Carnegie Mellon University

Training Faculty Areas of Interest

Bruce A. Armitage
Professor, Chemistry
Co-Director, CNAST

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, Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Computational biology; machine learning; systems biology 

Alison L. Barth
Professor

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

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

Growth factors; musculoskeletal physiology; tissue engineering

Kris N. Dahl
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Structural, organization and rheology of the cell nucleus; protein thermodynamics

Dannie Durand
Associate Professor

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

William F. Eddy
John C. Warner Professor of Statistics

Image analysis; tools for processing large multidimensional data arrays

Charles A. Ettensohn
Professor

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

Aryn H. Gittis
Assistant Professor

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

David D. Hackney
Professor

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

N. Luisa Hiller
Assistant Professor

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

Veronica F. Hinman
Associate Professor

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

Chien Ho
Professor

Protein structure determination by NMR spectroscopy; protein design; monitoring cell migration in vivo by MRI; organ transplantation

Jonathan W. Jarvik
Associate Professor

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

Jon W. Johnson
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Biophysics and physiology of glutamate receptors

Karl Kandler
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh

Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits

Sandra J. Kuhlman
Assistant Professor

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

Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning 

Christopher J. Langmead
Associate Professor, Computational Biology

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

Biophysics, cell motility, cytoskeleton, signal transduction, microscopy

Philip R. LeDuc
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Linking mechanics to biochemistry; nano- and microtechnology

Tina H. Lee
Associate Professor

Mammalian cell biology, membrane trafficking, organelle structure and dynamics, regulation of ER-to-Golgi transport, osmotic stress 

Adam D. Linstedt
Professor

Mechanisms of membrane compartmentalization; trafficking and inheritance 

Brooke M. McCartney
Associate Professor

Mechanisms of signal transduction and cytoskeletal organization during Drosophila development

C. Joel McManus
Assistant Professor

Genomics; Evolution of Gene expression; and RNA structural biology

Jonathan S. Minden
Professor

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

Aaron P. Mitchell
Department Head
Professor

Signal transduction; genetics; microbial pathogenesis; biofilm formation

Robert F. Murphy
Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Head, Computational Biology Department

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

Carl R. Olson
Professor, CNBC

Brain mechanisms of cognition; spatial vision; visual pattern recognition and executive control

Andreas R. Pfenning
Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Biology

Computational and experimental genomics/epigenomics of the brain; aging and Alzheimer's disease; the evolution of speech/language

Manojkumar A. Puthenveedu
Associate Professor

Membrane Trafficking; regulation of receptor-mediated signaling in neurons; regulation signaling by G protein-coupled receptors involved in drug addiction

Gordon S. Rule
Professor

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

Alan J. Russell
Director, Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Polymer-based protein engineering of enzymes and proteins; Biochemical analysis of polymer-protein conjugate; Enzymatic biofuel cells; Polymer engineering of cell membranes; polymer-protein based antimicrobial and anti-biofilm materials

Russell S. Schwartz
Professor

Computational biology; biological modeling

Peter L. Strick
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

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

Behavioral, biochemical and physiological analysis of learning and memory

Alan S. Waggoner
Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of Life Sciences

Fluorescence-based detection systems

John L. Woolford
Professor
Co-Director, CNAST

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