Irene Weber

Posted On October 30, 2014

Crystallography and Bioinformatics Neurobiology & Molecular Genetics

The major research theme of my laboratory is to understand the molecular basis of disease and help to develop new treatment strategies. We study key regulatory proteins at the molecular level by applying the techniques of bioinformatics, biochemistry and crystallography to study the structure and function of protein-ligand… more »

Phang Tai

Posted On October 30, 2014

MGB/Microbial Physiology and Genetics: Protein Export

The current aim of this laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms of protein secretion and export across membranes in bacteria. The major approach is to combine genetic manipulation and biochemical studies in an in vitro protein translocation system developed earlier in this laboratory.

Schematic representations of the… more »

Parjit Kaur

Posted On October 28, 2014

MGB/Molecular Genetics of Membrane Transport

The focus of research in this laboratory is on understanding function of membrane transport proteins. Transport of nutrients into or toxic substances out of the cell is integral to life, and is carried out by dedicated proteins located in the cell membrane. Most transport processes require input of energy –… more »

Casonya Matese Johnson

Posted On October 28, 2014

Research Description

Post-embryonic functions for bHLH Transcription Factors in Regulating Tissue Morphogenesis, Reproduction, and Fat/Iron Metabolism

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation, and how these mechanisms are used to control post-embryonic development and morphogenesis, animal behavior, and physiological responses to environmental stress.  We use Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the roles of… more »

John Houghton

Posted On October 28, 2014

Yeast Genetics/ Cellular Responses

Research in the laboratory is centred around mechanisms that underpin cellular response(s) to changes in the environment.  The research has two quite distinct components: the one uses Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model eukaryotic system to evaluate the cellular response to heavy metal exposure, such as Copper, Chromium (VI) and Cadmium. The… more »

Zehava Eichenbaum

Posted On October 28, 2014

Bacterial Genetics and Pathogenesis

The research interests of this laboratory are in the area of bacterial pathogenesis. We study the molecular genetics of iron regulation and iron-uptake mechanisms in the pathogenic streptococci: S. pyogenes (group A streptococcus) and S. agalactiae (group B streptococcus). S. pyogenes is an obligate human pathogen capable of producing a variety… more »

Kuk-Jeong Chin

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Environmental Microbiology; Bioremediation

My primary research interests are directed towards understanding the interactions and interrelations between microorganisms and their environment.  I am interested in studying microbial diversity and activities in nature, particularly with respect to biogeochemical processes involved in the cycling of carbon compounds, nutrients, gases, metals, and organic pollutants.  My research interests are… more »

Margo Brinton

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Genetics/Microbiology

Research in my laboratory focuses on identifying and analyzing virus-host molecular interactions in cells infected with West Nile virus (a flavivirus) or simian hemorrhagic fever virus (an arterivirus).

(1) Viruses utilize cell proteins during many stages of their replication cycles and these interactions represent novel targets for future development of new antiviral agents.… more »

Roberta Attanasio

Posted On October 16, 2014

The cells of the immune system work together as an exceptionally coordinated team to control the many external and internal factors that lead to development of disease. As we change and adapt to new circumstances using our accumulated experiences, so does the immune system. Many characteristics of each single cell, the type of cell-to-cell communication… more »