Karthik Anantharaman – Bacteriology
Microbial metabolism, microbial communities, and biogeochemical cycling.
Annie Bauer – Geoscience
Geochronology, isotopic geochemistry, and tectonics & biogeochemical cycling coevolution.
David Baum – Botany
Origins of life, autocatalytic cycles, life-like chemical ensembles, and evolution.
Judith Burstyn – Chemistry
Metal center gas sensing, coordination chemistry, and protein conformational changes.
Michael Cox – Biochemistry
DNA recombination repair in vivo and in vitro, enzymes, DNA metabolism.
Gheorghe Craciun – Mathematics
Mathematical and computational methods for understanding dynamical properties of biochemical networks.
Ankur Desai – Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Short and long-term land and atmosphere interactions.
Elena D’Onghia – Astronomy
Dynamical processes that form our galaxy’s stellar skeleton.
Katrina Forest – Bacteriology
X-ray crystallography, molecular-level biological interactions, type IV pili and bacteriophytochromes.
Betül Kaçar – Bacteriology
Origins of cellular life, coevolution of life and environment, and study of extinct & extant life via experimental and computational systems.
Samuel Gellman – Chemistry
Microbial metabolism and communities, evolutionary ecology, human health and global ecosystem dynamics predictions.
Pupa Gilbert – Physics
Mechanisms, structure, and chemistry of biomineralization.
Simon Gilroy – Botany
Plant environment responses, molecular biology, abiotic stress, spaceflight environment.
Chris Hittinger – Genetics
Yeast carbon metabolism, bioenergy, biomedicine, and evolutionary research.
Tristan L’Ecuyer – Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Satellite observations, numerical modeling, climate system and prediction.
Sanjay Limaye – Space Science & Engineering Center
Solar system exploration, atmospheres of planets, weather on planets
Hiroshi Maeda – Botany
Organization and regulatory mechanisms of the plant shikimate and aromatic amino acid pathways.
Patrick Masson – Genetics
Molecular genetics, Arabidopsis thaliana, root growth and environment interactions.
Katherine McMahon – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prediction and modeling of microbial behavior, microbial ecology, and engineering applications.
Nicole Perna – Genetics
Molecular evolution, Enterobacteriaceae, virulence and host range.
Eric E. Roden – Geoscience
Biogeochemistry of aquatic environments & microbial metabolism.
Elliott Sober – Philosophy
Philosophy of science and philosophy of evolutionary biology.
Michael Sussman – Biochemistry
Environmental responses of Arabidopsis thaliana, signaling proteins, and mass spectrometric-based quantitative phosphoproteomics.
Susanna Widicus Weaver – Vozza Professor of Chemistry and Astronomy
Prebiotic astrochemistry, laboratory spectroscopy, observational astronomy, and chemical modeling.
John Yin – Chemical & Biological Engineering
Peptide de novo synthesis, prebiotic origins of information processing, and target-guided combinatorial chemistries.
Tehshik Yoon – Chemistry
Synthetic organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, radical chemistry, and stereoselective synthesis.
Ke (Coco) Zhang – Astronomy
Protoplanteray discs, simulation models, formation of planetary systems, and habitability.