Department of Food Science
Office: Food Science Building Room 3161
Detection of viable foodborne pathogens using bateriophage; automatedextraction of nucleic acids from various matrices; enumeration ofmicroorganisms (i.e. pathogens and other organisms) using quantitativePCR;...more
Office: LILY G-347
My interests lie at the interface between behavior, evolution and ecology. My research focuses on animal communication. I address questions about signal function and evolution by performing experiments within a naturalistic context.
Office: LILY 1-230
(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.
75% Biology, 25% Forestry and Natural Resources
Office: LILY G-337
I am a molecular ecologist and evolutionary biologist. Much of my research focuses on conservation genetics, kinship and parentage analyses, gene expression, and population genetics. Whenever possible,...more
Henry Koffler Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
Office: HOCK 325
Structure/function of alpha-helical and beta-barrel membrane proteins involved in photosynthetic electron transport and energy transduction; structure-function of receptors involved in protein (specifically colicins) import.
25% Biology, 75% Forestry and Natural Resources
Professor Forestry and Natural Resources, Biological Sciences
Office: PFEN 221A
(Global change ecology) Responses and feedbacks of terrestrial ecosystems to climate and atmospheric change; Biodiversity and biological invasions
40% Biology, 60% Curriculum & Instruction
Office: WTHR 221B
(Science education) Professional preparation and development of both elementary and secondary teachers; collaborative problem solving and its role in the teaching and learning of science; the nature of science in science education and its importance for both teachers and students.
Office: LILY 2-226
1) Evaluating the long-term impact that research-based introductory biology lab experiences have on biology students, 2) Understanding student and expert reasoning when creating graphical representations of biological data, 3) Understanding student mechanistic reasoning in physiology and neuroscience
25% Biology, 75% Curriculum & Instruction
Office: BRNG 4160
My research is focused in two areas: integrated STEM education and technology integration into biology classrooms. I am currently working on two research projects supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
Office: HOCK 131
(single particle cryo-EM, electron crystallography, electron tomography, biophysics) Structure of viruses (bacteriophages, alphaviruses and flaviviruses), macromolecular complexes, and membrane proteins; technique developments in cryo-EM for structural determination of macromolecular machines at atomic resolutions; image processing; computational biology; distributed computing
60% Biology, 40% Computer Sciences
Office: HOCK 229
(Bioinformatics, computational biology) protein tertiary structure prediction/comparison, protein-protein docking, protein-ligand docking, protein function prediction, protein sequence analysis, metabolic/regulatory pathway analysis.
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Section Head of Microbiology & Immunology
Professor of Immunology
Graduate Studies Committee Chair
Office: VPTH 126
Cell trafficking and function in the hematolymphoid system
Mucosal immunity, inflammation, and cancer
Host and microbial metabolites in regulation of the immune system
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
Office: HOCK 225
(Molecular biology and animal virology) Viral gene expression; virus-host interactions; pathogenesis; virus receptors and virus assembly.
Professor of Biochemistry & PCCR
Professor Biochem/Cancer Rsr
Associate Professor of Biochem/Cancer Rsr
Office: BIND Room 290
Roles of Polo-like kinase 1 and its interacting proteins in cell proliferation and carcinogenesis
25% Biology, 75% Chemistry
Office: BROWN 3130C
Cardiovascular disease is a growing problem worldwide and the leading cause of death in the United States. Phospholipase C (PLC) enzymes, in particular PLCβ and PLCε, are essential for...more
50% Biology, 50% College of Science
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Science
Office: LILY 1-122
(Population biology; genetics) Host-parasite coevolution; influence of parasitism on host life-history patterns; molecular ecology and genetics; genetic diversity of parasite populations
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Professor
Office: HOCK 127
(Structural biology; computational chemistry and biology) Signal transduction; viral protein structure and function; molecular recognition; enzymatic catalysis; protein dynamics; NMR structure determination.
Office: LILY G-335
(Conservation biology; tropical ecology; behavioral ecology; community ecology) Stability and diversity of natural communities. How does landscape ("beta") diversity depend upon species ecological specializations, and how vulnerable are communities to anthropogenic change?
Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences;
National Academy of Science
Office: HOCK 231
(Molecular biology; biophysics) Structure of picornaviruses (rhinoviruses, Mengo virus, coxsackievirus, poliovirus), parvoviruses, alphaviruses and bacteriophages, fX174, f29, T4; molecular evolution.
Office: LILY G-235
(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 N2-fixation in unicellular cyanobacteria.
10% Biology, 90% Botany and Plant Pathology
Biology Distinguished Professor and Botany and Plant Pathology Department Head
Office: HANS 335
(Plant cell/developmental biology) Cytoskeletal function during plant development and cellular morphogenesis; cytoskeletal response to environmental signals and host-cell response to microbes.
Office: LILY 2-239
(Cell biology; neurobiology) nervous system development, advanced light microscopy, neuronal growth cone motility and guidance, cell adhesion and migration, cytoskeletal dynamics, signal transduction, biomechanics