Principal InvestigatorInstitutionTitle of Research
John M. Abrams
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Apoptosome Caspase Control by Tango7
Jung-Mo AhnThe University of Texas
at Dallas
Tailoring Small Molecules to Mimic Protein Helical Surfaces
Erez Lieberman AidenBaylor College of MedicineMapping Chromatin Loop Dynamics in Differentiating Hematopoetic Cells
Hal S. AlperThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Diversification of  Biologically-Derived Oleochemicals Through a Combinatorial Approach
Neal M. AltoThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterPost-Translational Modification of Host Enzymes by Bacterial Effector Proteins
Andrea AlùThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Giant Sensitivity and Broadband Circular Dichroism in Plasmonic Metamaterials
Meigan AronsonTexas A&M UniversityAccelerating the Search for New Topological Materials Using in-situ X-ray Diffraction Measurements and Electronic Structure Calculations
Vaibhav BahadurThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Role of Surface Chemistry and Interfacial Charge on Methane Hydrate Nucleation
Carlos R. BaizThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Studies in Biophysical Chemistry:  Applications of Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy
Aaron B. BakerThe 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. BallRice UniversityNew Strategies for Catalytic Bond Formations
Laura BanaszynskiThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterRole of Chromatin Remodeling in ALT-Positive Cancers
Jiming BaoUniversity of HoustonDistinguishing Photocatalytic Activity of Different Cobalt Oxides Through Controlled Material Synthesis and Systematic Photoelectrochemical Investigation
David P. BarondeauTexas A&M UniversityEvolving Metallocofactor Chemistry Through Second Shell Interactions
Jeffrey E. BarrickThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Comparing the Chemical Utility of Alternative Genetic Codes
Bonnie BartelRice UniversityNovel Peroxisomal Processes in Plants
Mikhail A. BelkinThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Mid-Infrared Vibrational Nanospectroscopy in Liquid Environment
Matthew R. BennettRice UniversityThe Role of Protein/DNA Interactions in the Kinetics of Biochemical Networks
David E. BergbreiterTexas A&M UniversityMultiphase Multicomponent Systems for Synthesis and Catalysis
Ricardo A. BernalThe University of Texas
at El Paso
Deciphering the Structural and Functional Basis for Ring Separation in Chaperonins
W. E. BillupsRice UniversityChemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials
Eric R. BittnerUniversity of HoustonTheoretical Studies of Ultrafast and Coherent Charge-Separation Dynamics in Organic Photovoltaic Systems
Paul BlountThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDetermining Protein-Lipid and Protein-Protein Interactions for a Channel Involved in Mechanosensing
Jennifer S. BrodbeltThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Impact of Charges on Protein Fragmentation
Maurice BrookhartUniversity of HoustonNew Pd(II) and Ni(II) Catalysts for Olefin Polymerizations and Copolymerizations
Richard K. BruickThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterIsoform-Selective Regulation of HIF-Alpha by Isoprenoids
Kevin BurgessTexas A&M UniversityLadder-Rung Mimics for Perturbing Protein-Protein Interactions 
Shawn C. BurgessThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDysregulation of Intermediary Metabolism During Disease
Walter G. ChapmanRice UniversityStructure and Properties of Complex Fluids in the Bulk and Interfacial Regions
James R. ChelikowskyThe University of Texas at AustinSimulating Direct Images of the Covalent Bond from Atomic Force Microscopy
Banglin ChenThe University of Texas at San AntonioFunctional Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Recognition of Small Molecules
Chuo ChenThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDevelopment of Anticancer Immunotherapeutic Agents
Zheng ChenThe University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonMolecular Mechanism of a Clock-Enhancing Natural Product
Zhijian J. ChenThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterBiochemical Mechanism of MAVS Activation by Prion-Like Polymerization
Cheng-Ming ChiangThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMechanistic Action of BET Compound Inhibitors in Cancer Therapeutics
Wah ChiuBaylor College of MedicineStructures of Viruses by Cryo-Electron Mictoscopy and Tomography
Yuh Min ChookThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMechanisms of Importin 8-Medidated Nuclear Import
David T. ChuangThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMitochondrial Signaling by Reversible Phosphorylation
Abraham ClearfieldTexas A&M UniversitySurface Functionalization of Zirconium Phosphate and Phosphonate for Drug Delivery, Lubrication and Catalysis
Cecilia ClementiRice UniversityMapping the Free Energy Landscape of Proteins by Combining Theory and Experiment
Melanie H. CobbThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterRegulatory and Catalytic Properties of MAP Kinase Cascades
Jeffery L. CofferTexas Christian UniversityProbing New Confined Nanostructures and Associated Interfaces within Tunable Silicon Nanotubes
Don M. ColtartUniversity of HoustonAsymmetric Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Functionalized Azoalkenes
Maralice Conacci-SorrellThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNon-Canonical Functions of Mcy in Protein Acetylation and Chemoresistance
Jacinta C. ConradUniversity of HoustonStructure and Dynamics of Attractive Nanoparticle Glasses
Nicholas K. ConradThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterBiochemical Analysis of a Novel S-adenosylmethionine Sensor
Lydia M. ContrerasThe University of Texas 
at Austin
In Vivo Structural Characterization of Catalytic and Regulatory RNAs
David R. CoreyThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterRecognition of Cellular Nucleic Acids by Synthetic Oligomers
Anthony CozzolinoTexas Tech UniversityPhotoisomerizable Ligands for Light Harvesting by Transition Metal Complexes
Luis G. CuelloTexas Tech University
Health Sciences Center
Crystallographic and Functional Studies in KcsA-Kv Channel Chimeras that Differ in C-Type Inactivation Properties
Gregory CunyUniversity of HoustonSynthesis of Conformational Restricted Natural Products
Pengcheng DaiRice UniversityTransport, Magnetic, and Neutron Scattering Studies of Quantum Materials
Kevin N. DalbyThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Targeting MELK for Cancer Therapy
Gaudenz DanuserThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterProbing Oncogenic Functions of Vimentin Filaments by Small Molecule Screens
Donald J. DarensbourgTexas A&M UniversityDesign and Reactivity Studies of Metal Catalysts for the Production of Polycarbonates from Novel Oxiranes and Carbon Dioxide
Marcetta Y. DarensbourgTexas A&M UniversityFundamental Chemistry that Controls Nitric Oxide Release, Capture, or Retention in the Dinitrosyl Iron Unit
Bryan W. DaviesThe University of Texas 
at Austin
High-Throughput Chemical Screening for the Discovery and Development of Antimicrobial Peptides
Jef K. De BrabanderThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterSynthesis and Chemical Biology of Bioactive Small Molecules
Ralph J. DeBerardinisThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterCompartmentation of a Redox-Balancing Metabolic Activity in the Cancer Cell Peroxisome
Michael W. DeemRice UniversityDesign of Novel Organic Structure Directing Agents for Zeolites
H. V. Rasika DiasThe University of Texas
at Arlington
Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Ligands
Loi H. DoUniversity of HoustonSite-Differentiated Platforms for Olefin Polymerization Catalysis
Sheel DodaniThe University of Texas
at Dallas
Exploring the Negative (X-) Side of Biology:  Molecular and Protein-Based Technologies for Imaging Cellular Chloride
Andreas DoncicThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterInvestigating Cell Fate Decisions During Yeast Sporulation Using Live Single Cell Metabolite Measurements
Ivan D'OrsoThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterCooperative Assembly of HIV Transcription Elongation Complexes
Peter DouglasThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterStress-Mediated Actin Phosphorylation in Endocytosis and Intestinal Barrier Function
Michael C. DownerThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Femtosecond Optical Probes of Nano-Interface Chemistry
Michael P. DoyleThe University of Texas
at San Antonio
Selective Chemical Oxidations
Rui-Rui DuRice UniversityInfrared and Microwave Spectroscopy of Atomically Layered Materials
Kim R. DunbarTexas A&M UniversityMagnetic and Electronic Properties of Molecular Materials
F. Barry DunningRice UniversityStudies Involving Molecules in High Rydberg States
Livia Schiavinato EberlinThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Development of Ambient Ionization Ion Mobility Mass Spectroscopy Imaging for Spatial and Chemical Lipid Analysis in Biological Samples
Ron ElberThe University of Texas
at Austin
Bridging Temporal and Spatial Scales in Membrane Modeling
Andrew D. EllingtonThe University of Texas 
at Austin
Kinetic and Structural Characterization of the First Error- Correcting Reverse Transcriptase
Jan P. ErzbergerThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterStructural and Biochemical Characterization of DEAD-Box ATPase Function and Regulation During Ribosome Biogenesis
Donglei L. FanThe University of Texas
at Austin
Innovative Mechanism for the Synthesis of 3-D Nano-Superstructures by Designed Catalysts
Lei FangTexas A&M Universityp-Conjugated Macrocyclic Molecular Belts
Walter L. FastThe University of Texas
at Austin
Chemical Probes of Biological Catalysts
Shervin FatehiThe University of Texas
Rio Grande Valley
Stochastic Methods for Highly Accurate Quantum Chemistry Extended to Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics
Michael FindlaterTexas Tech UniversityBase-Metal Catalyzed Transformations
Ilya J. FinkelsteinThe University of Texas
at Austin
Mapping the Proofreading Mechanisms of Cas9 Nuclease on a Hacked DNA Sequencer
Paul F. FitzpatrickThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioMechanisms of Enzymes
Skye FortierThe University of Texas
at El Paso
New Vistas in Early Actinide Chemistry
Matthew S. FosterRice UniversityQuantum Coherence in Driven, Disordered and Topological Many-Body Systems
Kendra King FrederickThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterProtein-Mediated Trans Splicing for Polymorphic Amyloid Structure Determination
Benny Dean FreemanThe University of Texas
at Austin
Synthesis and Characterization of Water and Ion Transport in Novel Ion Exchange Membrane Polymers
François P. GabbaïTexas A&M UniversityTuning the Electrophilic Properties of Group 10 Metal Complexes Using Non-Innocent Antimony Z-Ligands
Elyssia S. GallagherBaylor UniversityCan We Apply Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange – Mass Spectrometry to Elucidate Glycan Binding Interactions?
Venkat GanesanThe University of Texas
at Austin
Fundamental Studies of Self-Assembly in Mixtures of Organic and Inorganic Molecules
Isaac Garcia-BoschSouthern Methodist UniversityEfficient, 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. GladyszTexas A&M UniversityWerner Complexes as "Organocatalysts"
Vishal M. GohilTexas A&M UniversityPhospholipid Requirements for Mitochondrial Structure and Function
Ido GoldingBaylor College of MedicineGene Regulation by Transcription Factors:  Single-Molecule Chemistry in the Cell
Elizabeth J. GoldsmithThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterKinetic and Chemistry of the p38 MAPK Cascade
John B. GoodenoughThe University of Texas
at Austin
Influence of Counter Cation in Mixed-Metal Oxides
Paolo GrigoliniUniversity of North TexasEmergence of Biological Complexity
Nick V. GrishinThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDiscovering New Chemistries with Whole Genome Sequencing
Arnold M. GuloyUniversity of HoustonChemical Bonding and Properties of Polar Intermetallics Along the Border Between Metals and Nonmetals
Jason H. HafnerRice UniversitySurface Enhanced Spectroscopy for Biomembrane Structure
Naomi J. HalasRice UniversityChemical and Photophysical Properties of Electron-Delocalized Nanoparticles
P. Shiv HalasyamaniUniversity of HoustonSynthesis, Crystal Growth, Characterization, and Structure-Property Relationships in New Deep Ultraviolet Non-Linear Optical Materials
Michael B. HallTexas A&M UniversityComputational Chemistry on Transition Metal Systems
John C. HardyTexas A&M UniversityNuclear Decay Studies
Rasika M. HarsheyThe 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 HartThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioIn silico Screening for Inhibitors of CARDS Toxin from M. pneumoniae
Jeffrey D. HartgerinkRice UniversitySynthesis of Nanostructured Organic Materials via Self-Assembly
Kaden HazzardRice UniversityUltracold Nonreactive Molecules:  From Collision Complexes to Complex Materials
Adam HellerThe University of Texas
at Austin
Electrochemical and Bioelectrochemical Applications of Metal Oxide Templated Carbon Electrodes
Graeme HenkelmanThe University of Texas
at Austin
Design of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
W. Mike HenneThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNovel Pathways of ER-Endolysosomal Inter-Organelle Communication
Ryan E. HibbsThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterStructural Principles of Inhibitory Neurotransmitter Receptor Modulation
Lea Hildebrandt RuizThe University of Texas
at Austin
Effects of Chlorine Atoms on Tropospheric Oxidation Chemistry
Christian B. HiltyTexas A&M UniversityCharacterization of Olefin Metathesis Using Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
David M. HoffmanUniversity of HoustonSynthesis of Transition Metal Complexes with Di-Anionic Tridentate Pincer Ligands
Gary Chung HonThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterEpigenetic Control of Non-Coding Gene Regulation
Bradley J. HollidayThe University of Texas
at Austin
Seeded Growth of Inorganic Materials within Organic Templates
Lora V. HooperThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterEngineering Antibacterial Lectins for Specific Targeting of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Julia W.P. HsuThe University of Texas
at Dallas
Fe Substitution in Mn-Mullite NO Oxidation Catalysts:  From Synthesis to DFT Modelings
Huey W. HuangRice UniversityMolecular Mechanism of Membrane-Acting Antibiotic Daptomycin
Randall G. HuletRice UniversityUniversal Triatomic Molecules by Association of Ultracold Atoms
Simon M. HumphreyThe 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. HwangThe University of Texas
at Austin
First-Principles Investigation of the Structure, Chemistry and Function of Graphene-Like Nanomaterials
Tatyana I. IgumenovaTexas A&M UniversityPin1 "bites" the Tail:  Regulatory Role of the C-Terminal Domain of Protein Kinase C
Brent L. IversonThe University of Texas
at Austin
A New Family of Reporting Molecules
Khuloud JaqamanThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterIn situ Measurement of Inter-Receptor Interaction Kinetics on the Cell Surface
Makkuni JayaramThe University of Texas
at Austin
Mechanistic Characterization and Functional Manipulation of Active Sites that Catalyze Nucleotidyl Transfer Reactions
Jenna JewellThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDeciphering the Glutamine Signaling Pathway to mTORC1
Jean X. JiangThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioModulating Hemichannel Activities Using Targeting Antibodies
Jin JiangThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterBiochemical Study of Hh Signaling at the Primary Cilium
Ning JiangThe University of Texas
at Austin
Identify Therapeutic Antibodies and Vaccine Candidates by Mining Human Antibody Repertoire in Malaria
Youxing JiangThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterStructural and Functional Studies of Ligand-Gated Cation Channels
Lukasz Andrzej JoachimiakThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterStructural 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
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 KeitzThe 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
Natasha Kirienko Rice University Structural Determinants of Pyoverdine Chemical Function
Steven A. KliewerThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMechanisms Underlying the Secretory Actions of FGF21 in Exocrine Pancreas
Che Ming KoTexas A&M University Theoretical Studies of Heavy Ion Collisions
Jennifer J. KohlerThe 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
Donald J. Kouri University of Houston Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics:  Accurate Excited State Energies and Wave Functions
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
David L. Lambert The University of Texas
at Austin 
The Chemical Composition of Stars
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 LathamTexas 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 Functionalized Xanthates, Dithiocarboxylates, and Dithiocarbamates for Coating Surfaces and Nanoparticles
Bing Li The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Mechanisms for Histone H3 Lysine-to-Methionine Mediated Chromatin Mis-Regulation
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 LiRice 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
Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li The University of Texas
at Austin 
Bio-Compatible Quantum Sensors
Paul A. LindahlTexas A&M UniversityCharacterization 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
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 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 Interface Pathway
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
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
Xuelian Luo The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Chemical Inhibition of the Hippo TEAD-YAP Transcription Factors for Cancer Therapy
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 
Spintronics in Two-Dimensional Materials
Frederick M. MacDonnell                
The University of Texas
at Arlington
Photothermochemical Liquid Hydrocarbon Synthesis from Water and Carbon Dioxide
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
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
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
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
Ognjen Š. Miljanić University of HoustonRobust Porosity in Molecular Crystals
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 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 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 Dawn Rise Upon New Chemical Bonds Amidst Ground- and Excited-State Bonding Assortments in Luminescent Molecules/Excitons/Polarons
José OnuchicRice UniversityIntegrating 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 UniversityLigand 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. RaushelTexas A&M UniversityElucidation 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
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. RimerUniversity 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: 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
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
Philip Serwer The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Structural Chemistry of Viruses
Libo Shan Texas A&M University Biochemical and Regulatory Constraints of Immune Sensors
Bryan F. ShawBaylor 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
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 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
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
Wu‑Pei Su University of Houston Direct Phasing in Macromolecular Crystallography
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
Isabell Thomann Rice University Managing Photons and Charge Carriers for Photocatalysis
Randolph P. Thummel University of HoustonCyclotetrapyridines 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
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 UyedaThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterThe 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 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
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
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 
Small Molecule Interactions with Protein Assemblies: "Drugging" the Protein-Protein Interface
R. Bruce Weisman Rice University Optical Studies of Nanocarbons
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
Fundamental Chemical Research on Larger Molecular Noble-Metal Clusters
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 Nanotube Capsules for Advanced Theranostic Applications
Sebastian E. Winter The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Metabolism of Salmonella Typhimurium in the Inflamed Gut
Jiang Wu The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Tumor Suppression Function of Brg1/SMARCA4 is Disrupted by DCLK1-Mediated Phosphorylation
Blerta Xhemalce The University of Texas
at Austin
Regulation of Gene Expression Through Chemical Modifications of RNA
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
Hye-Jeong Yeo University of Houston 
Structural Studies of Novel Lipoproteins
Guihua YuThe 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. ZakhidovThe University of Texas at Dallas Photochemistry of Nanoimprinted Hybrid Perovskites for Photovoltaics
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
David Yu Zhang Rice University Native Characterization of DNA and RNA Structure Thermodynamics
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
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
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