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Paul H. Axelsen, M.D.

Professor of Pharmacology
105 Johnson Pavilion
131 John Morgan Building
tel: 215-898-9238
fax:  215-573-9135
Pharmacology webpage

Biophysics of molecular recognition, seeking to understand how pharmacologically active molecules recognize their target sites of action, and how they accomplish their function after binding to their target site.

Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine
tel: 215-898-9167
fax: 215-898-3695
BGS webpage

Tetraspanin protein structure and role in degenerative disease processes.

Fevzi Daldal, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
103B Lynch Laboratory
tel: 215-898-4394
fax: 215-898-8780
Biology webpage

Photosynthetic and respiratory electron transport chains in bacteria: structure, function, regulation and biogenesis of cytochromes and cytochrome complexes

Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology
611B Clinical Research Building
tel: (215) 898-4017
fax: (215) 898-2653

Molecular mechanism of muscle contraction, mechanochemistry and structural biology

Rahul M. Kohli, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease
502B Johnson Pavilion
tel: 215-573-7523
fax: 215-349-5111
Kohli lab website

Investigating the enzymatic basis for diversity generation in the immune system and pathogens; enzyme mechanisms, chemical biology, protein evolution

Jerry D. Glickson, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Radiology
Laboratory of Molecular Imaging
B6 Stellar-Chance Labs
tel: 215-898-1805
fax: 215-573-2113
Penn Medicine webpage

The Laboratory of Molecular Imaging is developing NMR and optical imaging probes for the detection and/or treatment of cancer and heart disease and for elucidating metabolism and physiology in animal models of human disease and in human subjects.
Laboratory of Molecular Imaging homepage

Itzhak Nissim, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
510C Abramson Research Building
tel: 215-590-3392
fax: 215-590-5199

Investigation of the mechanism(s) regulating metabolic function in normal and diseased states.

Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology
tel: 215-898-9445/1186
fax: 215-573-2236
Pharmacology webpage

Structure-function of aldo-keto reductases (genes and enzymes): roles in steroid hormone action and chemical carcinogenesis
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
Penning AKR Superfamily website

Ravi Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
310 Hayden Hall
tel: 215-898-0487
fax: 215-573-2071
Engineering webpage

Computational biology; molecular origin of cancer, cancer therapeutics and drug delivery using theoretical and computational tools at the molecular and system level

Sriram Krishnaswamy, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Research Institute, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
310 Abramson Research Center
3615 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: 215-590-3346
fax: 215-590-2320
CHOP webpage

Enzymology of blood coagulation: Molecular mechanisms underlying proteinase specificity, enzymic regulation and macromolecular function

Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology
1 Founders Pavilion
tel: 215-662-7951
fax: 215-349-5925
Laboratory for Structural NMR Imaging

MRI of tissue microstructure and function, mathematical modeling, image processing