skip to content »

Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Structural and Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
not shown on screen

Faculty A-L

Genevera Allen, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Statistical modeling of dependencies in high-dimensional biological data.

Dora Angelaki, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Mechanisms underlying multisensory integration for motion perception and spatial orientation.

Patrick Barth, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Exploring and reprogramming signal transductions using computational modeling, design and experimental approaches.

Hugo Bellen, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Genetic and molecular analysis of neurotransmitter release and nervous system development in Drosophila.

John Belmont, M.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Structural congenital heart defects including abnormalities in laterality and hypoplastic left heart syndrome; functional studies of Zic3; genetics of human immune responses; medical population genetics.

Elmer V. Bernstam, M.D., MSE, ** University of Texas Health Science Center. Clinical and translational informatics, consumer informatics, natural language processing, and information retrieval.

Penelope Bonnen, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine. Genomics and population genetics; genetics of mitochondrial and metabolic disease; mutation dynamics and cancer.

Aladin Boriek, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Respiratory muscle mechanics; computational models of tissue mechanics, dysregulation of mechanosensing pathways in aging and muscular dystrophy.

James Briggs, Ph.D. University of Houston. Computer-aided drug design; molecular modeling; computational biophysics.

William Brinkley, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Structure and assembly of the mitotic apparatus; molecular mechanisms for aneuploidy, and genomic instability in tumor cells.

William Brownell, Ph.D.** Baylor College of Medicine. Cochlear biophysics and the mechanism of outer hair cell electromotility.

Ken Chen, Ph.D. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Computational methods to systematically and accurately characterize genomics and transcriptomes of human cell populations using high throughput sequencing technology.

Rui Chen, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Genomics and bioinformatics; genetics of human diseases; genome technology.

Lynda Chin, M.D. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Translation of cancer genomics and application in the clinic.

Wah Chiu, Ph.D.** Baylor College of Medicine. Structural and computational biology of biological machines.

John Clark, Jr., Ph.D. Rice University. Cell modeling; engineering in critical care medicine.

Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D. Rice University. Theory of protein folding; protein modeling and simulations; folding/function relationship.

Anne Delcour, Ph.D. University of Houston. Molecular mechanisms of bacterial ion channels.

Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. In vivo optical microscopy; analysis of vascular networks; role of mechanical forces in vertebrate development.

Mary Estes, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Molecular biology and structure of virus assembly.

Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D. The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Nanotechnology in biomedical applications.

George E. Fox, Ph.D. University of Houston. RNA structure, function & evolution; bioinformatics.

Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Biophysics of information processing in the nervous system.

Xiaolian Gao, Ph.D. University of Houston. Biophysical and bioorganic chemistry of nucleic acids; NMR of nuclei acids, proteins, antitumor antibiotics, and their complexes; development of biochips for genetic screening.

Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. The Human Genome Project; molecular basis of human genetic diseases; molecular evolution.

H.F. Gilbert, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Protein folding and catalysis of disulfide formation during protein secretion in yeast.

Ido Golding, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Systems biology; decision making in living cells from bacteria to mammals.

David Gorenstein, Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center. Proteomics and nanomedicine for both diagnostics and therapeutics in both infectious diseases and cancer.

Dan Graur, Ph.D. University of Houston. Molecular Evolution. Several theoretical, statistical, and analytical topics within the broad area of molecular evolution.

Yongtao Guan, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine. Statistical methods for disease mapping and detecting epistatic interactions; computational methods for large data sets and complex structures (trees and graphs).

Rudy Guerra, Ph.D. Rice University. Meta-analysis for genetic linkage studies, case-control studies using haplotype blocks, and identification of multiple genetic markers influencing a single trait.

Susan Hamilton, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Calcium release channel structure and function.

Frank Horrigan, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Molecular and biophysical mechanisms of ion channel gating. Allosteric regulation of BK potassium channel function.

S. Lennart Johnsson, Ph.D. University of Houston. Energy efficient computer system design and operation high performance computing algorithms, parallel and grid computing,and computational science.

Lydia Kavraki, Ph.D. Rice University. Computational biology, systems biology, computer-assisted drug design, and bioinformatics.

Ching-Hwa Kiang, Ph.D. Rice University. Single-molecule approaches to medicine.

Choel Kim, Ph.D. ** Baylor College of Medicine. Signaling Mechanisms of NO/cGMP (Viagra) Pathway, developing novel therapeutics for hypertensive diseases, and structure-guided rational drug design.

Marek Kimmel, Ph.D. Rice University. Informatics and statistical modeling of genome dynamics.

John E. Ladbury, Ph.D.. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Specificity in Tyrosine Kinase-Mediated Signal Transduction.

Ching Ching Lau, M.D., Ph.D.** Baylor College of Medicine. Genomics and proteomics of cancer, bioinformatics, discovery of biomarkers, and development of targeted therapy.

Suzanne Leal, Ph.D. ** Baylor College of Medicine. Statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology.

Wei Li, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. A genomic view of epigenetic and transcriptional regulation.

Han Liang, Ph.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Next-generation sequencing; MicroRNA regulation, regulatory network, and evolutionary genomics.

Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.** Baylor College of Medicine. Rational perturbation of proteins and pathways based on evolutionary systems analysis.

Jun Liu, Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center. 3-D structure/function of macromolecular assemblies, bacteria and enveloped viruses; AIDS virus; viral entry and antibody neutralization.

Zhandong Liu, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Bioinformatics approchaes for analyzing high-throughput biological data produced by gene expression arrays. RNA-seq and genome sequencing.

Steve Ludtke, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Image processing software, electron cryomicroscopy, and structural biology.

**Denotes Executive Committee Member

E-mail this page to a friend