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Chandrajit L Bajaj

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
bajaj@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5133, +1 512 471 8870

Expertise: Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Visualization. In one project, he's developing chemical imaging techniques that could enable earlier cancer detection by identifying the chemical make-up of individual cells in a biopsy. In another, he models the 3D structures of HIV and other viruses to search for drugs that might be a good fit.

Jaquelin P Dudley

Jaquelin P Dudley

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
jdudley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8415, +1 512 779 7769

Expertise: Animal viruses; retroviruses; breast cancer; oncogenes; transcription regulation; retroviral vectors; leukemia; communication

Ilya J Finkelstein

Ilya J Finkelstein

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
ifinkelstein@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1394

Expertise: COVID-19 mutations, cancer, genomic instability and maintenance

Karl  Gebhardt

Karl Gebhardt

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 590 5206

Expertise: Astronomy, black holes, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, dark energy, HETDEX, Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment

David M Hillis

David M Hillis

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
dhillis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5792

Expertise: Molecular evolution; vertebrates; systematics; evolution of viruses; endangered species; amphibians; reptiles; fishes; mammals; birds; molecular biology; DNA; genetics

Robert M Krug

Robert M Krug

Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
rkrug@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Avian flu; viral gene replication and expression; human influenza; infectious disease

Douglas R Lloyd

Douglas R Lloyd

Professor Emeritus, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
lloyd@che.utexas.edu

Expertise: The thermally-induced phase separation (TIPS) process is being used to form microporous polymeric membranes for a variety of industrially important applications. Of particular interest are membranes that can withstand high temperatures and harsh chemical environments, and membranes that have narrow pore size distribution. Specific targets are improved membranes for biological separations (such as hemodialysis and virus removal from blood), more robust membranes for industrial process streams, and more efficient separators for lithium ion batteries and NiCd batteries.

Jason  McLellan

Jason McLellan

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
jmclellan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1906

Expertise: Jason S. McLellan specializes in understanding the structure and function of viral proteins, including those of coronaviruses. His research focuses on applying structural information to the rational design of vaccines and other therapies for viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. McLellan and his team collaborated with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesÂ’ Vaccine Research Center to design a stabilized version of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is a key element in at least four COVID-19 vaccines to have either reached Phase 3 clinical trials or been approved for emergency use (those from Pfizer and BioNTech; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutica; and Novavax). McLellan also co-developed a vaccine candidate for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) that is currently in human trials.

Lauren A Meyers

Lauren A Meyers

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
utpandemics@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4950

Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria

Claus O Wilke

Claus O Wilke

Department Chair, Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
wilke@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2459

Expertise: computational evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, population genetics, statistics