Faculty Profile

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Susan Bane

Professor; Biochemistry Program Director

Chemistry; Biochemistry Program


Susan Bane's research interests are in Chemical Biology. Chemical Biology is a relatively new term used to describe the study of the chemistry that underlies all biological structure and processes. We use the principles, theories and tools that have been traditionally applied to small molecules and apply them to investigate biologically important systems. Consequently, we draw from diverse areas of chemistry and biology — ranging from computational chemistry to cell biology — to solve a biological problem.


  • BS, Davidson College
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University

Research Interests

  • Chemical Biology
  • Microtubules
  • Molecular mechanism of Taxol chemotherapy
  • Site-specific fluorescent labeling of proteins
  • Molecular mechanisms of colchicine and related drugs

Research Profile