At BCM, faculty members have the freedom to select the programs that align with their research. Rather than be bound by the department or center into which they were hired, faculty opt into participation in graduate programs.  This ensures that you will interact with faculty who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives across the full depth and breadth of chemical, physical and structural biology.

Explore profiles of faculty below or visit our research page to learn about the various areas in which our faculty work and find investigators whose interests match your own.

Pui-Kwong Chan, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7902

Dean Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2326

Allan Chris Ferreon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1754

Single Molecule Biophysics; Bioanalytical Chemistry; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Protein Folding and Misfolding; Macromolecular Interactions

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

Yohannes T Ghebre, PhD, FAHA, ATSF

Associate Professor; Director of Radiation Biology Research & Education

Susan L Hamilton, Ph.D.

Professor and L. F. McCollum Chair in Molecular Physiology

Frank T. Horrigan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4675

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8411

Protein Kinase Structure Function, Signal Transduction

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Dean of Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1060

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

Steven J Ludtke, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9020

Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography; Quantitative Image Processing Algorithm Development; Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies…

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…

Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7369

Pathogenesis of bacterial infections

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-6451

Timothy Gerald Palzkill, Ph.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5609

Protein structure/function and functional genomics; Enzymology; Structural Biology; Membrane Proteins; Drug Resistance Mechanisms…

Paul J Pfaffinger, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3060

Kevin Phillips, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Energy Balance; Lipid Homeostasis; Experimental Therapeutics

B V Venkatar Prasad, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5686

Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding; Virology, biochemistry, immunology and cell biology of viral and microbial pathogen…

Nagireddy Putluri, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Yongcheng Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7415

Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3305

Cancer Biology; Drug Resistance Mechanisms; Metabolism; Signal Transduction

Francois St-Pierre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Development and application of genetically encoded tools to monitor and control neural activity; High-speed microscopy; Optogenetics; Protein engineering; Synthetic biology

Addison A Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4721

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; Cellular and organismal model systems…

Jin Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and CPRIT Scholar

Phone

  • (713) 798-6875

Chemical Biology, Sensing and Imaging, Drug Discovery, and Drug Delivery

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…

Zhao Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3086

Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography; Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies; Membrane Proteins…

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…

Lynn C Yeoman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Phone

  • (713) 798-7336

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

DNA supercoiling, DNA topoisomerases, antibiotic resistance, gene therapy

Ming Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8444

Membrane Transport Proteins and Membrane Embedded Enzymes; Neuroscience; Metabolism; Enzymology; Structural Biology; Biomembranes; Cancer Biology…