Department Research

BMB Research

Top quality Research in the Areas of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Research from CABNR associated faculty bridges the gap between basic science and its application to agriculture in the following major areas:

  1. Drought and temperature stress tolerance for plants grown in arid lands (Cushman, Cramer, Shintani, Kosma, Harper)
  2. Natural products such as cellulose, hydrocarbons, pheromones, and vitamins (Shintani, Kosma, Wallace, Tittiger, Blomquist, Harper)
  3. Plant Diseases (Cramer, Santos)
  4. Insect Control (Tittiger, Blomquist)

Research from School of Medicine (SOM) associated faculty bridges the gap between basic science and its application to human diseases and syndromes in the following major areas:

  1. Insulin transduction and defects in diabetes (Corley-Mastick)
  2. Regulation of smooth muscle contractions (Cremo, Facemyer, Baker)
  3. Integrins and natriuretic peptides in cardiac myocytes (Valencik, Iosef, Baker)
  4. Molecular Biophysics of motor proteins (Baker, Valencik, Facemyer, Cremo)
  5. Epigenetic mechanisms of cardiac muscle hypertrophy (Iosef)
  6. Misfolding proteins associated with non-infectious neurodegenerative diseases (Liebman)