Principal InvestigatorInstitutionTitle of Research
John M. Abrams

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Apoptosome Caspase Control by Tango7

Girish S. Agarwal

Texas A&M University

Correlated Superresolution Microscopy with Tailored Deep-Subwavelength Illumination via Nano and Plasmonic Structures

Jung-Mo Ahn

The University of Texas at Dallas

Tailoring Small Molecules to Mimic Protein Helical Surfaces

Neal M. Alto

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Post-Translational Modification of Host Enzymes by Bacterial Effector Proteins

Andrea Alù

The University of Texas at Austin

Giant Sensitivity and Broadband Circular Dichroism in Plasmonic Metamaterials

Meigan Aronson

Texas A&M University

Accelerating the Search for New Topological Materials Using in-situ X-ray Diffraction Measurements and Electronic Structure Calculations

Vaibhav Bahadur

The University of Texas at Austin

Role of Surface Chemistry and Interfacial Charge on Methane Hydrate Nucleation

Xiao-chen Bai

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Molecular Mechanisms of  Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, Insulin Receptor and RET Receptor Activation from High-Resolution Cryo-EM Analysis

Carlos R. Baiz

The University of Texas at Austin

Studies in Biophysical Chemistry:  Applications of Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy

Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr.

The University of Texas at Dallas

Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Complexes

Zachary T. Ball

Rice University

New Strategies for Catalytic Bond Formations

Laura Banaszynski

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Role of Chromatin Remodeling in ALT-Positive Cancers

Jiming Bao

University of Houston

Distinguishing Photocatalytic Activity of Different Cobalt Oxides Through Controlled Material Synthesis and Systematic Photoelectrochemical Investigation

David P. Barondeau

Texas A&M University

Evolving Metallocofactor Chemistry Through Second Shell Interactions

Jeffrey E. Barrick

The University of Texas at Austin

Comparing the Chemical Utility of Alternative Genetic Codes

Bonnie Bartel

Rice University

Novel Peroxisomal Processes in Plants

Mikhail A. Belkin

The University of Texas at Austin

Mid-Infrared Vibrational Nanospectroscopy in Liquid Environment

Matthew R. Bennett

Rice University

The Role of Protein/DNA Interactions in the Kinetics of Biochemical Networks

David E. Bergbreiter

Texas A&M University

Multiphase Multicomponent Systems for Synthesis and Catalysis

Ricardo A. Bernal

The University of Texas at El Paso

Deciphering the Structural and Functional Basis for Ring Separation in Chaperonins

Eric R. Bittner

University of Houston

Theoretical Studies of Ultrafast and Coherent Charge-Separation Dynamics in Organic Photovoltaic Systems

Paul Blount

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Determining Protein-Lipid and Protein-Protein Interactions for a Channel Involved in Mechanosensing

Joan F. Brennecke

The University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Design of Ionic Liquids for Liquid Separations:  Combined Modeling and Experimentation

Jennifer S. Brodbelt

The University of Texas at Austin

Impact of Charges on Protein Fragmentation

Maurice Brookhart

University of Houston

New Pd(II) and Ni(II) Catalysts for Olefin Polymerizations and Copolymerizations

Richard K. Bruick

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Isoform-Selective Regulation of HIF-Alpha by Isoprenoids

Kevin Burgess

Texas A&M University

Ladder-Rung Mimics for Perturbing Protein-Protein Interactions

Shawn C. Burgess

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dysregulation of Intermediary Metabolism During Disease

Maria Chahrour

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Forward Genomics to Identify Social Communication Genes

Walter G. Chapman

Rice University

Structure and Properties of Complex Fluids in the Bulk and Interfacial Regions

James R. Chelikowsky

The University of Texas at Austin

Simulating Direct Images of the Covalent Bond from Atomic Force Microscopy

Banglin Chen

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Functional Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Recognition of Small Molecules

Chuo Chen

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Development of Anticancer Immunotherapeutic Agents

Tai-Yen Chen

University of Houston

Interplay of Redox Status and Cu Homeostasis in Live Neurons at the Single-Molecule Level

Zheng Chen

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Molecular Mechanisms of a Clock-Enhancing Natural Product

Zhijian J. Chen

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Mechanism of MAVS Activation by Prion-Like Polymerization

Cheng-Ming Chiang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanistic Action of BET Compound Inhibitors in Cancer Therapeutics

Yuh Min Chook

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanisms of Importin 8-Mediated Nuclear Import

David T. Chuang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mitochondrial Signaling by Reversible Phosphorylation

Abraham Clearfield

Texas A&M University

Surface Functionalization of Zirconium Phosphate and Phosphonate for Drug Delivery, Lubrication and Catalysis

Cecilia Clementi

Rice University

Mapping the Free Energy Landscape of Proteins by Combining Theory and Experiment

Melanie H. Cobb

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulatory and Catalytic Properties of MAP Kinase Cascades

Jeffery L. Coffer

Texas Christian University

Probing New Confined Nanostructures and Associated Interfaces within Tunable Silicon Nanotubes

James J. Collins III

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Characterization of an Essential Parasite Kinase

Don M. Coltart

University of Houston

Asymmetric Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Functionalized Azoalkenes

Maralice Conacci-Sorrell

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Non-Canonical Functions of Myc in Protein Acetylation and Chemoresistance

Jacinta C. Conrad

University of Houston

Structure and Dynamics of Attractive Nanoparticle Glasses

Nicholas K. Conrad

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Analysis of a Novel S-adenosylmethionine Sensor

Lydia M. Contreras

The University of Texas at Austin

In vivo Structural Characterization of Catalytic and Regulatory RNAs

David R. Corey

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Recognition of Cellular Nucleic Acids by Synthetic Oligomers

Luis G. Cuello

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Crystallographic and Functional Studies on the Novel Role of Water Molecules in K+ Channel C-Type Inactivation Gating

Gregory Cuny

University of Houston

Synthesis of Conformational Restricted Natural Products

Pengcheng Dai

Rice University

Transport, Magnetic, and Neutron Scattering Studies of Quantum Materials

Kevin N. Dalby

The University of Texas at Austin

Targeting MELK for Cancer Therapy

Gaudenz Danuser

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Probing Oncogenic Functions of Vimentin Filaments by Small Molecule Screens

Donald J. Darensbourg

Texas A&M University

Design and Reactivity Studies of Metal Catalysts for the Production of Polycarbonates from Novel Oxiranes and Carbon Dioxide

Marcetta Y. Darensbourg

Texas A&M University

Fundamental Chemistry that Controls Nitric Oxide Release, Capture, or Retention in the Dinitrosyl Iron Unit

Bryan W. Davies

The University of Texas at Austin

High-Throughput Chemical Screening for the Discovery and Development of Antimicrobial Peptides

Jef K. De Brabander

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Synthesis and Chemical Biology of Bioactive Small Molecules

Ralph J. DeBerardinis

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Compartmentation of a Redox-Balancing Metabolic Activity in the Cancer Cell Peroxisome

Michael W. Deem

Rice University

Design of Novel Organic Structure Directing Agents for Zeolites

H. V. Rasika Dias

The University of Texas at Arlington

Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Ligands

Loi H. Do

University of Houston

Site-Differentiated Platforms for Olefin Polymerization Catalysis

Sheel Dodani

The University of Texas at Dallas

Exploring the Negative (X-) Side of Biology:  Molecular and Protein-Based Technologies for Imaging Cellular Chloride

Andreas Doncic

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Investigating Cell Fate Decisions During Yeast Sporulation Using Live Single Cell Metabolite Measurements

Ivan D'Orso

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cooperative Assembly of HIV Transcription Elongation Complexes

Konstantin Doubrovinski

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Molecular Basis of Tissue Material Properties in the Early Drosophila Embryo

Peter Douglas

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Stress-Mediated Actin Phosphorylation in Endocytosis and Intestinal Barrier Function

Michael C. Downer

The University of Texas at Austin

Femtosecond Optical Probes of Nano-Interface Chemistry

Michael P. Doyle

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Selective Chemical Oxidations

Rui-Rui Du

Rice University

Infrared and Microwave Spectroscopy of Atomically Layered Materials

Kim R. Dunbar

Texas A&M University

Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Molecular Materials

F. Barry Dunning

Rice University

Studies Involving Molecules in High Rydberg States

Ron Elber

The University of Texas at Austin

Bridging Temporal and Spatial Scales in Membrane Modeling

Andrew D. Ellington

The University of Texas at Austin

Kinetic and Structural Characterization of the First Error- Correcting Reverse Transcriptase

Jan P. Erzberger

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural and Biochemical Characterization of DEAD-Box ATPase Function and Regulation During Ribosome Biogenesis

Donglei L. Fan

The University of Texas at Austin

Innovative Mechanism for the Synthesis of 3-D Nano-Superstructures by Designed Catalysts

Lei Fang

Texas A&M University

Pi-Conjugated Macrocyclic Molecular Belts

Walter L. Fast

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemical Probes of Biological Catalysts

Shervin Fatehi

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Stochastic Methods for Highly Accurate Quantum Chemistry Extended to Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics

Michael Findlater

Texas Tech University

Base-Metal Catalyzed Transformations

Ilya J. Finkelstein

The University of Texas at Austin

Mapping the Proofreading Mechanisms of Cas9 Nuclease on a Hacked DNA Sequencer

Paul F. Fitzpatrick

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mechanisms of Enzymes

Skye Fortier

The University of Texas at El Paso

New Vistas in Early Actinide Chemistry

Matthew S. Foster

Rice University

Quantum Coherence in Driven, Disordered and Topological Many-Body Systems

Kendra K. Frederick

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Protein-Mediated Trans Splicing for Polymorphic Amyloid Structure Determination

Benny D. Freeman

The University of Texas at Austin

Synthesis and Characterization of Water and Ion Transport in Novel Ion Exchange Membrane Polymers

Jonathan R. Friedman

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Inner Membrane Organization

François P. Gabbaï

Texas A&M University

Tuning the Electrophilic Properties of Group 10 Metal Complexes Using Non-Innocent Antimony Z-Ligands

Elyssia S. Gallagher

Baylor University

Can We Apply Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange – Mass Spectrometry to Elucidate Glycan Binding Interactions?

Venkat Ganesan

The University of Texas at Austin

Fundamental Studies of Self-Assembly in Mixtures of Organic and Inorganic Molecules

Xue Gao

Rice University

The Next Generation of Ribosomal Natural Products from Microbiome

Isaac Garcia-Bosch

Southern Methodist University

Efficient, Sustainable and Selective Catalytic Systems for the Direct C-N Functionalization of C-H and C=C Bonds Based on Iron-Nitrenoid/Imido Species

John A. Gladysz

Texas A&M University

Werner Complexes as "Organocatalysts"

Vishal M. Gohil

Texas A&M University

Phospholipid Requirements for Mitochondrial Structure and Function

Ido Golding

Baylor College of Medicine

Gene Regulation by Transcription Factors:  Single-Molecule Chemistry in the Cell

Elizabeth J. Goldsmith

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Kinetic and Chemistry of the p38 MAPK Cascade

John B. Goodenough

The University of Texas at Austin

Influence of Counter Cation in Mixed-Metal Oxides

Paolo Grigolini

University of North Texas

Emergence of Biological Complexity

Nick V. Grishin

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Discovering New Chemistries with Whole Genome Sequencing

Arnold M. Guloy

University of Houston

Chemical Bonding and Properties of Polar Intermetallics Along the Border Between Metals and Nonmetals

Jason H. Hafner

Rice University

Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy for Biomembrane Structure

Naomi J. Halas

Rice University

Chemical and Photophysical Properties of Electron-Delocalized Nanoparticles

P. Shiv Halasyamani

University of Houston

Synthesis, Crystal Growth, Characterization, and Structure-Property Relationships in New Deep Ultraviolet Non-Linear Optical Materials

Michael B. Hall

Texas A&M University

Computational Chemistry on Transition Metal Systems

John C. Hardy

Texas A&M University

Nuclear Decay Studies

Rasika M. Harshey

The University of Texas at Austin

A Radical Proposal for How Transmembrane Transit of H+-Ions Can Generate an Oscillating Electric Field for Driving Rotation of the Flagellar Motor

P. John Hart

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

In silico Screening for Inhibitors of CARDS Toxin from M. pneumoniae

Jeffrey D. Hartgerink

Rice University

Synthesis of Nanostructured Organic Materials via Self-Assembly

Kaden Hazzard

Rice University

Ultracold Nonreactive Molecules:  From Collision Complexes to Complex Materials

Adam Heller

The University of Texas at Austin

Electrochemical and Bioelectrochemical Applications of Metal Oxide Templated Carbon Electrodes

Graeme Henkelman

The University of Texas at Austin

Design of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

W. Mike Henne

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Novel Pathways of ER-Endolysosomal Inter-Organelle Communication

Ryan E. Hibbs

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Principles of Inhibitory Neurotransmitter Receptor Modulation

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

The University of Texas at Austin

Effects of Chlorine Atoms on Tropospheric Oxidation Chemistry

Christian B. Hilty

Texas A&M University

Characterization of Olefin Metathesis Using Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

David M. Hoffman

University of Houston

Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes with Di-Anionic Tridentate Pincer Ligands

Gary Chung Hon

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Epigenetic Control of Non-Coding Gene Regulation

Lora V. Hooper

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Engineering Antibacterial Lectins for Specific Targeting of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Julia W.P. Hsu

The University of Texas at Dallas

Sulfur Poisoning of Complex Oxide Catalysts for Nitric Oxide (NO) Oxidation:  Effect of Crystal Structure and Stoichiometry

Bo Hu

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

High-Resolution Structure Determination of Molecular Machines in situ by Cryo Electron Tomography

Randall G. Hulet

Rice University

Universal Triatomic Molecules by Association of Ultracold Atoms

Simon M. Humphrey

The University of Texas at Austin

Design and Synthesis of New Metalloligands for the Construction of Phosphine Coordination Materials with Advanced Solid-State Properties

Gyeong S. Hwang

The University of Texas at Austin

First-Principles Investigation of the Structure, Chemistry and Function of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials

Tatyana I. Igumenova

Texas A&M University

Pin1 "bites" the Tail:  Regulatory Role of the C-Terminal Domain of Protein Kinase C

Brent L. Iverson

The University of Texas at Austin

A New Family of Reporting Molecules

Khuloud Jaqaman

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

In situ Measurement of Inter-Receptor Interaction Kinetics on the Cell Surface

Makkuni Jayaram

The University of Texas at Austin

Mechanistic Characterization and Functional Manipulation of Active Sites that Catalyze Nucleotidyl Transfer Reactions

Jenna Jewell

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Deciphering the Glutamine Signaling Pathway to mTORC1

Jean X. Jiang

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Modulating Hemichannel Activities Using Targeting Antibodies

Jin Jiang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Study of Hh Signaling at the Primary Cilium

Ning Jiang

The University of Texas at Austin

Identify Therapeutic Antibodies and Vaccine Candidates by Mining Human Antibody Repertoire in Malaria

Youxing Jiang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural and Functional Studies of Ligand-Gated Cation Channels

Lukasz A. Joachimiak

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Basis for Chaperone Function in Polyglutamine Aggregation

Kenneth A. Johnson

The University of Texas at Austin

Dynamics of Structural Changes Governing DNA and RNA Replication

Keith P. Johnston

The University of Texas at Austin

Controlled Assembly of Inorganic and Organic Nanoparticle Clusters

Matthew Jones

Rice University

Dimensionally- and Toplogically-Constrained Nanoparticle Assembly

Richard A. Jones

The University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Precursors for New Functional Materials

Miguel Jose Yacaman

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Designing Highly Active Noble Metal Catalysts Using Ni, Co and Cu:  A New Generation of Catalyst

Karl M. Kadish

University of Houston

Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry of Compounds with Multiple Redox Centers

Craig D. Kaplan

Texas A&M University

Fundamental Mechanisms of RNA Polymerase II Transcription

Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay

The University of Texas at Austin

Preparative Biocatalytic Synthesis of Complex Polyketides

Ben Keitz

The University of Texas at Austin

Peptide Directed Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Ching-Hwa Kiang

Rice University

Single Molecule and Single Cell Studies of Biological Systems

Thomas C. Killian

Rice University

Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of Rydberg-Macromolecule Decay Pathways

Nayun Kim

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Locus-Specific Quantitation of Uracil Associated with Unscheduled DNA Synthesis

Tae-Kyung Kim

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Properties of Transcriptional Enhancers

Natasha Kirienko

Rice University

Structural Determinants of Pyoverdine Chemical Function

Steven A. Kliewer

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanisms Underlying the Secretory Actions of FGF21 in Exocrine Pancreas

Che Ming Ko

Texas A&M University

Theoretical Studies of Heavy Ion Collisions

Jennifer J. Kohler

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Discovering the Glycoconjugate Receptors of Pertussis Toxin

Anatoly B. Kolomeisky

Rice University

Unraveling the Chemical Mechanisms of Selectivity in Channel-Facilitated Molecular Transport

Junichiro Kono

Rice University

Optical, Infrared and Terahertz Spectroscopy of Low-Dimensional Materials

Brian A. Korgel

The University of Texas at Austin

Nanocrystal Assemblies

László Kürti

Rice University

New Paradigms in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Jaan Laane

Texas A&M University

Molecular Structures and Vibrational Potential Energy Surfaces in Ground and Excited Electronic States

Keji Lai

The University of Texas at Austin

Noninvasive Electrical Mapping of Chemical Processes in 2D Materials

Alan M. Lambowitz

The University of Texas at Austin

Bacterial Reverse Transcriptases:  Characterization and Biotechnological Applications

Christy F. Landes

Rice University

Identifying Hidden Conformations in Multi-State Bio-Molecules

Oleg V. Larionov

The University of Texas at San Antonio

New Catalytic Strategies for the Synthesis of Complex Heterocycles

Michael Latham

Texas Tech University

Methyl-Based NMR Investigation of a DNA Double Strand Break Repair Complex

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee

Baylor University

Chemical Sensing with Enhanced Raman and Coherent Anti-Stoke Raman Spectroscopy on Epsilon-Near-Zero Metasurfaces

Seongmin Lee

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemical, Biochemical and Structural Studies of Inflammation-Induced DNA Lesions

T. Randall Lee

University of Houston

Functionalized Xanthates, Dithiocarboxylates, and Dithiocarbamates for Coating Surfaces and Nanoparticles

Guigen Li

Texas Tech University

Group-Assisted Purification (GAP) Chemistry for Asymmetric Synthesis and Catalysis

Pingwei Li

Texas A&M University

The Structural Basis of RNA Synthesis by Zika Virus

Wei Li

Rice University

Exotic Collective Phenomena in Nuclear Chemistry at a Trillion Degrees

Wen-hong Li

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fluorescent Probes for Cellular Imaging

Xiaochun Li

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structure and Function of Sterol-Sensing Domains in Membrane Proteins

Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li

The University of Texas at Austin

Bio-Compatible Quantum Sensors

Erez Lieberman Aiden

Baylor College of Medicine

Mapping Chromatin Loop Dynamics in Differentiating Hematopoetic Cells

Milo M. Lin

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Accelerating Thermodynamic Sampling to Predict the Toxic Oligomer Structure of Abeta42 in Alzheimer’s Disease

Paul A. Lindahl

Texas A&M University

Characterization of Low-Molecular-Mass Metal Complexes in Mitochondria and Blood

Stephan Link

Rice University

Observing Chemistry via Surface Plasmons

Jen Liou

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Novel Imaging Probes for Investigating ER Membrane Contact Sites

Hung-wen Liu

The University of Texas at Austin

Mechanistic Studies of Novel Enzymes

Qinghua Liu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Chemosensing Mechanism of Thiazoline Odor-Evoked Innate Fear

Wenshe Liu

Texas A&M University

Novel Chemical Biology Tools for Investigating the Protein Ubiquitination System

Xin Liu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Basis and Chemical Modulation of Gene Silencing by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2

Yi Liu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Analysis of an RNA Interference Pathway

Yuanyue Liu

The University of Texas at Austin

Understanding and Designing Two-Dimensional Electrocatalysts Through Grand-Canonical Quantum-Mechanical Simulations

Steve W. Lockless

Texas A&M University

Membrane Protein Regulation Through the Lipid Bilayer

Jun Lou

Rice University

Developing Atomic Layer Enabled Tunable and Flexible Photodevices

Carl J. Lovely

The University of Texas at Arlington

Total Synthesis of Spirocyclic Marine Sponge-Derived Alkaloids

Vassiliy Lubchenko

University of Houston

Bonding and Structural Degeneracy in Incommensurate Phases and Quasicrystals

Robert R. Lucchese

Texas A&M University

Nuclear Motion Probed by Molecular-Frame Photoionization

Lloyd L. Lumata

The University of Texas at Dallas

Tracking Amino Acid Metabolism in Cancer in Real-Time Using Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance

Weibo Luo

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 Transcriptional Activity by the Histone Modifier

Xuelian Luo

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Chemical Inhibition of the Hippo TEAD-YAP Transcription Factors for Cancer Therapy

Nathaniel A. Lynd

The University of Texas at Austin

Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Cooperatively Crystalline Block Copolymers

Jianpeng Ma

Baylor College of Medicine

Exploring the Chemical Forces Stabilizing Human Polycomb Repressive Complex 2

Allan H. MacDonald

The University of Texas at Austin

Spintronics in Two-Dimensional Materials

Frederick M. MacDonnell

The University of Texas at Arlington

Photothermochemical Liquid Hydrocarbon Synthesis from Water and Carbon Dioxide

Ram Madabhushi

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Elaborating the Roles of DNA Breaks in Stimulus-Dependent Gene Transcription in Neurons

Corina Maeder

Trinity University

Mechanism of a Small Protein at the Heart of Spliceosome Activation

Dmitrii E. Makarov

The University of Texas at Austin

Theory and Simulations of Single-Molecule Dynamics

David J. Mangelsdorf

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Ligand Binding Properties of Nematode Orphan Nuclear Receptors

Arumugam Manthiram

The University of Texas at Austin

Synthesis and Properties of Transition Metal Oxides with Unusual Valence States

Edward M. Marcotte

The University of Texas at Austin

A Mass Spectrometry-Based Reference Map of Core Eukaryotic Protein Complexes

Caleb D. Martin

Baylor University

Heavy Element-Boron Systems:  From Unusual Bonding to New Synthetic Tools

Stephen F. Martin

The University of Texas at Austin

Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Molecules

Elisabeth D. Martinez

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Small Molecule Inhibitors Selectively Targeting Malaria Epigenetic Enzymes

Andreas Matouschek

The University of Texas at Austin

Structure and Function of a Nano-Scale Biological Machine

Jeremy A. May

University of Houston

The Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products via Novel Methods and Strategies

Jennifer A. Maynard

The University of Texas at Austin

Control of Protein Folding Quality:  Portable Sequence Determinants of Antibody Stability

Julian Meeks

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Identifying New Mammalian Bile Acid Receptors

Gabriele Meloni

The University of Texas at Dallas

Transition Metal Selectivity and Translocation in Transmembrane Ion Pumps

Joshua T. Mendell

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical and Structural Analysis of the NORAD-PUMILIO Ribonucleoprotein Complex

Ognjen Š. Miljanić

University of Houston

Robust Porosity in Molecular Crystals

Delia J. Milliron

The University of Texas at Austin

Plasmonic Transparent Conducting Oxide Nanocrystals:  Dopant Chemistry and Heterogeneity

Saikat Mukhopadhyay

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Characterization of Factors Regulating Subcellular Trafficking and Function of Membrane Adenylyl/Guanylyl Cyclases

Charles B. Mullins

The University of Texas at Austin

Nano-Structured Materials for Chemistry

Siegfried M. Musser

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Physicochemical Properties of FUS Droplets:  In vitro Models of Liquid-Like Membrane-Less Compartments in Cells

Yunsun Nam

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structure and Function of microRNA Precursors

Douglas Natelson

Rice University

Novel Single- and Few-Molecule Vibrational Spectroscopies

Donald G. Naugle

Texas A&M University

The Influence of Reduced Dimensionality, Disorder, and Interfaces on the Properties of Solids

Andriy Nevidomskyy

Rice University

Multipolar Spin Orders in Correlated Electron Materials

Kyriacos C. Nicolaou

Rice University

Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural and Designed Molecules

Deepak Nijhawan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Expanding the Druggable Genome

Michael Nippe

Texas A&M University

Synthetic Strategies for the Preparation of Supramolecular and Covalent Cage Structures Containing Carborane Moieties

Qian Niu

The University of Texas at Austin

Properties and Their Inter-Couplings in 2D Materials

Peter J.A. Nordlander

Rice University

Theoretical Investigations of Chemical Properties of Nanosystems

Simon W. North

Texas A&M University

Fundamental Imaging Studies of Chemical Reactivity

Kathryn A. O’Donnell

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dissecting Novel Mechanisms of Lung Cancer Pathogenesis

John S. Olson

Rice University

Chemical Mechanisms of Ligand Binding to Heme Proteins

Mohammad A. Omary

University of North Texas

Dawn Rise Upon New Chemical Bonds Amidst Ground- and Excited-State Bonding Assortments in Luminescent Molecules/Excitons/Polarons

José Onuchic

Rice University

Integrating Structural and Co-Evolutionary Genomic Data to Determine the Energy Landscape of Biomolecular Complexes

Kim Orth

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Using Chemistry and Genetics with VopQ to Decipher Vacuolar Fusion Events

Oleg V. Ozerov

Texas A&M University

Ligand Design Approaches to Coupling Catalysis with Group 9 Metal Complexes

Jeremy C. Palmer

University of Houston

Metastable Liquid-Liquid Phase Transitions in Molecular Models of Tetrahedral Fluids

Keith H. Pannell

The University of Texas at El Paso

SILOXYMETHYLAMINES:  Masked Amination Reagents for New Metal Ligands

Matteo Pasquali

Rice University

Physical Chemistry of Nanorods and Nanoplates

Margaret A. Phillips

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Purine Salvage Pathways as Potential Drug Targets in Trypanosomatid Parasites

Lionel W. Poirier

Texas Tech University

New Methodologies for Accurate Quantum Calculations of the Dynamics of Atomic Nuclei

David C. Powers

Texas A&M University

PCET-Triggered Metal-Ligand Cooperation for Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis

B. V. Venkataram Prasad

Baylor College of Medicine

X-ray Crystallographic Studies on Viruses and Viral Proteins

Han Pu

Rice University

Synthetic P-Wave Interaction in Ultracold Atoms

Emily L. Que

The University of Texas at Austin

Exploring the Use of Cu(II) in 19F Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agents for Imaging Biological Redox

Arun Radhakrishnan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Molecular Mechanisms of Cholesterol Sensors in Human Cells

Mark G. Raizen

The University of Texas at Austin

Imaging of Surface Chemistry with Neutral Atoms

Rama Ranganathan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Evolutionary Dynamics and the Design of Natural Proteins

Frank M. Raushel

Texas A&M University

Elucidation of Enzyme Reaction Mechanisms

Joseph M. Ready

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

New Directions in Asymmetric Synthesis

Michael Reese

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Unraveling the Non-Canonical Activation Mechanism of Toxoplasma Kinases

Linda E. Reichl

The University of Texas at Austin

Relaxation Processes in Ultracold Atomic Mixtures and Dissociated Molecules

Pengyu Ren

The University of Texas at Austin

Multiscale Modeling of RNA 3D Structure and Folding

Peter M. Rentzepis

Texas A&M University

Time and Space Resolved Chemical and Biological Reaction Intermediates

Luke M. Rice

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structure and Biochemistry of a Microtubule Regulatory Protein

Michael G. Richmond

University of North Texas

Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Polynuclear Clusters

Jeffrey D. Rimer

University of Houston

Physicochemical Factors Governing Protein Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization

Jose Rizo‑Rey

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

NMR Methods to Study Membrane Proteins in Lipid Bilayers

Sean T. Roberts

The University of Texas at Austin

Mapping Singlet Exciton Fission and Energy Transport Pathways in Perylene Diimide Thin Films and Crystals with Femtosecond Time-Resolved Spectroscopy

Jacob T. Robinson

Rice University

Molecular Mechanisms for Magnetically Sensitive Ion Channels

Daniel Romo

Baylor University

Novel Strategies for b-Lactone Synthesis and Annulation to Impact Basic Cell Biology

Michael J. Rose

The University of Texas at Austin

Earth Abundant Metal Catalysts for Energy-Related Chemical Transformations

Michael K. Rosen

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2D Phase Separated Protein Polymers:  Interactions with Actin Filaments

Daniel M. Rosenbaum

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Capturing the Active Conformations of CNS GPCRs with Nanobodies

Joseph H. Ross, Jr.

Texas A&M University

Magnetic, Electronic and Dynamical Behavior of New Semiconducting Materials

Peter Rossky

Rice University

Understanding Conjugated Polymer Aggregation and Optoelectronic Properties via Multiscale Simulation

Rick Russell

The University of Texas at Austin

Investigation of RNA Misfolding from Altered Topology

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin

The University of Texas at Austin

Development of Ambient Ionization Ion Mobility Mass Spectroscopy Imaging for Spatial and Chemical Lipid Analysis in Biological Samples

Sandra L. Schmid

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dissecting Dynamin Isoform-Specific Regulation of Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis

Hans A. Schuessler

Texas A&M University

Optical Studies of Atomic and Molecular Systems with Femtosecond, XUV and IR Laser Radiation

Marlan O. Scully

Texas A&M University

Experimental and Theoretical Research into Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Optics

Jonathan T. Sczepanski

Texas A&M University

Development of Cross-Chiral Nucleic Acid Biosensors for Detection of RNA Structure

Joachim Seemann

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical and Structural Analysis of Golgi-Based Spindle Assembly Activities

Laura Segatori

Rice University

Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-Inspired Nanoparticles with Autophagy-Modulating Properties

Libo Shan

Texas A&M University

Biochemical and Regulatory Constraints of Immune Sensors

Bryan F. Shaw

Baylor University

The Dark Side of "Wild Type" Cu, Zn SOD1 in Motor Neuron Disease:  Metal Snatcher or Prion Template?

Jason B. Shear

The University of Texas at Austin

Development of Micro-3D-Printed Optical Fiber Probes for Remote Characterization of Complex Bio-Environments

Matthew Sheldon

Texas A&M University

Hot Carrier Up-Conversion Luminescence in Nanocrystal Heterostructures

A. Dean Sherry

The University of Texas at Dallas

Shift Reagents for MRI Detection of Specific Metabolites

Xiaobing Shi

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Structure and Functions of a Novel Histone Acetylation Reader

Chih-Kang Shih

The University of Texas at Austin

Tailoring Electronic and Excitonic Structures of 2D Materials

Michael Shiloh

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Activation of Nociceptive Neurons by a Mycobacterial Bioactive Lipid

Qimiao Si

Rice University

Theoretical Studies of Electronic Dynamics and Correlations in Carbon-Based and Related Low Dimensional Structures

Daniel J. Siegwart

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Design and Synthesis of Activatable pH-Responsive Water Soluble Dyes for Biomedical Imaging

Alexei V. Sokolov

Texas A&M University

Ultrafast Coherent Molecular Spectroscopy with Spatially and Temporally Shaped Electromagnetic Fields

Dong Hee Son

Texas A&M University

Hot Electrons Generated from Upconversion in Doped Quantum Dots

Zhou Songyang

Baylor College of Medicine

Biochemical Studies of Pathways and Compounds that Modulate Telomere Length

Mihaela C. Stefan

The University of Texas at Dallas

Semiconducting Block Copolymers Capable of Actuated Changes of Opto-Electronic Properties

Wu‑Pei Su

University of Houston

Direct Phasing in Macromolecular Crystallography

Ruhma Syeda

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Probing the Mechanism of SWELL Response to Osmotic Stress and Ionic Strength

Jeffrey J. Tabor

Rice University

Next-Generation Antibiotics:  High Throughput Discovery of Inhibitors of Pathogenic Bacterial Two-Component Systems

Vincent S. Tagliabracci

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Novel Bacterial Spore Coat Protein Kinases

Uttam K. Tambar

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Stereoselective Transformations of Dienes

Yizhi Jane Tao

Rice University

Structural and Functional Studies of Viral Polymerases

David Taylor

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemical Insights into Substrate Cleavage by CRISPR-Cascade

Thomas S. Teets

University of Houston

Fine Tuning of Molecular Catalysts and Photosensitizers via Synthetic Allostery

Jonathan R. Terman

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Chemistry and Enzymology of MICAL Family Oxidoreductases

Randolph P. Thummel

University of Houston

Cyclotetrapyridines and Related 6-5 Chelators

Chin‑Sen Ting

University of Houston

Superconductivity in Fe-Pnictides and Other Electron-Correlated Materials

Frank K. Tittel

Rice University

Application of Mid-Infrared Quantum and Interband Cascade Lasers to High Precision Trace Gas Monitoring

Zachary J. Tonzetich

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Catalysts Supported by Pincer Ligands

Eszter Trufan

University of Houston-Downtown

Synthesis and Characterization of New Ball-Type Phthalocyanines

Thomas M. Truskett

The University of Texas at Austin

Liquids Near Interfaces:  Single-Molecule and Collective Dynamics

Francis T.F. Tsai

Baylor College of Medicine

Structural and Mechanistic Studies of ATP-Driven Protein Machines

Benjamin P. Tu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Selective Regulation of Metabolism by a Conserved Inhibitor of TORC1

Adam R. Urbach

Trinity University

Multivalent Cucurbit[n]urils for High-Affinity Reversible Binding

Kosaku Uyeda

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The Biochemical Mechanism of the Glucose Sensing and Regulation of ChREBP

Rafael Verduzco

Rice University

Charge Separation in Well-Defined Donor-Acceptor Block Copolymer Interfaces

Eric J. Wagner

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Cryo-EM Analysis of the Integrator Complex

Yihong Wan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Characterization of How Maternal Milk Impacts Offspring Epigenome and Metabolism

Meng C. Wang

Baylor College of Medicine

Chemical Imaging of Glutathione Spatiotemporal Dynamics During Aging

Qinghua Wang

Baylor College of Medicine

Chemical Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction and Regulation

Yingfei Wang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Characterization of PAAN

Yuhong Wang

University of Houston

The Kinetics and Conformational Changes During the Peptidyl Transferase Reaction in Single Ribosomes

Zhao Wang

Baylor College of Medicine

Determining Chemical Interactions Mediating Biological Complex Formation by Cryo-EM

Zhigao Wang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of Necroptosis by Casein Kinase 1

Coran Watanabe

Texas A&M University

Streptomyces sahachiroi:  A Rich Treasure Trove of Unique Biosynthetic Reactions

Lauren J. Webb

The University of Texas at Austin

Small Molecule Interactions with Protein Assemblies:  "Drugging" the Protein-Protein Interface

R. Bruce Weisman

Rice University

Optical Studies of Nanocarbons

Alexander H. Weiss

The University of Texas at Arlington

New Method for the Chemical Characterization of the Internal Surfaces of Porous Materials

Kenneth D. Westover

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Development of Covalent TAK1 Inhibitors

Robert L. Whetten

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Fundamental Chemical Research on Larger Molecular Noble-Metal Clusters

Christian P. Whitman

The University of Texas at Austin

Structure Function Relationships in Enzymes

C. Grant Willson

The University of Texas at Austin

Programmed Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

Lon J. Wilson

Rice University

Carbon Nanotube Capsules for Advanced Theranostic Applications

Sebastian E. Winter

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Respiration-Driven Changes in the Gut Microbiome During Inflammation

Jiang Wu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Tumor Suppression Function of Brg1/SMARCA4 is Disrupted by DCLK1-Mediated Phosphorylation

Han Xiao

Rice University

Genetic Incorporation of Fluorogenic Amino Acids

Chong Xie

The University of Texas at Austin

Probing the in vivo Chemistry in the Behaving Brain

Jian Xu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

In Situ Analysis of the Structure-Function of Transcriptional Enhancers

Boris I. Yakobson

Rice University

Science of Nearly-1D Materials:  From Nanotubes to Nanowires and Grain Boundaries

Nan Yan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

A Monogenic Immune Disorder Associated with Oligosaccharyltransferase Dysregulation

Ding-Shyue Yang

University of Houston

Ultrafast Electron Crystallography and Femtosecond Spectroscopy of Structural Transformation Dynamics in Transition Metal Systems

Jin Ye

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Characterization of the Fatty Acid-UAS Domain Interaction

Danny L. Yeager

Texas A&M University

Some Accurate New Complex Scaled Multiconfigurational Methods for Electron-Atom/Molecule Scattering Resonances

Hsin-Chih Yeh

The University of Texas at Austin

NanoCluster Beacons for Highly Specific DNA Methylation Detection

Sherry J. Yennello

Texas A&M University

Investigating the Equation-of-State for a Two-Component Nuclear System

Seung-hee Yoo

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A FAD-Driven Biochemical Oscillation Governing CRYPTOCHROME Turnover

Guihua Yu

The University of Texas at Austin

Probing the Charge Storage Mechanisms of Molecularly-Assembled Two-Dimensional Inorganic Solids

Hongtao Yu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical and Structural Analysis of Cohesion and Its Regulators

Yonghao Yu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Targeting PARP1 for the Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Anvar A. Zakhidov

The University of Texas at Dallas

Photochemistry of Nanoimprinted Hybrid Perovskites for Photovoltaics

Melissa L. Zastrow

University of Houston

Cofactor-Based Fluorescent Proteins as Platforms for New Zinc Ion Sensors

Chengcheng Zhang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Identification of Potential Therapeutic Compounds for Hematopoietic Regeneration

Chun-Li Zhang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Chemical Regulation of Human Motor Neurons

Junjie Zhang

Texas A&M University

Functions of Unique Structures in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Translation

Renyi Zhang

Texas A&M University

Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Reactions

Xiuren Zhang

Texas A&M University

Biochemical Basis of SWI/SNF ATPase in Remodeling RNA Complexes

Xuewu Zhang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural and Functional Analyses of the BCCIPβ/RPL23 Complex

Yan Jessie Zhang

The University of Texas at Austin

Visualization of the Incorporation of Molecular Oxygen in Endoperoxide Bond Formation Using Time-Resolved X-ray Crystallography

John C.-G. Zhao

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Expeditious Modification of Organocatalyst Structures for Improved Stereoselectivities

Alexey M. Zheltikov

Texas A&M University

Optical Detection and Control of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics and Small-Scale Temperature Variations in Chemical Systems

Jie Zheng

The University of Texas at Dallas

Unravelling Charge Selectivity in the Glomerular Filtration of Ultrasmall Engineered Nanoparticles at the Chemical Level

Qing Zhong

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Identification of Autophagy-Specific Factors for Autophagosome-Lysosome Fusion

Yubin Zhou

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Optical Rewiring of Epigenetic Landscapes to Reprogram Cell Fate