PEOPLE

People

Principal Investigators

James U. Bowie

Membrane protein structure and folding; polymerizing protein modules for the construction of large macromolecular structures. Office: (310) 206-4747
Lab: (310) 206-4748
Fax: (310) 206-4749
655 Boyer Hall

bowie@mbi.ucla.edu

Robert T. Clubb

Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; Function of cell surface virulence factors in Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis; Heteronuclear multidimensional NMR spectroscopy; Mechanisms of recombination. Office: (310) 206-2334
Lab: (310) 206-4038
602 Boyer Hall

rclubb@mbi.ucla.edu

David S. Eisenberg

Study of biochemical macromolecules by X-ray diffraction and computational methods; structure and action of enzymes and of membrane-related proteins; protein folding and the atomic basis of biological recognition.

National Academy of Sciences Member
Office: (310) 805-3754
Lab: (310) 825-8901
Fax: (310) 206-3914
201 Boyer Hall

david@mbi.ucla.edu

Robert P. Gunsalus

Our research focuses on understanding the physiology and molecular biology of gene regulation in model bacteria and archaea. Emphasis is on the central pathways for cell respiration and carbon flow in pure as well as in co-cultures.

Office: (310) 206-8201
Fax: (310) 206-5231
609 Charles E Young Dr S

robg@microbio.ucla.edu

Juli Feigon

Study of biochemical macromolecules by X-ray diffraction and computational methods; structure and action of enzymes and of membrane-related proteins; protein folding and the atomic basis of biological recognition.


National Academy of Sciences Member

Office: (310) 206-6922
Lab: (310) 825-9232
Fax: (310) 825-0982
256 Boyer Hall

feigon@mbi.ucla.edu

Christopher J. Lee

Bioinformatics and genomics: genome sequence analysis; computational methods for identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms; genomics databases; prediction of protein structure and function. Office: (310) 825-7374
Lab: (310) 794-4026
601A Boyer Hall

leec@mbi.ucla.edu

James C. Liao

Our research has been focus on metabolism, including its biochemistry, expansion, and regulation. We use metabolic engineering,synthetic biology, and systems biology principles to produce next generation biofuels, to study the obesity problem in human, and to develop mathematical tools for such work. Our research integrates molecular biology, genetics, engineering, and mathematics to address problems of societal importance.

Office: (310) 825-1656
Fax: (310) 206-4127
5531 Boelter Hall

liaoj@ucla.edu

Joseph A. Loo

Development of novel bioanalytical methods for the characterization of proteins and their post-translational modifications and their application for drug discovery and proteomics. Development and application of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for the study of noncovalently-bound macromolecular complexes and their interactions with inhibitors. Fundamentals of analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. Office: (310) 794-7023
402 Boyer Hall

jloo@chem.ucla.edu

Sabeeha Merchant

Algal genomics, RNA-seq, photosynthesis, trace micronutrient homeostasis, membrane assembly, chloroplast metabolism Office: (310) 825-8300
Lab: (310) 825-3661
Fax: (310) 2066-1035
5070A Young Hall

sabeeha@chem.ucla.edu

Shimon Weiss

Development of the conceptual as well as the practical aspects of constructing chemical structures using the concept of molecular building blocks. Office: (310) 794-0093
Fax: (310) 267-4672
2037A Young Hall

sweiss@chem.ucla.edu

Omar M. Yaghi

Development of the conceptual as well as the practical aspects of constructing chemical structures using the concept of molecular building blocks. Office: (310) 206-0398
Fax: (310) 206-5891


yaghi@chem.ucla.edu

Todd O. Yeates

Three-dimensional structure and function of proteins by X-ray diffraction; computational analysis of macromolecules. Office: (310) 206-4866
Lab: (310) 205-8901
255 Boyer Hall

yeates@mbi.ucla.edu

 

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