* Denotes Graduate Program Member

† Denotes Joint Appointment

Alperin, Jack B., M.D, F.A.C.P. †

 Clinical Professor; Departments of Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Associate Director of the Blood Bank Division; Consultant in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine; Emeritus Scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine

Ameredes, Bill, Ph.D. † *

Associate Professor; Department of Internal Medicine

Ansari, G.A. Shakeel, Ph.D. *

Professor; Toxicity of Environmental Chemicals: Biochemical Mechanisms

Ansari, Naseem, Ph.D.

Professor; Oxidative Stress, Diabetes, Lipid Aldehydes, Cataractogenesis, Retinopathy, ARMD

Asimakis, Gregory K, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Surgery and BMB; Director, Myocardial Metabolism Laboratory; Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, School of Medicine; Director, Instructional Management Office; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Barral, José M., M.D., Ph.D. *†

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Brasier, Allan R., M.D. * † Professor; Leon Bromberg Professor of Medicine; Director, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Braun, Werner, Ph.D. *

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology;

Computational Biology, DNA Repair, Allergy , Pheromones

Bolen, Wayne, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Bujalowski, Wlodek M., Ph.D. *

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology

Chemical Kinetics, Macromolecular Thermodynamics, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Light Scattering, DNA Helicases, DNA Polymerases, Enzyme Mechanisms

Carmical, J. Russ, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of BMB, Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

Molecular Genomics, DNA MicroArrays, Real Time PCR, SNPs, RNAi, DNA Sequencing

Carney, Darrell, Ph.D. *

Adjunct Professor

Cell Surface Receptors, Thrombin and Thrombin Receptors, Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Endothelial Dysfunction, Thrombin Peptide TP508, Endothelial Cells and Angiogenesis

Chan, Lee-Nien Lillian, Ph.D. *

Professor Emeritus

Choi, Kay, Ph.D.*

Associate Professor

Structural biology, virus structure and function, RNA replication, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy

Cornforth, Michael N., Ph.D. Professor, Radiation Oncology

Dineley, Kelly T.,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology
Englander, Ella, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery

DNWntA damage and repair in the central nervous system; Oxidative stress and neuroprotection; Genotoxic effects of smoke inhalation injury in the brain

Fujise, Kenichi, M.D. † * Professor, Dept.of Internal Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology
Goldblum, Randall M., M.D. † * Professor; Pediatrics, Director, Child Health Research Center

Hazra, Tapas K., Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine; Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

Oxidative DNA damage, Base excision repair, Mutation analysis, Transcription coupled repair, Mammlian cells

Iwahara, Junji, Ph.D. *

Associate Professor, NMR

Jeschke, Marc M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery

Kudlicki, Andrzej S., Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Kurosky, Alexander, Ph.D. *

Professor; Director, UTMB Biomolecular Resource Facility; Director,UTMB NHLBI Proteomics Center; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; Environmental Health & Medicine

Proteomics, Asthma, Allergy, Protein Structure, Function and Genetics, Mass spectrometry, Airway inflammation

Lee, James C., Ph.D. *

Professor; Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry

Transcription, Biocatalysis, Protein Stability and dynamics, Viral infection, Drug resistance, Metabolic Disease

Lee, Yong Sun, Ph.D. * Assistant Professor
Liu, Danxia, Ph.D. Associate Professor; Dept. of Neurology
Luxon, Bruce A., Ph.D. *

Professor; Director, UTMB Bioinformatics Program; Member, Sealy Center for Structural Biology

Biomedical Informatics, Biomarkers, Systems Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabonomics

Martinez-Kuyumcu, Muge, Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Matalon, Reuben, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Meyer, Walter J. III, M.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychiatry/Behavioral Science
Midoro-Horiuti,Terumi, M.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Morais, Marc, Ph.D. * Associate Professor of BMB
Oberhauser, Andres, Ph.D.* † Associate Professor, Dept of Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Papaconstantinou, John, Ph.D. *

Professor; Bertha and Robert Bucksch Distinguished Professor of Aging

Proteomics, Genomics, Aging, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Protein Misfolding

Perez-Polo, J. Regino, Ph.D. *

I. H. Kempner Professor, Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine and Scientific Staff, Shriners Burns Hospital

Responses to CNS trauma, Cell Death Mechanisms, Aging and Alzheimer's, Organelle Routing,Systems Biology, Transcription Factor Regulation

Pettitt, B. Montgomery Ph.D. *
Professor, Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Professor and Chair Ad Interim in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology and holder of the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pierce, Anson, Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Protein Aggregation, Protein Hydrophobicity, Heat Shock Proteins, HSF1, Proteomics, Oxidative Stress

Prakash, Louise, Ph.D. *

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

DNA Repair, DNA Replication, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases, PCNA Ubiquitylation, Replication through DNA lesions

Prakash, Satya, Ph.D. *

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

DNA repair, DNA replication, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis,Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases, PCNA Ubiquitylation and Translesion DNA Synthesis, Replication Through DNA Lesions

Rajarathnam, Krishna, Ph.D. *

Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology

NMR, Chemokines, G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR), Structure-Function, Structural Biology, Monomer-Dimer

Ramana, Kota V., Ph.D.



Assistant Professor of BMB

Inflammation, Secondary Diabetic complications, Signal transduction, Oxidative stress, Polyol pathway

Rassin, David K., Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Resto, Vicente A., Ph.D. † *

Area Medical Director, Department of Otolaryngology ; Co-director, Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck; Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Rowicka-Kudlicka, Malgorzata E., Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Sadygov, Rovshan, Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Sastry, Sarita, Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Director, BMB Graduate Program

Sherman, Michael B., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of BMB

Cryo Electron Microscopy, Structural Biology

Singh, Pomila, Ph.D. *


Srivastava, Satish K., Ph.D. *

Professor, BMB and Ophthalmology

Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Signaling, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Cataract

Thompson, E. Brad, M.D. *



Professor Emeritus

Glucocorticoids, Steroid, Hormone Receptors, Apoptosis ,Natively Unfolded Proteins, Map Kinases, Lymphoid Cells

Toliver-Kinsky, Tracey, Ph.D.*


Associate Professor of BMB, Department of Anesthesiology; Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burn Unit

Watowich, Stanley J., Ph.D. *

Associate Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology

Drug Discovery, Virus Structure and Function, Bbiomolecular Function, Cell Signaling, Computational Biology

Watson, Cheryl S., Ph.D. *



Environmental Estrogens, Steroid Hormone Action, Breast Cancer, Glucocorticoids, Membrane Steroid Receptors, Nongenomic Steroid Signaling

White, Mark, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of BMB, Manager X-ray Crystallography Laboratory

X-ray Crystallography,Structural Biology

Wiktorowicz, John E., Ph.D.


Professor, Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, Director, Proteomics Section, and Assistant Director of the Biomolecular Resource Facility

Proteomics, Gene Regulation, Systems Biology, Human Disease, Protein ProFiler™

Wood, Thomas G., Ph.D.




Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine; Director, Recombinant DNA Laboratory, Molecular Genomics Core Facility

Recombinant DNA,Gene Expression Analysis, Real Time QRT-PCR , Bacterial Expression, Site-Directed Mutagenesis,DNA Sequence Analysis

Ye, Yumei, Ph.D. Associate Professor


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