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Danielle Benoit
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering; Center for Musculoskeletal Research; UR Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute
Office: 308 Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 273-2698
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Research Interests
  • Therapeutic Biomaterials
Mark Buckley
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Phone: (585) 276-4195
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Research Interests
  • Viscoelasticity in soft biological tissues
  • Soft tissue aging, disease and repair
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Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry; Associate Editor for the Journal of Organic Chemistry
Office: 451 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4229
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Research Interests
  • Total synthesis of alkaloids, terpenes, antibiotics, and antitumor agents
  • development of new synthetic methodology
  • applications of conĀ­formational theory
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Professor of Chemistry
Office: 448 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4335
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Research Interests
  • Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry
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Brookes, Paul S.
Associate Professor for Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Physiology
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 604
Phone: (585) 276--300
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Research Interests
  • Mitochondrial function
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DeLouise, Lisa A.
Associate Professor of Dermatology; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Phone: (585) 275-1810
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Research Interests
  • Engineering Smart Bandage Bio Nanomaterials for Healing Skin
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Dewhurst, Stephen
Professor for Microbiology and Immunology
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 672
Phone: (585) 275-2708
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Research Interests
  • Influenza Viruses
  • Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development
  • NeuroAIDS Research
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Dumont, Mark
Professor for Biochemistry and Biophysics
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 712
Phone: (585) 275-1895
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Research Interests
  • Signal Transduction
  • Membrane Protein Structure
  • Yeast Molecular Biology
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Dunman, Paul
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
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Research Interests
  • Use of S. aureus and A. baumannii as model organisms to study bacterial pathogenesis and develop novel strategies for the therapeutic intervention of bacterial infections
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Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Office: 3-8555 Medical Center
Phone: (585) 275-3704
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Research Interests
  • Mechanisms of protein synthesis
  • Singleā€“molecule microscopy
  • Mechanics of molecular motors
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: 416 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 273-3504
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Research Interests
  • Bioorganic chemistry, biocatalysis, chemical biology
  • macrocyclic peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions
  • metalloenzyme design and engineering
  • chemoenzymatic synthesis
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Professor of Chemistry
Office: 414 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2568
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Research Interests
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • synthesis of bioactive natural products
  • pericyclic reactions
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • cationic cascades
Dragony Fu
Assistant Professor
Office: 333 Hutchison
Phone: (585) 276-3346
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Research Interests
  • RNA modification and translation regulation
  • Genotoxic stress response pathways
  • Regulated cell death mechanisms
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Gelbard, Harris
Professor for Neurology, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology; Director for Center for Neurotherapeutics Discovery (CND
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave.
Phone: (585) 273-1473
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Research Interests
  • Development of drugs for age-related and inflammatory diseases that target ancient caloric restriction pathways.
Sina Ghaemmaghami
Assistant Professor
Office: 326A Hutchison
Phone: (585) 275-4829
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Research Interests
  • Protein folding and degradation
  • Neurodegenerative diseases and aging
  • Prion biology
  • Proteomics
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Grossfield, Alan M.
Associate Professor Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Research Interests
  • Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
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Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Orthopaedics; Center for Musculoskeletal Research; Genetics, Development and Stem Cells Program; Materials Science Graduate Program
Office: 215 Robert B. Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2312
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Research Interests
  • Tissue engineering
  • Orthopaedics
  • Stem cells
  • Developmental biology
  • Mechanobiology
  • Biomaterials
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Kielkopf, Clara L.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Research Interests
  • Splicing defects in hematologic malignancies
  • roles of human pre-mRNA splicing factors in HIV-1 infectivity
  • development of engineered splicing factors for correction of splicing defects
  • splice sites and their associated proteins as therapeutic targets
Todd D. Krauss
Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Optics; Chair for Chemistry Department
Office: 465 Hutchinson
Phone: (585) 275-5093
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Research Interests
  • Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconuductors
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Mathews, David H.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Phone: (585) 275-1734
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Research Interests
  • Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: B30 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3122
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Research Interests
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry
  • mechanisms of vibrational relaxation
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Miller, Benjamin L.
Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of the Institute for Optics
Phone: (585) 275-9805
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Research Interests
  • Developing new strategies for the sequence-selective recognition of RNA, and using the optical properties of nanostructured materials for the production of novel biosensors
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Assistant Professor
Office: 4307  Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2355
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Research Interests
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bio-Nanoscience
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage & Production
  • Biosensors
  • Chemistry at Interfaces
  • Materials Science
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Wilmot Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: B32 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-6006
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Research Interests
  • Physical-inorganic chemistry and catalysis
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: 417 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3053
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Research Interests
  • Peptide self-assembly
  • amyloid peptides
  • amyloid-inspired materials
  • bioorganic chemistry
  • supramolecular chemistry
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Phizicky, Eric M.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Phone: (585) 275-7268
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Research Interests
  • tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control
  • intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications
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Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: 462 Hutchinson Hall
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Research Interests
  • Polymer electronics
  • optoelectronic devices
  • light-emitting diodes
  • thin-film transistors
  • photodetectors
  • xerographic photoreceptors
  • biological sensors
  • electrooptic modulators
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Thornton, Charles
Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research for Department of Neurology
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave., AC-1
Phone: (585) 275-2542
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Research Interests
  • Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders.
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Professor of Chemistry
Office: B08 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-3207
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Research Interests
  • Biophysical chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence
Richard E. Waugh
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics; Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
Office: 218 Robert B. Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-3768
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Research Interests
  • Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
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Wedekind, Joseph E.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Phone: (585) 273-4516
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Research Interests
  • Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by riboswitches and microRNAs as a basis for therapeutic development