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|Classical and molecular genetic analysis of neural development and synapse function in C. elegans
|Molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology
|Molecular and opto-genetic investigation of neural circuit assembly and regeneration
|Molecular and genetic mechanisms of cellular diversity in the C. elegans sensory system
|Identification of macromolecular assemblies, characterizing macromolecular assemblies, determining the structure of assemblies and modulation of molecular interactions
|Synapse, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, proteomics, transcriptomics, cell biology, microbiology, bioimaging, microscopy
|Molecular mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis
|Response of ecosystems and plants to environmental change with emphasis on ecosystem effects on climate, human-nature interactions, and the impact of non-native species (including pests) on ecosystem function. Other areas include bioenergy systems, sustainability of urban areas, and environmental forensics.
|Human microbiomes, host-microbe interaction, metagenomics, bioinformatics, machine learning
|Evolution, mating systems, diversity and disparity within/among organismal groups, quantitative trait loci
|Protein structure, function and evolution, membrane proteins, moonlighting proteins, pseudoenzymes, the effects of disease- causing mutations on protein structure and function, predicting protein functions
|Molecular biology, genetics, ecology and evolution of fungal pathogens and mutualists of insects, insect behavior and immunity
|Evolution of development, insects, embryos, pattern formation, germline determination, cis-regulatory logic, genetic basis of form and morphogenesis
|I use genetic methods to study plant evolutionary history, with a particular focus on the phylogenetics of polyploids and hybrids.
|Landscape ecology, urban ecology, conservation planning, dispersal and invasions
|Genetic recombination and quorum sensing in the streptococci
|Macroscale/macrosystems ecology, biological invasions, quantitative and computational methods in ecology, conservation science
|Muscle & neuronal development and organogenesis in the nematode C. elegans
|Pattern formation in the Drosophila adult limbs and nervous system
|Neurobiology studies of sensory systems using behavioral and physiological techniques
|Structural studies of ribosome functional complexes
|Microbial ecology in marine and freshwater environments, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, bioinformatics
|Genetic studies of spectrin in Drosophila: effects on absorption, packaging, and transport of dietary fat and effects on the development of Parkinson’s disease
|Behavioral, electrophysiological and ultrastructural analyses in C. elegans to resolve molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission (exocytosis, endocytosis and receptor trafficking)
|Neural Systems and Behavior; Social Communication; Bats.
|Quantitative analysis of neural crest stem cell and neural crest- derived cancer migration/differentiation in vivo
|Evolution, Development, Physiology, Eco-Evo-Devo, Gene-Environment Interactions, Modeling, Drosophila, Morphology, Allometry, Plasticity
|The symbiotic bioluminescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri
|G protein regulated signaling, directional sensing, and cellular polarization in yeast
|Phylogenetics, Plant Genomics, computational methods development.
|Global change biology, cellular stress, cellular signaling, plant products of the phenylpropanoid pathway
|Neural circuits, plasticity, and learning of sensory guided behaviors.