Meet the CBI Faculty

Brian Bahnson (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Intermediates of Enzyme Reactions; Interfacial Membrane Proteins and Enzyme Motions in Catalysis Viewed by X-ray Crystallography

Learn about Dr. Bahnson’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Mark Blenner (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Engineering Cells (Yeast, Mammalian, and Bacteria) to make Biopharmaceuticals, Natural Products, Industrial Enzymes, Renewable Chemicals, Biomaterials, and Biosensors

Learn about Dr. Blenner’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Karl Booksh (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: In situ chemical sensors for environmental, biomedical, and inductrial process monitoring

Learn about Dr. Booksh’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Fidelma Boyd (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Mechanisms of Emergence of Enteric Pathogens

Learn about Dr. Boyd HERE.

Matthew Butchbach (Affiliated Faculty)

Interests: Early-onset Motor Neuron Diseases; Genetics, Molecular Mechanisms and Drug Discovery

Learn more about Dr. Butchbach HERE.

Wilfred Chen (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Development of Biomolecular Tools in addressing key global problems in Viral Infection, Disease pathogenesis, biofuel production, and separation of protein pharmaceutics

Learn more about Dr. Wilfred Chen’s Laboratory and Reasearch group HERE.

Emily Day (BioMedical Engineering)

Interests: Engineering Nanoscale Materials with unique physical and chemical properties so that they can be used to transform the study, detection and treatment of cancer.

Learn more about Dr. Day’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Melinda Duncan (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Molecular mechanisms of ocular wound healing

Learn more about Dr. Duncan HERE.

Joseph Fox (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Synthetic Methodolgy and Organometallic Chemistry

Learn more about Dr. Fox’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Velia Fowler (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Red Blood Cell Shape, Red Blood Cell Formation, Eye Lens Function

Learn more about Dr. Fowler here.

 

Catherine Fromen (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Immune Engineering through Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery

Learn More about Dr. Fromen HERE.

Eric Furst (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Cytoskeletal Structure Function, Motor Protein Biophysics, and Tissue Engineering

Learn more about Dr. Furst’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Jason Gleghorn (BioMedical Engineering)

Interests: Mechanical and Chemical Regulation of of Embryonic Organ Morphogenesis

Learn more about Dr. Gleghorn’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Pamela Green (Plant and Soil Sciences)

Interests: mRNA Stability; Ribonucleases; Functional Genomics of Noncoding and Coding RNSs

Learn more about Dr. Green HERE.

Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Bacterial Activation of the Innate Immune System

Learn more about Dr. Grimes’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Thomas Hanson (College of Agriculture)

Interests: Microbial Biochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Genomics, and Proteomics

Learn more about Dr. Hanson HERE.

Aimee Jamarillo-Lambert (Biological Sciences)

Interests: genetic interactions between top-2 and meiotic chromosome components; role of TOP-2 in chromosome structure; the components required to regulate TOP-2 during meiosis.

Learn more about Dr. Jamarillo-Lambert and her research HERE

Arthi Jayaraman (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Molecular Simulations, Theory, polymer nanocomposites, self-assembly, polymer-based materials for drug and gene delivery

Learn more about Dr. Jayaraman’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Xinqiao Jia (Materials Science)

Interests: Novel Biomimetic Materials; Functional Biointerfaces; Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

Learn more about Dr. Jia’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Laure Kayser (Materials Science & Engineering)

Interests: designing, synthesizing, and understanding the next generation of soft organic electronic materials to study or repair the nervous system; interdisciplinary research team, working at the intersection of organometallic chemistry, polymer synthesis, and materials and device engineering

Learn more about Dr. Keyser and her research HERE.

Kristi Kiick (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science)

Interests: Poymeric Materials for Cellular and Molecular Recognition

Learn more about Dr. Kiick’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

April Kloxin (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Dynamic Biomaterials

Learn more about Dr. Kloxin’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

John Koh (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Nuclear and Steroid Hormone Receptors; Light-Activated Transcription

Learn more about Dr. Koh’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Aditya M. Kunjapur, PhD (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Synthetic biology using expanded biochemistry: Protein engineering via non-standard amino acids; metabolic engineering via unusual functional groups; selective proteolysis via engineered protein quality control.

Learn more about Dr. Kunjapur and his research HERE.

Salil Lachke (Biological Sciences)

Interests: RNA interactions in organ development

Learn more about Dr. Lachke’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Jung-Youn Lee (Plant and Soil Science)

Interests: Molecular Mechanisms and Components of Cell-Cell Communication

Learn more about Dr. Jung-Youn Lee HERE.

Kelvin Lee (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Gene Expression Profiling to Identify Rate-limiting Steps in Protein Secretion Pathways

Learn more about Dr. Kelvin Lee’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Edward Lyman (Chemistry and Biochemistry & Physics)

Interests: Computational Biological Physics

Learn more about Dr. Lyman’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Jeffrey Mugridge (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interdisciplinary approach to understand how the cell controls RNA function to regulate gene expression

Learn about Dr. Mugridge’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Ramona Neunuebel (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Molecualr Mechanisms of Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens

Learn more about Dr. Neunuebel HERE.

Justin Parreno (Biological Sciences)

Interests: delineating the involvement of actin network reorganization in regulating articular cartilage and ocular lens biology and disease; vision is to develop novel actin-based therapeutics against disease..

Learn about Dr. Parreno’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

E. Terry Papoutsakis (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Metabolic Flux Analysis; Metabolic Engineering and Genomics; Stem-Cell Engineering

Learn more about Dr. Paoutsakis’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Tatyana Polenova (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Biophysics and Structural Biology of Protein Interfaces; Protein Assemblies, and Metallo-proteins; Biomolecular Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Learn more about Dr. Polenova HERE.

Christopher Roberts (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Protein Aggregation, Prediction of Protein Degradation and Shelf-life; Protein Preservation

Learn more about Dr. Roberts’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Sharon Rozovsky (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Function of Membrane Proteins; Lipid-Protein Interactions; Membrane Biophysics

Learn more about Dr. Rozovsky’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Karl Schmitz (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Structure, function, and regulation of Bacterial Proteases

Learn more about Dr. Schmitz HERE.

Erica Selva (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Genetic and Molecular Control of Signal Transduction during Drosophila Development

Learn more about Dr. Selva HERE.

Jia Song (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Regulatory roles of microRNAs in early development

Learn more about Dr. Song HERE.

Millicent Sullivan (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Interests: Design of Polymeric Materials for Improved Drug and Gene Transport; Engineering of Cell-Biomaterial Interactions

Learn more about Dr. Sullivan’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Molly Sutherland (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Molecular mechanisms of cytochrome c biogenesis; heme; membrane proteins; microbiology

Learn about Dr. Sutherland’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Jessica Tanis (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis in C. elegans

Learn more about Dr. Tanis HERE.

Colin Thorpe (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Enzymology of Protein Disulfide Bond Formation

Learn more about Dr. Thorpe’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Donald Watson (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Organic Synthesis and Transition Metal Catalysis

Learn more about Dr. Donald Watson’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Mary Watson (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Catalytic Methods for Stereoselective Synthesis)

Learn more about Dr. Mary Watson’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Shuo Wei (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Regulation of cell signalling by metalloproteinases in development and cancer

Learn more about Dr. Wei HERE.

Eric Wommack (Delaware Biotechnology Institute)

Interests: Understanding the influence and importance of viral processes within natural ecosystems

Learn more about Dr. Wommack HERE.

Donna Woulfe (Biological Sciences)

Interests: Signaling mechanisms of platelet activation and platelet’s contribution to thrombosis in vivo

Learn more about Dr. Woulfe HERE.

Zhihao Zhuang (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Mechanisms of Protein Machineries in DNA Damage Repair and Tolerance Pathways, particularly Regulation by PTM by Ubiquination and Sumoylation

Learn more about Dr. Zhuang’s Laboratory and Research HERE.

Neal Zondlo (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Interests: Functional Molecular Recognition by Designed Architectures

Learn more about Dr. Zondlo’s Laboratory and research HERE.

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