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The training and teaching faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology represent a wide array of research interests.

Our faculty are dedicated to providing top-notch advising and mentorship to our trainees so they are well-equipped to enter successful careers in research, medicine and public health.

Our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD program includes over 30 faculty outside of our Department, in departments across the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. Visit our PhD program webpage for a full list of the PhD program faculty.

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Scott Bailey
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor
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Emeritus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Floyd Bryant
Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Randy Bryant, PhD, studied mechanistic enzymology and now trains future scientists and public health leaders in the classroom, teaching biochemistry, and mentoring students.

Danfeng Cai
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Associate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Philip Jordan
Associate Professor
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Adjunct

Philip Jordan, PhD, studies how cells accurately pass on their DNA from one generation to the next and the diseases that are caused when this goes wrong.

Jennifer Kavran
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Jennifer Kavran, PhD, MS, MPhil, is a biophysicist who investigates how cells communicate with each other and their environment.

Sabra Klein
Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Sabra Klein, PhD '98, studies sex differences and the effects of pregnancy on immune responses to viruses, including influenza viruses and SARS-Cov-2, and vaccines.

Sharon Krag
Professor
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Emeritus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Associate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Anthony Leung
Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Anthony K. L. Leung, PhD, MBioch, is a molecular biologist who studies how cellular regulation of RNA impacts cancer, neurodegeneration, and virus infection.

Michael Matunis
Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Michael Matunis, PhD, studies how protein modification by SUMO—the small ubiquitin-related modifier—drives changes in key cellular pathways from stress response to DNA repair.

Paul Miller
Professor
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Emeritus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology