Esther Biswas-Fiss

Esther Biswas-Fiss

Professor and Chair

Office Location:
305 Willard Hall


  • Ph.D., Molecular Bioscience, Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.
  • M.S., Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Research Interests

Our laboratory investigates the consequences of genetic variation on the structure and function of proteins, and their role in human health and disease. A major focus of the laboratory is studying the molecular genetics of inherited macular degeneration and translation of this information into genotype-phenotype correlations. Additional projects include understanding the role of genetic variation in virally mediated oncogenesis.