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For a list of faculty currently accepting Ph.D. students, go to Lab Rotations

Allan Albig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
allanalbig@boisestate.edu
Albig




  • Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Extracellular Matrix

  • Matricellular Proteins

  • Angiogenesis

Eric Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
ericbrown3@boisestate.edu
Brown




  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

  • Synthesis of Organometallic Complexes to Model Enzyme Active Sites

Henry Charlier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
henrycharlier@boisestate.edu
Charlier




  • Biochemistry

  • Enzymology of Carbonyl Reductase

  • Alcohol Dehydrogenase

Ken Cornell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
kencornell@boisestate.edu
Cornell


- Currently accepting new students



  • Biochemistry

  • Vaccine development

  • Infectious Disease

  • Antibiotic Development

Matthew Ferguson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
mattferguson@boisestate.edu
Ferguson


- Currently accepting new students



  • Physical Basis of Transcriptional Regulation and RNA Processing

  • Fluorescence Fluctuation Microscopy

  • Molecular and Brownian Dynamics Simulations

  • Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

  • Systems Biology

Kevin Feris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
kevinferis@boisestate.edu
Feris




  • General Microbiology

  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

  • Microbial Physiology

Daniel Fologea, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
danielfologea@boisestate.edu
Fologea


- Currently accepting new students



  • Experimental Biophysics

  • Cell Membrane Biophysics

  • Nanobiotechnology

Jennifer Forbey, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
jenniferforbey@boisestate.edu
Forbey



- Currently accepting new students



  • Animal Physiology, Heath and Nutrition

  • Natural Product Drug Discovery

  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics



Greg Hampikian, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
greghampikian@boisestate.edu
Hampikian



  • Cancer Drug Development

  • Nullomers (absent sequences)

  • Forensic Science Biotechnology

  • Population Genetics

Charles Hanna, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Physics
channa@boisestate.edu
Hanna




  • Modeling of Nanoscale Physical and Biophysical Systems

  • Condensed Matter Physics

  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

  • Physical Interactions in Biomolecular Systems

Eric Hayden Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
erichayden@boisestate.edu
Hayden Lab




  • Molecular Biology

  • Experimental Evolution

  • Fitness landscapes

  • Ribozyme robustness and evolvability

Cheryl Jorcyk, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
cjorcyk@boisestate.edu
Jorcyk


- Currently accepting new students



  • Role of Oncostatin M (OSM) in Breast Cancer Metastasis

  • Cell Signaling

  • Interaction with the Extracellular Matrix

Byung I. Kim, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Physics
byungkim@boisestate.edu
Kim

- Currently accepting new students



  • Single Molecular Biophysics

  • Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • Interfacial Water Research

  • Single Molecular Force Microscopy

  • Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

  • Nanotribology

  • Nanoindentation

Jeunghoon Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
jeunghoonlee@boisestate.edu
Lee




  • organic chemistry

  • nanomaterials

  • polymer chemistry

  • synthesis and applications of nanoparticles

Owen McDougal, Ph.D. -

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
owenmcdougal@boisestate.edu
Owen doing synthesis


- Currently accepting new students



  • Natural Products

  • Drug Design

  • Computational Chemistry

  • Food Chemistry

Kristen Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
kristenmitchell@boisestate.edu
Mitchell

- Currently accepting new students



  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Immunotoxicology

  • Cell Cycle Regulation

Brad Morrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
bradmorrison@boisestate.edu
Morrison

- Currently accepting new students




  • Neuroinflammation

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Protein Homeostasis

Rajesh Nagarajan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
rajnagarajan@boisestate.edu
Nagarajan

- Currently accepting new students



  • Biochemistry

  • Mechanistic Enzymology

  • Chemical Biology

  • Bacteria Quorum Sensing Inhibition

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Antibiotic Development

Julia Oxford, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
joxford@boisestate.edu
Oxford

- Currently accepting new students



  • Structure and Function of Extracellular Matrix Molecules

  • Cell Signaling

  • Developmental Biology

  • Cartilage Regeneration

  • Biomaterials

Juliette Tinker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
juliettetinker@boisestate.edu
Tinker



- Currently accepting new students



  • Medical Microbiology

  • Vaccine Development

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis

Don Warner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
dwarner@boisestate.edu
Warner


- Currently accepting new students



  • Organic Chemistry

  • Medicinal Chemistry

  • Synthesis of Anticancer Agents

  • Computational Chemistry


Denise Wingett, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
denisewingett@boisestate.edu
Wingett

- Currently accepting new students



  • Immunology and Immune Disorders

  • Nanotoxicology

  • Nanomedicine

  • New Drug Development

  • Cancer Research


Affiliate Faculty

Gunes Uzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
gunesuzer@boisestate.edu
Uzer

- Currently accepting new students



  • Musculoskeletal Biology

  • Cell Mechanobiology

  • Experimental Biophysics

  • Aging