Research-Active Faculty

All Drug Discovery and Therapeutics

Cho, Jae-Hyun

Research Focus: protein-protein interactions, NMR, crystallography, structural biology, protein motion, inhibitor development, influenza virus, thermodynamics, kinetics

Cruz-Reyes, Jorge

Research Focus: RNA editing and editosomes, trypanosome RNA biology, ribonucleoprotein complexes, small guide RNA, drug development

Gohil, Vishal

Research Focus: mitochondria, mitochondrial respiratory chain, metals, membranes, metabolism, mitochondrial disorders, copper, cardiolipin, elesclomol, menkes disease

Liu, Wenshe

Research Focus: COVID-19 drug discovery, chromatin biology, cancer epigenetics, posttranslational histone modifications, cancer drug discovery, the genetic code expansion, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, chemical biology

Meek, Thomas

Research Focus: Determine chemical mechanisms of enzymes which are essential to infectious organisms, rational design of enzyme inhibitors

Pellois, Jean-Philippe

Research Focus: membrane biochemistry, molecular engineering and probe design, cellular delivery, cell injury and regeneration

Sacchettini, James

Research Focus: Drug discovery and disease-related structural biology, including Tuberculosis, Malaria, Cryptosporidiosis, Chagas disease, Cancer, and Menkes syndrome​

Safe, Stephen

Research Focus: drug repositioning for cancer chemotherapy, NR4A receptor biology, NR4A1 ligand development and discovery, Ah receptor biology, Ah receptor ligand development and discovery, endometriosis, childhood cancers, glioblastoma

Wand, Josh

Research Focus: molecular recognition, drug discovery, protein dynamics, NMR spectroscopy, thermodynamics, protein engineering, protein biologics, ubiquitin E3 ligases, parkin, membrane proteins, prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease

Young, Ry

Research Focus: bacteriophage and bacterial molecular biology, membrane proteins, prokaryotic and phage bioinformatics and genomics, genetic engineering, phage therapeutics

Zhang, Junjie

Research Focus: Translation in mycobacteria​, intoxication and neutralization of the toxins from clostridium difficile​, single-stranded RNA bacteriophages and their applications for RNA delivery​