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Faculty

More than 60 faculty support the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program as teachers and mentors.

  • Anastasiadis, Panagiotis Z., Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Bajzer, Zeljko, Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biophysics
    • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • bajzer@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Mathematical modeling and data analysis in Biochemistry, biophysics, and biomedical sciences in general with special emphasis on nonlinear phenomena
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  • Bergsagel, Peter Leif, M.D. (Arizona)

    • Professor of Medicine
    • bergsagel.leif@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Multiple myeloma
      • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
      • Amyloidosis
      • Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
      • Genetics of these diseases
      • Mouse model of multiple myeloma
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  • Billadeau, Daniel D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Brozovich, Frank V., M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Burghardt, Thomas P., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Cattaneo, Roberto, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Chang, Xiu-Bao, Ph.D. (Arizona)

  • Copland, John A. III, Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Couch, Fergus J., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • couch.fergus@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Genetic, molecular biological, and epidemiological studies of breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer
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  • Crawford, Howard C., Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Eberhardt, Norman L., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Associate Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • Professor of Medicine
    • eberhardt@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Basic research studies involving endocrine systems, including the pituitary, pancreas, and thyroid
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  • Ekker, Stephen C., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Federspiel, Mark J., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Gendler, Sandra J., Ph.D. (Arizona)

  • Gores, Gregory J., M.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Physiology and Professor of Medicine
    • gores.gregory@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Mechanisms of liver cell death
      • Mechanisms by which cancer cells escape from cell death in order to undergo malignant transformation and metastases
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  • Grande, Joseph P., M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Harris, Peter, C., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Horazdovsky, Bruce F., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Hu, Jinghua, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Isaya, Grazia, M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Jenkins, Robert B., M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • rjenkins@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Elucidation of the genetic events important for cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis
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  • Katzmann, David J., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Kaufmann, Scott H., M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Kocher, Jean-Pierre A., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Kumar, Rajiv, M.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Medicine
    • rkumar@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Acute renal failure/critical care Dialysis clinic and Nephrolithiasis/transport disorders Renal Clinic
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  • LaRusso, Nicholas F., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Lee, James J., Ph.D. (Arizona)

    • Associate Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • jjlee@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Molecular mechanisms regulating cell determination during mammalian hematopoiesis and embryonic development
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  • Lee, Nancy A., Ph.D. (Arizona)

    • Associate Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • nlee@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the recruitment of pro-inflammatory cells to sites of chronic inflammation
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  • Leof, Edward B., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Limper, Andrew H., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Ling, Kun, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Lingle, Wilma L., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Loftus, Joseph C., Ph.D. (Arizona)

  • Lupu, Ruth, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Macura, Slobodan I., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • macura@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Determination of 3-D structure of polypeptides and small proteins in solution
      • Techniques for separation of structural and dynamical parameters and structure refinement
      • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study of internal mobility of proteins
      • 1H, 31P and 13C spectroscopy of metabolites in vivo
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  • Maher, L. James, III, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • McCormick, Daniel J., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
    • mccormick.daniel@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Structure-function relationships of proteins in order to understand the specific molecular interaction(s) of protein ligands to receptors on the cell surface
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  • McMurray, Cynthia T., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • McNiven, Mark A., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Mer, Georges, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Miller, Laurence J., M.D. (Arizona)

    • Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • ljm@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • G Protein-coupled receptor structure, function and regulation
      • Ligand-receptor interaction
      • Photoaffinity labeling
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  • Mukherjee, Priyabrata, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Mukhopadhyay, Debabrata, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Ogut, Ozgur, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Oursler, Merry Jo, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Owen, Whyte G., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
    • wgo@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Control of thrombin specificity in platelet signaling
      • Enzymology of mouse thrombin and platelets
      • Angiogenesis from the vasa vasora
      • Membrane-binding structure of prothrombin fragment 1
      • Platelet transfusion
      • Marked platelets in the presymptomatic diagnosis of atherosclerosis
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  • Patel, Robin, M.D. (Rochester)

  • Pittelkow, Mark R., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Prendergast, Franklyn G., M.D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Pharmacology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • prendergast@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Fluorescence spectroscopy
      • Protein structure and dynamics
      • Biochemistry and bioluminescence
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  • Radisky, Derek C., Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Radisky, Evette S., Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Ramirez-Alvarado, Marina, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Romero, Michael F., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Salisbury, Jeffrey L., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Scrable, Heide Jean, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Shah, Vijay H., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Shridhar, Vijayalakshmi (Viji), Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Simari, Robert D., M.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Medicine
    • simari.ropert@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Identify novel mechanisms of vascular disease
      • Develop novel therapeutic strategies
      • Test vectors in relevant animal models
      • Design clinical gene transfer studies
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  • Smith, David I., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • smith.david@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Genomic instability in cancer
      • Role of the common fragile sites in cancer development
      • Genetics of ovarian cancer
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  • Spelsberg, Thomas C., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • spelsberg.thomas@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • The mechanism of action of a tumor suppressor gene, TIEG, in TGF-B --Smad action pathway in bone cells and cancer cells
      • The mechanism of action of estrogens on gene expression in bone cells and cancer cells: Role of coregulators and ER isoforms
      • Mechanisms on calcification of heart valves and the roles of statins
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  • Storz, Peter, Ph.D. (Florida)

  • Strehler, Emanuel E., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • strehler.emanuel@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Calcium signaling and calcium homeostasis in health and disease
      • Plasma membrane calcium pumps and calcium sensor proteins (calmodulin, calmodulin-like proteins)
      • Protein-protein interactions in the assembly and regulation of calcium "signalosomes"
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  • Sussman, Caroline R., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Thibodeau, Stephen N., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Thomas, Charles F. Jr., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Thompson, E. Aubrey, Ph.D. (Florida)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • thompson.aubrey@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Gene structure, function and control of gene expression as it applies to regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation and death
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  • Tindall, Donald J., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Urology
    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • Research interests:
      • Androgens
      • Prostate cancer
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  • Toft, David O., Ph.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • toft.david@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • The mechanism of action of molecular chaperones
      • Protein folding and processing
      • Steroid receptors and hormone action
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  • Urrutia, Raul A., M.D. (Rochester)

    • Professor of Medicine and Biophysics
    • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    • urrutia.raul@mayo.edu
    • Research interests:
      • Molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation
      • Cell differentiation
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  • Van Deursen, Jan M., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Ward, Christopher James, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Weinshilboum, Richard M., M.D. (Rochester)

  • Westendorf, Jennifer Jane, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Wieben, Eric D., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Xu, Xiaolei, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Young, Charles Y., Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Zhang, Zhiguo, Ph.D. (Rochester)

  • Jan 31, 2013
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