Training Faculty-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Training Faculty

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Bruce A. Armitage
Professor, Chemistry
Co-Director, CNAST
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Bioorganic and supramolecular chemistry; DNA/RNA analogs; photochemistry in supramolecular assemblies; probes for RNA structure and function; sensors for hybridization of nucleic acid probes
Ziv Bar-Joseph
Associate Professor, Lane Center for Computational Biology and Machine Learning
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Computational biology; machine learning; systems biology 
Alison L. Barth
Professor
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Activity-dependent gene expression in the CNS, the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that underlie learning and memory, and the effect of behavioral training on neural excitability and anatomy
Marcel Bruchez
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Associate Director, Technology Center for Networks and Pathways
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Fluorescence; biological microscopy; imaging; light-harvesting structures; biosensors; single molecule biophysics; protein translation; protein folding; protein trafficking

Phil Campbell
Research Professor, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
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Growth factors; musculoskeletal physiology; tissue engineering
Kris N. Dahl
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
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Structural, organization and rheology of the cell nucleus; protein thermodynamics
Dannie Durand
Associate Professor
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Computational molecular biology and computational genomics; especially the evolution of genomic organization and function
William F. Eddy
John C. Warner Professor of Statistics
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Image analysis; tools for processing large multidimensional data arrays
Charles A. Ettensohn
Professor
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Developmental biology, including gene regulatory networks; early patterning and cell fate specification; morphogenetic cell movements; cell signaling; biomineralization
Alex Evilevitch
Associate Professor, Physics
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Biophysical virology; mechanism of viral infection; viral genome ejection from the capsid; viral DNA packaging motors; mechanical properties of viruses; tolls in the lab: cryo electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), microcalorimetry
Aryn H. Gittis
Assistant Professor
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Synaptic physiology; optogenetics; behavior; mechanisms of circuit dysfunction in movement disorders
David D. Hackney
Professor
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Biochemistry of enzyme mechanism and regulation; ATP-dependent energy coupling; molecular motors 
N. Luisa Hiller
Assistant Professor
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Bacterial pathogenesis; comparative genomics; intercellular communication; strain evolution; biofilms
Veronica F. Hinman
Associate Professor
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Developmental biology, including gene regulatory networks; evolution of developmental mechanisms
Chien Ho
Professor
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Protein structure determination by NMR spectroscopy; protein design; monitoring cell migration in vivo by MRI; organ transplantation 
Jonathan W. Jarvik
Associate Professor
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Functional genomics; proteomics; gene discovery; cd-tagging; drug target identification 
Jon W. Johnson
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
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Biophysics and physiology of glutamate receptors
Karl Kandler
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
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Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits
Sandra J. Kuhlman
Assistant Professor
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Sensory development and perceptual learning; synaptic physiology and neuronal excitability of inhibitory versus excitatory neurons in intact circuits
Cynthia Lance-Jones
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
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Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning 
Christopher J. Langmead
Associate Professor, Computer Science
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Machine learning applied to high-throughput NMR structure determination, dynamics, and comparative modeling, modeling complexity in biological systems; brain tumor growth modeling and target planning for 3D conformal radiation therapy; MRI
Frederick Lanni
Associate Professor
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Biophysics, cell motility, cytoskeleton, signal transduction, microscopy
Philip R. LeDuc
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Linking mechanics to biochemistry; nano- and microtechnology
Tina H. Lee
Associate Professor
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Mammalian cell biology, membrane trafficking, organelle structure and dynamics, regulation of ER-to-Golgi transport, osmotic stress 
Adam D. Linstedt
Professor
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Mechanisms of membrane compartmentalization; trafficking and inheritance 
A. Javier López
Associate Professor
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RNA processing, alternative splicing, RNA-protein interactions, developmental genetics, molecular biology 

Brooke M. McCartney
Associate Professor
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Mechanisms of signal transduction and cytoskeletal organization during Drosophila development
C. Joel McManus
Assistant Professor
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Genomics; Evolution of Gene expression; and RNA structural biology
Jonathan S. Minden
Professor
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Proteomics; developmental biology; cell biology; cell death; fluorescent reagent development 
Aaron P. Mitchell
Professor
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Signal transduction; genetics; microbial pathogenesis; biofilm formation
Robert F. Murphy
Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology
Director, Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology
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Cell and computational biology; endocytosis; protein localization; proteomics; pattern analysis; fluorescence microscope image interpretation
Carl R. Olson
Professor, CNBC
The brain mechanisms of cognition; spatial vision; visual pattern recognition and executive control.
Manojkumar A. Puthenveedu
Assistant Professor
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Membrane Trafficking; regulation of receptor-mediated signaling in neurons; regulation signaling by G protein-coupled receptors involved in drug addiction.
Gordon S. Rule
Professor
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Protein structure; molecular recognition; NMR spectroscopy; x-ray diffraction 

Russell S. Schwartz
Professor
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Computational biology; biological modeling

Peter L. Strick
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Director and Professor, CNBC
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Characterization of neural circuits; diseases and disorders; executive control and working memory; language and reading; motor control; spatial cognition and attention
Edda Thiels
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
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Behavioral, biochemical and physiological analysis of learning and memory 
Nathan N. Urban
Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences
Interim Provost
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Neurobiology; olfaction; computational neuroscience

Alan S. Waggoner
Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of Life Sciences
Director, MBIC
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Fluorescence-based detection systems
John L. Woolford
Acting Department Head
Professor
Co-Director, CNAST
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Yeast ribosome biogenesis; pre-ribosomal particles; RNA-protein interactions, dynamics of RNA processing and ribonucleoprotein complex assembly
Eric P. Xing
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Machine Learning and Language Technology Institute
Machine learning; statistics; molecular biology 

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