Faculty Directory

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP
520.626.7419
tbolger@email.arizona.edu

Our research in the Bolger lab has dual goals: 1. addressing fundamental biological questions, and 2. utilizing this knowledge to advance human health.


Dr. Molly Bolger Assoc Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
520.621.7157
mbolger@email.arizona.edu

Building on my earlier studies of mechanistic reasoning, my current research is investigating development of reasoning about more complex biological mechanisms.


Dr. Ross Buchan Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
520.626.1881
rbuchan@email.arizona.edu

We study stress granules and P-bodies; a dynamic duo of gel-like bodies that affect the function of mRNAs, the templates of protein synthesis. 

 


Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Distinguished Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
520.626.4099
gburd@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Gail Burd was appointed the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in August 2008. 

 


Dr. Andrew Capaldi Assoc Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
520.626.9376
capaldi@email.arizona.edu

I research the signaling pathways and transcription factors in a cell that are organized into circuits. They allow cells to process information and make decisions.


Dr. Carol Dieckmann Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
520.621.3569
dieckman@email.arizona.edu
The general focus in my lab is understanding the coordination of organelle/host cell interactions.

Dr. Ryan Gutenkunst, PhD
Associate Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
520.626.0569
rgutenk@email.arizona.edu

Our research group integrates computational systems biology and population genetics to understand the function and evolution of the complex molecular networks that underlie life.


Dr. Nancy Horton Assoc Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP
(520) 626-3828
nhorton@email.arizona.edu

My laboratory is interested in the structures and mechanisms of proteins that act upon DNA and RNA and their consequences to human health.


Dr. Betul Kacar Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Steward Observatory
520.621.3440
betul@arizona.edu

The Kacar Lab investigates key questions regarding molecular mechanisms of evolution, the origins of life and the distribution of life throughout our universe.


Dr. Justina McEvoy Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
520.626.8894
justinamcevoy@email.arizona.edu

I study the regulation of differentiation programs during normal development and tumorigenesis in pediatric cancers.


Dr. Lisa Nagy Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
520.626.2368
lnagy@email.arizona.edu

I am interested in exploring the genetic basis of morphological diversity.


Dr. Megha Padi Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Director, Arizona Cancer Center Bioinformatics Shared Resource
520.626.8003
mpadi@email.arizona.edu

The Padi lab develops new computational approaches to integrate genomic “big data” and model how cellular networks are functionally altered by disease, genetic variation and epigenetics.


Dr. Andrew Paek Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
520.621.2792
apaek@email.arizona.edu

The Paek Lab research focuses on understanding the heterogeneous response of cancer cells to chemotherapy treatment.


Dr. Joyce Schroeder Department Head and Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
520.626.1384
joyces@email.arizona.edu

My research interests are in the area of breast cancer progression and invasion.


Dr. George Sutphin Assistant Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
520.621.4174
sutphin@email.arizona.edu

I am interested in understanding the molecular basis of aging.


Dr. Frans Tax Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Distinguished Outreach Professor
Faculty Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate College
520.626.1186
fetax@email.arizona.edu

I analyze the phenotypes of plants mutant for individual or multiple receptors and study signaling networks anchored by these receptors, with a specific focus on the transitions between different d


Dr. Ted Weinert Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Arizona
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Professor, Genetics - GIDP
520.621.8511
tweinert@email.arizona.edu

I study genome instability in yeast and getting at the mechanisms of genetic change. We have developed systems in budding yeast that allow us to readily identify chromosome changes and study how th


Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP
520.621.7345
guangyao@email.arizona.edu

What do we do?

We study gene networks that control life and death decisions of cancer cells, and how they differ from normal cells.


Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Neurobiology
Professor, Neurology
520.626.1478
zarnescu@email.arizona.edu

We research the various steps in RNA processing including transport and translation during normal development and aging of neurons, as well as during the onset and progression of disease.