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Associated Faculty

Faculty Member   Areas of Research
Bonnie Bassler   Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria
Emily Carter
View profile Development and application of first principles quantum mechanics based simulation methods for molecules and materials, with particular emphasis on energy applications.
Frederick Hughson
View profile Biochemical and structural methods, including X-ray crystallography, applied to macromolecular assemblies that mediate complex biological processes (intracellular trafficking, cell-cell communication).
Bruce Koel Surface chemistry and interfacial processes: Heterogeneous catalysis of hydrocarbon conversion; solar photochemistry; electrocatalytic processes; fuel cells; plasma-surface interactions; environmental remediation by iron nanoparticles.
Michael McAlpine View profile Nanotechnology-enabled approaches to medicine and energy.
François Morel View profile Metals and their roles in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen in marine and terrestrial systems. For example, metals such as iron, zinc and cadmium affect the growth of phytoplankton in the sea and hence the export of organic matter to the deep sea. Other metals such as molybdenum and vanadium control the fixation of nitrogen in soils and its availability for plant growth. In both cases metals play a key role in the response of the biosphere on land and in the ocean to increasing atmospheric CO2.
Satish Myneni View profile The Earth's surface environment consists of a heterogeneous mixture of mineral oxides and organic macromolecules, which continuously interact with each other and the atmosphere, water and biota. A major goal in environmental geochemistry is to gain a better understanding of interactions between these components in nature, and to apply that knowledge to predict a variety of biogeochemical processes, such as elemental cycling, biological chemistry of elements, and the fate and transport of contaminants. Our research group focuses on understanding these interactions, specifically on their fundamental aspects, such as the structure of water, and solvation/complex formation in aqueous solutions and at natural interfaces.
Sabine Petry View profile

Research: Molecular architecture and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton

Methods: biophysical methods; X-ray crystallography and engineering combined with biochemical, cell biology and advanced light microscopy techniques

Jeffrey Stock View profile Membrane receptors and signal transduction.