Category: Faculty Bios

Understanding the Relationship Between Ribosome Structure and Function

  Kurt Fredrick Assistant Professor B.A. Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1992 Ph.D. Microbiology, Cornell University, 1997 Postdoctoral research, University of California Santa Cruz, 1997-2003   We are interested in how the ribosome works. The ribosome is a large (~2.5 MDa), two-subunit, RNA-based machine that translates the genetic code in

Associate Professor Of Microbiology

Brian Ahmer Ahmer Dot 1 At Osu Dot Edu B.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., Washington State University Post-doc with Fred Heffron at Oregon Health Sciences University Associate Professor Of Microbiology Detection of other microbial species and the host environment by Salmonella. We are studying metabolic and environmental inputs to virulence

Immune mechanisms that determine outcome of “New world” cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.

Abhay Satoskar Lab page Associate Professor M.B.B.S., University of Bombay (India), 1989 M.D., University of Bombay (India), 1992 PhD., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (U.K.), 1996 Immune mechanisms that determine outcome of “New world” cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. The leishmaniases comprise several diseases caused by intracellular protozoan parasites belonging to

Department Chair

  Tina M. Henkin B.A., Biology, Swarthmore College Ph.D., Genetics, University of Wisconsin Postdoc, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University Medical School Department Chair Professor of Microbiology Robert W. and Estelle S. Bingham Professor of Biological Sciences Member, Center for RNA Biology Member, MCDB Member, OSBPRiboswitch RNAs; Transcription termination;

Faculty Bios

Molecular mechanisms of transcription and transcriptional regulation, including elongation control of virulence genes in proteobacteria. The focal point of the research in our lab is RNA polymerase (RNAP), the enzyme that is responsible for the first step in gene expression, mRNA synthesis. RNAP accomplishes this task during the transcription cycle