The group has a general interest in anaerobic microorganisms, particularly archaea and particularly those growing near and above 100°C, the so-called hyperthermophiles. The archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus and the bacterium Thermotoga maritima are being used as model systems. Projects involve the…
Bt proteins are used to control pest insects on corn, cotton, rice, and other important crops. Many Bt proteins have been discovered and each one is toxic to a narrow group of insects. Increased use of Bt carries the risk that insects will adapt and become resistant to these valuable insecticidal…
Avci Lab focuses on mechanisms of immune activation by carbohydrate antigens; design and development of knowledge-based vaccines and therapeutics against pathogens and cancers.
 
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The Analytical Service and Training Laboratory at the CCRC has expertise in structural characterization of glycoconjugates including polysaccharides, glycoproteins  (Glycomics and Glycoprotemics) and glycolipids using mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS, LC-ESI-MS/MS), GC-MS ) and 1D and 2D NMR. The lab…
The Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility (BFF) was established in 1967 and is one of the largest fermentation pilot plants in the Southeast offering a variety of services from recombinant protein production to monoclonal antibodies.  The BFF consists of the Fermentation Research Facility,…
The Dailey lab’s research focuses on the enzymes responsible for heme biosynthesis. Current studies involve structure/function investigations of the terminal enzymes of heme biosynthesis and their relationship to the human genetic diseases known as porphyrias, biochemical characterization of the…
The Dalton laboratory is interested in how ‘molecular medicine’ can be used to understand human disease, for the purpose of developing new therapies and cures.
Pluripotent stem cells are being in the Dalton laboratory to decipher the molecular and cellular basis of human disease and to understand…
Darvill's research focuses on structurally characterizing the five major noncellulosic carbohydrates of plant primary cell walls homogalacturonan, rhamnogalacturonan I and II, xyloglucan, and glucuronoarabinoxylan. Plant primary cell walls control the rate and direction of cell growth that…
The Dolan group is interested in science research as a context for teaching, learning, and mentoring. In particular, we study course-based undergraduate research experiences (often called CUREs; see website for CUREnet: http://curenet.cns.utexas.edu/) and mentoring of undergraduate researchers in…
The Edison lab develops new approaches in metabolomics and natural products research. Our primary research tool is NMR spectroscopy, but we regularly collaborate with experts in mass spectrometry. A major focus is on data integration between NMR, MS, and other quantitative measurements. We have…

Our research concerns the mechanism of Ty1 element retrotransposition and copy number control in the budding yeast Saccharomyces. Ty elements comprise five related families of long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons that transpose through an RNA intermediate. The Ty life cycle resembles that…
My laboratory is interested in the molecular and biochemical basis of parasitic diseases.  We are currently studying African trypanosomes which are important protozoan parasites causing human African sleeping sickness and Nagana in cattle.  We have made important contributions to the understanding…
Short Biography:
Dr. Haltiwanger received his B.S. in Biology (1980) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1986) from Duke University. He went on to do postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and took his first independent position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of…
The primary goal of our research is to understand the molecular basis of self-renewal and differentiation in normal and cancer stem cells.  Currently we focus on hematopoiesis as a system to uncover the cellular machinery that regulates homeostasis and regeneration in bone marrow as well as to…
We are an inter-disciplinary research group using concepts and techniques from diverse disciplines including biophysics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics to understand how proteins, the molecular machines of life, work. Our current efforts are focused on protein kinases, a large and diverse family…
Our laboratory is interested in the mechanism of metalloproteins involved in radical generation and radical-catalyzed chemical conversions. All of the enzymes being investigated have significant roles in metabolic processes that are essential to human health and some of the enzymes have great…
I investigate how to support college biology instructors as they incorporate reformed teaching strategies into their practice. Reformed teaching strategies are strategies that have been shown to improve student outcomes, such as conceptual understanding, problem solving, retention, engagement, and…
The work in my laboratory deals with the biosynthesis of heme and it regulation. Heme is an essential cofactor for almost all living organisms and participates in a variety of reactions including the regulation central metabolic processes, oxygen binding and transport and reduction/oxidation…
Biosynthesis and Biological Function of Pectin
What is Pectin?
The cell wall of plants is a polysaccharide and protein rich macromolecular structure that is essential for plant form and function. It is also the meeting point between the plant and its symbionts or pathogens. Pectin is a major…
Research in the Moremen lab focuses on the structure, regulation, and localization of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis, recognition, and catabolism of mammalian glycoproteins. Carbohydrate structures on glycoproteins contribute to many biological recognition events during development, oncogenic…
The outer leaflet of the outer membrane of the gram-negative bacterial cell envelope is built of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The LPS consists of three distinct structural regions; a rather conserved lipid A, a more variable core oligosaccharide (OS), and an even more variable O-antigen polysaccharide…
Dr. Orlando conducts research on using mass spectrometry (MS) to answer biological questions. He also is concerned with developing new methodologies to increase the amount of information obtained from MS experiments and to reduce the quantity of material needed for analysis. The procedures Dr.…
The primary focus of the Pierce laboratory centers on understanding the regulation of intercellular recognition and adhesion, particularly those events that involve protein-oligosaccharide interactions. Almost 20 years ago, observations were made that when vertebrate cells became oncogenically…
Research in the Prestegard laboratory focuses on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods development and application of those methods to challenging problems involving soluble proteins, membrane proteins, cell-surface carbohydrates, and carbohydrate-protein interactions. Many of these systems are…
The three dimensional structures of proteins or protein complexes can provide important clues concerning protein function and mechanism of action on a molecular level. The Rose laboratory is interested in using molecular biology coupled with X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques to…
Antigenic variation in African trypanosomes
Among the parasites we currently study in the laboratory are African trypanosomes, unicellular eukaryotic protozoa that infect the bloodstream of mammals to cause sleeping sickness in equatorial Africa. Trypanosomiasis continues to be a daily threat to…
We are using biochemical, cell biological, genetic, and molecular approaches in conjunction with the yeast system to better understand the function of enzymes involved in the production of isoprenylated proteins. Examples of isoprenylated proteins include the Ras family of oncoproteins, Ras-related…
The Scott group conducts research in the general areas of biophysical chemistry. Major current research projects include the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to study the structure of metals in biological systems, including metal binding sites in metallosensors and metalloregulators, as well as…
My laboratory studies human disorders that involve abnormal synthesis or disposal of glycoproteins. We are currently investigating the pathogenic mechanisms that underlie mucolipidosis II, a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by defects in mannose 6-phosphate biosynthesis, using zebrafish as…
We study CRISPR-Cas immune systems that protect prokaryotes from viruses and provide research tools for important biotechnology and biomedical applications
CRISPR-Cas systems are recently discovered RNA-based adaptive immune systems that control invasions of viruses and other mobile genetic…
The surfaces of all eukaryotic cells are richly endowed with a diverse array of complex glycoconjugates. Therefore, carbohydrate moieties linked to protein, lipid, and glycosaminoglycan form the interfaces at which cell-cell interactions occur. Consistent with their subcellular location and…
Our research focuses on protein structure and function and protein-protein interactions. We employ an approach combining modern analytical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques, with an emphasis on biomolecular NMR spectroscopy. Our core projects include the study of gene regulation and…
Application of structural biology tools for the structure-function studies of relevant biological macromolecules, which include RNA polymerases, neurophysins and their hormone complexes, glutathione transferases, glutamine binding protein and complex, aldehyde dehydrogenase, augmenter of liver…
Our primary research interest is to understand the role and the underlying mechanisms of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in angiogenesis, stem cell, hemostasis and leukoctye trafficking/inflammation with a long-term goal to develop novel therapeutics to improve the treatment of vascular diseases such…
Functional diversity increases as you go from DNA to RNA to Proteins. The concept of one gene encodes one gene product is no longer valid. One of the principle ways that diversity is increased is through post-translational modifications of proteins.
Using a combination of methodologies, including…
Research Areas
OXYGEN SENSING
In addition to its role in driving oxidative metabolism, ambient O2 levels carry information of great interest to cells of both unicellular and multicellular organisms. For example, O2 regulates gene expression and modulates ion transport across membranes, and cells…
My lab studies the relationship between protein structure and function, and specifically how enzyme activity is regulated. To do this, we use a combination of techniques, including X-ray crystallography, transient and steady state kinetic, sedimentation velocity and other biophysical tools.  Major…
Research in the Woods group examines the relationship between carbohydrate conformation and biological recognition. Areas of particular interest include carbohydrate antigenicity in immunological events, carbohydrate- processing enzymes, and the development of appropriate simulational methods for…
Study of Microbial Genome Structure and Application to Pathway & Network Inference:
We are interested in understanding both the micro- and macro-structures of microbial genomes through computational studies and experimental validation, and in understanding why microbial genomes are organized…
We study stem cells in skeletal muscle and adipose (fat) tissues and develop therapeutics for muscular dystrophy, muscle atrophy, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. We use transgenic mice and cultured human cells to model human diseases and identify therapeutic agents/approaches.
Dr. York's diverse research interests include the development and application of spectroscopic and computational methods for the structural and conformational analysis of complex carbohydrates, the development of bioinformatics tools to study the roles of carbohydrates in living systems, and the…
My lab is using experimental and computational approaches to study genomic and epigenomic changes occurring during cancer initiation and progression, as well as during normal biological processes such as mammalian genome evolution and cell differentiation. The goal is to understand the roles of…