Faculty Members

Wayne M. Barnes

Associate Professor

Phone: 314-362-3351
E-mail: barneswm(at)wustl.edu

PCR methods; plant genetic engineering for insect or virus resistance

Gregory R. Bowman

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-7433
E-mail: g.bowman(at)wustl.edu

Combining simulation and experiment to understand protein conformational changes, their role in signaling, and opportunities they present for drug design.

Peter M. Burgers


Phone: 314-362-3872
E-mail: burgers(at)wustl.edu

Biochemistry and genetics of yeast DNA replication and repair

John Cooper

Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Phone: 314-362-0287
E-mail: jacooper(at)wustl.edu

Molecular mechanisms of cell motility and cytoskeleton assembly

Roland Dolle

Associate Professor

Phone: 314-273-1214
E-mail: rdolle(at)wustl.edu

Chemistry Director, Center for Drug Discovery

Tom Ellenberger


E-mail: tome(at)wustl.edu

Nucleic enzymology, structural biology, macromolecular interactions and molecular recognition

William Frazier


Phone: 314-362-0261
E-mail: frazier(at)wustl.edu

Structure-function analysis along with in vitro and in vivo models of vascular disease are employed to understand how thrombospondin-1 and its receptor CD47 control nitric oxide signaling in vascular cells.

Carl Frieden


Phone: 314-362-3344
E-mail: friedenc(at)wustl.edu

Protein folding, aggregation, intrinsically disordered proteins, fluorescence methods, fluorine NMR

Eric Galburt

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-5201
E-mail: egalburt(at)wustl.edu

Single molecule biophysics, optical trapping, magnetic trapping, DNA transcription

Roberto Galletto

Associate Professor

Phone: 314-362-4368
E-mail: galletto(at)wustl.edu

Mechanistic studies of DNA motor proteins

Michael Greenberg

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-8670
E-mail: greenberg(at)wustl.edu

Molecular motors in health and disease.

Kathleen Hall


Phone: 314-362-4196
E-mail: hallkathleen(at)wustl.edu

NMR and biochemical studies of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.

James J. Havranek

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-2594
E-mail: jjhavranek(at)wustl.edu

Structural modeling, experimental characterization, and engineering of protein-DNA interactions.

Maxene Ilagan

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-4445
E-mail: ilaganmg(at)wustl.edu

Mechanism of Notch signaling, Molecular imaging, Assay development, High Throughput Screening

James W. Janetka

Associate Professor

Phone: 314-362-0509
E-mail: janetkaj(at)wustl.edu
Design and chemical synthesis of novel compounds; X-ray structure-based design; medicinal chemistry

Michael Kinch


Phone: 314-362-4525
E-mail: michael.kinch(at)wustl.edu

Director, Center for Drug Discovery

Alexander Kozlov

Research Instructor

Phone: 314-362-4394
E-mail: kozlov(at)wustl.edu

Mechanisms of DNA-protein interactions; DNA motor proteins (helicases) and SSB proteins

Andrzej Krezel

Associate Professor

Phone: 314-362-8482
E-mail: krezela(at)wustl.edu

Structural biology of transcriptional regulation in gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori.

Weikai Li

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-8687
E-mail: weikai(at)wustl.edu

Structural and biochemical studies of membrane proteins supporting blood coagulation

Timothy Lohman


Phone: 314-362-4393
E-mail: lohman(at)wustl.edu

Mechanisms of DNA-protein interactions; DNA motor proteins (helicases) and SSB proteins

Garland Marshall


Phone: 314-362-0261
E-mail: garland(at)wustl.edu

Major focus is molecular recognition – the basis of intermolecular interactions and specificity seen in drug and hormone receptors, antigen-antibody and substrate-enzyme systems.

Michael Onken

Assistant Professor

Phone: 314-362-4606
E-mail: mdonken(at)wustl.edu

Molecular mechanisms of cell motility and cytoskeleton assembly

Linda Pike


Phone: 314-362-9502
E-mail: pike(at)wustl.edu

Mechanism of action of growth factors; polyphosphoinositide metabolism

Andrea Soranno

Assistant Professor

Room: 2913 S
Phone: 314-273-1632
E-mail: soranno(at)wustl.edu

Rui Zhang

Assistant Professor

Room: MDS 253
Phone: 314-273-1663
E-mail: zhangrui(at)wustl.edu

High-resolution cryo-electron microscopy, microtubule associated proteins


Adjunct Professors


Professors Emeriti

Jacques Baenziger

Phone: 314-362-0261

E-mail: baenziger(at)wustl.edu

Synthesis and function of unique carbohydrate structures as information-bearing macromolecules

George Drysdale

George Drysdale

Phone: 314-362-0261

E-mail: drysdaleg(at)wustl.edu

Macromolecular interactions and recognition

Elliot Elson

Phone: 314-362-3346

E-mail: elson(at)wustl.edu

Dynamics and equilibrium of interactions of molecules in cells and model systems. Mechanics and dynamics of cells and tissues.

Linda Kurz

Linda Kurz

Phone: 314-362-0261

E-mail: lckurz(at)wustl.edu

Macromolecular interactions and molecular recognition

John Majors

John Majors

Phone: 314-362-0261

E-mail: majors(at)wustl.edu

Transcriptional regulation of gene expression in retroviruses and yeast

Scott Mathews

F. Scott Mathews

E-mail: mathews22(at)wustl.edu

X-ray structure and analysis of macromolecules


Joint Faculty