Faculty Research in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
A quick look at the faculty and research being done within the Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics Department at the University of Virginia
Mark J Yeager -- Professor and Chairman; M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine 1979. Cardiac Gap Junction Membrane Channels / Integrins Water Channels / Rotavirus / Reovirus / Retrovirus
|John H Bushweller -- Professor; Ph.D., University of California- Berkeley , 1990. Protein structure and dynamics by NMR spectroscopy|
|Urszula Derewenda -- Assistant Professor of Research, Ph.D., University of York 1990.|
|Zygmunt Derewenda -- Professor, Ph.D., University of Lodz (Poland ), 1981. Protein structure and function; macromolecular crystallography; mechanisms of signaling by small GTPases; protein-protein interactions.|
|Salem Faham -- Assistant Professor; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1997. Structural biology; membrane proteins; protein structure/ stability/ function relationships; new methods in X-ray crystallography.|
John T Hackett -- Professor; Ph.D., Illinois Medical Center , 1969. Clarifying the final steps leading to neurosecretion using electrophysiological techniques.
|Brant Isakson -- Associate Professorr; Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 2003. Elucidation of the role of signaling microdomains in mediating cellular communication within the vasculature.|
|Peter Kasson -- Assistant Professor; M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007. Mechanisms of cell entry by influenza; Viral glycan recognition and drug resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; distributed computing|
|Howard Kutchai -- Professor; Ph.D., University of California , San Franscisco, 1967. Regulation of ion-transporting ATPases, including the Ca-ATPases of sarcoplasmic reticulaand Na,K-ATPases of plasma membranes.|
|Wladek Minor -- Professor; Ph.D., University of Warsaw (Poland ), 1978. Structure-function relation in proteins and virus X-ray crystallography, and X-ray instrumentation.|
Robert Nakamoto -- Professor; Ph.D., University of Maryland , 1985. Structures and mechanisms involved in active transport.
|Gary Owens -- Professor; Ph.D., Penn State , 1979. Molecular regulation of growth and differentiation of vascular smooth muscle duringdevelopment and in vascular disease.|
Owen Pornillos -- Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Utah, 2002. Protein Interactions; molecular and structural switches; HIV capsid assembly and maturation.
|Avril Somlyo -- Professor; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1976. Signaling pathways regulating contraction in smooth muscle, migration and metastisis in malignant cells.|
|Christopher Stroupe -- Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Yale University, 2000. Biochemical, structural, and biophysical studies of the role of Rab GTPases and their effectors in intracellular membrane docking and fusion.|
|Lukas K Tamm -- Professor and Vice- Chairman; Ph.D., University of Basel (Switzerland ), 1982. Biomembrane Structure and Function; Membrane Fusion in Viral Infection and Synaptic Transmission; Membrane Channels of Pathogenic Bacteria.|
|Michael C Wiener-- Professor; Ph.D., University of Carnegie Mellon, 1988. X-ray crystallography of integral membrane proteins.|
|Jochen Zimmer -- Assistant Professor; D.Phil., University of Oxford/UK, 2000. Structural and biochemical characterization of polysaccharide translocation across biological membranes.|