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Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

MCLS Faculty - Alphabetical

Franco Basile, Professor – Department of Chemistry
Areas of Study: Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Biodetection;
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Thomas Boothby, Assistant Professor -Department: Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex 224
Areas of study: molecular mechanisms of stress tolerance
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Grant Bowman, Associate Professor -  Department of Molecular Biology
Areas of Research: Sub-cellular organization in bacteria, macromolecular structures, prokaryotic cell cycle.
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Danielle Bruns, Assistant Professor - Department: Division of Kinesiology and HealthRank
Office: Corbett 116, Phone: 307-766-5290. 
Areas of Research: molecular mechanisms of heart failure, aging, and exercise as medicine for the aging heart
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Jared Bushman, Assistant Professor – Dr. Bushman's research is seeking to (1) determine the influence of astrocyte function on inflammation in the nervous system, and (2) develop neuroengineering strategies to regnerate the damaged nervous system.
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Brian Cherrington, Associate Professor – Department of Zoology and Physiology
Areas of Study: Hormonal and Epigenetic Control of Lactation;
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David Fay, Professor – Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex 235, Phone: (307) 766-4961
Area of Study: Development, genetics, cell biology, signal transduction, trafficking, and extracellular matrix;
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Jay Gatlin, Associate Professor - Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/ Molecular Biology Complex 266, Phone:(307) 766-3498 
Areas of Study: Dynamics and Function of the Cytoskeleton, Cell Division, Mitotic Spindle Assembly, Quantitative Light Microscopy
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Jason Gigley, Associate Professor - Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Agriculture Building 6033 Phone: (307) 766-6151
Areas of Study: Regulation of immune responses, cellular differentiation and host-pathogen interaction, Toxoplasma gondii
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Mark Gomelsky, Professor – Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Agriculture Building Phone: (307) 766-3522
Area of Study: Bacterial Signal Transduction (nucleotide second messengers); Synthetic Biology; Optogenetics; Metabolic Engineering;
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Wei Guo, Assistant Professor - Departmet of Animal Science
Office: Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex 114, Phone (307) 766-3429
Areas of Study: Muscle biology and alternative splicing
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Guanglong He, Assistant Professor – School of Pharmacy
Office: Health Sciences Center 562, Phone: (307) 766-6637
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Donald Jarvis, Professor – Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/ Molecular Biology Complex 267 phone: (307) 766-4282
Areas of study: Virology, Glycobiology, Metabolic Engineering, Transgenic Insects;
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Patrick JohnsonAssociate Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering
Office: Engineering Building 4029, Phone: (307) 766-6524
Areas of study: Biointerfaces, Nanomaterials, Biosensors, Biomaterials;
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Teresa Erika Lehmann, Associate Professor – Department of Chemistry
Office: Physical Sciences Building 305, Phone (307)766-2772
Areas of Study: Structural Biology, Biomedically Relevant Compounds, NMR, EPR;
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Daniel Levy, Associate Professor - Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/ Molecular Biology Complex 221, Phone: (307) 766-4806
Areas of Study: Size Control of the Nucleus and Other Organelles; Xenopus Frogs; Cell Biology; Biochemist;
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Yun Li, Assistant Professor -Department: Zoology and Physiology
Office: Biological Sciences 414, Phone: (307) 766-4207
Key words: neural coding mechanism; neural circuit; mental disorders; neurodegenerative disorders
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Karen Mruk, Assistant Professor -Department: School of Pharmacy
Office: HS 596, Phone: (307) 766-6481
Areas of study: nervous system injury and regeneration
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Myrna Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Department of Veterinary Science
Phone: (307) 766-9934
Areas of study: Animal Diseases Caused by Viral Pathogens, particularly viruses transmitted between domestic animals and wildlife species in Wyoming;
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Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D., Professor – School of Pharmacy
Office: Health Sciences, Phone: (307) 766-6138
Area of Study: Vascular complications of Diabetes, Cell Signaling, Antioxidants;
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Amy Navratil, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Department of Zoology and Physiology
Office: Biological Sciences Building 406, Phone: (307) 766-4236
Areas of Study: Endocrine Control of Reproduction and Role of the Cytoskeleton;
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John S. Oakey, Associate Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering
Office: Engineering Building 4046, Phone: (307) 766-2518
Areas of study: Biomaterials, Tissue Scaffolds, Bioengineering, Microfluidic Processes
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Eunsook Park, Assistant Professor -Department: Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/Molecular Biology 256, Phone: (307) 766-4998
Areas of study: plant-microbe interaction, organelle dynamics, inter-organellar communication, plant immunity, invasion strategy of microbial pathogen

Stephen Santoro, Assistant Professor -Department: Zoology and Physiology, Program in Neuroscience
Office: Biological Sciences 200A, Phone: (307) 314-2444
Areas of study: genetic basis of learning and memory, experience-dependent changes in gene expression

Emily Schmitt, Assistant Professor - Department: Division of Kinesiology and Health
Areas of study: exercise physiology, toxicology, genetics, circadian rhythms
Office: Corbett 118, Phone: (307) 766-5286.

Todd Schoborg, Assistant Professor -Department: Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Science/Molecular Biology Complex 220
Areas of Study: human disease modeling; genetics; cell biology; development; x-ray and light Microscopy

Qian-Quan Sun, Ph.D., Professor – Department of Zoology and Physiology
Office: Biological Sciences Building 200B, Phone (307) 766-5602
Area of Study: Neurobiology, Olfaction, Learning, Microcircuits;
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Peter Thorsness, Department Head/Professor – Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Animal Sciences/ Molecular Biology Complex 203, Phone: (307)766-2038
Areas of Study: Mitochondrial DNA, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast, Biochemistry;
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Daniel Wall, Professor– Department of Molecular Biology
Office: Agriculture Building 6006, Phone: (307) 766-3542"
Areas of Study: Microbiology, Cell-Cell Signaling, Development & Pili Dependent Motility; Biotechnology, Antibiotics & Resistance;
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Naomi WardAssociate Professor – Department of Botany
Office: Aven Nelson Building 110B, Phone: ()307) 766-3527
Areas of study: Evolutionary Cell Biology and Ecology of Bacteria
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Karen Wawrousek, Assistant Professor - Department of Chemical Engineering
Office: Engineering Building 4055, Phone: (307-766-5409
Areas of Study: Biofuels, bacterial engineering
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Cynthia Weinig, Professor – Department of Botany
Office: Aven Nelson Building 110A, Phone (307) 766-6378
Areas of study: Evolutionary Genetics;
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Zhaojie Zhang
Areas of study: Apoptosis, Cohesin, Budding Yeast;
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