Faculty in the Green Center for Systems Biology

Primary Faculty

Rama Ranganathan, M.D., Ph.D.






Director, Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair in Biomedical Science

M.D., University of California–San Diego
Ph.D., Biology, University of California–San Diego
B.S., Bioengineering, University of California
Postdoctoral Fellowships, Harvard Medical School, The Salk Institute

Ranganathan Laboratory
Research Program: Design Principles of Biological Systems

Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.

Dr. Johann Deisenhofer


Virginia and Edward Linthicum Distinguished Chair in Biomolecular Science; Regental Professor
Ph.D., Experimental Physics, Technical University of Munich

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Deisenhofer Laboratory

Konstantin Doubrovinski, Ph.D. 

Konstantin Doubrovinski

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Physics, University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany
B.S., Mathematics, Uppsala University, Sweden

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Doubrovinski Laboratory


Milo Lin, Ph.D.

Milo Lin





Assistant Professor
Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research

Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology
B.S., Physics with Distinction, California Institute of Technology

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Lin Laboratory

Milo's lab uses statistical mechanical and computational approaches to find performance limits of complex biological systems. These include the multi-scale mechanisms of protein folding, dynamics and aggregation (especially in neuro-toxicity and cell plasticity). 

Miriam Osterfield, Ph.D.

Miriam Osterfield

Assistant Instructor
Sara and Frank McKnight Independent Scholar

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Harvard University
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Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.

Kimberly Reynolds


Assistant Professor
Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Systems Biology

Ph.D., Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern

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Reynolds Laboratory
Research Program: Understanding the Organization and Evolution of Cellular Systems

Erdal Toprak, Ph.D.

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research

Ph.D., Biophysics and Computational Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
B.S., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

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Toprak Laboratory

Secondary Faculty

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.





Professor and Chair, Department of Biophysics
Mar Nell and F. Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Harvard University
B.S., Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

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Rosen Laboratory

The Rosen Lab studies the physical mechanisms of actin regulation. We seek to understand both the structure and dynamics of individual pathway components and also how and why those components are organized into micron-scale cellular assemblies. 

Andreas Doncic, Ph.D.

Andreas Doncic

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University

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Prashant Mishra, M.D., Ph.D.

Prashant Mishra

Assistant Professor, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern
M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
B.A., Harvard College

Elliot Ross, Ph.D.

Elliot Ross






Professor of Pharmacology
Greer Garson and E.E. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Medical Research

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cornell University

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Ross Laboratory

Dr. Ross' group studies how cells process information, particularly through heterotrimeric G proteins: the molecular mechanisms used to detect, sort, amplify, and convey information, and how these mechanisms are regulated to provide G protein signaling modules with adaptability and diversity.