Faculty

Welcome new ILS Faculty members!

Brian Kvitko

Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Molecular mechanisms of plant immune action and bacterial pathogen virulence in model and crop pathosystems. Tool/technique development for phytopathogenesis systems biology and translational research.

Amanda Frossard

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Characterization of surface-active organics in marine and anthropogenic aerosol particles and their effects on particle growth and water uptake

Claire De La Serre

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Development and prevention of obesity, gut microbiota, gut-brain signaling, regulation of ingestive behavior.

Kaixiong Ye

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics

Nutritional Genomics; Human Genetics; Population and Quantitative Genomics; Gene-Diet Interaction during human evolution and in metabolic diseases.

Pengpeng Bi

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics

We use​ the advanced genetic mouse models to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying several diseases: obesity, diabetics, muscle and heart diseases.

Ben Parrott

Assistant Professor
Toxicology

Environmental and ecological influences on development, reproduction, and aging in wildlife and humans.

Liliana Salvador

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases; Bioinformatics

Computational biology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases; phylodynamics; animal movement.

Ankita Garg

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Immunopathogenesis of intracellular pathogens (HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis); non-infectious morbidities in People Living With HIV.

Justin Bahl

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases; Bioinformatics

Ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious RNA viruses (Influenza A virus, avian paramyxovirus,RSV, MERS-CoV) in animals and humans

Neil J. Grimsey

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Defining the spatiotemporal regulation of kinase pathways and the regulation of GPCR induced inflammation and proangiogenic signaling, for the development of therapeutic agents.

Eva-Maria Strauch

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Protein design and engineering, design of anti-virals and immunogens, protein chemistry and re-purposing of viral surface proteins, computational biology.

Mark A. Eiteman

Professor
Microbiology

Fermentation and biotechnology with emphasis on microbial processes to generate fuels and chemicals; nutrient-limited processes; central metabolism and the effect of redox constraints.

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Nadja Zeltner

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Department of Cellular Biology

Effects of pathological stress on cells of the peripheral nervous system and the adrenal gland. In vitro disease modeling using human pluripotent stem cells.

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Franklin West

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Regenerative Medicine

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. We explore the potential of neural stem cellsand other regenerative therapies to recover lost and damaged brain tissue. We utilize a novel pig ischemic stroke model in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, cognitive,motor function testing and histology.

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Michael Adams

Distinguished Research Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Functional and structural genomics, metabolism and enzymology of organisms
that grow near 100C.

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Mike Adang

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Entomology

Ecology of macroinvertebrates in freshwater wetlands and streams.

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Jon Amster

Professor
Chemistry

Structural analysis and characterization of glycosaminoglycans using mass spectrometry

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Jill Anderson

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and population ecology of plants; global change biology;
field ecology; seed dispersal ecology; frugivorous fish.

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Tessa Andrews

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Undergraduate evolution education; instructor experiences, knowledge,
and skills in teaching biology; teaching context and climate in life science departments.

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Norris Armstrong

Associate Professor
Genetics

Assessment in large classes; undergraduates as a resource to improve teaching and learning;
promoting active learning in large lectures.

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Jonathan Arnold

Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics

Professor, Genetics; Research interest: Fungal gene regulatory
and biochemical networks, and biological clocks.

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Michael Arnold

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary significance of genetic exchange; effects of hybridization in natural
populations of plants and animals.

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Fikri Avci

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Mechanisms of immune activation by carbohydrate antigens; design and development
of knowledge-based vaccines and therapeutics against pathogens and cancers.
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Justin Bahl

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases; Bioinformatics

Ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious RNA viruses (Influenza A virus, avian paramyxovirus,
RSV, MERS-CoV) in animals and humans

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Maor Bar-Peled

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Molecular cell biology of the wall, Biofuel and BioEnergy, Golgi as model for System biology, Plant Immunity.

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Michael Bartlett

Georgia Athletic Association Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

ADME of drugs and environmental toxicants; impact of compounds on memory,
cognition, and neuropathic pain; oligonucleotide therapeutics and biomarkers.

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Darold Batzer

Professor
Entomology

Distinguished Research Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Research interest:
Functional and structural genomics, metabolism and enzymology of organisms that grow near 100C.

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Jeff Bennetzen

Professor
Genetics; Bioinformatics

Plant genomics and genome evolution, transposable elements,
and regulatory gene evolution.

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Douda Bensasson

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics; Plant Biology

Genome bioinformatics, ecological and evolutionary genomics of yeast.

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Casey Bergman

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics
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Pengpeng Bi

Assistant Professor
Genetics

We use​ the advanced genetic mouse models to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying
several diseases: obesity, diabetics, muscle and heart diseases.

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Brian Binder

Associate Professor
Marine Sciences

Ecology and physiology of marine pico-phytoplankton; regulation of growth in cyanobacteria;
application of flow cytometry to problems in marine microbial ecology.

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David Blum

Director,
Bioexpression & Fermentation Facility
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Protein expression, development of commercially relevant monoclonal antibodies.

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Geert-Jan Boons

Professor
Chemistry
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Peggy Brickman

Professor
Plant Biology

Factors that motivate undergraduates to learn science; scientific literacy skill acquisition;
and effective methods to provide instructional feedback.

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Melinda Brindley

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Arenavirus glycoprotein structure and function; virus entry and membrane fusion; emerging virus-host interactions.

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Mark Brown

Professor
Entomology; Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology of development, reproduction, and metabolism in insects;
evolution of peptide hormone structure and function.

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Alexander Bucksch

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology; Bioinformatics

Computational Plant Science, Phenotyping, Plant Imaging and Simulation.

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Gaelen Burke

Assistant Professor
Entomology

Functional and evolutionary genomics of microbial associations with insects; virology, symbiosis, immunity

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John Burke

Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary genetics; molecular evolution; genomics.

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Haini Cai

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology

Nuclear and genome organization; Chromatin structure and function; Gene regulation in Drosophila development.

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Houjian Cai

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Post-translational modification including protein acylation, fatty acid metabolism,
prostate stem cell, Src family kinases, prostate cancer, small molecular inhibitor.

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Liming Cai

Professor
Bioinformatics
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Jarrod A. Call

Assistant Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology

Skeletal muscle and mitochondrial physiology. Regenerative medicine following traumatic muscle injury, disease, and aging.

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Maria Belen Cassera

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Metabolomic approaches applied to drug target selection and validation in human pathogens;
discovery and development of new chemotherapeutic interventions.
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Don Champagne

Associate Professor
Entomology

Role of arthropod salivary factors in pathogen transmission and immune responses in their vertebrate hosts.

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Shu-Mei Chang

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary Ecology of flowering plants; Plant mating system evolution.

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Shiyou Chen

Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology

Molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases including vascular remodeling,
atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, hypertension, organ fibrosis, and asthma.

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Brett Clementz

Professor
Neuroscience

Structural, functional & genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia.

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Julie Coffield

Associate Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neurotoxic agents that alter synaptic transmission. The actions of toxins such as
the Clostridial neurotoxins (Botulinum and Tetanus) at the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

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Brian Condie

Associate Professor
Genetics; Neuroscience

The genetic analysis of mouse pharyngeal development and the development
of new tools for chromosome engineering.

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Brian Cummings

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxicology

Molecular toxicology, cell signaling, prostate cancer, anti-cancer, kidney.

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Steve Dalton

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stem cell biology, development of cell therapies for type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pluripotent stem cells in early development and induced pluripotent stem cells- cell reprogramming.

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Julie Stanton Dangremond

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

My research is focused on the use of metacognition to enhance student learning in biology.

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Alan Darvill

Regents Professor, Director Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Structures and functions of the noncellulosic polysaccharides of plant primary cell walls.

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Kelly Dawe

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology

Plant centromere and kinetochore structure and function.

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Rabin De La Fuente

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology
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Claire De La Serre

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Development and prevention of obesity, gut microbiota, gut-brain signaling, regulation of ingestive behavior

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Katrien Devos

Professor
Bioinformatics; Plant Biology

Crop genetics, comparative genomics and genome evolution.

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Julia Diaz

Assistant Professor
Marine Sciences

The role of reactive oxygen species in coral bleaching; Identifying
the enzymes involved in the utilization of alternative
phosphorus sources by marine phytoplankton characterizing
enzymatic modes of extracellular superoxide production by diatoms

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Harry Dickerson

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Comparative Immunology; molecular parasitology.

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Kevin Dobbin

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics

Cancer biomarkers, high dimensional data, translational cancer research.

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Roberto Docampo

Professor
Cellular Biology

Cellular and molecular biology of acidocalcisomes; the role of polyphosphate in trypanosomatids.

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Erin L. Dolan

Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Innovative Science Education
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Course-based undergraduate research, student integration into the
scientific community; research mentoring of undergraduate researchers.

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Lisa Donovan

Professor
Plant Biology

Plant evolutionary ecophysiology, adaptations to stress.

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Scott Dougan

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology

Molecular and cellular basis of pattern formation in vertebrates; developmental genetics of zebrafish.

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Diana Downs

Professor
Microbiology

Bacterial physiology and metabolic integration using biochemical, genetic and metabolomics approaches.

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Kelly Dyer

Associate Professor
Genetics

Molecular evolution and evolutionary genetics, in particular genetic conflict,
sex chromosome evolution, genetics of adaptation and speciation,
and host-parasite interactions.

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Arthur Edison

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics

Metabolomics and systems biology of Caenorhabditis elegans using NMR,
mass spec, and computational approaches.

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Gaylen L. Edwards

Professor
Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function.

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Jonathan Eggenschwiler

Associate Professor
Genetics

Genetic analysis of mouse development; cell fate specification in the embryonic
central nervous system; patterning of the body plan’s left-right axis.

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Mark A. Eiteman

Professor
Microbiology

Fermentation and biotechnology with emphasis on microbial processes to generate fuels and chemicals; nutrient-limited processes; central metabolism and the effect of redox constraints.

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Jorge Escalante-Semerena

UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor
Microbiology

Prokaryotic metabolism and physiology with emphasis on protein acetylation, toxic metabolites,
and complex metabolic pathway analysis, integration.

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Ronald D. Etheridge

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Toxoplasma’s Strategies to Manipulate Host Immunity

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Vanessa Ezenwa

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases

Environmental Genomics; Crocodilians; Reptilian Genomics; Molecular Ecology.

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Mark Farmer

Professor
Cellular Biology

Protist systematics, cell evolution, and flagellar development.

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Nikolay Filipov

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology

Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders.

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Brian Forschler

Professor
Entomology

The mission of the Household and Structural Entomology program is acquisition of information
on behavior, biology, ecology and evolution of associations with arthropods and human habitation.

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James Franklin

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Mitochondria in neuronal apoptosis.

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Marc Frischer

Professor
Marine Sciences

Role of microbial diversity in marine environments and the utilization of molecular methods
to investigate microbial diversity, interactions between micro- and macroscopic organisms and
the functioning of marine ecosystems.

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Amanda Frossard

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Characterization of surface-active organics in marine and anthropogenic aerosol
particles and their effects on particle growth and water uptake

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Jonathan Frye

Research Microbiologist
Microbiology

We investigate the development and spread of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella,
which is the most prevalent foodborne bacterial illness in the U.S.

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Jacek Gaertig

Professor
Cellular Biology

Molecular cell biology of the cytoskeleton; molecular genetics of ciliates.

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David Garfinkel

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Retrovirus-like transposons in budding yeast, control of transposition, restriction factors.

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 Ankita Garg

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Immunopathogenesis of intracellular pathogens (HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis); non-infectious morbidities in People Living With HIV

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Travis Glenn

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics; Toxciology

Environmental Genomics; Crocodilians; Reptilian Genomics; Molecular Ecology.

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Claiborne Glover

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Protein phosphorylation in budding yeast.

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Mary Goll

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Epigenetic regulation in the context of development and cancer. We focus on heterochromatin and primarily use zebrafish as a model system.

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Adam Goodie

Professor
Neuroscience

Judgment and decision making, especially the role of control in decision making,
Bayesian updating, and cognitive contributors to problem gambling.

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Phillip Greenspan

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Inhibition of glycation and LDL oxidation by natural products and nutraceuticals.

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Neil J. Grimsey

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Defining the spatiotemporal regulation of kinase pathways and the regulation of GPCR induced
inflammation and proangiogenic signaling, for the development of therapeutic agents.

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Tai L. Guo

Professor
Toxicology

(Immuno)Toxicology of nanobiomaterials and endocrine disruptors; Diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma, probiotics, microbiome; Translational study (http://www.devertigo.com)

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Juan Gutierrez

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics

Dynamical systems; genetic control invasive species, and malaria.

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Brian W. Haas

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Biological basis of social behavior and emotion processing in humans.

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Michael Hahn

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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Dave Hall

Associate Professor
Genetics

Experimental evolution in budding yeast. Mathematical models of evolution.

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Robert Haltiwanger

Professor; GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycosciences
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Role of glycosylation in regulating Notch signaling, assisting protein folding, and development.

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Billy Hammond

Professor
Neuroscience
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Donald Harn

Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator
Infectious Diseases

Mechanistic analysis of parasite induced immune suppression. Translational research
on immuno-modulation pertaining to inflammation based diseases.
Vaccine development and trials.

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Elizabeth Harvey

Assistant Professor
Marine Sciences

Our research focuses on how important ecological interactions (competition, predation, mutalism, commensalism) between
individuals (from viruses to mesozooplankton) can influence
larger-scale patterns in plankton abundance, distribution, and physiology.

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Eric T. Harvill

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Interactions between microbial pathogens and host immunity in the
mouse model using bacteria that naturally infect mice and
closely related strains that are important human pathogens.

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Biao He

Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator
Infectious Diseases

Paramyxovirus-host interactions, vaccine development, emerging paramyxovirus and onocylytic virus.

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Jeff Hogan

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases
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Philip V. Holmes

Professor
Neuroscience

Behavioral neuropharmacology; neuropeptides and trophic factors; plasticity; stress, depression, and addiction.

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Mary Hondalus

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases

Mechanisms of bacterial virulence and survival in the host; host-pathogen interactions;
vaccine development.

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Shelly Hooks

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

G-protein coupled receptors, molecular pharmacology, signal transduction, ovarian cancer, neural stem cells.

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Tim Hoover

Professor
Microbiology

Gene regulation in bacteria; regulation of flagellar biogenesis; control of RpoN-dependent transcription in bacteria.

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Brendan Hunt

Assistant Professor
Entomology

Behavioral and evolutionary genetics and epigenetics of social insects.

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Takahiro Ito

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular and cellular biology of normal and malignant stem cells.

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Scott Jackson

Professor
Plant Biology

We conduct research at the interface of genome structure/evolution and plant genetics/breeding. Currently, we work on several legumes (soybean, common bean, pigeon pea, cowpea and peanut) as well as rice.

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Michael K. Johnson

Professor
Chemistry

The role and assembly of transition metal centers in metalloenzymes and metalloproteins.

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Samantha Joye

Professor
Marine Sciences

Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in aquatic systems (saline lakes, coastal environments,
deep ocean sediments). Biogeochemical and molecular ecological dynamics of microbial
community composition and microbial activity.

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Daichi Kamiyama

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Our research is aimed at identifying the principles of neural circuit assembly, which is key
to understanding the treatment of neurological disorders. To achieve this, we develop
imaging toolkits including fluorescent probes and advanced microscopes.
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Natarajan Kannan

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Evolutionary systems biology; protein kinase signaling in plants, pathogens and microbes.

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Ray Kaplan

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Biology, molecular mechanisms, and population genetics of anthelmintic resistance in
parasitic nematodes

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Anna Karls

Associate Professor
Microbiology

Mechanisms for microbial adaptation and virulence; specialized
DNA recombination in Neisseria meningitidis & N. gonorrhoeae;
sigma54 regulon in Salmonella Typhimurium.

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Russell Karls

Associate Research Scientist
Infectious Diseases
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Lohitash Karumbaiah

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Developing Translational Glycomaterials for Neural Tissue Repair and Neural Interfacing.

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Eileen Kennedy

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Chemical biology, kinase signaling, cancer, signal transduction, drug discovery.

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Chang Hyun Khang

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Mechanisms of disease and immunity in the rice blast system; Fungal effector proteins; Nutrient uptake in fungi.

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Edward Kipreos

Professor
Cellular Biology

Regulation of the cell cycle; ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis and development.

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Jessica Kissinger

Distinguished Research Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics

Parasite genomics and the biology of genome evolution.

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Kim Klonowski

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Development and regulation of immunological memory.

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Sidney Kushner

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics of DNA repair and mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation in E. coli.

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Brian Kvitko

Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Molecular mechanisms of plant immune action and bacterial pathogen virulence in model and crop pathosystems. Tool/technique development for phytopathogenesis systems biology and translational research.

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Dennis Kyle

Professor
Cellular Biology & Infectious Diseases

The discovery and development of new drugs to prevent or treat malaria and leishmaniasis.
Elucidating mechanism(s) of resistance and discovering new drug treatment regimens,
combinations, or strategies to overcome resistance.

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Eric Lafontaine

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases

Bacterial pathogenesis; role of adhesins in virulence; vaccine development.

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William Lanzilotta

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The mechanisms of metalloproteins involved in radical generation, oxidative stress protection,
as well as heme synthesis, sensing, aquisition and transport.

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James Lauderdale

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Developmental neurobiology: molecular genetic mechanisms of vertebrate eye and forebrain development.

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Karl Lechtreck

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Cell Biology of Cilia; Cilia-related diseases, Intracellular Transport.

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Jae-Kyung Lee

Assistant Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology

My research is focused on determining key molecules and their intrinsic mechanisms
in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Jim Leebens-Mack

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Phylogenetics, genetics of diversification including speciation; molecular basis of adaptation;
evolutionary genomics; evolution of plant reproduction; organismal and molecular coevolution.

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Paula Lemons

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

My research investigates problem solving among biochemistry undergraduates and the process
college science instructors go through as they innovate their teaching.

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Zachary Lewis

Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Chromatin structure and function; Epigenetics; Eukaryotic genome stability; Histone H1.

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Xiaorong Lin

Professor
Microbiology; Plant Biology

Human fungal pathogens, sexual reproduction and development in fungal pathogenesis

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Dexi Liu

Panoz Professor of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Gene therapy, obesity, drug delivery, gene drug discovery.

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Hongxiang Liu

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Sensory organs of taste: development, maintenance, and molecular regulations using genetically modified mouse models.

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Liang Liu

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics

Phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, statistics.

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Tianming Liu

Professor
Bioinformatics; Neuroscience

Multiscale and multimodal brain mapping with applications to brain diseases.

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Jason Locklin

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Our research is focused on functional polymer interfaces. We are
currently developing methodologies and platforms that can be used
to study biological lubrication, patterning of cellular components in
two and 3 dimensions, patterning of glycosaminoglycans to study
nerve regeneration, 3D printing of biodegradable scaffolds, and antimicrobial coatings.

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Wolfgang Lukowitz

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Fertilization, and early cell-fate decisions in plant embryos.

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Rob Maier

Professor
Microbiology

Physiology and metallobiology of pathogenic bacteria.

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Nancy Manley

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Evolution, organogenesis, and function of the thymus and parathyroids.

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Leidong Mao

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics

Micro- and nano-technology, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics,
single cell study, cancer diagnostics.

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Rodney Mauricio

Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of plants; invasive plants; genetics of adaptation.

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Jennifer McDowell

Professor
Neuroscience

Schizophrenia, psychosis, cognitive control, plasticity, saccades, ocular motor system,
exercise, f/MRI, DTI.

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Michael McEachern

Professor
Genetics

Fungal telomere structure and function, and their cellular role(s).

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Joe McHugh

Professor
Entomology

Evolution, systematics and anatomy of insects.

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Richard Meagher

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics and evolution of Arabidopsis gene expression; engineering plants
for phytoremediation of ionic- and methyl-mercury.

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Amy Medlock

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Understanding intracellular and intercellular heme transport.

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Christof Meile

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Marine Sciences

Biogeochemical nutrient cycling in porous media and aquatic systems, reactive transport modeling of microbially mediated processes.

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Douglas Menke

Associate Professor
Genetics

Developmental Regulation of Gene Expression; Evolution of Vertebrate Morphology.

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Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

Professor
Cellular Biology

Cell Signaling, Organelle Biogenesis, and Drug Discovery in Trypanosomes.

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L. Stephen Miller

Professor & Director of Bio-imaging Research Center
Neuroscience

My recent laboratory work focuses on aspects of working memory, executive function,
and older adult cognition using structural and functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological tools.

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Piliyur Seshadri MohanKumar

Professor
Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology Reproductive Aging, Stress Axis and Metabolic Function,
Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions, Prenatal Programming and its Neuroendocrine Consequences,
Neuroendocrine Effects of Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Chemicals

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Sheba M.J.MohanKumar

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Neuroendocrine immune interactions in the context of
Reproduction and Stress; Prenatal Stress and programming
of obesity; Environmental exposures and their impact
on Stress and Reproduction; Biomarker development for
various human diseases.

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Debra Mohnen

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Plant Biology

Biosynthesis and function of the plant cell wall polysaccharide pectin.
Anti-cancer effects of pectin.

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Cory Momany

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

X-ray crystallography of macromolecules, prokaryotic transcriptional regulators.

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Michelle Momany

Professor
Plant Biology

Cellular and molecular biology of polar growth in fungi.

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Patricia Moore

Professor
Entomology

The role of developmental mechanisms in sexual selection and the evolution of reproductive strategies in insects.

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Andy Moorhead

Assistant Research Scientist
Infectious Diseases

Establishment of the parasite/host niche by filarial worms, specifically Brugia malayi, one of the causative agents of lymphatic filariasis.

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Mary Ann Moran

Professor
Marine Sciences

Ecology of marine bacteria in the carbon and sulfur cycles;
application of ecological functional genomics techniques to marine microbes.

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Kelley Moremen

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry, molecular, and structural biology of mammalian glycoprotein biosynthesis and catabolism.

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Silvia Moreno

Professor
Cellular Biology

Metabolism and drug development against protozoan parasites.
Calcium signaling and storage in Toxoplasma gondii.

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Richard Morrison

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Development of synthetic organic methodologies to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Microwave-promoted synthesis of bioactive amines.

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Luke Mortensen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration.

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Jarrod J. Mousa

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Human antibody-mediated immunity to inform next-generation
vaccine development; focus on immunity to major viral, bacterial,
and fungal human pathogens using multidisciplinary approaches in
immunology, structural biology,and biochemistry to study
antibody-antigen interactions at the molecular level.

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Jan Mrázek

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics; Microbiology

Use bioinformatics and comparative genomics to study
relationships between the genomic DNA sequence and the
organism’s physiological characteristics,and regulatory
processes that govern the flow of genetic information.

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Vasant Muralidharan

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Molecular and cellular biology of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.

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Courtney Murdock

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

We use ecological and evolutionary theory to study mosquito-parasite interactions,
ecological drivers of transmission, and how environmental change affects transmission.

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Mandi Murph

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Chemical inhibitors of cancer, chemoresistance, tumor biology and animal models.

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Ellen Neidle

Professor
Microbiology

We use the easy genetic system of a  soil bacterium, Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1,to study diverse
aspects of gene expression and chromosomal rearrangements.This research has implications
for medical issues (gene amplification), environmental issues (bioremediation),
biotechnology/bioenergy (conversion of lignin to biofuels), and evolution (new methods for experimental evolution).

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Karen Norris

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Vaccine dev for prevention of PCP and COPD, RSV infection, COPD; Immune Activation
and Aging, PAH; Immune-mediated mechanisms of pathogenesis, Type 2 diabetes and
metabolic syndrome, therapeutic testing; chronic immune activation/inflammation.

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Kerry Oliver

Associate Professor
Entomology

Ecology and evolution of heritable symbiosis in insects.

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Ron Orlando

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Solving biological/biomedical problems with mass spectrometry.

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Elizabeth Ottesen

Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Ecology and physiology of environmental microbes. The use of community genomics and
transcriptomics to examine microbial behavior in natural systems.

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Andrew Park

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Transient evolution of pathogens. Evolutionary processes involved in cross-species transmission. Evolutionary constraints in viral epidemiology.

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Ben Parrott

Assistant Professor
Toxicology

Environmental and ecological influences on development, reproduction,
and aging in wildlife and humans.

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Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor and Head, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Plant Biology; Genetics; Bioinformatics

My unit’s work addresses dimensions of plant genome biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, linking increased fundamental knowledge to improved human lives.

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Scott Pegan

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Antibiotic & antiviral drug discovery, assay development, enzymology,
and structural biology, regulation of innate immune responses.

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Chris Peterson

Professor
Plant Biology

Response and vulnerability of forests to natural (e.g. wind, fire) and anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. salvage logging),
and geographic patterns of disturbance severity.

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David Peterson

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases

Characterization of adhesion proteins which mediate host-parasite interactions in Plasmodium falciparum.

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Joy Peterson

Professor
Microbiology

Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into value-added products, including liquid fuels.

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Robert Phillips

Professor
Chemistry;
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Enzymes involved in amino acid, especially tryptophan, metabolism which may be drug
targets for cancer, hypertension and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Michael “Hawkeye” Pierce

Distinguished Research Professor,
Director UGA Cancer Center
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Glycosyltransferase regulation of tumor cell adhesion and invasion; structure/function of lectins.

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Vladimir Popik

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Development of biorothogonal protein modification techniques, novel caging groups, and photoactivatable antitumor antibiotics.

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James Prestegard

Professor Emeritus, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to the characterization of biologically important systems.

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Fred Quinn

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Tuberculosis pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions.

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Shannon Quinn

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Biomedical imaging and large graph mining in public health applications.

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Balazs Rada

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Role of reactive oxygen species in host-microbe interactions of the respiratory mucosa,
neutrophil biology, pathomechanism of Pseudomonas infection in cystic fibrosis.

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Barbara Reaves

Senior Research Scientist
Infectious Diseases
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Rachel Roberts-Galbraith

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians.

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Arthur Roberts

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxciology

Development of high-throughput structural biology tools, biophysical methods,
NMR, and computer-aided drug-design to investigate drug-protein
interactions and human disease.

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Pejman Rohani

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

The ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, including measles, pertussis,
avian influenza, dengue and polio.

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John Rose

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

X-ray structural biology, the mitochondrial inner membrane space transport system,
structure based vaccine and therapeutic design, improved/automated methods for
synchrotron SAD data collection and structure determination.

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Ken Ross

Professor
Entomology

Population biology, evolutionary genetics, molecular systematics, and comparative
genomics of social insects (fire ants) with an emphasis on studies of genetic variation.

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Ted Ross

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Dr. Ross explores new vaccine technologies for seasonal and pandemic influenza
as well as West Nile Virus, Dengue Chikungunya, Ebola, and HIV.

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Dean Sabatinelli

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Hemodynamic and electrocortical measures of emotional scene perception.

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Robert Sabatini

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular and biochemical parasitology: DNA modification, homologous recombination
and the regulation of antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei.

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Jeremiah Saliki

Professor
Infectious Diseases

My research interests are the development and improvement of diagnostic techniques
for viral diseases of domestic marine mammals.

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Liliana Salvador

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases; Bioinformatics

Computational ecology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases;
evolutionary dynamics; animal movement.

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Susan Sanchez

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Veterinary diagnostics; emerging clinical problems; antibiotic resistance;
epidemiology of diseases with special emphasis in zoonoses.

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Jesse Schank

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology

The role of stress and neuropeptides in drug seeking behavior using behavioral pharmacology,
neuroanatomy, and molecular neuroscience.

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Paul Schliekelman

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics

My research group develops statistical and and computational approaches to better extract
information from biological data, particularly in the genotype-phenotype relationship.

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Walter K.Schmidt Jr.

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Molecular cell biology and biochemistry of proteases associated with isoprenylated protein
maturation and amyloidogenic peptide degradation; cancer; Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bob Schmitz

Associate Professor
Genetics

Population epigenomics and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance.

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Cordula Schulz

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Tissue replenishment from stem cells, Drosophila genetics.

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Heinz-Bernd Schüttler

Professor
Bioinformatics

Computational biology, functional genomics, kinetics of biochemical reaction networks.

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Ping Shen

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Brain Functions and Development in the Drosophila Model.

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Tarkeshwar Singh

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Sensorimotor integration during motor planning and execution in healthy aging and neurodegenerative disorders

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Eric Stabb

Professor
Microbiology

Symbiosis between the bioluminescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri and Euprymna scolopes;
inter- and intra-species signaling, MAMPs, bacterial pheromones,
regulation of bioluminescence, and genetics.

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Kathrin Stanger-Hall

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Signal evolution in fireflies (Lampyridae); research in undergraduate education in the sciences.

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Vincent Starai

Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases; Microbiology

Bacterial modulation of eukaryotic membrane dynamics for intracellular survival;
SNARE-dependent membrane fusion biochemistry.

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Steven Stice

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor; GRA Eminent Scholar; Director Regenerative Bioscience Center
Neuroscience; Toxciology

We are developing stem cell approaches to repairing bone and nerve injury in addition to
use of stem cells as a tool to screen toxins and potential drug therapies.

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Mike Strand

Distinguished Research Professor
Entomology

Molecular and evolutionary biology of insect parasites; virology, immunology, symbiont evolution, reproduction.

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Eva-Maria Strauch

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Protein design and engineering, design of anti-virals and immunogens,
protein chemistry and re-purposing of viral surface proteins,
computational biology

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Anne Summers

Professor
Microbiology; Toxciology

Environmental stress biology, using biochemical, biophysical, and ‘omics approaches to define
the roles of toxic metal exposure in chronic and infectious diseases.

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Andrea Sweigart

Associate Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of natural plant populations.

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Christine Szymanksi

Professor
Microbiology

Examining host-pathogen interactions in order to understand and exploit
virulence mechanisms used by bacteria colonizing mucosal surfaces.

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Thiab Taha

Professor
Institute of Bioinformatics

Computational Science and Parallel Computing; Bioinformatics: Involved in a project called: Computing Life: to solve system of differential equations that model biochemical reaction networks by using efficient/parallel numerical methods.

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Rick Tarleton

Professor
Cellular Biology

Mechanisms of immunity and disease in Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Chagas Disease); Basic and applied biology of T. cruzi.

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Michael Terns

Distinguished Research Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics; Microbiology

We study CRISPR-Cas immune systems that protect prokaryotes from viruses and provide
powerful research tools for important biotechnology and biomedical applications.

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Michael Tiemeyer

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Mechanisms that regulate the expression, function, and structure of tissue-specific glycans.

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S. Mark Tompkins

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases; Toxciology

Transmission and pathogenicity of zoonotic influenza virus infection and development
of vaccination and the prevention and treatment of viral infections.

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Dorset Trapnell

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary biology and population genetics of natural plant populations, specifically evolutionary
factors that shape patterns of genetic variation and mechanisms for partitioning and maintaining species-wide diversity.

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M. Stephen Trent

Distinguished Professor
Infectious Diseases

Characterizing the assembly of bacterial surface structures, Development of vaccines for viral
and bacterial pathogens, Systems approaches to understanding microbial diseases

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Ralph A. Tripp

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Chair in Vaccine and Therapeutic Studies
Infectious Diseases; Toxciology

Disease intervention strategies for important human pathogens and emerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin;
mechanisms of immunity; virus-host interface.

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C.J. Tsai

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Bioinformatics; Genetics; Plant Biology

Growth-defense tradeoff, phenylpropanoid metabolism and carbon allocation,
gene family evolution and functional diversification, alternative splicing and gene duplication.

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Jeffrey Urbauer

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry

Structural biology of transcription regulation, steroid hormone activation and breast cancer.

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Esther van der Knaap

Professor
Genetics

The regulation of fruit shape and size of tomato and other Solanaceous crops

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Maria Viveiros

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxciology

Mammalian germ cell and early embryonic development; meiotic chromosome segregation in oocytes;
genomic instability; impact of age and environment on meiotic division.

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Kevin Vogel

Assistant Professor
Entomology

Integrating physiology, genomics, evolution, and microbial symbiosis to understand the biology of insect vectors of disease.

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John J. Wagner

Professor
Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxciology

Neurophysiology of the hippocampus, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory,
neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and rodent models of addiction.

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Jason Wallace

Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics

Quantitative genetics, crop genomics, crop-microbiome interactions.

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Bi-Cheng Wang

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Structure-function studies by X-ray diffraction, transcription proteins,
structural genomics, phasing methods.

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Lianchun Wang

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The regulatory function and related structure of heparan sulfate proteoglycan in angiogenesis, Alzheimer`s disease and Cancer

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John Wares

Associate Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of natural populations.

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Wendy Watford

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Regulation of host defense and tolerance by Stat transcription factors.

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Lance Wells

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Role of post-translational modifications, primarily O-glycosylation, in human diseases including type II diabetes, cancer, and congenital muscular dystrophy.

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Christopher M. West

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Oxygen- and glycosylation-dependent regulation of polyubiquitin ligases in Dictyostelium and Toxoplasma gondii;
Glycobiology of protozoa.

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Franklin West

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Regenerative Medicine

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. We explore the potential of neural stem cells
and other regenerative therapies to recover lost and damaged brain tissue. We utilize a novel
pig ischemic stroke model in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, cognitive,
motor function testing and histology.

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Janet Westpheling

Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics of Steptomyces metabolic developmental processes; enhanced biofuel product by bacteria.

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Steven E. Wheeler

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Computational organic chemistry, focusing on non-covalent interactions, asymmetric catalysis,
and drug design.
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Catherine White

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

The influence of gender on the disposition of drugs and drug carriers,
and their subsequent therapeutic or toxic outcomes, and the physiological-based
pharmacokinetic modeling for utilization in predicting toxicity and exposures.

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Michael White

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary Genomics and Sex Chromosome Evolution.

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William Whitman

Professor
Bioinformatics; Microbiology

Evolution, ecology, physiology of methane-producing archaeon Methanococcus,
the marine alpha proteobacteria, and soil bacteria.

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Adrian Wolstenholme

Professor
Infectious Diseases

Molecular helminthology: in particular the interactions of
anthelmintic drugs with ion channels in the nervous systems
of parasitic helminths, and the molecular basis of drug resistance.

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Zachary Wood

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of nucleotide sugar metabolism.

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Robert Woods

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Immunological carbohydrate-protein interactions studied by computational simulation and experimental methods.

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May Xiong

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Biomaterial-based systems in the area of iron chelation therapy, biological metal sensors,
overcoming antibiotic drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria,
and chelation of transfusional iron overload.

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Ying Xu

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Cancer Computational and Systems Biology, Computational Methods for
Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling.

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Patricia Yager

Associate Professor
Marine Sciences

Marine microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; climate change.

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Yao Yao

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Blood Brain Barrier, Stroke, Neurological disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Extracellular Matrix Biology

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Kaixiong Ye

Assistant Professor
Genetics; Bioinformatics

Nutritional Genomics; Human Genetics; Population and Quantitative Genomics;
Gene-Diet Interaction during human evolution and in metabolic diseases;

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Xiaoqin Ye

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxciology

Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy.

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Zheng-Hua Ye

Professor
Plant Biology
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Hang Yin

Assistant professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stem cell biology, brown fat development and induction, non-coding
RNA, development of novel therapies for human obesity and type 2 diabetes

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William York

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Structure, function, and assembly of plant cell walls; Bioinformatics for glycomics and glycobiology.

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Jason Zastre

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxciology

Transport, micronutrient, hypoxia, cancer.

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Nadja Zeltner

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology;
Cellular Biology

Effects of pathological stress on cells of the peripheral nervous system and the adrenal gland. In vitro disease modeling using human pluripotent stem cells.

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Xiaoyu Zhang

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Functional genomics; epigenetic control of plant gene expression.

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Shaying Zhao

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Cancer genomics; human junk DNA; genomic instability.

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Y. George Zheng

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Chemical biology, epigenetics and chromatin, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery,
organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, posttranslational modification,
molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, and bioinformatics.

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