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Biological Sciences

Tenure Track Faculty

Alison Barth

Alison 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

Marcel Bruchez

Associate Professor and Director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center

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Fluorescence; biological microscopy; imaging; light-harvesting structures; biosensors; single molecule biophysics; protein translation; protein folding; protein trafficking

Dannie Durand

Dannie Durand

Associate Professor

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Computational molecular biology and computational genomics; especially the evolution of genomic organization and function

Charles Ettensohn

Chuck Ettensohn

Professor

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Developmental biology, including gene regulatory networks; early patterning and cell fate specification; morphogenetic cell movements; cell signaling; biomineralization

Aryn Gittis

Aryn Gittis

Assistant Professor

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Synaptic physiology; optogenetics; behavior; mechanisms of circuit dysfunction in movement disorders

David Hackney

David Hackney

Professor

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Biochemistry of enzyme mechanism and regulation; ATP-dependent energy coupling; molecular motors

Luisa Hiller

Luisa Hiller

Assistant Professor

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Bacterial pathogenesis; comparative genomics; intercellular communication; strain evolution; biofilms

Veronica Hinman

Veronica Hinman

Associate Professor

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Developmental biology, including gene regulatory networks; evolution of developmental mechanisms

Chien Ho

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 Jarvik

Jon Javik

Associate Professor

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Functional genomics; proteomics; gene discovery; cd-tagging; drug target identification 

Sandra Kuhlman

Sandra 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

Frederick Lanni

Fred Lanni

Associate Professor

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Biophysics, cell motility, cytoskeleton, signal transduction, microscopy

Tina Lee

Tina Lee

Associate Professor

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Mammalian cell biology, organelle structure and dynamics

Adam Linstedt

Adam Linstedt

Professor

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Mechanisms of membrane compartmentalization; trafficking and inheritance

A. Javier López

Javier Lopez

Associate Professor

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RNA processing, alternative splicing, RNA-protein interactions, developmental genetics, molecular biology

Brooke McCartney

Brooke McCartney

Associate Professor

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Mechanisms of signal transduction and cytoskeletal organization during Drosophila development

C. Joel McManus

Joel McManus

Assistant Professor

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Genomics; Evolution of Gene expression; and RNA structural biology

Jonathan Minden

Jon Minden

Professor

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Proteomics; developmental biology; cell biology; cell death; fluorescent reagent development 

Aaron Mitchell

Aaron Mitchell

Professor and Department Head

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Signal transduction; genetics; microbial pathogenesis; biofilm formation

Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy

Professor and Head, Computational Biology Department

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Cell and computational biology; endocytosis; protein localization; proteomics; pattern analysis; fluorescence microscope image interpretation

Manojkumar Puthenveedu

Manoj Puthenveedu

Associate 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 Rule

Gordon Rule

Professor

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Protein structure; molecular recognition; NMR spectroscopy; x-ray diffraction

Russell Schwartz

Russell Schwartz

Professor

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Computational biology; biological modeling

Alan Waggoner

Alan Waggoner

Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of Life Sciences

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Fluorescence-based detection systems

John Woolford

John Woolford

Professor and Co-director, CNAST

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Yeast ribosome biogenesis; pre-ribosomal particles; RNA-protein interactions, dynamics of RNA processing and ribonucleoprotein complex assembly

Teaching Track Faculty

DJ Brasier

DJ Brasier

Assistant Teaching Professor

Email: dbrasier@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: WEH 4624
Phone: 412-268-3377

Maggie Braun

Maggie Braun

Associate Teaching Professor and MCS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Email: mabraun@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: DH 1324
Phone: 412-268-6679

Amy Burkert

Amy Burkert

Teaching Professor and Vice Provost for Education

Email: ak11@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: Warner Hall 609A
Phone: 412-268-5865

Becki Campanaro

Becki Campanaro

Special Faculty and Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs

Email: bmc413@cmu.edu
Office: DH 1320
Phone: 412-268-3626

Jason D’Antonio

Jason D'Anontio

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director, Health Professions Program

Email: dantonio@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: DH 1319
Phone: 412-268-8494

Carrie Doonan

Carrie Doonan

Teaching Professor and Director, Undergraduate Laboratories

Email: cbd@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 347
Phone: 412-268-3117

Emily Drill

Emily Drill

Assistant Teaching Professor

Email: edrill@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 315
Phone: 412-268-5989

Kenneth Hovis

Ken Hovis

Assistant Teaching Professor and MCS Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives

Email: khovis@cmu.edu
Office: DH 1322
Phone: 412-268-5934

Shoba Subramanian

Shoba Subramanian

Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Department Head for Graduate Affairs

Email: shoba@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 415A
Phone: 412-268-3681

Other Track Faculty

Greg Cary

Research Associate, Hinman Lab

Email: gregcary@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 636
Phone: 412-268-9290

Claire Cheetham

Assistant Research Professor

Email: cheetham@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 336
Phone: 412-268-2651

Natalie McGuier

Special Lecturer

Email: nstraigh@andrew.cmu.edu

Kaustubh Sinha

Research Associate, Rule Lab

Email: kaustubh@cmu.edu
Office: MI 242
Phone: 412-268-1840

Joseph Suhan

Special Principal Lecturer

Email: jsgq@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 305
Phone: 412-268-3401

Maureen Stolzer

Research Associate, Durand Lab

Email: mstolzer@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 650
Phone: 412-268-3199

Cheryl Telmer

Research Biologist, Bruchez Lab

Email: ctelmer@andrew.cmu.edu
Lab: MI 755
Phone: 412-268-6711

Huajin Wang

Visiting Scholar

Email: huajinw@cmu.edu
Office: MI 271
Phone: 412-268-3959

Carol Woolford

Research Biologist, Mitchell Lab

Email: cw2g@andrew.cmu.edu
Lab: MI 207
Phone: 412-268-3185

CMU-Qatar Faculty

Mohamed Bouaouina

Assistant Teaching Professor

Email: mohamedb@qatar.cmu.edu
Office: 2021 (CMU-Q)
Phone: 4454-8408

Annette Vincent

Assistant Teaching Professor

Email: annettev@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: 2194 (CMU-Q)
Phone: 4454-8523

Ihab Younis

Assistant Teaching Professor

Email: iyounis@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: 2195 (CMU-Q)
Phone: 4454-8590

Affiliated Faculty

Bruce Armitage


Professor, Chemistry and Co-directory, CNAST

Email: army@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 722
Phone: 412-268-4196

Ziv Bar-Joseph


Associate Professor, Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Email: zivbj@cs.cmu.edu
Office: GHC 8006
Phone: 412-268-8595

Phil Campbell


Research Professor, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems

Email: pcampbel@cs.cmu.edu
Office: 1213 Hamburg Hall
Phone: 412-268-4126

Kris Dahl


Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Email: krisdahl@cmu.edu
Office: 132F Baker Hall
Phone: 412-268-9609

William Eddy


John C. Warner Professor, Statistics

Email: bill@stat.cmu.edu
Office: 132F Baker Hall
Phone: 412-268-2725

T.D. Jacobsen


Assistant Director and Principal Research Scientist, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Email: tj50@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: HL HI
Phone: 412-268-2434

Robert Kiger


Distinguished Service Professor of Botany, Director and Principal Research Scientist, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Email: rkiger@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: HL HI
Phone: 412-268-2434

Carleton Kingsford


Associate Professor, Computational Biology

Email: carlk@cs.cmu.edu
Office: GHC 7719
Phone: 412-268-1769

Christopher Langmead


Associate Professor, Computational Biology

Email: langmead@cmu.edu
Office: GHC 7215
Phone: 412-268-7571

Philip Leduc


Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Email: prl@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: 415 Scaife Hall
Phone: 412-268-2504

Carl Olson


Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

Email: colson@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 115E
Phone: 412-268-2968

Andreas Pfenning


Assistant Professor, Computational Biology

Email: apfenning@cmu.edu
Office: GHC 7711
Phone: 412-268-3256

Alan Russell


Directory, Disruptive Health Technology Institute

Email: alanrussell@cmu.edu
Office: HBH 1203
Phone: 412-544-6977

Frederick Utech


Adjunct Research Scientist, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Email: fu23@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: HL HI
Phone: 412-268-4819

Eric Xing


Associate Professor, Computer Science, Machine Learning, and Language Technology Institute

Email: epxing@cs.cmu.edu
Office: GHC 8101
Phone: 412-268-2559

Ge Yang


Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology

Email: geyang@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: MI 403
Phone: 412-268-3186

Adjunct Faculty

Rita Bottino


Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Cellular Therapeutics - Allegheny Health Network

Email: RBottino@wpahs.org
Office: 11th Floor, South Tower
Phone: 412-359-6395
Cellular Therapeutics

Robert Andrew Cameron


Adjunct Professor, Center for Computational Regulatory Biology - Beckman Institute

Email: acameron@caltech.edu

Yong Fan


Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Cellular Therapeutics - Allegheny Health Network

Email: YFan@wpahs.org
Office: 11th Floor, South Tower
Phone: 412-359-6987
Cellular Therapeutics

Nick Giannoukakis


Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Cellular Therapeutics - Allegheny Health Network

Email: NGiannou@wpahs.org
Office: 11th Floor, South Tower
Phone: 412-359-6394
Cellular Therapeutics

T. Kevin Hitchens


Adjunct Professor, Research Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Director of the Animal Imaging Center, University of Pittsburgh

Email: tkh17@pitt.edu
Office: MGOWN 159.03
Phone: 412-383-8011

Jon Johnson


Adjunct Professor, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry - University of Pittsburgh

Email: jjohnson@pitt.edu
Office: 458 Crawford Hall
Phone: 412-624-4295

Karl Kandler


Adjunct Professor, Professory of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology - University of Pittsburgh

Email: kkarl+@pitt.edu
Office: 152 Eye and Ear Institute
Phone: 412-605-0998

Cynthia Lance-Jones


Adjunct Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Neurobiology - University of Pittsburgh

Email: clancej@pitt.edu
Office: W1442 BST
Phone: 412-648-9078

Cynthia Morton


Adjunct Associate Professor, Associate Curator and Head of Botany - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Email: mortonc@carnegiemuseums.org
Phone: 412-578-2639

Peter Strick


Adjunct Professor, Co-Director - CNBC, Professory of Neurobiology and Psychiatry - University of Pittsburgh

Email: strickp@pitt.edu
Office: BST3 4074
Phone: 412-383-9961

D. Lansing Taylor


Adjunct Professor, Director - University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute, Professor of Computational and Systems Biology - University of Pittsburgh

Email: dltaylor@pitt.edu
Office: 10045 BST 3
Phone: 412-648-9200

Edda Thiels


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology - University of Pittsburgh

Email: thiels@pitt.edu
Office: 6064 BST 3
Phone: 412-648-1442

Massimo Trucco


Adjunct Professor, Director - Institute of Cellular Therapeutics, Allegheny Health Network

Email: MTrucco1@wpahs.org
Office: 11th Floor, South Tower
Phone: 412-359-6988
Cellular Therapeutics

Nathan Urban


Professor and Vice Chair, Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh

Email: nurban@pitt.edu
Office: E1446 BSTWR
Phone: 412-648-3396