Graduate Bulletin



Marlene Belfort, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine.
Gene expression; RNA splicing; intron mobility.

David O. Carpenter, M.D., Harvard Medical School.
Electrophysiology of synaptic transmission.

Chang-Hwei Chen, Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
Membrane structure and function; alcohol biophysics.

Everly Conway de Macario, Ph.D., National University of Buenos Aires.
Molecular genetics of development; immunobiotechnology.

Lorraine Flaherty, Ph.D., Cornell University Medical College.
Immunogenetics of the MHC; lymphocyte differentiation, tumor biology.

Joachim Frank, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich.
Structural biology and computer image processing.

John H. Galivan, Ph.D., Albany Medical College.
Activity of cytotoxic drugs against neoplastic and hyperproliferative diseases.

Liselotte Hof, Ph.D., Albertus Magnus.
Glycolipids: structure, metabolism, function, and myelination/demyelination.

John E. Kaplan, Ph.D., Albany Medical College.
Interactions of phagocytes, platelets, and endocytic cells.

David A. Lawrence, Ph.D., Boston College.
Lymphocyte activation; lymphoid activities; immunotoxicology.

David L. Martin, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
Synthesis, release and uptake of amino acid neurotransmitters, particularly GABA.

Anne Messer, Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Studies of the development and degeneration of mouse brain, using neurological mutants and cell cultures.

Alberto J. L. Macario, M.D., National University of Buenos Aires.
Regulation of gene expression; microbial consortia.

Robert MacColl, Ph.D., Adelphi University.
Biochemical and biophysical research on various proteins; photobiology.

Carmen A. Mannella, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Mitochondrial structure and metabolic transport.

James J. McSharry, Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Virus lymphocyte interaction; clinical virology.

Donal B. Murphy, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Expression and function of major histocompatibility (MHC) class I and class II genes.

Conly L. Rieder, Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Structure and function of microtubule organizing center using immuno-cytochemical and high-voltage electron microscopic techniques.

Charles Scholes, Ph.D., Yale University.
Physical biochemistry; electron paramagnetic resonance; biochemical kinetics; metalloproteins.

Mehdi Shayegani, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Bacterial pathogenicity and virulence factors.

Norman Strominger, Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Neuroanatomy; auditory and motor systems; emetic pathways.

Lawrence S. Sturman, M.D., Ph.D. Northwestern University Medical School; The Rockefeller University.
Coronavirus structure and replication; viral pathogenesis.

Harry Taber, Ph.D., University of Rochester.
Gene expression controlling bacterial membrane function.

Suzannah Bliss Tieman, Ph.D., Stanford University.
Neural development of the visual system.

Robert B. Trimble, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Structural and biochemical studies of glycoprotein glycan biosynthesis and processing.

James N. Turner, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Quantitative light and electron microscopy applied to pathology and microscopy instrumentation.

Jonathan R. Wolpaw, M.D., Case-Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Neural and synaptic substates of memory.

Adjunct Professor

Enzo Paoletti, Ph.D., Roswell Park Memorial Institute/University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Molecular genetics and genetic engineering of poxviruses.

Associate Professors

David G. Anders, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Molecular biology of cytomegalovirus replication, gene regulation and pathogenesis.

Samuel S. Bowser, Ph.D., University at Albany.
Cell motility; dynamics and functions of the cytoskeleton.

John Cavanagh, Ph.D., Cambridge University.
Development of new methodologies in high-resolution NMR spectroscopy.

James A. Dias, Ph.D., Washington State University.
Structure-function relationships of pituitary glycoprotein hormones; biochemical endocrinology.

Katherine P. Henrikson, Ph.D., Harvard University.
Effects of steroids on hormone responsive tissues; structure and function of calcium-dependent proteinases.

Janet Keithly, Ph.D., Iowa State University.
Parasite drug design using biochemical and molecular techniques.

Kathleen W. Kinnally, Ph.D., University at Albany.
Mechanisms of energy transduction and metabolic control in mitochondria.

Charles Lawrence, Ph.D., Cornell University.
Statistical techniques in the analysis of sequence data and the prediction of protein structure.

Paul S. Masters, Ph.D., Brandeis University.
Molecular virology of corona viruses. Structure and function of viral ribonucleoproteins.

Joseph E. Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., University of Colorado Medical Center.
Cell biology, membrane structure and function, cytoskeleton, immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy.

Randall H. Morse, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.
Transcription and chromatin in yeast.

Kenneth A. Pass, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina.
Measurement of genetic mutation in population via analysis of hemoglobin variants.

Robert Rej, Ph.D., Albany Medical College.
New biochemical tests for diagnosis and estimation of severity of disease.

Steven A. Rich, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Role of interferon in autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders.

Erasmus Schneider, Ph.D., University of Bern.
Identification and characterization of new mechanisms of multidrug resistance in cancer cells.

Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Neurotoxicity of halogenated hydrocarbons; development of in vitro measures of neurotoxicity.

William Shain, Ph.D., Temple University.
Glial cell function in the CNS; alternative methods to animal testing for the neurotoxicology of chlorinated hydrocarbons and ethanol.

Patrick M. Van Roey, Ph.D., University of Calgary.
X-ray crystallography of macromolecules.

Terence Wagenknecht, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Structure and assembly of macromolecular complexes including ribosomes, multienzyme complexes, and ion channels.

Ann Willey, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Elucidation of human gene structure through utilization of classical and molecular cytogenetic methodology; clinical human genetics.

Adjunct Associate Professors

Nando K. Chatterjee, Ph.D., University of Calcutta, University of Nebraska.
Immunopathogenesis of Coxsackievirus - Induced Type I Diabetes Mellitus. Molecular studies on Coxsackieviruses.

James Figge, M.D., Harvard University.
Tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes in endocrine-related neoplasms: thyroid, prostate.

Leo J. Grady, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Molecular virology and the application of molecular and immunological methods to viral diagnostics.

Richard W. Keller, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Prenatal effects of cocaine on development of the dopamine pathways in the brain of a rat model.

Jeanne V. Linden, M.D., M.P.H. University of Connecticut School of Medicine; University of Connecticut.
Epidemiology of transfusion-transmitted diseases; utilization of blood resources.

Gerald J. Mizejewski, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Research on isolation, characterization and measurement of oncofetal proteins in biological fluids.

Ira F. Salkin, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.
Development of new techniques for isolation and identification of fungal pathogens, studies of fungal morphology and taxonomy.

John T. Schmidt, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Electrophysical and anatomical studies of activity-driven changes in synaptic connections.

Allan S. Schneider, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Mechanisms of calcium signaling and secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters in adrenal Chromaffin cells.

Roy W. Stevens, Ph.D., Albany Medical College.
Immunodiagnosis and seroprevalence of infectious disease (particularly HIV and HTLV infection).

Assistant Professors

Jeffrey Ault, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Chromosome behavior during mitosis and meiosis; mineral fiber behavior in living lung cells.

Susan Baxter, Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Structural and energetics factors underlying macromolecular recognition using NMR spectroscopy.

Dmitry Belostotsky, Ph.D., USSR Academy of Sciences.
Molecular mechanisms of translation and mRNA turnover involving poly(A) binding proteins.

Michele Caggana, Sc.D., School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School. 
The use of molecular studies to identify how human genetic variation influences disease susceptibility and morbidity.

Jonathan S. Carp, Ph.D., George Washington University.
Physiology and pharmacology of the spinal cord.

Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ph.D., University of Delhi.
Diagnostic mycology, molecular epidemiology of fungal diseases, unique fungal metabolites and human-fungal cell interactions.

M. Joan Curcio, Ph.D., George Washington University.
Retrotransposons in yeast S. cerevisiae: mechanisms and regulation of retrotransposition.

Joseph DePasquale, Ph.D., University at Albany.
Estradiol regulation of cell-matrix and cell-cell adhesion on human breast tumor cells.

Keith M. Derbyshire, Ph.D., Edinburgh University.
The molecular basis of transposition in bacteria using a molecular and genetic approach.

Michael Fejtl, Ph.D., University of Vienna.
Volume regulation in neurons; electrophysiology; confocal microscopy.

Robert Glaser, Ph.D., Cornell University.
Molecular genetics and chromosome structure; developmental genetics in Drosophila.

Steven D. Hanes, Ph.D., Brown University.
Control of embryonic pattern formation by DNA binding proteins.

Charles R. Hauer, Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Determination of protein/peptide sequence and post translational modification by tandem quadrupole and MALDI-TOF Mass spectrometry.

Khandan Keyomarsi, Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Cell cycle regulation of cyclins in normal versus tumor cells using breast cancer as a model system.

Michael P. Koonce, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.
Structure and function of cytoskeletal-based molecular motors; molecular genetics; intracellulai transport.

William T. Lee, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Cellular immunology; generation of immunologic memory; lymphocyte interactions.

Ronald Limberger, Ph.D., West Virginia University Medical Center.
Genetics, structure and pathogenesis of spirochetes; regulation of bacterial/motility genes.

Kathleen McDonough, Ph.D., Stanford University.
Microbial pathogenesis; host parasite interactions; TB and plague.

Dilip Nag, Ph.D., University of Calcutta. Genetic recombination; yeast genetics and meiosis.

Arlene Ramsingh, Ph.D., University of Alberta.
Molecular pathogenesis of viral diseases.

Daniel Rosen, Ph.D., Brandeis University.
Mapping, isolation, and characterization of genes causing human neurodegenerative diseases.

Thomas J. Ryan, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook, State University of New York.
Proteases; protease inhibitors; blood clotting; fibrinolysis.

William A. Samsonoff, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Electron microscopy; cytochemistry; structure, function, and pathogenesis of microbial organisms.

Abigail Snyder-Keller, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Developmental neuroanatomy and neurotoxicology.

Pamela Swiatek, Ph.D,. Indiana University.
Transgenic embryonic stem cell techniques to analyze genes involved in early mouse development.

Robert A. Waniewski, Ph.D., George Washington University.
Regulation of glutamate and GABA transport and metabolism in brain cells.

Gary Winslow, Ph.D. ,University of Colorado.
Antigen and superantigen recognition by T-cells.

Susan Wong, Ph.D. ,University of Saskatchewan.
Clinical assays for infections caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

Rong Yao, Ph.D., University at Albany.
The study of GH as a potential serum marker for breast cancer progression and metastasis.

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Rami Almog, Ph.D., University at Binghampton, State University of New York.
The organization, composition, structure, and function of biological membranes.

Brian Pentecost, Ph.D., Institute of Cancer Research, University of London.
Molecular bases for estrogen regulation of gene expression.

Ben Szaro, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins.
Molecular determinants of neuronal cell shape; cytoskeletal proteins.