Nitrogen fixation mutants, structure-function relationships, associating macromolecules; environmental metabolic processes, bioremediation; science education.
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology; insect cuticle synthesis and sclerotization; insect multicopper oxidases
Biochemistry of triacylglycerol biosynthesis. Structure and function of membrane bound acyltransferases. Genetically modifying the physical properties of seed oils for industrial and biofuel applications.
Dr. Durrett's research video
Yeast cytoskeleton, cell cycle regulation, cell signaling; Molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry; Evolution of biological complexity; CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing technology.
Dr. Finnigan's lab
Dr. Finnigan's research video
Innate Immunity; Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interactions; Structural Biology and Molecular Recognition
Dr. Geisbrecht's research video
Insect biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics; mechanisms of iron metabolism in insects; function of insect multicopper oxidases; insect innate immunity.
Insect hemolymph proteins: biochemistry and molecular biology. Structure and function of serine proteinases, proteinase inhibitors, and antimicrobial response proteins from insect hemolymph.
Dr. Kanost's lab
Dr. Kanost's research video
Iron acquisition by active transport through the cell envelopes of bacteria; Immunological approaches to bacterial pathogenesis; Biophysical analyses of bacterial membrane transport in living cells
Dr. Klebba's lab
Dr. Klebba's research video
Vaccine biotechnology; molecular biology of bacterial membrane proteins; biochemistry of iron uptake by bacteria.
Structure based drug discovery for cancer and immunology; Computational structural biology and chemistry; Protein photonics for imaging
Dr. Ng's lab
Structural characterization and molecular recognition using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Computer Aided Molecular Design (CAMD).
Proteins and enzymes of aphid saliva and of stored product insect pests; biochemistry and molecular genetics of Armet (MANF), both human and insect; and cereal proteins and inhibitors.
Focus on the complement system and other innate immune molecules. Determining the damaging aspects of the innate immune response in multiple models of tissue injury.
Dr. Fleming's Lab
Structure and function of cell membranes; Mass-spectrometry-based lipid analysis.
Dr. Welti's Lab
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Insect biochemistry, cuticle sclerotization, molting, control, and metabolism.
Structural Biology; NMR studies of protein structure, dynamics, and stability in relation to function; serine proteinases and their protein inhibitors; protein domains involved in signal transduction (plant phospholipase D domains; insect glucan-binding proteins).
Characterization and manipulation of expression of defense genes to enhance plant resistance to fungal and insect pests
Structure, function and regulation of mammalian pyruvate dehydrogenase complex
Biochemistry of proteins in the retina and lens of the eye, the mechanism of cell growth control and repair during diabetes, and identification of antioxidants in foods which are responsible for anticancer activity.