Structural Biology - coordinated application of high resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) and three-dimensional (3D) image reconstruction techniques to study virus structure and to answer questions about how viruses infect a wide range of hosts including animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria.
(Biochemistry; physiology) Biochemistry and physiology of the visual process; evolution of vision; transport and utilization of vitamin A in the body; genes for retinoid-binding proteins, hereditary retinal degenerations.
Immunobiology, Developmental Biology - instrumental in organizing the Women in Science program, and designed and taught Women and the Science Disciplines, the first course of its kind in the nation to be taught at a college of science
Structure/function of membrane proteins involved in charge translocation and protein import: photosynthetic electron transport and energy transduction; cytochrome complexes; colicins: ion channels, cellular import, receptor function; antibiotic-resistant cytotoxin; structure-function/membrane interactions of Parkinson protein, -synuclein.
(microbiology) Photosynthetic membranes - structure, function, and assembly in cyanobacteria; functional genomics and impact of environmental factors on photosynthesis; analysis of global regulation with microarrays; regulation of photosynthesis and N
-fixation in unicellular cyanobacteria.