Biological Chemistry Faculty
I am interested in microbial diversity and bacterial adaptations to the environment. I currently work with undergraduate researchers on two research projects.
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Plant Molecular Biology
My research focuses on the response of plants to environmental stress at the molecular and biochemical levels, and utilizes both crop and model plant species. Most... read more
Microbial Genetics/Molecular Biology
I am interested in DNA repair mechanisms and recombination. These processes are essential for the protection of organisms from DNA-damaging agents such... read more
We study the molecular pharmacology of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). These ligand-gated ion channels are the seat of nicotine addiction and are implicated in a wide range of... read more
Professor Marzluff teaches Physical Chemistry (CHM 363, 364), General
Chemistry (CHM 129), Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry (CHM 210) as well as
the Policy Studies seminar (PST320... read more
Current focus of the lab - in a nutshell.
The actin-based motor protein called myosin-10 appears to contribute to the proper structure and function of the mitotic spindle,... read more
Cell Biology / Developmental Biology
I am interested in the formation of sensory structures during neural development in vertebrate embryos. Most of my work with students at Grinnell has... read more
Professor Trimmer is interested in the structure and mechanism of enzymes. Her research has focused on enzymes that perform oxidation/reduction reactions using the coenzyme flavin. She is... read more