In addition to training the world’s next great scientists, BRITE also provides its faculty with a world-class research facility that allows them to conduct studies spanning subjects such as:
- High Throughput Screening
- Liquid Handling and Automation
- Assay Development
- High-Content Analysis for lead optimization and biological relevance from screening data
- Synthetic Organic Chemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry, SAR
- Protein Production, Proteomics
- Molecular Biology, Plant Genetics
- Biosensor Technology
Our industry-inspired core facilities allow us to truly connect education with real world practice – providing our students with the most comprehensive training possible and preparing them to step into jobs ready and able to make a difference on day one.
Here are just a few of the research initiatives currently being conducted at BRITE. Click on a faculty member to learn more about their specific projects.
Li-An Yeh, Ph.D.
- Neuroprotective Agents
- Role of Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease
Gordon Ibeanu, Ph.D.
- Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease
- Neurodegenerative Diseases: Huntington Disease
- Role of G-protein Coupled Receptors in Oncogenesis
Andy Li , M.D., Ph.D.
- Mechanism and Treatment of Brain Damage After Stroke
- Exacerbation Effects of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia on Stroke
Dayami Lopez, Ph.D.
- Regulation of the Hepatic Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor
- Role of Hypothyroidism on Alzheimer’s Disease
- Role of Hypothyroidism on Breast Cancer
Carla Oldham, Ph.D.
- Investigation of the Role of CHK in Neuronal Development
John Scott, Ph.D.
- Cancer Research
- Chemical Biology
- PON1 Biology
Jonathan Sexton, Ph.D.
- Drug Discovery for Type-II Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
- High-Content Assay Developement & Multivariate Statistical Characterization of Cellular Phenotypes
- Peroxisome Biogenesis
Alfred Williams, Ph.D
- Natural Products Synthesis
- Diversity Oriented Synthesis
- Drug Discovery
Kevin Williams, Ph.D.
- Protein Modifications
- Protein Stability and Formulation
- Identifying Novel Cancer Therapeutics
Jiahua Xie, Ph.D.
- Identification of Se-accumulating Genes in Se-hyperaccumulation Plants
- Novel Plant Expression Systems
- Genetic Cause of Defective Chloroplasts in Pale Yellow Sectors of Variegated Golden Pathos
Liju Yang, Ph.D.
- Dieletrophoresis Enhanced Microchips for Bacterial Pathogen Detection
- Nanomaterials Interfacing Biological Cells
- Biosensors and Biochips for Early Cancer Diagnosis
Weifan Zheng, Ph.D.
- Novel Computational Tools
- Cheminformatics Approach to Model Neurodegenerative Disease Targets
- Structure-Based Anesthetic Agent Discovery