Esther E. Biswas-Fiss

ProfessorBiswas_Esther and Chair
Medical & Molecular Sciences
305 Willard Hall Educ. Bldg.


  • PhD: Molecular Bioscience, Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Master of Science: Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Research Interests

Our laboratory investigates the consequences of genetic variation on the structure and function of proteins, and their role in human health and disease. A major focus of the laboratory is studying the molecular genetics of inherited macular degeneration and translation of this information into genotype-phenotype correlations. Additional projects include understanding the role of genetic variation in virally mediated oncogenesis.