Biochemistry and Biophysics Research

Student Researcher

Faculty interests cover a wide range of disciplines in the biomedical sciences and life sciences, including:

  • Metagenomics analysis of extreme microbial ecosystems
  • Functional genomics of insect peptide and lipid hormones and pheromones
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Muscle protein enzymology, structure and signaling
  • Muscle contraction and excitation-contraction coupling
  • Cell motility
  • Insulin signaling pathways and glucose transport
  • Receptor structure and transmembrane signal transduction mechanisms
  • Membrane-cytoskeletal interactions
  • Oxygen toxicity
  • Mammalian lipid metabolism in cancer and receptor-mediated endocytosis