Chair: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Theodore G Wensel, Ph.D.

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-6994

Neuronal Signal Transduction; Cyclic Nucleotides; Phosphoinositides; G Proteins and G Protein-Coupled Receptors; Ion Channels; Mouse and Rat; Human…

Graduate Faculty A-H: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Patrick Barth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8508

Ching-Kang Jason Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Alice R. McPherson Retina Research Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-5459

Heterotrimeric G-proteins in Vision; Mechanisms and Consequences of Photoreceptor Degeneration; Retinal Cell Biology and Circuitry; Phototransduction

Rui Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5194

Functional genomics of visual system development and diseases; High throughput technology; Bioinformatics

Mark L Entman, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4188

Molecular mechanisms of cardiac injury and repair; Chemokines; Progenitor cells

Ido Golding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4193

Biophysics and Computational Biology; Mouse and Rat; Bacteria and Phage; Fly and Worm; Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology…

Graduate Faculty I-Q: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Choel Kim, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8411

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Dean for Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1060

Dictyostelium genomics; Cellular regulatory mechanisms that govern cell differentiation in eukaryotes; Dictyostelium host-pathogen interactions

Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.

Cullen Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5646

Cognitive computing towards multi-scale data integration and rational design of multi-drug therapies.

Steven J Ludtke, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9020

Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography; Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies; Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding…

Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8187

Animal Viruses; Human; Bioinformatics; Nano Medicine and Drug Design; Biophysics and Computational Biology…

Anna Malovannaya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8699

Human; Bioinformatics; Gene Expression and Regulation; Chromosomes, Chromatin, and DNA Biology; Cancer; Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics…

Timothy Gerald Palzkill, Ph.D.

Chairman/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5609

Protein structure/function and functional genomics

B V Venkatar Prasad, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5686

Structural and computational biology - X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, bioinformatics; Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding…

Jun Qin, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1507

Graduate Faculty R-Z: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Russell Scott Ray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

We study the molecular and genetic events that give rise to functional neural circuits and how those events may play a role in neurological disorders

Susan M Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Ben F. Love Chair in Cancer Research and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6924

Molecular mechanisms of genome instability in evolution, antibiotic resistance, and cancer

Shelley Sazer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4531

Yeast and Dictyostelium; Cell Cycle Control and Cell Division; Membranes and Membrane Proteins; Chromosomes, Chromatin, and DNA Biology

Anna Marie Sokac, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3561

Development and Evolution; Biophysics and Computational Biology; Membrane Trafficking; Actin Cytoskeleton; Cytokinesis; Morphogenesis

Zhou Songyang, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5220

Arun Sreekumar

Associate Professor

Kimberley Renee Fuchs Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3981

Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural circuit formation and plasticity

Francis T.F. Tsai, D.Phil.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8668

Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding; Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies; Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography…

Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3698

Human Disease Modeling; Genome Engineering; Genetic Manipulation; Method Development; Technology Development; Drosophila melanogaster…

Salih J Wakil, Ph.D.

Distinguished Service Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4783

Bacteria and Phage; Yeast and Dictyostelium; Mouse and Rat; Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding; Enzymology; Gene Expression and Regulation…

Qinghua Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5289

Molecular Basis of Human Disease and Behavior; Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics; Development and Evolution; Cancer…

Thomas Westbrook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5364

Damian Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5419

Synthetic organic chemistry; Fragment-based drug discovery; Diversity-oriented synthesis; Medicinal chemistry; Chemical biology

Nicolas Leon Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4580

Top Down Proteomics; Post-translational Modifications; Chromatin; Epigenetics; Nuclear Receptors; Cancer; Biochemistry; Histones; Transcription…

E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5126

Ming Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8444

Membrane Transport Proteins and Membrane Embedded Enzymes

Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6489