Graduate Program Faculty

Abdel-Rahman, Sherif, Ph.D

 Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Ahmed, Mahmoud S, Ph.D Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fetal exposure to opiates and hypoglycemic drug during pregnancy

Ameredes, Bill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Department of Internal Medicine

Ansari, G.A. Shakeel, Ph.D.

Professor; Toxicity of Environmental Chemicals: Biochemical Mechanisms

Barral, Jose M.,M.D.,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Brasier, Allan R., M.D. Professor; Leon Bromberg Professor of Medicine; Director, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Braun, Werner, Ph.D.

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology;Computational Biology, DNA Repair, Allergy, Pheromones

Bujalowski, Wlodek M., Ph.D.

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; Chemical Kinetics, Macromolecular Thermodynamics, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Light Scattering, DNA Helicases, DNA Polymerases, Enzyme Mechanisms

Carney, Darrell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Cell Surface Receptors, Thrombin and Thrombin Receptors, Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Endothelial Dysfunction, Thrombin Peptide TP508, Endothelial Cells and Angiogenesis

Choi, Kay, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Structural biology, virus structure and function, RNA replication, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy

Choudhary, Sanjeev, Ph.D. Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Member, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Elferink, Cornelius., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mary Gibbs Jones Distinguished Chair in Environmental Toxicology
Elferink, Lisa A., Ph.D. Professor, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics, Member, Marine Biomedical Institute and Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology
Fofanov, Yuriy, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Fujise, Kenichi, M.D. Professor, Dept.of Internal Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology

Garcia-Blanco, Mariano, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,UTMB, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Goldblum, Randall M., M.D. Professor; Pediatrics, Director, Child Health Research Center

Hazra, Tapas K., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine; Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine; Oxidative DNA damage, Base excision repair, Mutation analysis, Transcription coupled repair, Mammlian cells

Hellmich, Mark R., Ph.D. Professor, Surgery

Iwahara, Junji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, NMR

Kudlicki, Andrzej S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics
Kumar, Sathish K., D.V.M, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kurosky, Alexander, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; Environmental Health & Medicine; Proteomics, Asthma, Allergy, Protein Structure, Function and Genetics, Mass spectrometry, Airway inflammation

Laezza, Fernanda, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Lee, James C., Ph.D.

Professor; Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, BMB Graduate Program Director; Transcription, Biocatalysis, Protein Stability and dynamics, Viral infection, Drug resistance, Metabolic Disease

Martinez-Kuyumcu, Muge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Midoro-Horiuti,Terumi, M.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Morais, Marc, Ph.D. Associate Professor of BMB
Oberhauser, Andres, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept of Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Papaconstantinou, John, Ph.D.

Professor; Bertha and Robert Bucksch Distinguished Professor of Aging; Proteomics, Genomics, Aging, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Protein Misfolding

Pettitt, B. Montgomery Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Professor and Chair Ad Interim in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology and holder of the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Prakash, Louise, Ph.D.

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine; DNA Repair, DNA Replication, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases, PCNA Ubiquitylation, Replication through DNA lesions

Prakash, Satya, Ph.D.

Professor; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine; DNA repair, DNA replication, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis,Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases, PCNA Ubiquitylation and Translesion DNA Synthesis, Replication Through DNA Lesions

Rajarathnam, Krishna, Ph.D.

Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; NMR, Chemokines, G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR), Structure-Function, Structural Biology, Monomer-Dimer

Resto, Vicente A., Ph.D.

Area Medical Director, Department of Otolaryngology ; Co-director, Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck; Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Routh, Andrew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Rudenko, Gabrielle, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Rowicka-Kudlicka, Malgorzata E., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Sadygov, Rovshan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Shi, Pei Yong, Ph.D. I.H. Kempner Professor of Human Genetics

Sidossis, Labros, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Singh, Pomila, Ph.D.

Professor, Anatomy & Neurosciences and BMB
Sowers, Lawrence C. , Ph.D. Professor, Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Srivastava, Satish K., Ph.D.

Professor, BMB and Ophthalmology; Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Signaling, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Cataract

Taglialatela, Guilio, Ph.D. Professor, Anatomy & Neurosciences

Tilton, Ronald, Ph.D.

Professor, Internal Med-Endocrinology, SCMM

Toliver-Kinsky, Tracy, Ph.D.*


Associate Professor of BMB, Department of Anesthesiology; Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burn Unit
Ullrich, Robert, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Radiation, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vargas, Gracie., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Center for Biomedical Engineering
Wagner, Eric, Ph.D. Associate Professor, BMB Graduate Program Director
Wairkar, Yogesh., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology
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Watowich, Stanley J., Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology; Drug Discovery, Virus Structure and Function, Bbiomolecular Function, Cell Signaling, Computational Biology
Yin, Y. Whitney, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology



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