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Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Structural and Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
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Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Patrick Barth, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Signaling mechanisms across biological membranes by computational modeling, design and experimental biophysics.

Aladin Boriek, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Respiratory muscle mechanics; computational models of tissue mechanics, mechanical role of structural proteins in skeletal and smooth muscles, mechanical signal transduction in skeletal and smooth muscles.

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

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

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. Baylor College of Medicine. Molecular mechanisms of bacterial ion channels.

Xiaolin 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.

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. Spatio-temporal dynamics in living cells.

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.

Ching-Hwa Kiang, Ph.D. Rice University. Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of Biomolecules.

Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Annotation and Designed Perturbation of Protein Function and Pathways.

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.

Steve Ludtke, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Cryo-electron microscopy and single particle reconstruction.

Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Computational Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology.

Michael Mancini, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Transcriptional analyses at the single cell level.

Steen E. Pedersen, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Allosteric mechanisms of ion channel function.

B. Montgomery Pettitt, Ph.D. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Theoretical and computational biology and biochemistry.

Paul J. Pfaffinger, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Molecular Biology and Biophysics of Potassium Ion Channels.

Henry J. Pownall, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Structures of Native and Model Plasma Lipoproteins.

B.V.V. Prasad, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Structural biology of replication mechanisms in pathogens such as rotavirus, norovirus, and influenza virus.

Peter Saggau, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Mechanisms and Modulation of Synaptic Transmission; Single Neuron Computation; Advanced Optical Imaging Techniques in Neuroscience.

Michael F. Schmid, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Image Processing and Electron Crystallography of Macromolecular Machines.

John L. Spudich, Ph.D. Unversity of Texas Houston Medical School. Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction / Microbial Rhodopsins.

Francis Tsai, D. Phil. Baylor College of Medicine. Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes and Supramolecular Assemblies.

Ted Wensel, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Structure and Dynamics of Signal Transducing Membranes.

Steve Wong, Ph.D. The Methodist Hospital. Computational biology, high throughput cell imaging and medical imaging.

Samuel M. Wu, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. Retinal Neurophysiology.

Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine. DNA topoisomererases and antimicrobial resistance.

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