* Denotes Graduate Program Member

Primary Faculty
Ansari, Naseem, Ph.D. Professor; Oxidative Stress, Diabetes, Lipid Aldehydes, Cataractogenesis, Retinopathy, ARMD

Braun, Werner, Ph.D. *

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; Computational Biology, DNA Repair, Allergy , Pheromones
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
Choi, Kay, Ph.D.* Associate Professor; Structural biology, virus structure and function, RNA replication, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy
Emmett, Mark, Ph.D. Professor,Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

Garcia-Blanco, Mariano, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,UTMB, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Iwahara, Junji, Ph.D. * Associate Professor, Protein-DNA interactions, Gene regulation, Biophysics, NMR spectroscopy, Dynamics, Kinetics

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
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
Morais, Marc, Ph.D. * Associate Professor

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

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

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Sadygov, Rovshan, Ph.D. *

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics: Proteomics, Metabolomics, MassInformatics, Signal Processing, Probabilistic and Statistical Models, Phosphoproteomics, Signal Transduction, Protein Turnover.

Thomas Smith, Ph.D. Professor
Srivastava, Satish K., Ph.D. *

Professor, BMB and Ophthalmology,

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

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. * Professor: Environmental Estrogens, Steroid Hormone Action, Breast Cancer, Glucocorticoids, Membrane Steroid Receptors, Nongenomic Steroid Signaling

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, Next Generation Sequencing Core: Recombinant DNA,Gene Expression Analysis, Real Time QRT-PCR , Bacterial Expression, Site-Directed Mutagenesis,DNA Sequence Analysis

Research Faculty
Pazdrak, Konrad, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Ramana, Kota V., Ph.D. Professor
Sherman, Michael B., Ph.D. Assistant Professor
White, Mark, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Ye, Yumei, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Professor Emeriti
Bolen, Wayne, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Chan, Lee-Nien Lillian, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Thompson, E. Brad, M.D. Professor Emeritus
Secondary Faculty

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
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, Josè M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Brasier, Allan R., M.D. Professor; Leon Bromberg Professor of Medicine; Director, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
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
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
Liu, Danxia, Ph.D. Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty and the Neuroscience Graduate Program
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., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics 
Oberhauser, Andres, Ph.D.* Associate Professor, Dept of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Rabek, Jeffrey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of NTR, SOM Admissions Office

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
Singh, Pomila, Ph.D. * Professor, Dept of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Spratt, Heidi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of NTR, Dept. of Preventative Medicine and Community Health

Toliver-Kinsky, Tracey, Ph.D.*

Associate Professor of BMB, Department of Anesthesiology; Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burn Unit
Ullrich, Robert, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Maki Wakamiya, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of NTR, Department of Neurology

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