Biochemistry Department welcomes a new faculty member

We are pleased to announce that Mee-Ngan (Frances) Yap, Ph.D., is joining the Department as Assistant Professor, effective September 2011. Dr. Yap is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NIDDK-NIH in Bethesda, MD.

Frances is an established investigator studying the functional consequences of arrested translation and its effect on controlling gene expression and protein biogenesis. She also studies the selectivity and resistance properties of antibiotics that target the ribosome tunnel in order to develop more effective antimicrobial drugs.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology