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Primary Faculty

Primary Faculty

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Manuel Ascano, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Department
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Director of Graduate Studies for Biochemistry
Dean Faculty Fellow

DNA/RNA detection & regulation in innate immunity & viral pathogenesis


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Breann Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Structural biology & protein assembly


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Richard M. Caprioli, Ph.D.

Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology & Chemistry
Director, Mass Spectrometry Research Center

Molecular Imaging of Tissue by Mass Spectrometry


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Bruce D. Carter, Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Neurotrophin signaling, glia-mediated phagocytosis & Schwann cell biology


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Walter J. Chazin, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Chair in Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry
Director, Chemical & Physical Biology PhD Program
Director, Molecular Biophysics Training Program

Structural cell biology


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David K. Cortez, Ph.D.

Chair of Biochemistry
Richard N. Armstrong Ph.D. Chair for Innovation in Biochemistry
Professor of Biochemistry
Associate Director for Basic Sciences Research at VICC

Genome maintenance by the DNA damage response

Cortez Lab Website


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James M. Dewar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Termination of DNA synthesis, DNA replication & repair


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Martin Egli, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

Structural biology of circadian clocks, nucleic acids & DNA polymerases


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Stephen W. Fesik, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry & Pharmacology & Chemistry
Orrin H. Ingram II Chair in Cancer Research
Tadashi Inagami Chair in Biochemistry

Chemistry/enzymology of bioactivation & detoxication of foreign compounds


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F. Peter Guengerich, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Tadashi Inagami Chair in Biochemistry

Chemistry/enzymology of bioactivation & detoxication of foreign compounds


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Scott W. Hiebert, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hortense B. Ingram Chair in Cancer Research

Oncogenic transcription factors, chemical-genetics, nascent transcription, genomics, proteomics


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Emily Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Epigenetics, gene regulation


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Carlos F. Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biomedical Informatics

Biochemical networks, network dynamics, molecular stochasticity, Bayesian optimization, high-performance computing


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Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D.

Dean of Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research
University Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Professor of Pharmacology

Oxidative lipid metabolism in inflammation & cancer


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Houra Merrikh, Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry, PMI, VI4

DNA Replication, mutagenesis, & evolution


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Adrian O. Olivares, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Nucleus mechanochemistry


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Neil Osheroff, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
John G. Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry
Past-Director, Academy for Excellence in Education
Co-Leader, Foundations of Medical Knowledge Phase

Topoisomerase function and the mechanism of anticancer & antibacterial agents


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Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President for Research, VUMC
Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Brock Family Directorship in Career Development
B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology
Professor of Biochemistry & Otolaryngology

Triple negative breast cancer & p53 family proteins


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Vito Quaranta, M.D.

Professor, Biochemistry & Pharmacology
Director, Quantitative Systems Biology Center

Systems-level models of cancer drug response & transcription factor networks


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Yi Ren, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Structural biology of mRNA nuclear export & viral exploitation

https://lab.vanderbilt.edu/ren-lab


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Charles R. Sanders, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Biochemistry & Medicine
Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Structural & chemical biology of disease-related membrane proteins

 


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Kevin L. Schey, Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Director of Core Facilities, Mass Spectrometry Research Center

Proteomics analysis in development and disease; mass spectrometry technology development


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Will Wan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Member, Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology

Structural biology in near-native states, viral structure & assembly