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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Faculty

Kermit Carraway, Ph.D.

Kermit L. Carraway, III, Ph.D.

Professor
Rm 1400 Research III Building
Sacramento Campus
(916)734-3114
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Signal transduction by growth factors and the contributions of receptor signaling to development processes and tumor progression.

 

Luis G Carvajal Carmona, Ph.D.

Luis G Carvajal Carmona, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
451 Health Sciences Drive
Davis Campus
(530) 752 9654
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Genetic susceptibility to cancer, cancer genetics and genomics, human population genetics, cancer health disparities, global cancer health, Hispanic genetic demography.

Hongwu Chen, Ph.D.

Hongwu Chen, Ph.D.

Professor
Rm 1100B Research III Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-7743
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Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Gene Expression, Cell Cycle

 

Youngran Chung, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
4326 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
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Wenbin Deng, Ph.D.

Wenbin Deng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
653B Shriner's Hospital
Sacramento Campus
(916) 453-2287
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Paramita M. Ghosh, Ph.D.

Paramita M. Ghosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
10535 Hospital Way
Building 807
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 843-9336
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Signal transduction pathways leading to the development of androgen-independent prostate cancer  

Paul J. Hagerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Paul J. Hagerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
4455 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 754-7266
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Molecular biology/genetics with particular focus on the neurodevelopmental disorder, fragile X syndrome, and the neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).

 

John Hershey, Ph.D.

John Hershey, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Briggs Hall
Davis Campus
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Molecular biology and protein synthesis. Structure/function of translation initiation factors and mechanisms of translational control. 

Yoshihiro Izumiya, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Yoshihiro Izumiya, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
4645 Second Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-7842






Dr. Izumiya's laboratory studies epigenetic gene regulation by using herpesvirus reactivation as a model system. 

 

Thomas Jue, Ph.D.

Thomas Jue, Ph.D.

Professor
4323 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(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.

George A. Kaysen, M.D., Ph.D.

George A. Kaysen, M.D., Ph.D

Professor
6311 Genome Building
Davis Campus
(530) 752-2970
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Roles of nutrition and inflammation in establishing plasma protein composition and body composition in humans. Albumin metabolism in nephrotic syndrome; regulation of hepatic gene express.

 

Hsing-Jien Kung, Ph.D.

Hsing-Jien Kung, Ph.D.

Professor
2400B Research III Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-1538
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Genetic and epigenetic targets of cancer.

Kit S. Lam, M.D., Ph.D.

 Kit S. Lam, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Chair
Suite 2102 Oak Park Research Center Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-0910
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Dr. Lam is an expert in combinatorial chemistry, chemical biology, drug development, molecular imaging, nanotherapeutics and medical oncology

 

Carlito Lebrilla, Ph.D.

Carlito Lebrilla, Ph.D.

Professor
2465 Chemistry Annex
Davis Campus
(530) 752-6364
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Mass Spectrometry applied to the analysis of biological compounds. Analysis of proteins and glyconjugates as markers for diseases including cancer and infection.

Ruiwu Liu, Ph.D.

Riuwu Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Researcher
Suite 2301 Oak Park Research Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-6414
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Dr. Liu’s research focus has been in methods development for combinatory chemistry and applying combinatory chemistry for drug discovery.

 

Su Hao Lo, Ph.D.

Su Hao Lo, Ph.D.

Professor
3002 Research I Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-3656
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Randen Patterson, Ph.D.

Randen Patterson, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor
4220 Tupper Hall, Davis Campus
(530) 754-7660
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Michael Saxton, Ph.D.

Michael Saxton, Ph.D.

Research Chemist
4321 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 752-6163
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David Segal, Ph.D.

David Segal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
4512 Genome Building
Davis Campus
(530) 754-9134
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Engineering zinc finger DNA-binding proteins for diagnostics and gene therapy

 

Michael F. Seldin, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael F. Seldin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
4453 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 754-6016
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Genetics and genomics of complex diseases. 

Justin Siegel, Ph.D.

Justin Siegel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and the Genome Center
Davis Campus
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Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.

Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.

Professor
Rm 1400 Research III Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-0726
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Role of receptor tyrosine kinases in the genesis and progression of breast tumors; tumor suppressor proteins and their mechanisms of action, mechanisms of therapeutic resistance to targeted agents, role of ZNF217 transcription factor in breast tumor initiation and progression.

Yoshikazu Takada, M.D., Ph.D.

Yoshikazu Takada, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
3300, 4645 Second Ave.,
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Flora Tassone, Ph.D.

Flora Tassone, Ph.D.

Research Professor In-Residence
MIND Wet Lab
Sacramento Campus
(530) 754-7268
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A molecular geneticist with a specialty in transcriptional and translational regulation of the fragile X (FMR1) gene.

Clifford Tepper, Ph.D.

 Clifford Tepper, Ph.D.

Associate Research Biochemist
Research III
Room 2200A
Sacramento Campus
(916) 703-0365
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Lin Tian, Ph.D.

Lin Tian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
2352 Oak Park Research Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-8070
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Invents new molecular tools for analyzing and engineering functional neural circuits. Leveraging these tools, combined with optical imaging techniques, studies molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders at system levels to search for novel therapeutic treatments.

Frederic Troy, Ph.D.

Frederic Troy, Ph.D.

Professor Emertius
4430 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 752-3240
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Glycobiology-The Polysialic Acid Glycotope: Structure, Function, Synthesis and Glycopathology. Role of the Polysialic Glycotopein Human Cancer Metastasis.

 

John Voss, Ph.D.

John Voss, Ph.D.

Professor
4110 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 754-7583
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Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D.

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
4131 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 752-5298
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Aiming Yu, Ph.D.

Aiming Yu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of the PK/PD Bioanalytical Laboratory
2132 Oak Park Research Building
Sacramento Campus
(916) 734-1566
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Chengji Zhou, Ph.D.

Chenji Zhou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
602B Shriners Hospital, Sacramento
(916) 453-2268
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Morphogenesis, Developmental disorders, Regeneration