Cell and Molecular Biology Program

Developmental and Structural Biology

SANFORD I. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1979). Professor of Biology. Molecular analysis of gene expression during Drosophila muscle development; molecular and ultrastructural defects of Drosophila muscle mutants; function of muscle proteins isoforms; mechanism of alternative RNA splicing. 

TERRENCE G. FREY, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1975). Professor of Biology. Structure of biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies; membranes and membrane proteins; bioenergetics; electron microscopy; image processing.

GREG L. HARRIS, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1981). Professor of Biology. Molecular and physiological analysis of phototransduction in Drosophila; biophysical analysis of ion channel function; isolation of neuron- specific genes.

TOM HUXFORD, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (2001). Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Structural biology of proteins and protein complexes involved in signaling to NF-kappaB.

JOHN LOVE, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1998).   Department of Chemistry.  Protein Engineering: Driving novel protein/protein associations by computational and experimental design.

ANCA SEGALL, Ph.D., University of Utah (1987). Professor of Biology. DNA recombination and chromosome structure.

WILLIAM E. STUMPH, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1979). Professor of Chemistry. Regulation of transcription in eukaryotic cells; characterization of genes encoding the small nuclear RNAs U1, U2, and U4; identification and characterization of cis-acting and trans-acting factors; sequence-specific protein-DNA interactions and assembly of the transcriptional complex.

PETER van der GEER, Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (1993). Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Molecular, biological and biochemical analysis of signal transduction by protein-tyrosine kinases.

ELIZABETH WATERS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Washington University (1993). Plant evolution. The origin of Land Plants. Molecular evolution

RICARDO M. ZAYAS, Ph.D. Tufts University (2003). Assistant Professor of Biology. Stem cell biology. Molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration of the nervous system in planarians.

ROBERT W. ZELLER, Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1995. The developmental biology of ascidians; the evolution of developmental gene regulatory networks in primitive chordates.