Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program Mentoring Faculty

Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program Mentoring Faculty
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Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program Mentoring Faculty

The faculty and students of NYU School of Medicine’s Molecular Biophysics PhD Training Program have interests that include membrane transport, cell signaling, replication of nucleic acids, protein folding and design, and genetic and epigenetic control of gene expression. Their projects typically target key macromolecules and attempt to understand their mechanisms of action at the most fundamental level. Our faculty members come from five departments at NYU Langone as well as from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

At the beginning of your first year, you select a faculty mentor, in consultation with your graduate advisor, who offers advice about courses, research rotations, and what to expect from graduate school. Learn more about planning for your dissertation. All requirements for working with your mentor and thesis committee are also listed on our student community thesis defense and graduation page, which you can access using your Kerberos ID.

The following faculty members provide supervision and guidance to students throughout their tenure in the program.

Signaling

Stevan Hubbard, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: receptor tyrosine kinases

Michelle Krogsgaard, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Research interests: biophysics of T-cell activation

Moosa Mohammadi, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: signaling by fibroblast growth factors

Thomas Neubert, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: posttranslational modification in neurons

Membrane Transport

Xiangpeng Kong, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: membrane structure and DNA replication

David Stokes, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: ion transport and cell–cell interactions

Nathaniel J. Traaseth, PhD
Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Chemistry
Research interests: multidrug transporters

Da-Neng Wang, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Research interests: transmembrane nutrient transporters

Nucelic Acids

Karim-Jean Armache, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: structural basis of chromatin silencing

Joel Belasco, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Research interests: interactions between RNA and regulatory proteins

Evgeny Nudler, PhD
The Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: gene regulation and cellular stress

Eli Rothenberg, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: single molecule fluorescence of nucleoprotein complexes

Nadrian Seeman, PhD
Professor, NYU Department of Chemistry
Research interests: DNA nanotechnology

Alexander Serganov, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: RNA riboswitches

Modeling and Design

Paramjit Arora, PhD
Professor, NYU Department of Chemistry
Research interests: biomolecular recognition with helix mimetics

Richard Bonneau, PhD
Professor, NYU Departments of Biology and Computer Science
Research interests: protein structure and regulatory circuits

Jasna Brujic, PhD
Associate Professor, NYU Department of Physics
Research interests: mechanics of proteins

Timothy Cardozo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: protein structure and protein design

David Fenyö, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: modeling dynamics of cellular systems

Shohei Koide, PhD
Member of the Faculty, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: design and engineering of protein recognition interfaces

Marcus Noyes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research interests: protein engineering of protein domains and their interactions

Daniel H. Turnbull, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pathology
Research interests: reporter systems for MRI

Yingkai Zhang, PhD
Professor, NYU Department of Chemistry
Research interests: protein catalysis and recognition