All Faculty & Areas of Specialization

Ed Balog
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization: Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Excitation-Contraction Coupling, Ryanodine Receptors
Annalisa Bracco
Professor
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Transport and Mixing in the Ocean, Bio-Physical Interactions in the Ocean, Climate Dynamics, Modeling

Sam Brown
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Evolutionary Microbiology, Bacterial Social Life, Virulence and Drug Resistance

Leonid Bunimovich
Regents Professor
School of Mathematics

Area of Specialization:

Dynamical Networks, Dynamical and Stochastic Systems

Young-Hui Chang
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Locomotion, Neuromechanics, Motor Control, Neurophysiology

Hannah Choi
Assistant Professor
School of Mathematics

Area of Specialization:

Computational Neuroscience, Neural Coding, Neural Networks, Mathematical Biology, Dynamical Systems

Jennifer Curtis
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Cell Mechanics, Molecular Biophysics, Bionanotech, Optical Manipulation

Aditi Das
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Lipidomics, enzymology, neurochemistry, targeted metabolomics, spectroscopy, membrane protein biochemistry, chemical biology, nanodisc technology

Thomas DiChristina
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Environmental Microbiology, Contaminant Biodegradation, Biogeochemistry, Climate change

Stephen Diggle
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Social evolution, quorum sensing, biofilms, infection, antimicrobial resistance

Flavio Fenton
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Complex Systems, Pattern Formations, Physics of Living Systems

Neha Garg
Assistant Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Metabolomics, Microbial Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Natural Product Biosynthesis, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry

Jennifer Glass
Associate Professor
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Geochemistry, Environmental Microbiology, Greenhouse Gas Cycling

Daniel Goldman
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Nonlinear Dynamics, Behavior, Robotics, Granular Media

Michael Goodisman
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Evolution, Ethics, Genomics, Animal Behavior

James Gumbart
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Membrane Proteins, Ribosome, Molecular Dynamics

Brian Hammer
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Bacterial Genetics, Signal Transduction, Small RNAs, Vibrio Biology, Biofilms

Mark Hay
Professor and Harry and Linda Teasley Chair
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Community Ecology, Chemical Ecology, Marine and Aquatic Ecology

Christine Heitsch
Professor
School of Mathematics

Area of Specialization:

Discrete Mathematical Biology, RNA Secondary Structure, Combinatorics

Christian Houdre
Professor
School of Mathematics

Area of Specialization:

Probability Theory and Applications, Aspects of Bioinformatics and Statistics

David Hu
Professor
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Area of Specialization:

Biofluidics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Locomotion, Behavior

Nicholas Hud
Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Nucleic Acid Structure, Function and Evolution

Takamitsu Ito
Associate Professor
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Computational Modeling of Climate and Biogeochemical Processes

Lin Jiang
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Biodiversity, Community Assembly, Phylogenetic Community Ecology

Lynn Kamerlin
Professor
School of Chemistry

Area of Specialization:

Computational biology, computational chemistry, enhanced sampling approaches, protein evolution, enzyme design

Peter Kasson
Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Infectious Diseases, Statistical Mechanics of Biomolecules, Single-event kinetics, Biomolecular Dynamics and Simulation, Optical Microscopy and Image Analysis

Harold Kim
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Single-Molecule Biophysics, DNA-Protein Interactions, Gene Regulation, Chromatin Dynamics, Statistical Physics.

Joel Kostka
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Microbiomes, Bioremediation, Climate Change

Julia Kubanek
Vice-President for Interdisciplinary Research
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Chemical Ecology; Chemical Signaling; Natural Products Chemistry; Metabolomics; Drug Discovery

Rachel Kuske
Chair, Professor
School of Mathematics
Joe Lachance
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Darwinian Medicine, Evolutionary Genomics, Human Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Theoretical Population Genetics

Raquel Lieberman
Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Membrane Proteins, Protein Misfolding, Chemical Biology, Macromolecular Crystallography

Abigail Lind
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

genomics, eukaryotic microbes, molecular evolution, host-microbe interactions

Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
Associate Chair, Professor
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Ocean Circulation and Climate, Isotope Geochemistry

Elisabetta Matsumoto
Associate Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Soft Matter Physics, Geometry, Mechanics, Soft Materials, Applied Mathematics

Patrick McGrath
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Quantitative Genetics, Behavior, GPCR-ligand Binding, Epistasis

Jenny McGuire
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

spatial ecology, paleontology, climate change, ecological modeling, terrestrial systems

Andrew McShan
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Protein Structure/Function, Immunology, De Novo Protein Design/Engineering, NMR Spectroscopy, Biophysics

Assistant Professor
School of Psychology

Area of Specialization:

Visual intelligence, computational neuroscience, cognitive science, neuroimaging, neural networks

Farzaneh Najafi
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Systems, behavioral & computational neuroscience; Cognition, perception & sensorimotor learning; Predictive processing & error detection; Brain regions (cortex & cerebellum) interactions, Cell-type specific population coding

Shuyi Nie
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Cellular Mechanisms of Collective Cell Migration, Coordination of Cytoskeletal Regulators, Cell-Matrix Interaction During Cell Migration, Mathematical Modeling of Cell Migration.

Annalise Paaby
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Genomics, Quantitative Genetics, Experimental Evolutionary Biology

Boris Prilutsky
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Sensory Control of Locomotion, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Osseointegrated Limb Prostheses, Artificial Sensory Feedback, Neuromechanical Modeling

William Ratcliff
Director, QBioS Graduate Program
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Major Transitions in Evolution (mainly multicellularity). The Evolution of Cooperation. Bet Hedging / Evolution in Fluctuating Environments. The Evolution of Aging. Life Cycle Evolution.

Chris Reinhard
Assistant Professor
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Biogeochemistry, Planetary Science, Paleoceanography

Zeb Rocklin
Assistant Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

I study how shape and mechanical interactions inform function and locomotion in living systems at scales ranging from the molecular and cellular to the organismal. I also have an interest in living systems as statistical physics, incorporating phenomena such as criticality and entropy production.

Gregory Sawicki
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Terrestrial Locomotion, Neuromechanics, Wearable Robotics, Human Augmentation, Elastic Mechanisms

Eric Schumacher
Professor
School of Psychology

Area of Specialization:

Attention, Cognitive Control, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Memory

Jeffrey Skolnick
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Computational Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery, Protein Structure Prediction

Simon Sponberg
Dunn Family Associate Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Neuromechanics, Neurophysiology, Dynamics of Locomotion, Multiscale Physics of Muscle

Alberto Stolfi
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Developmental biology, neuroscience, cell biology, gene regulation, genome engineering

Todd Streelman
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Genomics, Development, Behavior

Matthew Torres
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Protein Biology and Biochemistry; Cell Signaling; Mass Spectrometry; Proteomics

Joshua Weitz
Professor (Affiliated)
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Viral Ecology and Evolution, Nonlinear Dynamics, Network Science, Physics of Living Systems

Lewis Wheaton
Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Area of Specialization:

Motor Control, Neuroimaging, Signal Processing, Cortical Networks, Action Encoding

Marvin Whiteley
Professor of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Sciences

Area of Specialization:

microbiology, genomics, infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, sociomicrobiology

Kurt Wiesenfeld
Professor
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Viral Ecology and Evolution, Nonlinear Dynamics, Network Science, Physics of Living Systems

Loren Williams
Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Area of Specialization:

Origins and Evolution of the Ribosome

Peter Yunker
Associate Director, QBioS Graduate Program
School of Physics

Area of Specialization:

Mechanics of Hierarchical Materials Materials; Mechanical Properties of Multicellular Organisms; Hydrodynamics of Cell Packings