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Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs

Fundamental research into the basic processes of living cells and tissues is crucial to future advances in medicine and biotechnology. Indeed, in few fields of study are basic discovery and practical applications so closely intertwined. The Institute and its members explore revolutionary developments occurring in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology,biochemistry, microbiology, structural biology and genomics.

UT Austin houses world-class, multidisciplinary research and teaching in the the interdisciplinary life sciences. Part of our focus is on basic research in molecular genetics and molecular biology, solving problems that will advance our understanding of disease processes and methods for therapy or cure, with excellence in biomedical research and biotechnology.

ILS provides recruiting and graduate student support for the following graduate programs:

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry

Microbiology

 

Core facilities linked to ILS include those available through the Center for Biomedical Research Support and the Sauer Laboratory for Structural Biology.

AGARWALA, SEEMA
Seema Agarwala
Associate Professor
Cellular and molecular bases of Neural Tube Closure and birth defects
512-232-4797
PAT 407
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ALDRICH, RICHARD W
Richard W Aldrich
Professor
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II

Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and signaling molecules.
512-232-6246
NHB 4.504
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Alper, Hal
Hal S Alper
Professor, Core Facilities Director
Z. D. Bonner Professorship of Chemical Engineering

512-471-4417
MBB
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ANSLYN, ERIC V Yes
Eric V Anslyn
Professor
Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry | Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-471-0068
NHB 5.114A
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APPLING, DEAN R No
Dean R Appling
Professor, Professor Emeritus
Regulation And Organization Of Metabolic Pathways
512-299-6295
WCH
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ATKINSON, NIGEL S
Nigel S Atkinson
Professor
Molecular mechanisms underlying alcoholism
512-232-3404
PAT 228
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BAJAJ, CHANDRAJIT L
Chandrajit L Bajaj
Professor, Core Faculty
CAM Chair in Visualization

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Graphics and Visualization, Scientific Computing
512-471-5133
POB
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Baker, Aaron
Aaron B Baker
Associate Professor
Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professorship in Engineering

BARRICK, JEFFREY E
Jeffrey E Barrick
Associate Professor
Lorene Morrow Kelley Professorship in Microbiology

Microbial experimental evolution and synthetic biology
512-471-3247
MBB 1.436
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Belardi, Brian Yes
Brian Belardi
Assistant Professor
Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology, and Biophysics of Biological Barriers
Ben-Yaker, Adela
Adela Ben-Yakar
Professor
Harry L. Kent, Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

512-475-9280
ETC 7.132
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BITTNER, GEORGE D No
George D Bittner
Professor
Cellular/molecular mechanisms of plasmalemmal repair and nerve regeneration.
512-471-5454
PAT 321
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BOSE, HENRY R
Henry R Bose
Professor Emeritus
Mary M. Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair in Microbiology

BROWN, RICHARD M JR
R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Plant Cell Biology

BROWNING, KAREN S
Karen S Browning
Professor
Mechanism And Regulation Of Eukaryotic Protein Synthesis. My research focuses on the initiation of protein synthesis in higher plants.
512-471-4562
NMS 5.120
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BULL, JAMES J No
James J Bull
Joseph J. & Jeanne M. Lagowski Regents Professor Emeritus in Molecular Bioscience
Joseph J. & Jeanne M. Lagowski Regents Professorship in Molecular Bioscience

Cambronne, Lulu
Xiaolu Cambronne
Assistant Professor
512-232-1917
MBB
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CHAN, CLARENCE S
Clarence S Chan
Associate Professor
512-471-6860
NMS 2.304
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CHEN, Z. JEFFREY
Z. Jeffrey Chen
Professor
D. J. Sibley Centennial Professorship in Plant Molecular Genetics

Genomic and Epigenetic Bases of Polyploidy and Hybrid Vigor
512-475-9327
NMS 3.122
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CREWS, DAVID P No
David P Crews
Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Psychology
Ashbel Smith Professorship

CROOKS, RICHARD M No
Richard M Crooks
Professor
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

512-475-8674
NHB 5.112A
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Croyle, Maria
Maria A Croyle
Professor
Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Endowed Professorship in Pharmacy

512-471-1972
PHR 4.214D
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Dalby, Kevin
Kevin N Dalby
Professor, Research Service Core
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Professorship in Pharmacy

512-471-9267
BME 6.202B
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DAVIES, BRYAN W
Bryan W Davies
Associate Professor
We investigate protein-based antibiotics and bacteria-host interactions.
512-471-5535
NMS 3.118
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DE LOZANNE, ARTURO
Arturo De Lozanne
Associate Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor

512-232-6100
PAT 202
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DREW, MICHAEL No
Michael Drew
Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Hippocampal memory, fear learning and extinction of fear memory, adult hippocampal neurogenesis
512-232-6367
WCH
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DUDLEY, JAQUELIN P
Jaquelin P Dudley
Professor, Professor of Oncology
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of retroviruses
512-471-8415
NMS 2.122
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EBERHART, JOHANN K
Johann K Eberhart
Associate Professor
512-232-8340
PAT 522
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EHRLICH, LAUREN I
Lauren I Ehrlich
Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Oncology
Thymocyte: stromal cell interactions in T cell development and T-ALL
512-471-7080
NMS 2.314
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ELBER, RON No
Ron Elber
Professor, Core Faculty
W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Life Sciences and Biology

512-232-5415
POB 4.422
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ELLINGTON, ANDREW Yes
Andrew Ellington
Professor
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Regents Chair in Molecular Biology | Wilson M. and Kathryn Fraser Research Professorship in Biochemistry

512-232-3424
MBB 3.424
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Fan, Donglei
Donglei Fan
Associate Professor
Robert and Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering

512-471-5874
ETC 9.154
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Fast, Walter
Walter L Fast
Professor, Division Head - Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
William I. Dismukes Fellowship in Pharmacy

512-232-4000
BME 6.202D
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FINKELSTEIN, ILYA J Yes
Ilya J Finkelstein
Associate Professor
Biophysical Studies of Molecular Machines
512-471-1394
MBB 3.422
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Fischer, Janice No
Janice A Fischer
Professor, Director, Academic Program
Molecular genetics of the ubiquitin pathway in Drosophila
512-232-3690
NMS 2.312
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GEORGIOU, GEORGE
George Georgiou
Professor
Dula D. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering #2

512-471-6975
CPE 4.410
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Gjuka, Donjeta
Donjeta Gjuka
Postdoctoral Fellow
I am interested in using protein engineering to enhance the immune system's response to disease.
GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Professor, Director (Academic)
To understand how sensory systems function and develop
512-232-4888
NHB 3.342
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GORDON, VERNITA No
Vernita Gordon
Associate Professor
Experimental biological physics; multicellular systems; the role of physics and spacial structure in developmental and evolutionary systems.
512-471-5187
PMA 14.206
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Gore, Andrea
Andrea C Gore
Professor
Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Chair in Pharmacology, in Honor of Professor C. C. Albers

Mechanisms by which the brain controls reproductive development and aging; endocrine disruptors & the brain
512-471-3669
BME 3.510B
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Gray, Ryan No
Ryan S Gray
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
We study the development cell biology and genetics regulating spine development and disorders.
512-495-5052
HLB
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GUTELL, ROBIN No
Robin Gutell
Professor Emeritus
Computational Molecular Biology and Evolution of RNA
HACKERT, MARVIN L
Marvin L Hackert
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
William Shive Centennial Professorship in Biochemistry

512-232-3604
MAI 101
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Harpak, Arbel Yes
Arbel Harpak
Assistant Professor (Medical), Assistant Professor
Evolutionary, statistical and population genetics
HARRIS, R ADRON
R A Harris
Professor Emeritus
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

Investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence.
HARSHEY, RASIKA M
Rasika M Harshey
Professor
Lorene Morrow Kelley Professorship in Microbiology

DNA transposition, Replicative repair, flagella motility and signaling, bacterial surface colonization
512-471-5105
NMS 2.118
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Hawkes, Christine V No
Christine V Hawkes
Adjunct Professor
Plant-microbe interactions, community ecology, ecosystem ecology
HILLIS, DAVID M
David M Hillis
Professor, Director (Academic)
Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professorship in Natural Sciences

Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, and systematics
512-471-5661
PAT 132
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HOFFMAN, DAVID W
David W Hoffman
Associate Professor
NMR Spectroscopy, Position-specific Isotope Analysis, Protein and RNA Structure
512-471-7859
NHB 4.128
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HOFMANN, JOHANN
Hans Hofmann
Professor
Neuromolecular and genomic basis of social behavior and its evolution
512-475-6754
PAT 141
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