Hojoong Kwak

Starts Jan. 1, 2016

Department and Program Affiliations:
Molecular Biology & Genetics

Academic focus:

Regulation of human gene expression; experimental and computational modeling of the life of RNA

Current research project: 
Identifying regulatory regions of the genome through population analysis; understanding the biogenesis of RNA lifespan in stress response and disease; probing the landscape of single cell genome and transcriptome.

Katherine Kinzler

Department & Program Affiliations:
Psychology
Human Development

Academic focus:  
I study the development of social cognition, or how children’s early thinking about people and their social relationships lays the foundation for adult reasoning. I am particularly interested in the development of thinking about prejudice, justice, intergroup relations, and social communication. 

Ann Johnson

Department and Program Affiliations:
Science & Technology Studies

Academic focus:
History, philosophy and sociology of science and technology, focusing mainly on the activities of engineers and applied scientists

Sergio Garcia-Rios

Department and Program Affiliations:
 
Academic focus:  
Latino politics, race and ethnicity, political methodology 
 
Current research project:   

Kevin Gaines

Department and Program Affiliations:
Africana Studies & Research Center

Academic focus: 
African American history

Current research project: 
St. Clair Drake and the intellectual history of Africana Studies

Robert A. DiStasio Jr.

Department and Program Affiliations:
Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Academic focus:
Theoretical chemistry

Current research project:
Research in my group focuses on the development, implementation, and application of novel methodologies that extend the frontiers of electronic structure theory in complex condensed-phase environments.

Julia Chang

Department & Program Affiliations:
Romance Studies

Academic focus:
19th-Century Spanish Literature and Culture; Gender and Feminist Studies; Medicine and Fiction; Hispano-Asian Relations; and Theories of Race and Caste. 

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