Faculty in the Green Center for Systems Biology

Primary Faculty

Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.

Dr. Johann Deisenhofer

Professor Emeritus; 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.

Erdal Toprak, 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

Kendra K. Frederick, Ph.D.

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Protein Engineering, Université of Paris XI - Orsay
B.S. Biochemistry and French (Honors), University of Michigan

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Frederick Laboratory

The Frederick Lab uses NMR spectroscopy, protein chemistry and yeast genetics to determine the structures of proteins in biological environments, such as those involved in the initiation and progression of human disease.

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

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. 

Elliott 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.