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Jeffrey Bachant
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Mitotic Chromosome Transmission
Julia Bailey-Serres
Professor of Genetics; Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology 
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Regulation; Translational Control; Abiotic Stress Signaling/Response; Low Oxygen Sensing; Flooding/Submergence; Genomic Technologies
Maksim Bazhenov
Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Large-scale Modeling of Neural Networks; Information Coding in the Olfactory System; Sleep Rhythms; Trauma-induced Epileptogenesis; Role of Neuronal Plasticity in Memory and Learning
Katherine Borkovich
Professor; Department Chair; Plant Pathologist; Fungal Cell Biologist/Biochemist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Sensing and Signal Transduction in Fungi; Fungal Genetics; High-throughput Genomics; Heterotrimeric G proteins; Two-component Regulatory Systems
David Carter
Academic Coordinator, Imaging
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy; Optical Imaging; High Throughput Screening; General Microscope Techniques; Image Analysis
Chia-en Angelina Chang
Associate Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Modeling; Computational Biology/Chemistry
Xuemei Chen
Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Development; Small Regulatory RNAs
Xinping Cui
Associate Professor
Statistics
Area(s) of Expertise: Design and Analysis of Gene Expression Experiments Using DNA Microarrays; SNP/SFP Discovery Using DNA Microarrays
Sean Cutler
Associate Professor of Plant Cell Biology and Chemistry; NSF ChemGen IGERT Program Associate Director
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Genomics; Analysis and Exploitation of Natural Variation Using Small Molecules
Shou-Wei Ding
Professor and Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Host-virus Interactions in Insects and Plants; RNA Silencing
Thomas Eulgem
Associate Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Immune Biology; Defense Signaling; Gene Regulation; Transcriptomics; Functional Genomics
Elisa Franco  
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Feedback Control; Systems and Synthetic Biology; Nucleic Acids Nanotechnology; Distributed Systems
Daniel Gallie
Professor
Biochemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Cellular and Viral Translational Regulatory Mechanisms; Programmed Cell Death in Plants; Role of Ethylene, Abscisic Acid, and Cytokinin During Maize Growth and Development and in Response to Abiotic Stress; Role of Ascorbic Acid During Plant Growth and in Environmental Stress Response Programs
Venugopala Reddy Gonehal
Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Networks; Live Imaging; Stem Cells; Development
Thomas Girke
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Cheminformatics; Drug informatics; Databases; Expression Data Analysis, Protein Function Predictions; Data Mining; Network Analysis and Systems Biology
Glenn Hicks
Associate Research Plant Cell Biologist; IIGB Academic Administrator
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Biology; Chemical Genomics; Plant Biology; Endomembrane Trafficking; Plant Biotechnology
Anthony Huang
Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Cell and Developmental Biology; Flowering; Seed Lipids and Proteins; Genetic Engineering of Seed Lipids and Proteins; Flower Anther Cell Biology and Development
Tao Jiang
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Combinatorial Algorithms
Hailing Jin
Professor of Genetics; Department Vice Chair; Director, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Small RNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Plant Immunity
Howard Judelson
Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology; Genetics; Developmental Biology; Plant Pathogen; Fungi
Isgouhi Kaloshian
Professor of Nematology
Nematology
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Nematode Pathogenic Interactions; Root-knot Nematodes (RKNs)
Fedor (Ted) Karginov
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: MicroRNAs; RNA-protein Interactions; RNA-binding Proteins; Post-transcriptional Regulation
Rakesh Kaundal
Director of Bioinformatics Facilities
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics
Cynthia Larive
Professor of Chemistry; CNAS Division Dean, Chemistry, Math, and Physics & Astronomy
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioanalytical Chemistry, including NMR, Electrophoretic Separations, and LC-MS/MS; Metabonomics Studies Related to Chemical Biology and Hypoxia in Plants, and Oxidative Stress in Rats; Development of New Methods for Analysis of Heparin/Heparan Sulfate and Studying their Biochemistry; Development of New NMR Methods for the Analysis of Protein-ligand Interactions
Karine Le Roch
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Functional Genomics of Human Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum; Transcriptional Profiling; Cell Cycle Progression; Kinases and Ubiquitin/Proteasome Pathway; Interactome of P. falciparum; Drug Discovery Against the Malaria Parasite
Bai-lian (Larry) Li
Professor of Plant Ecology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Quantitative Plant Ecology; Ecological Complexity and Modeling; Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology; Systems Ecology; Landscape Ecology; Computational Biology; Ecological Informatics
Jiayu Liao
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Biology; Signal Transduction Pathways; Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Ligase; G Protein-coupled Receptors; Fatty Acid Induced Insulin Resistance; High-throughput Screening; Bioinformatics
Stefano Lonardi
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Data Mining; Algorithm Design
Wenbo Ma
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bacteria-plant Interactions; Bacterial Pathogenesis; Type III Secretion System and Secreted Effectors
Morris Maduro
Associate Professor of Biology
Biology
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Fate Specification; Gene Regulatory Networks; Transcription Factors; Animal Embryonic Development; Evolution of Gene Networks
Dimitrios Morikis
Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics, Electrostatics, and Interactions; Immunophysics; Rational Peptide, Protein, and Drug Design; Structural Bioinformatics ; NMR Spectroscopy
Eugene Nothnagel
Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Arabinogalactan-protein Structure and Function; Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function; Industrial Applications of Arabinogalactan-proteins in Gums; Biofuels from Cell Wall Polymers; Teaching
Connie Nugent
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Area(s) of Expertise: Telomere Replication; Telomerase; Genome Stability
Songqin Pan
Academic Coordinator, Proteomics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Proteomics; Biological Mass Spectrometry; Protein Biochemistry; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Michael Pirrung
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; UC Presidential Chair
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Microarrays; Chemical Genetics
Natasha Raikhel
Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology; Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology; Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Endosomal and Vacuolar Trafficking in Plant Cells
A. L. N. Rao
Professor
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Plant Virology; Virus Replication; Virus-host Interactions; Virus Cell-to-cell Movement and Mechanism of Genome Packaging in Positive-strand RNA Viruses
Carolyn G. Rasmussen
Assistant Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Division in Plants; Live Cell Imaging
Victor Rodgers
Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Biotransport; Bioreactions in Cells; Thermodynamics of Concentrated proteins in Solution
Amit Roy-Chowdhury
Professor
Electrical Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Computer Vision; Image Processing; Pattern Recognition; Video Communications
Patricia Springer
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Gene Regulation; Leaf Development
Jason Stajich
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Genomics; Mycology; Evolutionary & Population Biology; Molecular Evolution
Sharon Walker
Associate Professor; John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise: Bacterial Adhesion and Transport in Natural and Engineered Systems; Water Quality Engineering
Linda Walling
Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant/pest Interactions; Defense Mechanisms; Aminopeptidases and Transferases That Modify the N-terminus of Proteins; Plant gene expression during development and in response to biotic stress
Yinsheng Wang
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Oxidative DNA Damage; Covalent Modifications of Proteins
Susan Wessler
Distinguished Professor of Genetics; University of California President's Chair; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor; Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Genome Evolution; Genetics; Transposable Elements; Bioinformatics; Scientific Teaching 
Zhenbiao Yang
Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Cell Biology; G Protein-mediated Signaling Networks and Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Polarity and Cell Morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
Wenwan Zhong
Associate Professor
Chemistry
Area(s) of Expertise: Bioanalytical Chemistry; Chromatographic Separation; High-throughput Screening; Biosensing

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