthesis