Faculty and Research

Professor, Department Head
(413) 545-3422
Focus:
Plant metabolic regulation and engineering
Professor
(413) 545-3386
Focus:
Development of advanced computational methods and their applications to the study of biomolecules and biomaterials.
"Alice Cheung in the lab, smiling"
Professor
(413) 545-4027
Focus:
Mechanistic dissection of signal transduction strategies in plant and understanding the molecular and cellular processes that underlie male-female interaction and polarized cell growth in plant reproduction
Professor
(413) 545-2310
Focus:
Protein degradation and unfolding; protein quality control
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Research Assistant Professor
(413) 545-6079
Lecturer
(413) 545-0277
Focus:
Cellular and systemic metabolism, animal physiology
Extension Professor, Mass Spectrometry Center Director
(413) 577-1528
Focus:
Biological mass spectrometry, protein folding and dynamics
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Professor
(413) 577-4488
Focus:
Structural biology of glycoproteins in human disease
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Research Associate Professor
(413) 545-1250
Focus:
Protein folding and function, protein dynamics, single molecule fluorescence microscopy
Distinguished Professor
(413) 545-6094
Focus:
Protein Folding in the Cell
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Professor
(413) 545-0079
Focus:
Protein folding, quality control and degradation of glycoproteins
Associate Professor
(413) 545-2497
Focus:
Pore-forming toxins and translocation of virulence factors in bacterial pathogenesis
Professor
(413) 545-1205
Focus:
Fungal comparative genomics, eukaryotic genome evolution and organism adaptation
Assistant Professor
(413) 545-4083
Focus:
Biological chemistry of plant natural products
Lecturer
(413) 577-6059
Focus:
Bacterial stress response, metabolic shut-down, signal transduction, gene regulatory networks
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Lecturer
(413) 577-3804
Focus:
Molecular mechanism of muscle contraction
Assistant Professor
(413) 577-2891
Focus:
How synaptic cell adhesion and signaling guide synaptic function and connectivity in the developing human brain and their contributions to neuropsychiatric disorders
Assistant Professor
Focus:
Mechanisms of protein misfolding, aggregation, and spread in neurodegenerative disease
Professor, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences
(413) 545-4091
Focus:
Prion cycle regulation in vivo, cellular mechanisms and consequences of protein misfolding and resolution
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Lecturer, Chief Undergraduate Advisor
(413) 406-8837
Focus:
Trypanosome metabolism and biochemistry; malate dehydrogenase regulation; comparative enzymology of MDH
Assistant Professor
(413) 545-0631
Focus:
Understanding the molecular mechanism of memory formation by dissecting the function and structural regulation of key proteins in this process. A major focus is CaMKII and its substrates/ binding partners, because CaMKII required for long-term memory formation.
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Senior Lecturer
(413) 545-4026
Focus:
Plant cell walls, bioenergy, grass developmental biology
Distinguished Professor
(413) 577-2890
Focus:
Molecular chaperones, stress responses, and nitric oxide metabolism in plants
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Associate Professor
(413) 545-4806
Focus:
Mechanisms of intracellular symbiosis between eukaryotic legume hosts and nitrogen-fixing bacteria
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Research Professor
Focus:
Signal transduction pathways in the regulation of plant hormone responses and reproduction