Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D. • Lab Website • email@example.com
The Chook Lab studies physical and cellular mechanisms of nuclear-cytoplasmic transport. We seek to understand molecular recognition in this system and to discover new classes of nuclear localization and export signals.
Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D. • Lab Website • firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan’s lab studies the structural mechanisms underlying neurotransmitter receptor function. We are particularly interested in defining principles of allosteric activation and modulation, ion selectivity, and ligand recognition.
W. Mike Henne, Ph.D. • Lab Website • email@example.com
The Henne Lab studies how cellular membranes are sculpted during processes like vesicle budding, organelle biogenesis, and the formation of inter-organelle membrane contact sites. We employ both budding yeast and mammalian cellular systems to reveal molecular mechanisms of this membrane remodeling, and our main projects use combinations of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, and structural biology to deeply understand cellular sculpting events.
Xin Liu, Ph.D. • Xin.Liu@utsouthwestern.edu
The Liu Lab studies high-order chromatin organizations and their impacts on eukaryotic transcription in both normal and diseased states. We focus on understanding the molecular and biophysical bases of the interplay between transcriptional regulation and chromatin dynamics including chromatin loop and heterochromatin formation.
Yunsun Nam, Ph.D. • Lab Website • firstname.lastname@example.org
Our lab is interested in the biochemical and structural mechanisms in RNA-mediated gene regulation pathways important in development and cancer. We are currently focused on investigating how microRNAs are processed and regulated.
Rama Ranganathan Ph.D. • Lab Website • email@example.com
The Ranganathan Lab is interested in the design principles of biological systems, focusing on evolutionary principles of proteins and cellular signaling networks.
Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D. • Lab Website • firstname.lastname@example.org
Xuewu Zhang, Ph.D. • Lab Website • email@example.com
We study how signals are transduced across the cell membrane by using crystallography in combination with other approaches, focusing on the axon guidance receptor plexin.