School of Medicine
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Robert N. Proctor
Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tobacco and cigarette design; human origins and evolution; changing concepts of health and disease; medical history and medical politics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Development and application of composite measurement of quality - Baby-MONITOR
2) High reliability, safety culture and caregiver resilience as modifiers of care quality
3) Modifiable racial/ethnic disparities in quality of care delivery
4) Accountable care organizations and their effect on regionalized care delivery systems for preterm newborns
Beth L. Pruitt
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in microscale mechanics and MEMS-based metrologies primarily for small scale mechanics sensing and acutation. Applied research focuses on systems development and characterization. Fundamental research questions focus on mechanotransduction and cellular biomechanics.
Elisabetta Viani Puglisi
Assistant Professor (Research) of Structural Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Viral infections and subsequent host response depend on multiple RNA-protein interaction. My research focuses on the structural and functional characterization of RNA-protein complexes involved in viral infection. Current research aims to understand how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) initiates its replication upon host infection. We use NMR spectroscopy and x-ray crystallography to study the structure of the initiation complex, formed by a host tRNA and HIV genomic RNA, coupled with biochemical and biophysical methods to understand functional properties. The goal of this research is to gain a molecular view of HIV replication initiation, and use this information to develop new therapeutic approaches to combat HIV.
Joseph (Jody) Puglisi
Professor of Structural Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Puglisi group investigates the role of RNA in cellular processes and disease. We investigate dynamics using single-molecule approaches. Our goal is a unified picture of structure, dynamics and function. We are currently focused on the mechanism and regulation of translation, and the role of RNA in viral infections. A long-term goal is to target processes involving RNA with novel therapeutic strategies.