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Danielle Benoit
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Materials Science Program; Center for Musculoskeletal Research and Center for Oral Biology; Departments of Chemical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Biomedical Genetics; Society for Biomaterials, Special Interest Groups Representative to the Board of Directors
Office: 308 Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 273-2698
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Research Interests
  • Therapeutic Biomaterials
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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 Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Physiology
Office: 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 604
Phone: (585) 276--300
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Research Interests
  • Mitochondrial function
Mark Buckley
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Center for Musculoskeletal Research; Center for Visual Science
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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DeLouise, Lisa A.
Associate Professor of Dermatology; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Office: 5-6100 MC
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 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 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
Office: 2-11311 MRBX
Phone: (585) 273-3621
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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
  • Single–molecule microscopy
  • Mechanics of molecular motors
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Andrew S. Kende Professor of Chemistry
Office: 418 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 273-3504
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Research Interests
  • Organic chemistry and chemoenzymatic synthesis
  • asymmetric biocatalysis
  • protein engineering
  • bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology
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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
Associate Professor
Office: 333 Hutchison
Phone: (585) 276-3346
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Research Interests
  • RNA modification and translation regulation
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders linked to RNA function
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
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Gelbard, Harris
Professor Neurology, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology; Director 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
Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Research in the College
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
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Phone: (585) 276-4193
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Research Interests
  • Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
Todd D. Krauss
Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Optics; Chair Chemistry Department
Office: 404C Hutchinson
Phone: (585) 275-5093
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Research Interests
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors
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Mathews, David H.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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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Associate Professor
Office: 472 Hutchison
Phone: (585) 275-9290
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Research Interests
  • Synthetic biology
  • 3D printing of bacteria
  • Engineering of bacteria to produce biomaterials
  • Survival strategies of bacteria
  • Organization of bacterial DNA
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Miller, Benjamin L.
Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Professor of the Institute for Optics
Office: 5-6141A MC
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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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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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 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.