Faculty List

There are 14 faculty members with primary appointment in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, plus 9 who have dual appointments in Biochemistry and another department at the Geisel School of Medicine or at Dartmouth College. Our faculty are well funded for their research programs, publish their work in leading journals and present their findings at national and international meetings. To view a list of some of their honors/distinctions, please click here. To go directly to their laboratory website, please click on the link below the faculty member's name.

  • Charles K. Barlowe, PhD
    Chair and Professor of Biochemistry
    Intracellular trafficking and quality control in the early secretory pathway
    Lab Website

  • Constance E. Brinckerhoff, PhD
    Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry
    Novel mechanisms that control expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) in rheumatoid arthritis and cancer
    Lab Website

  • Ta Yuan Chang, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Cellular cholesterol homeostasis in health and human diseases
    Lab Website

  • Charles N. Cole, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics
    Genetics and molecular biology of mRNA export, molecular biology of the nuclear envelope and nuclear pore complexes
    Lab Website

  • Duane A. Compton, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry, Interim Dean of Geisel School of Medicine
    Mechanisms of chromosomal instability in cancer
    Lab Website

  • Jay C. Dunlap, PhD
    Nathan Smith Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry, Chair of Genetics
    Genetics and molecular biology of circadian clocks in fungi and mammals, and also fungal genomics and photobiology
    Lab Website

  • Scott A. Gerber, PhD
    Associate Professor of Genetics and of Biochemistry
    Quantitative mass spectrometry and proteomics to understand oncogenic kinase signaling in lung cancer
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  • Leslie P. Henderson, PhD
    Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology and of Biochemistry, Geisel Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Diversity
    Cellular basis for behavioral changes associated with anabolic androgenic steroid use
    Lab Website

  • Henry N. Higgs, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Molecular mechanisms controlling actin dynamics in mammals, focusing on the formins INF2 (kidney disease) and FMNL3 (filopodia assembly, cell-cell adhesion)
    Lab Website

  • Arminja N. Kettenbach, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
    Mechanisms of phosphorylation signaling in cell division
    Lab Website
  • F. Jon Kull, PhD
    Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth Dean of Graduate Studies
    Protein crystallography, molecular motors, cellular transport mechanisms, enzyme mechanisms, transcription factors, bacterial virulence, and cholera
    Lab Website

  • Gustav E. Lienhard, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Cellular signaling pathways, hormonal regulation of membrane trafficking
    Lab Website

  • Jennifer J. Loros, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics
    Molecular and classical genetics of the circadian clock, fungal photobiology
    Lab Website

  • Dean R. Madden PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry
    Molecular mechanisms of ion channel activation, desensitization, and trafficking
    Lab Website    Biophysics

  • Robert A. Maue, PhD
    Professor of Physiology and of Biochemistry
    Mechanisms important for development and differentiation of neurons in the brain
    Lab Website

  • Jason McLellan, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
    Structural basis of host-pathogen interactions
    Lab Website

  • Dale F. Mierke, PhD
    Professor of Chemistry
    Structural characterization of peptides and proteins with the ultimate goal of therapeutic design
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  • James B. Moseley, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Protein networks that link cell growth and division in fission yeast
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  • Lawrence C. Myers, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Biochemical and genetic approaches to determine how novel gene regulatory mechanisms in fungal pathogens control virulence and drug resistance
    Lab Website

  • Ekaterina V. Pletneva, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Bioinorganic chemistry, redox reactivity and conformational dynamics of heme proteins
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  • Michael J. Ragusa, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Protein crystallography, small angle x-ray scattering, peripheral membrane proteins, and autophagy
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  • Radu V. Stan, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, DPhil
    Professor of Biochemistry and of Medicine (Infectious Disease)
    Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases
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  • William T. Wickner, MD
    James C. Chilcott Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Professor of Biochemistry
    Mechanisms of fusion of biological membranes
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  • Lee A. Witters, MD
    Eugene W. Leonard 1921 Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College; Director, Humanitates Vitae (the Human Biology Program at Dartmouth)
    Acute and chronic regulation of metabolic enzymes by hormones and other factors
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Emeritus Faculty

  • Oscar A. Scornik, MD, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus