College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty

Eric Deeds
Associate Professor
785-864-1057

Research: Computational Models of Assembly in Biological Networks

Assistant Professor

Research: Biomolecular modeling, cellular signaling and computer-aided drug design

Christian Ray
Assistant Professor
785-864-1506

Research: ​Critical points, fitness, and evolution in natural and synthetic biological networks

Joanna Slusky
Assistant Professor
785-864-6506

Research: Exploring membrane protein folding through protein design, bioinformatics, and molecular biology.

Ilya Vakser
Director, Professor
785-864-1057

Research: ​Molecular Recognition in Structural Bioinformatics

 

Research Faculty

Petras Kundrotas
Assistant Research Professor
785-864-1962

 

Affiliate Faculty

Brian Ackley
Associate Professor
785-864-5821
5004 Haworth Hall, Room 5004

Research: Interaction between neurons and their environment.

Kyle Camarda
Associate Professor
785-864-2908
4154 Learned Hall, Room 4154

Research: High-performance computing for design of new biological agents.

Roberto De Guzman
Professor
785-864-4923
4023 Haworth Hall, Room 4023

Research: Structural studies of protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions in bacterial and viral pathogenesis.

Bill Dentler
Professor
785-864-3490
4011 Haworth Hall, Room 4011

Research: Growth and disassembly of microtubules in eukaryotic cilia and flagella.

Susan Egan
Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences
785-864-4294
8031 Haworth Hall, Room 8031

Research: Molecular mechanisms of bacterial transcription activation; AraC family proteins.

Christopher Fischer
Associate Professor
785-864-4579
2056A Malott Hall, Room 2056A

Research: Kinetics and the thermodynamics of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions.

Robert Hanzlik
Professor, Interim Chair of Medicinal Chemistry
785-864-3750
4048 Malott Hall, Room 4048

Research: Medicinal Chemistry. Identification and proteomic analysis of target proteins in relation to cytotoxicity of chemically reactive metabolites. Mechanistic studies of cytochrome P450 family enzymes.

Leslie Heckert
Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Marion M. Osborn Professor for Reproductive Sciences
913-588-7488

Research: Molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular differentiation and organ development of the reproductive system.

P. Scott Hefty
Associate Professor
785-864-5392
8051 Haworth Hall, Room 8051

Research: Mechanisms of developmental gene regulation and pathogenesis for Chlamydia.

Luke Huan
Professor
785-864-2375
341 Nichols Hall, Room 341

Research: Data mining techniques applied to pattern discovery in biomolecular structures for molecular recognition and chemical toxicity prediction.

Krzysztof Kuczera
Professor
785-864-5060
5090 Malott Hall, Room 5090

Research: Methods of modern computational chemistry to study structure, dynamics and thermodynamics of complex molecular systems.

Erik Lundquist
Professor
785-864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall, Room 5049

Research: Molecular signaling events that underlie cellular morphogenesis.

Stuart Macdonald
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-5362
4043 Haworth Hall, Room 4043

Research: Genetics of complex traits, Genome biology, Drosophila quantitative genetics.

Russ Middaugh
Takeru and Aya Higuchi Distinguished Professor
785-864-5813
320 Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 320

Research: Stability of peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, macromolecular assemblies, virus like particles, viruses and bacteria that are of pharmaceutical interest

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
785-864-5162
503 Snow Hall, Room 503

Research: Stochastic adaptive control and Mathematics and Science education.

Mark Richter
Professor
785-864-3334
4031 Haworth Hall, Room 4031

Research: Application of gene engineering, biochemical and biophysical experiments aimed at elucidating the relationship between the structure and biological function of oligomeric proteins.

Mario Rivera
Professor
785-864-4936
220E Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 220E

Research: Structure-function, dynamic-reactivity relationships and inter-protein interactions in the processes of heme-iron acquisition and iron homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Christian Schoneich
Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-4880
236C Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 236C

Research: Oxidative post-translational modification of proteins in vitro and in vivo.

Peter Smith
Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
913-588-597

Research: Nerve regulation in a variety of systems including the cardiovascular system, eye, skin, and reproductive tract.

Barbara Timmermann
University Distinguished Professor
785-864-4844
4004 Malott Hall, Room 4004

Research: Natural products at chemistry-biology interface.

Rodolfo H. Torres
Associate Vice Chancellor, University Distinguished Professor
785-864-7310
546 Snow Hall, Room 546

Research: Fourier analysis, application in partial differential equations, signal analysis and spectral analysis of nanostructures in biological tissues.

Assistant Professor
785-864-1679
Haworth Hall, Room 4055

Research: Evolutionary genetics and genomics of insect immune defense.

Robert Ward
Associate Professor
785-864-5235
4004 Haworth Hall, Room 4004

Research: Mechanisms of spatial and temporal specificity for morphogenesis.


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