Graduate Research Topics

Stephen T. Abedon
Bacteriophage Ecology, History, and Behavior.
Brian M. Ahmer
Detection of other microbial species and the host environment by Salmonella.
Birgit Alber
Biochemistry of central carbon metabolism.
Juan Alfonzo
Editing and Modification of tRNA: Roles in Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Disease.
Irina Artsimovitch
Molecular mechanisms of transcription elongation,elongation control of virulence genes in proteobacteria.
Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry.
Membrane Protein Assembly, Proteases, Biophysics.
Charles J. Daniels
Molecular Biology of the archaea: archaeal SNO-RNAs.
Kurt Fredrick
Molecular mechanism of reading frame maintenance during translation.
Protein-aided RNA catalysis.
John Gunn
Salmonella/Francisella pathogenesis and host cell interactions.
Mitochondria and chloroplast membrane biogenesis.
Tina M. Henkin
Transcription termination control in Gram-positive bacteria; RNA structure/function.
Michael Ibba
Protein synthesis in bacteria and archaea. Antibiotic resistance.
Pravin T. Kaumaya
Peptide and Protein design, antigenic and immunogenic determinants, protein folding.
Joseph A. Krzycki
Biochemistry and molecular biology of methanogenic Archaea emphasizing methane formation and their genetic encoding of the novel amino acid pyrrolysine.
Jesse Kwiek
HIV-1 transmission and host-viral interactions.
Combinatorial and Statistical Approaches to Protein Stability, Structure and Function.
Chad A. Rappleye
Molecular Mechanisms of virulence by Histoplasma capsulatum.
John N. Reeve
Molecular biology of archaea / molecular adaptations to extreme environments.
Natividad Ruiz
Envelope biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria.
Abhay Satoskar
Immune mechanisms that determine outcome of "New world" cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.
Larry Schlesinger
Innate immunity in mycobacterial infections.
St├ęphanie Seveau
Molecular basis of host cell invasion by L.monocytogenes.
F. Robert Tabita
Biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular ecology, archaea.
Olli H. Tuovinen
Environmental and Industrial Microbiology.
Hua Wang
Biofilm formation involving food-borne pathogenic and health-promoting microorganisms.
Interactions between microorganisms and their local environment. 
Marshall V. Williams
Deoxyuridine metabolism in eukaryotic systems as it relates to gene expression, DNA replication and DNA repair.
Applied protein engineering for biotechnology development.
Daniel Wozniak
Bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation.
Mechanistic understanding of carbon emissions in wetlands. 
HIV interactions with dendritic cells, replication and molecular pathogenesis. 
Ahmed E. Yousef
Microbial safety of food; foodborne pathogens; preservation technologies; mechanism of resistance.