Faculty in the Green Center for Systems Biology

Primary Faculty

Dr. Johann Deisenhofer

Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus; Regental Professor
Ph.D., Experimental Physics, Technical University of Munich

Deisenhofer Laboratory

Konstantin Doubrovinski

Konstantin Doubrovinski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Doubrovinski Laboratory

Milo Lin, Ph.D.

Milo Lin, Ph.D.
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

Lin Laboratory

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

Miriam Osterfield

Miriam Osterfield, Ph.D.
Instructor
Sara and Frank McKnight Independent Scholar

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Harvard University

Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.

Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Systems Biology

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

Research Program: Understanding the Organization and Evolution of Cellular Systems

 

William Russ, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biophysics, Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational and Systems Biology

B.S. Cornell University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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

Toprak Laboratory

Secondary Faculty

Kendra Frederick, Ph.D.

Kendra K. 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

Frederick Laboratory

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

Prashant Mishra, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern

M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
B.A., Harvard College

Mishra Laboratory

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

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

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.

Elliott M. Ross, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Green Center for System Biology Professor of Pharmacology
Greer Garson and E.E. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Medical Research

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cornell University

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.