Faculty

Jawdat Al-Bassam

 Jawdat Al-Bassam

Assistant Professor
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The Structure and Mechanisms of Microtubule Regulatory Proteins in Assembly and Disassembly of tubulin dimers.

 

James Ames

 James Ames

Associate Professor
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Structure and function of calcium sensor proteins

Enoch Baldwin

Enoch Baldwin

Professor
(530) 752-1108
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Structural Biochemistry, Enzymology and Protein Engineering of Protein-nucleic acid Interactions

 

R. David Britt

R. David Britt

Professor of Chemistry
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Structure and function of biologically significant enzymes with redox-active transition metal centers, clusters or organic radicals in their active site.

Tsung-Yu Chen

Tsung-Yu Chen

Professor
(530) 754-7166
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Structures, Functions and Physiology of Ion Channels

 

R. Holland Cheng

R. Holland Cheng

Professor
(530) 988-8659
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Proteome imaging of macromolecular systems - PIOMS

Colleen Clancy

Colleen Clancy

Professor
(530) 754-0254
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Computational approaches to reveal mechanisms of excitability in the heart and brain

 

Daniel Cox

Daniel Cox

Distinguished Professor
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Theoretical biological physics—electronic migration in DNA, metalloproteins, protein aggregation phenomena especially in prion and Alzheimers disease, and biological membrane phenomena.

Stephen Cramer

Stephen Cramer

Professor
(530) 752-0360
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Spectroscopy and Biochemistry

 

Yong Duan

Yong Duan

Professor
(530) 754-7632
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Development and application of computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of bio-molecular systems.

Jonathan Eisen

Eisen

Professor
(530) 752-3498
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Robert Fairclough

 Robert Fairclough

Associate Professor
(530) 754-5005
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Structure and function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

Roland Faller

Roland Faller

Professor
(530) 752-5839
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Molecular modeling of soft-condensed matter.

 

Katherine Ferrara

Katherine Ferrara

Distinguished Professor
(530) 754-9436
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The fusion of images between ultrasound, PET, MRI and CT, the development of activatable drug delivery vehicles, and the development of molecularly-targeted drug delivery vehicles.

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Professor
(530) 754-6180
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Mechanistic Structural Biochemistry

 

Alla Fomina

Alla Fomina

Associate Professor
(530) 754-4454
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Unraveling the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating T cell activation and communication with other cells of immune system.

David Goodin

David Goodin

Professor
(530) 752-5189
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Understanding how metalloenzymes operate.

 

Volkmar Heinrich

Volkmar Heinrich

Associate Professor
(530) 754-6644
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Molecular-to-cellular bioengineering/biomechanics: Towards a quantitative understanding of mechano-sensing, -signaling, and -regulation

Niels Gronbech Jensen

Niels Gronbech Jensen

Professor
(530) 752-5335
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The dynamics and statistics of nonlinear physical systems through analytical and numerical techniques.

 

Thomas Jue

Thomas Jue

Professor
(530) 752-4569
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In vivo NMR imaging and spectroscopy investigation of metabolic regulation, bioenergetics, protein structure-function in the cell, lipoprotein interaction, and hypoxemia adaptation in marine organisms.

Patrice Koehl

Patrice Koehl

Professor
(530) 754-5121
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Connection between physics, geometry and biology and how the morphology of a biological system is specified and how it changes over time.

 

Stephen Kowalczykowski

Stephen Kowalczykowski

Distinguished Professor
(530) 752-5938
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Biochemical mechanism of genetic recombination and DNA repair; DNA helicases and motor proteins; Physical and structural aspects of protein-nucleic acid interactions; Single-molecule biophysics; Nanotechnology; Cancer biology.

Denise Krol

Denise Krol

Professor
(530) 754-8329
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Optical materials, optical waveguides, nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy.

 

Tonya Kuhl

Tonya Kuhl

Professor
(530) 754-5911
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Direct Measurements of Biological Membrane-Membrane Interactions, Ligand-Receptor Interactions, Polymer Thin-Films, and Small Angle Scattering Studies of Interfacial Films.

Delmar Larsen

Delmar Larsen

Associate Professor
(530) 754-9075
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Exploring the ultrafast processes (fs to ns) of photoreceptors and other light sensitizing proteins which serve central roles in light activated biological functions.

 

Janine LaSalle

Janine LaSalle

Professor
(530) 754-7598
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Epigenetics of autism-spectrum disorders

Julie Leary

Julie Leary

Professor
(530) 752-4685
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Structural characterization of proteoglycans and protein: carbohydrate binding partners involved in immunology and infectious disease.

 

Gang-Yu Liu

Gang-Yu Liu

Professor
(530) 754-9678
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Advanced nanotechnology for biophysical research and development

Marjorie Longo

Marjorie Longo

Professor
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Application of quantitative microscopy and engineering techniques to biophysics problems

 

Laura Marcu

Laura Marcu

Professor
(530) 752-0288
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Optical spectroscopy and imaging for biomedical diagnostics, clinical translation of biophotonic technologies.

Atul Parikh

Atul Parikh

Professor
(530) 304-7523
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Biomolecular Materials, Synthetic Chemical Biology, Membrane Biophysics

 

Jon Sack

Jon Sack

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-4131
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Identification of ion channels underlying electrophysiological currents

Leonor Saiz

Leonor Saiz

Associate Professor
(530) 752-6700
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Modeling of biological networks and cellular processes

 

Daisuke Sato

Daisuke Sato

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-4377
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Theoretical and computational cardiology. Mathematical modeling of action potential and calcium cycling.

Erkin Seker

Erkin Seker

Professor
(530) 752-7300
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Utilize our expertise at the intersection of nanostructured materials development, microfluidics, and device engineering to overcome challenges in the evolution of miniaturized devices relevant to microelectronics and life sciences.

 

Justin Siegel

Justin Siegel

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-9910
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Computational Enzyme Design

Scott I. Simon

Scott I. Simon

Professor
(530) 752-0299
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Biomechanics of cells and tissues, neutrophil biology, vascular engineering, particularly with respect to inflammatory disease; fluorescence flow cytometry.

 

Rajiv R. Singh

Rajiv R. Singh

Professor
(530) 752-4710
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Using Statistical Mechanics and Computational Methods to study a variety of problems in theoretical physics.

Alexei Stuchebrukhov

Alexei Stuchebrukhov

Professor
(530) 752-7778
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Theoretical and Computational Biophysics

 

Ilias Tagkopoulos

Ilias Tagkopoulos

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-4821
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Microbial Evolution and Synthetic Biology

Steven M. Theg

Steven M. Theg

Professor
(530) 752-0624
(530) 752-8859
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Protein translocation across biological membranes, with a focus on chloroplast membranes. Mechanism of multimeric protein complex assembly. Chloroplast bioenergetics.

 

Michael Toney

Michael Toney

Professor
(530) 754-5285
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Fundamental and applied aspects of enzyme reaction mechanisms.

John Voss

John Voss

Biophysics Graduate Program
Professor and Chair
(530) 754-7583
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Protein structure and dynamics

 

David Wilson

David Wilson

Professor
(530) 752-1136
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Structural biology of enzymes and protein-protein interactions.

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-5298
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Neuronal and cardiac voltage-gated sodium channels; Computational protein design of novel therapeutics; Pain, epilepsy, and cardiac arrhythmias

 

Yin Yeh

Yin-Yeh

Professor Emeritus








Single molecule detection, currently probing changes in membrane structure upon beta-amyloid interaction