Biochemistry Faculty

John Corbett, PhD, Chair and Professor

Corbett, John, PhD, Chair

Chair and Professor
Diabetes, beta-cell biology, inflammation innate immunity, cell signaling, cell fate decisions.

Adriano Marchese, PhD

Marchese, Adriano, PhD

Dr. Marchese has had a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms governing G protein-coupled receptor signaling.

Nancy Dahms, PhD

Dahms, Nancy, PhD

Our research investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of mannose 6-phosphate receptors (MPRs) in mammalian cells.

Ravi Misra, PhD

Misra, Ravi, PhD

Our current work concerns (1) understanding the mechanism by which the Serum Response Factor (SRF) mediates gene expression during early cardiogenesis, and (2) understanding mechanisms controlling the in vivo expression of the SRF gene itself during early development.

Jianhua Fu, PhD

Fu, Jianhua, PhD

Associate Professor
Current research in the laboratory is focused on the structural mechanisms of gene transcription and regulation in eukaryotic cells.

Linda Olson, PhD

Olson, Linda, PhD

Assistant Professor
and X-ray Facility Manager. Current research focuses on the mechanisms of carbohydrate recognition and ligand specificity by the mannose-6-phosphate receptor (MPR) family of proteins using X-crystallography and NMR.

Albert Girotti, PhD

Girotti, Albert, PhD

Aerobic cells may experience oxidative stress damage if their enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant defenses are overwhelmed by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by various endogenous and exogenous challenges.

Jong-In Park, PhD

Park, Jong-In, PhD

Associate Professor
Proliferative programs of normal mammalian cells are interfaced with a variety of innate tumor-suppressive mechanisms that can trigger apoptosis or senescence in response to aberrant cell proliferation.

Owen Griffith, PhD

Griffith, Owen, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin

Francis Peterson, PhD

Peterson, Francis, PhD

Associate Professor
and NMR Facility Manager at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Rebekah Gundry, PhD

Gundry, Rebekah, PhD

Associate Professor
Interface of stem cell biology and analytical protein biochemistry to better understand pluripotent stem cells and their derivatives in the context of cardiac development and disease.

Matt Scaglione, PhD

Scaglione, Matt, PhD

Assistant Professor
Understanding how ubiquitin and chaperone pathways function to prevent the accumulation of neurotoxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases with a special interest in tauopathies.

Blake Hill, PhD

Hill, Blake, PhD

Druggability of proteins involved in mitochondrial homeostasis in healthy and diseased cells to identify molecular mechanism and novel therapeutic routes.

Brian Smith, PhD

Smith, Brian, PhD

Assistant Professor
Mechanistic studies to determine how post-translational modification of lysine and cysteine residues controls protein function and exploiting these insights in the design of novel chemical probes.

Vaughn Jackson, PhD

Jackson, Vaughn, PhD

Transcription within a eucaryotic cell is not a process in which RNA polymerase can freely access the DNA for either initiation or elongation of the transcript.

Sally Twining, PhD

Twining, Sally, PhD

The two major projects in the laboratory are elucidation of the role of proteinases and proteinase inhibitors in corneal wound healing and corneal ulceration and exploration of the effects of maspin in corneal wound healing and in carcinogenesis.

Jung-Ja Kim, PhD

Kim, Jung-Ja, PhD

Our research interest is to study the structure-function relationship of biologically interesting molecules by using X-ray diffraction methods, one of the most powerful techniques to date to study macromolecular structure.

Brian Volkman, PhD

Volkman, Brian, PhD

A primary focus in the lab is understanding how signaling and adhesion molecules interact with each other to direct the migration and activity of cells involved in immune responses.

Witek Korytowski

Korytowski, Witek, PhD

Assistant Professor
in the lab of Albert Girotti, PhD at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Biochemistry.

Secondary Faculty

Biochemistry Secondary Faculty Medical College of Wisconsin