Cancer & Cell Biology faculty are investigating approaches to understanding the three-dimensional structures of cellular proteins and identifying structural elements key to protein function.

Profiles of Faculty Working on Protein Structure and Function

Andre Catic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1567

We study protein quality control mechanisms and their involvement in gene regulation, metabolism, and aging.

Eric C Chang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3519

Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar

ER protein quality control; Stem Cell Maintenance; Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Degradation; Unfolded Protein Response; Tumor Microenvironment; Therapy resistance

Dean Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2326

Tony Eissa, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3190

Regulation of Autophagy in Innate Immunity; Cellular Regulation of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Inflammation; Cellular regulation of misfolded proteins

Josephine Chu Ferreon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1756

NMR Spectroscopy; Stem Cell Biology; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Protein Structure and Function; Post-Translational Modifications

H. Courtney Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Epigenomics; Super-resolution imaging; Chromatin and epigenetics; Cancer biology

Weei-Chin Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-2641

Cell cycle regulation; Development of cancer therapeutics; Clinical hematology

Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8187

Viral Pathogens; Human; Bioinformatics; Nano Medicine and Drug Design; Biophysics and Computational Biology…

Susan Jean Marriott, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4440

Viral transformation and transcription control

Nicholas Mitsiades, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5293

David L Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8160

Richard N Sifers, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3169

Glycobiology; Secretory Pathway; Protein Biosynthetic Quality Control; Conformational Disease; Alpha1-antitrypsin Deficiency; Disease Modifiers…

Betty L. Slagle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3006

Pathogenesis of viral hepatitis

Nancy L Weigel, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6234

Coactivators and androgen receptors in prostate cancer; vitamin D receptor target genes.

Jianming Xu, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6199

Gene networks & signaling pathways that regulate steroid hormone-promoted cancers

Robert Brian York

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4178

Liver Cancer; Hepatic Metabolism; Inflammation; Calcium Signaling

E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5126

DNA supercoiling, DNA topoisomerases, antibiotic resistance, gene therapy

Houston Methodist Hospital