Biochemistry & Microbiology - Faculty Interests
Arthur J. L. Cooper, Ph.D., D.Sc.
B.Sc. (Hons) 1967, University of London; M.Sc. 1969, University of London; Ph.D. 1974, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; D.Sc. 1986, University of London
Research/Interests – amino acid-, sulfur- and energy metabolism; vitamin B6-containing enzymes; bioactivation (toxification) mechanisms; transglutaminases (protein cross linking enzymes); neurodegenerative diseases.
I. Horowitz, Ph.D.
B.S. 1950, M.A. 1952, Brooklyn College; Ph.D. 1957, Rutgers University
Research/Interests - Interaction of glucose with histones and membrane lipids, properties and characterization of sulfotransferases, nutritional biochemistry.
Tze-chen Hsieh, Ph.D.
B.S., 1984, National Chung Shing University; M.S., 1988, Texas Tech University; Ph.D., 1992, Texas Tech University
Research/Interests - Mechanism of chemoprevention by phytochemicals in prostate cancer; Control of prostate cancer microenviroment by resveratrol; Transcriptional control of phase II detoxification enzyme; Induction of autophagy by amino acid deprivation.
Boris F. Krasnikov
M.S., 1983, Tomsk State University; Ph.D., 1992, Moscow State University
Research/Interests - Mechanism of mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT).
Y.C. Lee, Ph.D.
B.Sc. (Hons.) 1961, University of Cape Town; Ph.D. 1966, University of London
Research/Interests - Protein phosphatases: studies of the enzymology, structure-function relationships and regulation of ser/thr protein phosphatases.
Y.W. Lee, Ph.D.
B.S. 1965, Nazareth College; M.S. 1968, New York University; Ph.D. 1973, University of Miami
Research/Interests - DNA replication, DNA polymerases, DNA repair, cell cycle regulation.
C. Olson, Ph.D.
B.S. 1978, College of Charleston; M.S. 1980, Western Carolina University; Ph.D. 1984, Wake Forest University
Research/Interests - Signal transduction, regulation of phospholipase D pathway by protein kinase C and G proteins.
L. Sabban, Ph.D.
B.S. 1970, M.S. 1972, Hebrew University; Ph.D. 1977, New York University
Research/Interests - Molecular neurobiology, molecular mechanisms of stress, regulation of gene expression for catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes and neuropeptides by stress, nicotine and estrogen.
Lidia Serova, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1977, Pavlov’s Institute of Physiology, St. Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Sci., 1992, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Research/Interests - Molecular neurochemistry, of regulation catecholamine biosynthetic enzyme gene expression by nicotine and estrogen.
Bernard I. Weinstein, Ph.D.
B.A.1962, Franklin & Marshall College; Ph.D. 1969, University of Chicago
Research/Interests - Biochemistry of steroid action, metabolism of cortisol and the biological activity of the metabolites, enzyme deficiencies in glaucoma.
Joseph M. Wu, Ph.D.
B.S. (Hons.) 1970, McGill University; M.S. 1972, Ph.D. 1975, Florida State University
Research/Interests - Identification, purification, and characterization of resveratrol targeting proteins; cardioprotection by resveratrol; chemoprevention by tocotrienols in breast cancer; studies of reversine in cell cycle control; control of cancer cell proliferation and gene expression by mushroom extracts (read more).
Zhongtao Zhang, Ph.D.
Secondary Appointments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
B.S. 1982, Nanjing Agricultural University; M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1988, Purdue University
Research/Interests - Cell cycle regulation.
S. Schwartz, Ph.D.
B.S. 1968, City College of New York; Ph.D. 1973, City University of New York
Research/Interests - Molecular pathogenesis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens, functional genomics.