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Faculty Hosting Undergraduate Research Students

Biochemistry at Binghamton is a program, not a department, so all faculty who can host students are from different departments. If you would like more information, click their name to go to their departmental web page. For the most current information about their work, however, feel free to contact them. Biochemistry students can work in biology or chemistry labs, and have also worked in two anthropology labs. Labs related to biochemistry are listed below--in order to do an honors thesis, your work must relate to biochemistry in some way.

Department of Chemistry

This table contains faculty from the department of Chemistry.

Ming An Ming An
Science II 229
BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY - General areas of organic, bio-organic, medicinal, biological, and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as chemical biology and drug discovery

Susan Bane Susan Bane
Science II 320
BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY - Interactions of antimitotic drugs with tubulin;synthetic organic chemistry, spectroscopy.

Brian Callahan Brian P. Callahan
Science II 326
BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY- Chemical biology of protein biogenesis and protein degradation

James Dix James Dix
Science II 808
MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS - Biological Membranes, membrane transport, cell culture, fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, NMR, computational biophysical chemistry

Christof Grewer Christof Grewer
Science II 816
BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY - Elucidation of the mechanism of membrane transport proteins; measurement of transport of glutamate, a neurotransmitter, across a membrane.

Wayne JonesWayne Jones
Science II 609
ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY - Design of macromolecular structures capable of long range electron transport; development of novel molecular level electron transport structures.

Zhitao LiZhitao Li
Science II 332
CARBOHYDRATE CHEMISTRY - synthesis of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, and evaluation in biological systems

Eriks Rozners Eriks Rozners
Science II 315
ORGANIC AND BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY - synthesis of unnatural oligonucleotides and their biological applications

Omowunmi Sadik Omowunmi Sadik
Science II 315
CHEMICAL AND BIOSENSORS - Interfacial molecular recognition processes, development of sensors for broad-based analytical applications in medical diagnosis, environmental monitoring, and industrial process controls.


Department of Biological Sciences

This table contains faculty from the department of Biological Sciences.

John Baust John Baust
Science III 144 and 158
COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY - Adaptation to low temperatures, depressed metabolism, mechanisms of cryopreservation of mammalian tissues.

David Davies David Davies
Science III 112
MICROBIOLOGY, BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY, BIOFILM RESEARCH - the control of the development of complex bacterial communities known as biofilms; regulation of biofilm-specific genes.

Susannah Gal Susannah Gal
Science III 106
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY - the study of DNA-binding proteins involved in cancer; plant proteases in living plants.

Kathleen Horwath Kathleen Horwath
Science III 106
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY - the study of DNA-binding proteins involved in cancer; plant proteases in living plants.

Dennis McGee Dennis McGee
Science III 148
MUCOSAL IMMUNOLOGY - Regulation of interaction between epithelial cells and immune cells in the small intestine and colon.

Sandra Michael Sandra Michael
Science III 148
MUCOSAL IMMUNOLOGY - Regulation of interaction between epithelial cells and immune cells in the small intestine and colon.

Carol Miles Carol Miles
Science III G40
NEUROBIOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT, AND BEHAVIOR OF INSECTS - neural basis for behavior, with a focus on insect feeding in larval Lepidoptera.

Matthew Parker Matthew Parker
Science III 371
COEVOLUTION AND MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF PLANTS AND BACTERIA - Constraints on the evolution of disease resistance in an annual legume; Nonrandom genotypic associations in a legume Bradyrhizobium mutualism.

Karin Sauer Karin Sauer
Science III 210
BIOFILMS - Regulation of biofilm formation and of antimicrobial resistance in biofilms.

Jeffrey SchertzerJeffrey Schertzer
ITC BI 2404
BIOFILMS - Bacterial communication, toxin trafficking & biofilm formation

Julian Shepherd Julian Shepherd
Science III 371
PHYSIOLOGICAL BIOCHEMISTRY OF INSECT AND ARACHNID REPRODUCTION - Identification of activators and metabolic substrates of spermatozoa; analysis of glandular secretions.

Steven Tammariello Steven Tammariello
Science III 142
EUKARYOTIC GENE EXPRESSION AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION - Signal transduction in mammalian neuron apoptosis, cell cycle regulation in arthropod dormancy

Anna Tan-Wilson Anna Tan-Wilson
Science III 110
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY - Cleavage specificity and regulation of gene expression of plant proteolytic enzymes important in legume seedling growth.

Robert Van Buskirk Robert Van Buskirk
Science III 110
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY - Cleavage specificity and regulation of gene expression of plant proteolytic enzymes important in legume seedling growth.

Karl Wilson Karl Wilson
Science III 180
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, PROTEIN CHEMISTRY - Proteolysis and its control in developing plant systems; chemistry and molecular evolution of protein protease inhibitors and their metabolism in the plant.


Department of Anthropology

This table contains faculty from the department of Anthropology.

Koji Lum Koji Lum
Science I 115A
MOLECULAR ANTHROPOLOGY, FORENSIC GENETICS - The genetics of populations in the Pacific and other tropical regions, including the genetics of malaria resistance.

David Merriwether David Merriwether
Science I 219
MOLECULAR ANTHROPOLOGY - Molecular evolution, phylogenetics and population genetics; genetics of disease including diabetes and obesity.

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Last Updated: 10/16/13