Faculty & Research
Biochemistry Research

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Research

Biochemistry is the foundation of all cellular processes and systems. Biochemical processes account for the functions of all cellular components, from proteins to lipids and metabolites, and the formation of complex networks that make a cell or system work. Encompassing a multitude of modern techniques and approaches, the field of biochemistry has a powerful diversity that can provide a detailed, mechanistic view of cellular pathways. With a long-standing tradition in biochemistry, Princeton reflects this diversity through the multidisciplinary span of our research. State-of-the-art mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography are among the techniques utilized by our scientists to characterize cellular environments and pathways in health and disease. Our collaborative department is at the forefront of proteomics and metabolomics, which are integrated with genomics, microbiology, cancer and developmental biology, providing an opportunity for systems biology training at the interface between cellular biology and human disease.

Faculty in Biochemistry

Bonnie L. Bassler

Bonnie L.
Bassler

SQUIBB PROFESSOR/
chair

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phone (609) 258-2857

Research: Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Computation & Modeling, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology, Structural Biology

Bassler
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 329
phoneLab (609) 258-2864

 


Lisa Boulanger

Lisa M.
Boulanger

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-4897

Research: Immune proteins in the formation, function, and modification of neuronal connectivity

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Development, Neuroscience

Boulanger
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 123
Lab Phone Lab (609) 258-4724


Jannette Carey

Jannette
Carey

CHEMISTRY

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Phone (609) 258-1631

Research: Biophysical chemistry: molecular origins of macromolecular affinity and specificity

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computation & Modeling, Genomics, Structural Biology

Carey
Research Lab

locationFrick Lab, 360
 


Ileana Cristea

Ileana M.
Cristea

ASSOCIATE Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9417

Research: Proteomic-Genomic approaches to chromatin and its modulation by viruses

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology & Virology

Cristea
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 210
Phone Lab (609) 258-9425


Mohamed Donia

Mohamed S. Donia

assistant
professor

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Phone (609) 258-5870

Research: Small-molecule-mediated interactions in complex microbial communities

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Computation and Modeling, Genomics, Genetics, Microbiology and Virology

locationMoffett Lab


Dorothea Fiedler

Dorothea
Fiedler

Chemistry

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Phone (609) 258-1025

Research: Signaling and metabolic functions of second messengers

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Fiedler
Research Lab

locationFrick Lab, 229


Jane Flint

S. Jane
Flint

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-6113

Research: Modulation of host cell processes by adenoviral gene products

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Virology

Flint
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 234
Phone Lab (609) 258-5414



Elizabeth Gavis

Elizabeth R. Gavis

Professor

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Phone(609) 258-3857

Research: RNA localization and translational regulation during development in Drosophila

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Gavis
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 416
Phone Lab (609) 258-1770


Zemer Gitai

Zemer
Gitai

associate Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9420

Research: Bacterial cell biology: fundamentals of cytoskeletal dynamics, polarity, and mitosis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Gitai
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 353
Phone Lab (609) 258-9420


Fred Hughson

Frederick M. Hughson

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-4982

Research: Structural cell biology

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Virology, Structural Biology

Hughson
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 215
Phone Lab (609) 258-5069


Michael Hecht

Michael H.
Hecht

Chemistry

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Phone (609) 258-2901

Research: Protein folding; design of novel proteins; molecular determinants of Alzheimer's disease

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology

Hecht
Research Lab

locationFrick Lab, 330
Phone Lab (609) 258-2901


Yibin Kang

Yibin
Kang

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology

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Phone (609) 258-8834

Research: Molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Genomics

Kang
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 255
Phone Lab (609) 258-9120


Alexei Korennykh

Alexei
Korennykh

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-6071

Research: Structural biology and mechanisms of signal transduction in stress and immune responses

Areas of Research: Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, Cell Biology

Korennykh
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 216
Phone Lab (609) 258-6071


James Link

A. James
Link

Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Phone (609) 258-7191

Research: Protein engineering and chemical biology

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology & Virology

Link
Research Lab

locationEngineering Quadrangle, A208, A403
Phone Lab (609) 258-4476



Tom Muir

Tom
Muir

Chemistry

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Phone (609) 258-5778

Research: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Investigating the physiochemical basis of protein function in complex systems of biomedical interest with new chemical biology technologies

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology

locationFrick Lab, 325


Coleen Murphy

Coleen T.
Murphy

ASSOCIATE Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9396

Research: Molecular mechanisms of aging

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics, Genomics

Murphy
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 148
Phone Lab (609) 258-9396


Mala Murthy

Mala
Murthy

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9820

Research: Olfactory and Auditory Perception in Drosophila

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics, Neuroscience

Murthy
Research Lab

locationPrinceton Neuroscience Institute, A53
Phone Lab (609) 258-2156


 

Sabine Petry

Sabine
Petry

Assistant Professor

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Research: Molecular architecture and function of the microtubule cytoskeleton

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, Cell Biology, Structural Biology

Petry
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 415


Joshua Rabinowitz

Joshua
Rabinowitz

Chemistry

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Phone (609) 258-8985

Research: Towards a holistic understanding of cellular metabolism

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Biophysics, and Genomics

Rabinowitz
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 241
Phone Lab (609) 258-8985


Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Professor,
ASSOCIATE CHAIR 

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Phone (609) 258-2893

Research: Extracellular matrix regulation of cell functions

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Schwarzbauer
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 315
Phone Lab (609) 258-2915


Thomas E. Shenk

Thomas E.
Shenk

James A. Elkins Jr. Professor

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Phone (609) 258-5992

Research: Human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics,
Microbiology & Virology

Shenk
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 203
Phone Lab (609) 258-5993


Thomas J. Silhavy

Thomas J.
Silhavy

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor

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phone (609) 258-5899

Research: Protein targeting and signal transduction

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Silhavy
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 310
phone Lab (609) 258-5900


Jeffry B. Stock

Jeffry B.
Stock

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-6111

Research: Membrane receptors and signal transduction

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Biophysics, Microbiology &  Neuroscience, Structural Biology

Stock
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 148
Phone Lab (609) 258-6112


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Virginia A.
Zakian

Harry C. Wiess Professor

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Phone (609) 258-6770

Research: DNA replication and chromosome structure in yeast; telomeres; trinucleotide repeats

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Zakian
Laboratory

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 103
Lab Phone Lab (609) 258-2723


 

 

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