Membrane biology

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Immunobiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Metals such as calcium and iron are essential to living organisms. Some metals in excess, like copper, are detrimental to bacteria. My laboratory studies this phenomenon in Streptococcus pneumoniae to find novels method for killing pathogenic bacteria.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Xianchun Li's research aims to use genetics to shed light on the defense signaling of plants and the counterdefense of herbivorous insects, which may result in the design of new insecticides for crops like corn, in defense against the corn earworm. Additionally, Dr. Li's research is to define, globally, the regulatory triangle between nuclear receptors (NRs), their ligands, and cytochrome P450s (P450s) in Drosophila melanogaster, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of Bt and conventional insecticide resistance.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Med, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
The Marty Lab uses mass spectrometry to study interactions of membrane proteins, peptides, and lipids within nanoscale membrane mimetics.