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Theodore White
Dean, School of Biological Sciences
Theodore White



    403 BSB
    235-2538
Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu
Interim Head, Division of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu



    314 BSB
    235-6379
    YuX@umkc.edu
Marilyn D. Yoder
Interim Head, Division of Cell Biology & Biophysics
Marilyn D. Yoder



    114 BSB
    235-1986
Lynda Plamann
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Curriculum
Lynda Plamann



    015 BSB
    235-1827
Karen Bame
Graduate Programs Officer
Karen Bame



    422 SCB
    235-2243
Anthony Persechini
Director of Research
Anthony Persechini



    303 BSB
    235-6076
Rachael Allen
Rachael Allen
Assistant Teaching Professor, CBB
    209 BSB
    235-2569
James Benevides
James Benevides
Teaching Associate Professor, CBB

Raman spectroscopy.

    014 BSB
    235-2499
Lawrence Dreyfus
Lawrence Dreyfus
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development; Professor, CBB

Molecular biology and biochemistry of bacterial toxins.

    4747 Troost
    235-1520
    Lab Web Site
David Garris
David Garris
Teaching Associate Professor, CBB

Gene-mutation induced hypercytolipidemia on development and expression of dysregulated metabolic-, diabetes- and obese-syndromes on neural, hepato-pancreatic and female reproductive tract structure and function.

    308 SCB
    235-5857
Brian Geisbrecht
Brian Geisbrecht
Adjunct Associate Professor, CBB

Structural biochemistry of bacterial virulence and pathogenesis; X-ray crystallography and scattering; molecular analysis of protein-protein interactions.

   
    235-2592
    Lab Web Site
Erika Geisbrecht
Erika Geisbrecht
Adjunct Associate Professor, CBB

Molecular mechanisms of Drosophila muscle development.

   
    235-6433
Edward Gogol
Edward Gogol
Associate Professor, CBB

Structure-function studies of macromolecular assemblies, using cryo-electron microscopy and three-dimensional image reconstruction. Specific projects: mechanisms and regulation of proteasomes and chaperonins.

    415 BSB
    235-2584
    Lab Web Site
Scott Hawley
Scott Hawley
Adjunct Professor, Stowers Institute of Medical Research
    Stowers
   
    Lab Web Site
Saul Honigberg
Saul Honigberg
Associate Professor, CBB

Signal transduction. Cell cycle control and cell differentiation.

    115B BSB
    235-2578
    Lab Web Site
Alexander Idnurm
Alexander Idnurm
Adjunct Associate Professor, CBB

Genetic controls of virulence and development in fungi.

    513 SCB
    235-2265
Tamas Kapros
Tamas Kapros
Teaching Associate Professor, CBB

Plants, gene expression, chromatin, transcription factors.

    423 BSB
    235-2536
    Lab Web Site
Loretta Klamm
Loretta Klamm
Adjunct Instructor
    021A BSB
    235-2570
Peter Koulen
Peter Koulen
Professor, CBB IPhD Doctoral Faculty
    MED MG-105
    404-1824
    Lab Web Site
John Laity
John Laity
Associate Professor, CBB

Molecular recognition; NMR spectroscopy; protein biophysical chemistry.

    114 SCB
    235-5345
    Lab Web Site
Kevin McCluskey
Kevin McCluskey
Research Professor, CBB

Characterization of classical mutants by complemention and chromosome walking, as well as whole genome sequencing.

    512 SCB
    235-6484
    Lab Web Site
Thomas Menees
Thomas Menees
Associate Professor, CBB

Yeast molecular biology, retrotransposons, host-element interactions, reverse transcription.

    316 SCB
    235-1849
Ellyn Mulcahy
Ellyn Mulcahy
Adjunct Instructor
    417 BSB
    235-6329
Lynda Plamann
Lynda Plamann
Associate Professor, CBB

Cell-cell communication during fruiting body formation and sporulation in the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus; exploration of intracellular and intercellular signal transduction mechanisms in M. xanthus.

    015 BSB
    235-1827
Michael Plamann
Michael Plamann
Professor, CBB

Microtubule-associated motors, organelle movement, growth polarity, cytoskeleton.

    416 BSB
    235-2593
G. Sullivan Read
G. Sullivan Read
Professor, CBB

Control of mRNA stability in mammalian cells, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in cells infected with herpes simplex virus, site-specific mutagenesis of viral genes affecting MRNA stability.

    415 SCB
    235-2583
Salvatore Stella
Salvatore Stella
Assistant Professor
    MED MS-301
    6445
Tammy Welchert
Tammy Welchert
Lecturer, CBB

Student Services Coordinator-General and pre-professional advising; academic probation; student support services.

    011 BSB
    235-1385
Theodore White
Theodore White
Professor, CBB

Virulence and drug resistance in medically important fungi.

    403 BSB
    235-2538
Marilyn D. Yoder
Marilyn D. Yoder
Associate Professor, CBB

Protein structure and function; macromolecular X-ray diffraction analysis; protein-saccharide interactions; protein-phospholipid interactions.

    114 BSB
    235-1986
    Lab Web Site
Tara Allen
Tara Allen
Teaching Professor, MBB
    210 BSB
    235-2568
Karen Bame
Karen Bame
Associate Professor, MBB

Protein characterization, molecular basis of enzyme-substrate interactions, mechanism of enzyme action.

    422 SCB
    235-2243
Samuel Bouyain
Samuel Bouyain
Associate Professor, MBB

Cell adhesion; cell signaling; structural biology; X-ray crystallography.

    409 SCB
    235-2658
Leonard Dobens
Leonard Dobens
Associate Professor, MBB

Developmental mechanisms of pattern formation, cell-cell signaling pathways, transcriptional control, model organisms.

    310 SCB
    235-6272
Regina Grindstaff
Regina Grindstaff
Teaching Assistant Professor, MBB

Instructor in physiology.

    213 BSB
    235-6404
Chi-ming Huang
Chi-ming Huang
Associate Professor, MBB

Evolution neurobiology of the cerebellum.

    211 BSB
    235-2582
Andrew Keightley
Andrew Keightley
Research Associate Professor, MBB

Developing and practicing methods of identification and post-translational modification analysis of protein by mass spectrometry.

    407 SCB
    235-2565
Margaret Kincaid
Margaret Kincaid
Assistant Teaching Professor, MBB
    417 BSB
    235-6329
Lee Likins
Lee Likins
Research Instructor, MBB

Evolutionary biology, ecology, marine and aquatic biology, entomology, science education, undergraduate research.

    B105 BSB
    235-2875
Joseph Mattingly
Joseph Mattingly
Teaching Assistant Professor, MBB

Protein engineering by rational design and directed in vitro evolution, biophysical studies of protein folding, proteomics, protein-protein interactions.

    423 BSB
    235-2258
Denis M. Medeiros
Denis M. Medeiros
Professor, MBB

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School

    AC 342
    235-1301
Michael O'Connor
Michael O'Connor
Associate Professor, MBB

Structure and function of the bacterial ribosome; communication within and between the ribosomal subunits; maintenance of translational reading frame.

    309 SCB
    235-6372
James Pasley
James Pasley
Adjunct Instructor
   
   
Anthony Persechini
Anthony Persechini
Professor, MBB

Molecular basis of Ca2+ signaling, spatial and kinetic factors controlling cell signaling, enzyme and ligand-binding kinetics, protein engineering, molecular recognition.

    303 BSB
    235-6076
Jeffrey Price
Jeffrey Price
Associate Professor, MBB

Drosophila genetics, chronobiology, circadian rhythms, transcriptional regulation, regulation of protein stability by protein kinases, protein-protein interactions.

    410 SCB
    235-2572
Jin-Yuan Price
Jin-Yuan Price
Research Assistant Professor
    SCB 404
    235-5969
Aaron Reed
Aaron Reed
Accociate Teaching Professor, MBB

Undergraduate advising; population modeling and ecology of mammals.

    016 BSB
    235-2329
Gerald Wyckoff
Gerald Wyckoff
Associate Professor, MBB

Bioinformatics database development, study of evolutionary processes at the molecular level, large scale comparative genomics, sexual selection.

    520 SCB
    235-2065
Xiaolan Yao
Xiaolan Yao
Assistant Professor, MBB

Structure and dynamic basis of proteins involved in lipids signaling, metabolism and regulation.

    212 BSB
    235-2330
Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu
Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu
Professor, MBB

Insect immunity: biochemistry, molecular biology and function of immune-related genes. Signal transduction pathways: regulation of the expression of antimicrobial peptide genes. Structural biology: Protein-protein/ligand interactions.

    314 BSB
    235-6379
    YuX@umkc.edu
Edward Bjes
Edward Bjes
Research Assistant - Price lab



    404 SCB
    235-5969
Elizabeth Dobens
Elizabeth Dobens
Research Assistant - Dobens lab



    311 SCB
    235-6273
   
Linda Feng
Linda Feng
Research Assistant - Laity lab



    101 SCB
    235-6297
Brandon Holder
Brandon Holder
Temporary technical - Bouyain lab



    SCB 412
    235-2692
Sarah Piccirillo
Sarah Piccirillo
Research Assistant - Honigberg lab



    115 BSB
    235-5868
Robert Schnittker
Robert Schnittker
Research Associate - M. Plamann lab



    423 BSB
    235-5302
Aric Wiest
Aric Wiest
Research Associate - Fungal Genetics Stock Center



    SCB 510
    235-6485
Huiyu Yi
Huiyu Yi
Research Assistant - Yu lab



    BSB 309
    235-5308
    yih@umkc.edu
John Bollin
John Bollin
Hazardous Materials Manager

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

    216 BSB
    235-1450
Megan Florance
Megan Florance
Office Support Assistant IV

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

    114 BSB
    235-2247
Mary Flores
Mary Flores
Senior Business Support Specialist

Cell Biology & Biophysics

    115-A BSB
    235-5247
Barbara Lach
Barbara Lach
Assistant to the Dean

Dean's Office

    404 BSB
    235-1330
Ralph Lesh
Ralph Lesh
Research/Laboratory Technician II

Cell Biology & Biophysics

    112 BSB
    235-4056
Laura McMickle
Laura McMickle
Business Support Specialist II

Dean's Office

    111 BSB
    235-2670
Tanya Nettles
Tanya Nettles
Senior Business Support Specialist

Dean's Office

    110 BSB
    235-1392
Lauren Petrillo
Lauren Petrillo
Executive Assistant

Dean's Office

    013 BSB
    235-2580
Alan Reboli
Alan Reboli
Support Systems Administrator

Dean's Office

    109 BSB
    235-5477
Giuseppe Ianiri
Giuseppe Ianiri
Research Associate, Idnurm lab
    515 SCB
    235-1553
Boris Kornilayev
Boris Kornilayev
Courtesy appointment
    315 BSB
    235-1384
Andrew Skaff
Andrew Skaff
Research Associate, Miziorko lab
    SCB 527
    235-2575
Boadi Kwaku Agyekum
Graduate Student
     412 SCB
    235-2692
  Advisor: Samuel Bouyain
Somanon Bhattacharya
Graduate Student
     411 BSB
    235-2352
  Advisor: Ted White
Bridget Biersmith
Graduate Student
     509 SCB
    235-2744
  Advisor: Erika Geisbrecht
Sreedeepthi Bommireddipalli
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Karen Bame
Richard S. Campos
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Karen Bame
Munmun Chowdhury
Graduate Student
     310 BSB
    235-5308
  Advisor: Sean Yu
Rahul Das
Graduate Student
     311 SCB
    235-6273
  Advisor: Leonard Dobens
Meghan Ehlinger
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Xiaolan Yao
Tarik El Mellouki
Graduate Student
     423 BSB
    235-5302
  Advisor: Michael Plamann
Brooke Esquivel
Grad Student
     411 BSB
    235-2352
  Advisor: Ted White
Divya Vijayvinayak Kamath
Graduate Student
     307 SCB
    235-6373
  Advisor: Michael O'Connor
Jessica Kawakami
Graduate Student
     509 SCB
    235-1384
  Advisor: Bouyain/E. Geisbrecht
Jacob Gerald Kraus
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Peter Koulen
Deepshikha Neog
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Karen Bame
Roman Nikolaienko
Graduate Student
     412 SCB
    235-2692
  Advisor: Samuel Bouyain
Karim Amirali Pirani
Graduate Student
     315 BSB
    235-1384
  Advisor: Julia Chekanova
Jennifer Prashek
Graduate Student
     114A BSB
   
  Advisor: Xiaolan Yao
Viplendra Shakya
Graduate Student
     515 SCB
    235-1553
  Advisor: Alexander Idnurm
Anna Lynn Shipman
Graduate Student
     311 SCB
    235-6273
  Advisor: Len Dobens
John Vannice
Graduate Student
     527 SCB
    235-2575
  Advisor: Henry Miziorko
Surbhi Verma
Graduate Student
     515 SCB
    235-1553
  Advisor: Alexendar Idnurm
Hsiao-Lin Wang
Graduate Student
     315 BSB
    235-1384
  Advisor: Julia Chekanova
Zong-Heng Wang
Graduate Student
     509 SCB
    235-2744
  Advisor: Erika Geisbrecht
Xue Zhong
Graduate Student
     310 BSB
    235-5308
  Advisor: Sean Yu
Karen Chronwall
Bibie Chronwall
Associate Professor Emeritus, CBB


   
    235-1868
Karen Esser
Alfred Esser
Professor Emeritus, CBB


   
   
Karen Iriarte
Ana Iriarte
Associate Professor Emeritus, MBB


   
   
Karen MacQuarrie
Ronald MacQuarrie
Professor, MBB


    418 BSB
    235-5313
Karen Martinez-Carrion
Marino Martinez-Carrion
Professor Emeritus, CBB


    406 SCB
   
Karen Morgan
William Morgan
Professor Emeritus, MBB


   
   
Karen Resch
Garth Resch
Associate Professor Emeritus, MBB


    217 BSB
    235-2581
Karen Smith
Ann Smith
Professor Emeritus, MBB


    313 BSB
    235-2579
Karen Thomas, Jr.
George J. Thomas, Jr.
Curators' Professor Emeritus, CBB


   
   
Karen Waterborg
Jakob Waterborg
Associate Professor Emeritus, CBB


    414 BSB
    235-2591
Karen Miziorko
Henry Miziorko
Professor Emeritus, MBB


    501 BSB
    235-2640