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Biology

William Lennarz, Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Cell and Development Biology and a Leading Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He has served as President of the Biochemistry Chairman’s Organization of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 

Specific areas of expertise: Glycoprotein biosynthesis and function. Fertilization.

Steven Smith, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Structural Biology and a Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. His research focuses on the structure and function of membrane proteins using NMR and optical spectroscopy. He was trained at the University of California-Berkeley in Raman and infrared spectroscopy and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Specific areas of expertise: G protein-coupled receptors, viral membrane proteins, receptor tyrosine kinases.