Montana State University
Mark Quinn’s research is focused on understanding microbicidal mechanisms utilized by innate immune cells in defense of the host against pathogens, specifically investigating the molecular and biochemical basis of phagocyte oxygen radical production as well as the role of phagocyte-generated oxidants in the tissue damage associated with inflammatory diseases in humans and livestock.
University of California, Berkeley
Kathleen Collins studies functional complexes of RNA and proteins to understand their distinct assembly requirements and their innovations of activity. Much of the lab effort is focused on telomerase, an enzyme required for chromosome end maintenance and implicated in human disease.
Arizona State University
Wayne Frasch studies ATP synthetase, the enzyme required by virtually every living organism to catalyze the conversion of energy from food or light into ATP.