Biology Experts

Marlene Belfort
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, The RNA Institute
Distinguished Professor, Senior Advisor of The RNA Institute
Areas of expertise: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Regulation of Gene Expression, Biology of Introns, Small RNA regulation of genes in E. coli and Mycobacteria, Structure and function of inteins and their use in biotechnology
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Molecular studies, Disease susceptibility and morbidity, Genetic variation
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School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Human health effects of environmental contaminants
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Fungal and parasite pathogeneses, Protein transport, Secretion mechanisms, Molecular mechanisms
Alan Chen
Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Molecular biophysics and computational chemistry, Biomolecular computer simulations, RNA folding &amp, Structural biology, RNA-drug interactions
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Research Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Drug discovery, Genomics, Gene-expression, Microarrays, Flow cytometry, Enzymology, High throughput technologies
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Research Center, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Cancer genomics, Functional genomics, Genetics, Breast cancer
Bijan K. Dey
The RNA Institute
Principal Investigator, The RNA Institute; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: Stem cells, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Non-coding RNAs, Epigenetics
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Molecular genetics of mycobacteria, Infectious diseases, Tuberculosis, Human genome, Gene therapeutics
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Research Center, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Cancer, RNA, Stem cells, Therapy-resistant cancer cells
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, The RNA Institute
Professor
Areas of expertise: Studies the interaction of mosquito and tick-borne arboviruses, Arthropod vectors, Vertebrate hosts, Transmission intensity and perpetuation of pathogens
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School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology, Infectious disease epidemiology, Genetic epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Viral hepatitis, Liver disease
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School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Bioinformatics, Computational genomics, Protein informatics, Genomic data integration
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Geography & Planning
Professor and Chair, Program Director - Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy MS
Areas of expertise: Global warming, Climate change, Climatology, Russia
Melinda Larsen
Biological Sciences, The RNA Institute
Professor
Areas of expertise: Organ formation, Tissue engineering, Cell-cell signaling, Cell-extracellular matrix signaling
Igor Lednev
Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Forensics, Forensic analysis, Raman spectroscopy, Crime scene investigation, Laser spectroscopy, Analytical and forensic chemistry, Biochemistry, Application of laser spectroscopy for biomedical diagnostics
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, The RNA Institute
Professor
Areas of expertise: Gene regulation, Infectious disease, Bacterial pathogenisis
Ewan McNay
Psychology
Associate Professor, Area Head
Areas of expertise: Role of insulin in brain function and memory, Diabetes, Alzheimer's disease
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Neurodegenerative disorders, Stem cells, Human genetics
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School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Genetic Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Cancer Genetic Susceptibility, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes, DNA Repair Genes, Role of Cancer Genes in Fetal and Placental Development, Gene-Environment Interactions, Family-Based and Genome-Wide Linkage and Association Studies
Rabi Musah
Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Professor
Areas of expertise: Isolation, Analysis, Biological evaluation and structure elucidation of natural products from medicinally important plants, Rational evaluation of folkloric, Ethno-medical, Traditional medicinal plants, Organic chemistry, Experimental physical chemistry, Biochemistry, Experimental methods of organic structure determination, Pharmacognosy
Li Niu
Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Professor
Areas of expertise: Design and discovery of novel molecules to regulate protein function in nerve systems, ALS, Neurodegenerative diseases
Cara Pager
Biological Sciences, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Liver disease, Hepatitis C, RNA therapies, Virus-host interactions, Translational control, Replication and assembly of RNA viruses
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Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Diseases of the eye such as cataracts, Glaucoma and macular degeneration, Genetics
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School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor
Areas of expertise: Childhood lead poisoning, Atomic spectrometry, Trace element analysis, Inorganic mass spectrometry, Human biomonitoring and environmental measurements of toxic metals
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School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, The RNA Institute
Chair & Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Structural biology, Computational biology, DNA replication
School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Cancer, Genetic toxicology, Chemoprevention, Animal models of cancer
Maksim Royzen
Chemistry, The RNA Institute
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Bio-orthogonal chemistry, RNA synthesis, Drug delivery, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Bioconjugation
Lawrence Schell
Anthropology, School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Distinguished Professor
Areas of expertise: Anthropology, Minority health disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Childhood development, Environmental health, Risk factors
Annalisa Scimemi
Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Risk factors, Imaging, Computational Neuroscience
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Newborn screening, Genetic disorders, Molecular detection techniques, Cystic fibrosis
School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
Research Professor
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