Principal InvestigatorInstitutionTitle of Research
John M. Abrams

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Apoptosome Caspase Control by Tango7

Jung-Mo Ahn

The University of Texas at Dallas

Tailoring Small Molecules to Mimic Protein Helical Surfaces

Erez Lieberman Aiden

Baylor College of Medicine

Mapping Chromatin Loop Dynamics in Differentiating Hematopoetic Cells

Hal S. Alper

The University of Texas at Austin

Diversification of  Biologically-Derived Oleochemicals Through a Combinatorial Approach

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

Carlos R. Baiz

The University of Texas at Austin

Studies in Biophysical Chemistry:  Applications of Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy

Aaron B. Baker

The University of Texas at Austin

Nanodisc-Based Delivery of Membrane Protein Therapeutics

Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr.

The University of Texas at Dallas

Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Complexes

Zachary T. Ball

Rice University

New Strategies for Catalytic Bond Formation

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

Plasmonic-Enhanced Nanoscale Mid-Infrared Microscopy with Monolayer Sensitivity

Matthew R. Bennett

Rice University

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

David E. Bergbreiter

Texas A&M University

Thermally Responsive Multiphase Catalyst Systems

Ricardo A. Bernal

The University of Texas at El Paso

Deciphering the Structural and Functional Basis for Ring Separation in Chaperonins

John W. Bevan

Texas A&M University

Structure and Dynamics of Prototypical Hydrogen Bonded and Related Interactions

W. E. Billups

Rice University

Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials

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 Lipid-Protein Interactions for a Channel Gated by Membrane Tension

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

Hydrogenations of Stereochemically Complex Substrates:  The End of a Messy Divorce and the Beginning of a New Romance

Shawn C. Burgess

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dysregulation of Intermediary Metabolism During Disease

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

Zheng Chen

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Molecular Mechanism 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

Wah Chiu

Baylor College of Medicine

Structural Studies of Viruses by Cryo-EM

Yuh Min Chook

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanisms of Nuclear Export Cargo Dissociation

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

Hollow Semiconductor Nanotubes:  Structural and Compositional Control

Don M. Coltart

University of Houston

Asymmetric Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Functionalized Azoalkenes

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 Nuclear Poly(A)-Dependent RNA Decay Pathway

Lydia M. Contreras

The University of Texas at Austin

In Vivo Structure Characterization of Catalytic RNAs by Fluorescence

David R. Corey

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Recognition of Chromosomal DNA by Synthetic Oligomers

Anthony Cozzolino

Texas Tech University

Photoisomerizable Ligands for Light Harvesting by Transition Metal Complexes

Luis G. Cuello

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Crystallographic and Functional Studies in KcsA-Kv Channel Chimeras that Differ in C-Type Inactivation Properties

Pengcheng Dai

Rice University

Spin Dynamics in Single Molecular Magnets

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

Synthetic Analogues and Reactivity Studies of Iron, Nickel, and Zinc Biomimetic Complexes Containing Histidine, Cysteine, and Nitric Oxide as Ligands

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

Novel Heterocyclizations for Natural Product Synthesis

Ralph J. DeBerardinis

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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

George N. DeMartino

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of Proteasome Function by Reversible SUMOylation

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

Guangbin Dong

The University of Texas at Austin

Site-Selective C-H Bond Functionalization

Ivan D'Orso

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cooperative Assembly of HIV Transcription Elongation Complexes

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

Microwave and Infrared Spectroscopy of 2D Atomic Crystals and Topological Insulators

Kim R. Dunbar

Texas A&M University

Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Molecular Materials:  Investigation of Factors that Effect Bistability

F. Barry Dunning

Rice University

Studies Involving Molecules in High Rydberg States

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

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

Christopher J. Ellison

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemistry and Properties of Self-Assembly Directed Nanomaterials

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

p-Conjugated Macrocyclic Molecular Belts

Walter L. Fast

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemical Probes of Biological Catalysts

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 Oxidative Enzymes

Matthew S. Foster

Rice University

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

Doug E. Frantz

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Exploiting Catalytic Tandem Decarboxylation/b-Hydride Eliminations to Chiral Allenes

François P. Gabbaï

Texas A&M University

Coordination Non-Innocence of Antimony and Tellurium 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

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

Docking Interactions between the MAP3Ks, ASK1/TAO2 and B-Raf with their Cognate MAP2Ks, MEK6 and MEK1

John B. Goodenough

The University of Texas at Austin

Influence of Counter Cation in Mixed-Metal Oxides

David G. Gorenstein

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Combinatorial Selection and Design of Next Generation X-aptamers

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 Membrane Structural Biology

Naomi J. Halas

Rice University

Chemical and Photophysical Properties of Electron-Delocalized Nanoparticles

P. Shiv Halasyamani

University of Houston

Advanced Second-Harmonic Generating 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

Design of Polymeric Binder-Carbon Particle Composites of Lithium Ion Battery Electrode

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

Christian B. Hilty

Texas A&M University

Characterization of Olefin Metathesis Using Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

David M. Hoffman

University of Houston

Synthesis of Metal Complexes with Sterically Encumbered Ketimide Ligands

Bradley J. Holliday

The University of Texas at Austin

Seeded Growth of Inorganic Materials within Organic Templates

Lora V. Hooper

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Engineering Antibacterial Lectins for Specific Targeting of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Jenny Hsieh

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Chemical Regulation of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Memory

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

Huey W. Huang

Rice University

Molecular Mechanism of Membrane-Acting Antibiotic Daptomycin

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 Graphene-Like Nanomaterials

Tatyana I. Igumenova

Texas A&M University

A Novel Interaction Within Protein Kinase C Enzyme

Brent L. Iverson

The University of Texas at Austin

Understanding 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

Complex Active Sites for Phosphoryl Transfer:  Continued Chemical, Biochemical, Biophysical and Structural Analyses

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

Study of Cell Signaling at the Primary Cilium

Ning Jiang

The University of Texas at Austin

Error-Free High-Throughput Gene Sequencing

Youxing Jiang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural and Functional Studies of Ligand-Gated Cation Channels

Jianping Jin

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dissection of Mechanisms for Polyubiquitin Chain Synthesis

Kenneth A. Johnson

The University of Texas at Austin

Kinetics of Hepatitis C Viral RNA-Dependent RNA Replication

Keith P. Johnston

The University of Texas at Austin

Tuning Inorganic and Organic Nanoclusters Assembled from Primary Nanoparticles

Richard A. Jones

The University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Precursors for New Functional Materials

Karl M. Kadish

University of Houston

Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry of Compounds with Multiple Redox Centers

Craig D. Kaplan

Texas A&M University

Biochemistry of the RNA Polymerase II Active Site

Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay

The University of Texas at Austin

Preparative Biocatalytic Synthesis of Complex Polyketides

Sean M. Kerwin

Texas State University

Chemistry of N-Alkynylazoles

Ching-Hwa Kiang

Rice University

Single Molecule Studies of Molecular Interactions of Biological Macromolecules

Thomas C. Killian

Rice University

Creation of Halo Molecules with an Optical Feshbach Resonance

Nayun Kim

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Locus-Specific Quantitation of Uracil Associated with Unscheduled DNA Synthesis

Douglas J. Klein

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Chemical Models:  Classical to Quantum-Theoretic

Steven A. Kliewer

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Characterization of the Endogenous Ligand for the Immunomodulatory Orphan Nuclear Receptor RORg

Che Ming Ko

Texas A&M University

Theoretical Studies of Heavy Ion Collisions

Jennifer J. Kohler

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Discovering Toxin Receptors with Photocrosslinking Sugars

Anatoly B. Kolomeisky

Rice University

Theoretical Understanding of Chemical Mechanisms of Selectivity in Transport through Channels

Junichiro Kono

Rice University

Optical, Infrared and Terahertz Spectroscopy of Low-Dimensional Materials

Brian A. Korgel

The University of Texas at Austin

Nanomaterials of Earth Abundant Elements for Energy Storage and Harvesting

Donald J. Kouri

University of Houston

Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics:  Accurate Excited State Energies and Wave Functions

László Kürti

Rice University

Novel Methods and Reagents for C-C and C-N Bond Formation

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

David L. Lambert

The University of Texas at Austin

The Chemical Composition of Stars

Alan M. Lambowitz

The University of Texas at Austin

Thermotargetron System for Genome Engineering of Thermophiles

Christy F. Landes

Rice University

Exploiting Molecular Fluorescence to Probe Local Chemical Dynamics

Oleg Larionov

The University of Texas at San Antonio

New Enantioselective Strategies for the Synthesis of HPI Natural Products

Michael Latham

Texas Tech University

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

Seongmin Lee

The University of Texas at Austin

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

T. Randall Lee

University of Houston

Aliphatic Xanthates and Analogs for Tailored Surfaces and Nanoparticle Coatings

Xiangyang Lei

Lamar University

New Nickel(II) s-Aryl Complexes as Catalysts for Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions

Bing Li

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical and Functional Analysis of Histone Clipping

Guigen Li

Texas Tech University

Chiral N-Phosphonylimines-Controlled Asymmetric Reactions of Halo Enolates

Pingwei Li

Texas A&M University

The Structural Basis of Microbial DNA Sensing in Innate Immunity

Wei Li

Rice University

Nuclear Chemistry at Trillion Degrees

Wen-hong Li

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fluorescent Probes for Cellular Imaging

Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li

The University of Texas at Austin

Bio-Compatible Quantum Sensors

Roger L. Lichti

Texas Tech University

Muonium Defect Chemistry in Functional Oxides

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-Plasma Membrane Junctions

Hung-wen Liu

The University of Texas at Austin

Mechanistic Studies of Novel Enzymes

Jun Liu

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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

Qinghua Liu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mechanistic Studies of the Drosophila RNA Interference Pathway

Wenshe Liu

Texas A&M University

Biosensors for Small Molecules and Enzymes

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 Interface Pathway

Steve W. Lockless

Texas A&M University

Membrane Protein Regulation Through the Lipid Bilayer

Jun Lou

Rice University

Development of Nanomaterials for Low Cost Solar Energy Harvesting

Carl J. Lovely

The University of Texas at Arlington

Total Synthesis of Imidazole-Containing Natural Products

Vassiliy Lubchenko

University of Houston

Predicting the Structure of Complex Inorganic Solids

Robert R. Lucchese

Texas A&M University

Reaction Dynamics Probed by Molecular-Frame Photoionization

Lawrence Lum

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Functional Interrogation of Extracellular Protein Lipidation

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

Jodie L. Lutkenhaus

Texas A&M University

Discovering the Rich Electrochemistry of Nitroxide Radical-Modified Conjugated Polymers

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

Electronic Properties of Graphene

Frederick M. MacDonnell

The University of Texas at Arlington

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Mechanisms of DNA Cleavage by Photoexcited and Ground-State Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes

John B. MacMillan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Role of Non-Enzymatic Transformations in Natural Product Biosynthesis

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

Paul Marshall

University of North Texas

Kinetic and Product Studies of Gas-Phase Reactions Over Wide Ranges of Temperature

Angel A. Marti-Arbona

Rice University

Ruthenium(II) Photoluminescent Probes for Sensing Amyloid-B Oligomers in Real-Time

Caleb D. Martin

Baylor University

New Powerful Lewis Acids as Metal-Free Catalysts

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

Seiichi P.T. Matsuda

Rice University

Terpene Biosynthesis

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

Kevin McBride

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Small Molecule Inhibitors of Epigenetic Effector Proteins

Ognjen Š. Miljanić

University of Houston

Shape-Persistent Fluorophores Based on Benzimidazoles and Tetrasubstituted Silanes

Delia J. Milliron

The University of Texas at Austin

Plasmonic Transparent Conducting Oxide Nanocrystals:  Dopant Chemistry and Heterogeneity

Hamid Mirzaei

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Development of a Fully Automated 3D Separation Platform for Deep Proteome Fractionation:  Application in Novel Drug Discovery Towards Detection of Low Abundance Targets of Small Molecules

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 Musser

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Signal Peptide Interactions During Transport by the Bacterial Tat Machinery

Yunsun Nam

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structure and Function Relationship of microRNA Precursors

Douglas Natelson

Rice University

Novel Single- and Few-Molecule Vibrational Spectroscopies

Joseph B. Natowitz

Texas A&M University

Nuclear Reaction Studies

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

Band Engineering for Topological Properties in Graphene Like Systems

Peter J.A. Nordlander

Rice University

Theoretical Investigations of Chemical Properties of Nanostructures

Michael V. Norgard

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structure and Function of a Novel Bacterial Regulator

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

Ground- and Excited-State Bonding Assortments in Luminescent Molecules and Corresponding Excitons

José Onuchic

Rice University

Expanding the Protein Folding Landscape Towards Biomolecular Machines

Kim Orth

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Elucidate the Biochemical Mechanism used by Vibrio VopQ to Induce Autophagy

Oleg V. Ozerov

Texas A&M University

Highly Unsaturated Cationic Group 10 Transition Metal Pincer 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

Chandrashekhar Pasare

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Role of IRAK-1 in Regulating Caspase-1 Activation and Cleavage

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 Trypanosoma brucei

Lionel W. Poirier

Texas Tech University

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

Patrick Ryan Potts

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Therapeutic Targeting of Melanoma Antigen (MAGE) Genes

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

Florante A. Quiocho

Baylor College of Medicine

Structure-Function Relationships in Proteins

Arun Radhakrishnan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fluorescent Sensors for Measuring Cholesterol in Live Cells

Mark G. Raizen

The University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Microscopy in Space and in Time

Rama Ranganathan

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Principles of Protein Robustness and Evolvability

Hai Rao

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Multiple Ubiquitin Ligases Regulate Centromere Function and Genome Stability

Frank M. Raushel

Texas A&M University

Enzyme Reaction Mechanism

Joseph M. Ready

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Catalytic Synthesis and Application of Substituted Ynol Ethers

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

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

Grigory Rogachev

Texas A&M University

The Origin of Chemical Elements in the Universe

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:  Composition, Dynamics and Lipid Interactions

Daniel M. Rosenbaum

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Studies of Active and Inactive Conformations of G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Joseph H. Ross, Jr.

Texas A&M University

Magnetic, Electronic and Dynamical Behavior of New Semiconducting Materials

Rick Russell

The University of Texas at Austin

Investigation of RNA Misfolding during Transcription

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 Ultra Cold Molecular Ions Using Femtosecond and XUV Laser Radiation

Marlan O. Scully

Texas A&M University

Quantum Coherence Effects in Chemical and Laser Physics

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

Philip Serwer

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Structural Chemistry of Viruses

Jonathan L. Sessler

The University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly via Anion Binding

Libo Shan

Texas A&M University

Biochemical and Regulatory Constraints of Immune Sensors

Bryan F. Shaw

Baylor University

Asparagine Deamidation in Motor Neurons:  A Molecular Clock or a Ticking Time Bomb?

Jason B. Shear

The University of Texas at Austin

Laser-Mediated Imprinting of Biomaterials for Real-Time Control of Cellular Environments

Matthew Sheldon

Texas A&M University

Hot Carrier Up-Conversion Luminescence in Nanocrystal Heterostructures

A. Dean Sherry

The University of Texas at Dallas

Lanthanide-Based CEST Agents for Molecular Imaging

Xiaobing Shi

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Molecular Mechanisms of JARID1B PHD Fingers in Recognition of Histone Methylation

Chih-Kang Shih

The University of Texas at Austin

Tailoring Electronic and Excitonic Structures of 2D Materials

Qimiao Si

Rice University

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

Daniel J. Siegwart

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Smart, Linear-Dendritic Block Copolymers to Increase siRNA Release in Response to pH

Alexei V. Sokolov

Texas A&M University

Applications of Molecular Coherence in Ultrafast Optics

Dong Hee Son

Texas A&M University

Dark Exciton in the Energy Transfer Process of Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Zhou Songyang

Baylor College of Medicine

Biochemical Studies of Pathways and Compounds that Modulate Telomere Length

John F. Stanton

The University of Texas at Austin

Studies in Quantum Chemistry

Mihaela C. Stefan

The University of Texas at Dallas

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

Keith J. Stevenson

The University of Texas at Austin

Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon and Metal Oxide Architectures

Wu‑Pei Su

University of Houston

Direct Phasing in Macromolecular Crystallography

Jeffrey J. Tabor

Rice University

Characterizing the Ligand Binding Properties of Bacterial Sensor Histidine Kinases from the Human Gut

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

Catalytic Mechanism of Astrovirus RNA Replication

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

Isabell Thomann

Rice University

Managing Photons and Charge Carriers for Photocatalysis

Randolph P. Thummel

University of Houston

6-5 Chelators:  A New Paradigm in Polypyridine Chemistry

Chin‑Sen Ting

University of Houston

Study of Superconductivity and Related Subjects in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Frank K. Tittel

Rice University

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

Zachary J. Tonzetich

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Fundamental Coordination Chemistry of Biologically Relevant Small Molecules

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 Autophagy by Metabolic State

Adam R. Urbach

Trinity University

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

Kosaku Uyeda

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical Mechanisms of the Glucose Sensing and Regulation of ChREBP Activity

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 Carla 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

Yuhong Wang

University of Houston

The Kinetics and Conformational Changes During Peptidyl Transferase Reaction in Single Ribosome

Zhigao Wang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of Necroptosis by Casein Kinase 1de

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

The Physical Chemistry of Biological Interfaces

R. Bruce Weisman

Rice University

Photostudies of Carbon Nanostructures

Kenneth D. Westover

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Development of Covalent TAK1 Inhibitors

Steven E. Wheeler

Texas A&M University

Harnessing the Power of Non-Covalent Interactions for Organocatalysis

Robert L. Whetten

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Clusters as Molecular Surfaces:  Modification of Selected Noble-Metal Thiolates

Michael A. White

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Analysis of the Functional Significance of Complex Protein/Protein Interactions

Christian P. Whitman

The University of Texas at Austin

Structure Function Relationships in Enzymes

Kenton H. Whitmire

Rice University

The Chemistry of Nanomolecules

C. Grant Willson

The University of Texas at Austin

Programmed Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

Lon J. Wilson

Rice University

Carbon Nanocapsules for Advanced Imaging Applications

Sebastian E. Winter

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Metabolism of Salmonella Typhimurium in the Inflamed Gut

Blerta Xhemalce

The University of Texas at Austin

Regulation of Gene Expression Through Chemical Modifications of RNA

Miguel Jose Yacaman

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Tri and Multi Metallic Nanoparticles a Novel Approach to Control Shape, Size, Structure and Properties of Nanoparticles

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 Structural Dynamics of Molecular Assemblies at Interfaces

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

Developments and Studies using Several Complex Scaled Multiconfigurational Methods for Electron Atom/Molecule 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

The Equation of State for a Two-Component Nuclear System

Hye-Jeong Yeo

University of Houston

Structural Studies of Novel Lipoproteins

Guihua Yu

The University of Texas at Austin

Probing the Charge Storage Mechanisms of Molecularly-Assembled Two-Dimensional Nanochalcogenides

Hongtao Yu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Biochemical and Structural Analysis of Sister-Chromatid Cohesion

Yonghao Yu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Large-Scale Isolation and Identification of Poly-ADP-Ribosylated Proteins

Anvar A. Zakhidov

The University of Texas at Dallas

Electrochemically Tuned Solar Cell Fibers Based on Organic-Inorganic Perovskites

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

Biochemical Regulation of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor TLX

David Yu Zhang

Rice University

Native Characterization of DNA and RNA Structure Thermodynamics

Junjie Zhang

Texas A&M University

The Structural Basis of Ribosomal Silencing in Tuberculosis

Renyi Zhang

Texas A&M University

Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Reactions

Xuewu Zhang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Structural Basis for the Interaction between Class B Plexins and PDZ-RhoGEF/LARG

Yan Jessie Zhang

The University of Texas at Austin

Chemical Sensors to Determine Proline Isomeric Specificity of RNA Polymerase II

John C.-G. Zhao

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Expeditious Modification of Organocatalyst Structures for Improved Stereoselectivities

Aleksei M. Zheltikov

Texas A&M University

Optical Detection of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics and Electron-Initiated Chemical Processes

Junrong Zheng

Rice University

Multiple-Dimensional Optical Spectroscopy

Qing Zhong

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of the Class III PI3K by Nutrient-Sensing Kinases in Autophagy

Yubin Zhou

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Optical Rewiring of Epigenetic Landscapes to Reprogram Cell Fate