Jason Ridlon

Jason Ridlon

Jason Ridlon is helping find treatment strategies to improve human health and animal well-being. He studies gut microbiology, specifically the biochemistry and molecular biology of steroid and bile acid biotransformations by the gut microbiota. He is trying to...
Erik Procko

Erik Procko

Erik Procko’s research primarily investigates the structures, functions, and mechanisms of transmembrane receptors and transporters, applying methods in cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biophysics. Currently, the Procko lab integrates...
Supriya Prasanth

Supriya Prasanth

Supriya Prasanth’s laboratory is focused on understanding how replication initiation is coordinated with chromatin organization and cell cycle progression. Defects in accurate replication and faithful chromosome segregation cause genomic instability, a hallmark...
Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson is a trained endocrinologist with specific expertise in nuclear receptor pharmacology. He has made significant contributions to the fields of reproductive physiology, pharmacology, bone biology and cancer biology. Breast cancer remains the most commonly...
Satish Nair

Satish Nair

Satish Nair’s lab focuses on understanding the basis for regulation of bacteria by small molecule natural products. His laboratory uses classical biochemical and microbiological techniques, in combination with biophysical methods (in particular X-ray...
Zeynep Madak-Erdogan

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and the Director of the Women’s Health, Hormones, and Nutrition lab at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She received her B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University in 2002....
Rex Gaskins

Rex Gaskins

H. Rex Gaskins’ research focuses on host-intestinal microbe interactions relevant to colorectal cancer with a particular interest in microbial sulfur metabolism. Efforts to understand colonic mucosal responses to hydrogen sulfide led to further interest in redox...
Raven Huang

Raven Huang

Raven Huang has a longstanding interest in understanding how protein enzymes catalyze novel chemical reactions. His research focuses on drug discovery, enzymology, host-pathogen interactions, protein synthesis, protein-nucleic acid interactions, RNA biology, and...
Prasanth Kumar Kannanganattu

Prasanth Kumar Kannanganattu

Prasanth Kannanganattu’s laboratory has significantly contributed to the understanding of lncRNA’s role in gene expression. His lab is working to determine the molecular mechanism by which the oncogenic lncRNA, MALAT1 controls alternative splicing (AS) of pre-mRNA and...
Jongsook Kim Kemper

Jongsook Kim Kemper

Jongsook Kim Kemper’s lab is studying transcriptional and epigenetic control of metabolism, using multidisciplinary approaches, ranging from cell-free to animal and human studies and utilizing cutting-edge genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic approaches. The...
Hong Jin

Hong Jin

Hong Jin has broad training in biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, including macromolecule X-ray crystallography, solution NMR spectroscopy, and electron cryo-microscopy. Her lab’s goal is to understand the mechanisms of essential RNA-protein complexes...
Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman’s research explores genomics, protein dynamics, protein-nucleic acid interactions, proteomics, and regulation of gene expression. More specifically, his lab investigates the impact of the Hsp90 molecular chaperone system on genomic pathways...