Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology; Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience Leadership Chair; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience
Genetic dissection of neural circuits controlling emotional behaviors
Non-coding RNAs: Study of natural functions of non-coding RNAs in the cell and programming of RNA pathways for new functions in vivo. Non-coding RNAs as determinants of epigenetic states. The link between RNA- and chromatin-based epigenetic mechanisms.
Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics
Quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, statistical physics: simulation and design of biological, polymer, ceramic, and metal systems; Reaction mechanisms in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; Prediction of Protein Structure and Function; Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology
Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Merkin Institute Professor; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
Global health; Microbial communities and biophysics of the gut microbiome; Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST); Microfluidics and single-molecule and single-cell analyses; Complex networks of reactions, cells and organisms.
Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry; Merkin Institute Professor
Mayo's focus has been the coupling of theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches for the study of structural biology. In particular, he has placed a major emphasis on developing quantitative methods for protein design with the goal of developing a fully systematic design strategy.
Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences
My goal is to understand the function of neuronal circuits. By "circuit" I mean a brain structure with many neurons that has some anatomical and functional identity and exchanges signals with other brain circuits. Most of our work has focused on the retina and the olfactory bulb, with some explorations into the visual cortex and the insect antennal lobe.
James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions; Director, Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions
Bren Professor of Molecular Biology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research; Director, Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research