Research Faculty

Akbar Ali, PhD - Research Associate Professor
Design, synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of HIV-1 protease inhibitors active against multidrug-resistant (MDR) viruses. Synthesis and biological evaluation of small molecule inhibitors of PTEFb, and viral infectivity factor (Vif). See C. Schiffer's Lab for more information.

Sagar Kathuria, PhD - Instructor 
Sequence determinants of the folding free-energy landscape of the beta-alpha-repeat proteins. See C.R. Matthews' Lab for more information.

Nese Kurt Yilmaz, PhDResearch Assistant Professor
Molecular recognition and drug resistance in viral proteases. See C.Schiffer lab for more information.

John Leszyk, PhD - Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of UMMS Proteomic & Mass Spectrometry Facility
Applications of mass spectrometry to proteomics.  UMMS Proteomic & Mass Spectromety Facility 

Elisabet C. Mandon, PhD - Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms that establish and maintain compartmentalization in living cells; protein sorting to the endoplasmic reticulum.  See  R. Gilmore's Lab for more information.

Thom Vreven, PhD - Research Assistant ProfessorProgram in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
Computational analysis and determination of protein-protein interactions. See Z. Weng's lab for more information.

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