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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Research Faculty, Topics, and Techniques

On this page:

Faculty


Topics

Cancer

DNA Replication and Repair

Host-Microbial/Pathogen Interactions

Metabolomics/Metabolism

Nuclear Receptors

Protein Structure Function

Riboswitches

Signal Transduction


Techniques

Bioinformatics / Computational biology

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Ordination analyses
  • Data mining
  • Database query
  • Data clustering
  • Disease prediction
  • Sequence annotation

Cell / Tissue Imaging

  • Immunofluroescence
  • Live cell imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • Molecular colocalization
  • Bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC)
  • Fluorescent proteins
  • Cell sorting

Gene Regulation

  • RNA isolation
  • Northern blotting
  • Plasmid reporter assays
  • qRT-PCR
  • RNA interference
  • EMSA / gel shifts
  • Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
  • microRNAs
  • Molecular Cloning
  • Oligonucleotide microarray
  • High-throughput sequencing
  • SNP detection

Metabolomics

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Mass spectrometry (MS)
  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Microbiology

  • Aerobic and anaerobic culturing
  • In vitro fermentation
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Microbial community analysis
  • Microbial identification

Molecular Genetics

  • Neurospora
  • Yeast
  • Transgenic mice
  • Mutant Screens
  • Animal cell culture
  • Xenopus egg extracts
  • PCR
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)

Omics techniques

  • High throughput sequencing (NGS)
  • Microarrays
  • NMR metabolomics
  • Genome sequencing and annotation
  • Mass spectrometry

Protein Biochemistry

  • Protein purification
  • SDS-PAGE
  • Western Blotting
  • Ligand binding
  • Circular Dichroism (CD)
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Kinetics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • HPLC
  • Liposome characterization