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Faculty Research Description
Alfonso, Aixa Classical and molecular genetic analysis of neural development and synapse function in C. elegans
Ashley, Mary Molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology
Chang, Chieh Molecular and opto-genetic investigation of neural circuit assembly and regeneration
Chuang, Chiou-Fen Molecular and genetic mechanisms of cellular diversity in the C. elegans sensory system
Dubreuil, Ronald Genetic studies of spectrin in Drosophila: effects on absorption, packaging, and transport of dietary fat and effects on the development of Parkinson’s disease
Gong, Liang-Wei Molecular mechanisms of exocytosis and endocytosis
Gonzalez-Meler, Miquel 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.
Howe, Henry F. I study restoration of seed-dispersal processes and habitat heterogeneity in fragmented tropical landscapes.
Igic, Boris Evolution, mating systems, diversity and disparity within/among organismal groups, quantitative trait loci
Jeffrey, Constance Protein structure, function and evolution, membrane proteins, moonlighting proteins, pseudoenzymes, the effects of disease- causing mutations on protein structure and function, predicting protein functions
Kay, Brian Molecular recognition, protein-protein interactions, protein engineering, biotechnology, phage-display
Lynch, Jeremy Evolution of development, insects, embryos, pattern formation, germline determination, cis-regulatory logic, genetic basis of form and morphogenesis
Malchow, Robert Paul Synaptic mechanisms in the vertebrate retina; neural-glial interactions; transport processes
Mason-Gamer, Roberta I use genetic methods to study plant evolutionary history, with a particular focus on the phylogenetics of polyploids and hybrids.
Minor, Emily Landscape ecology, urban ecology, conservation planning, dispersal and invasions
Morrison, Don Genetic recombination and quorum sensing in the streptococci
Okkema, Peter Muscle & neuronal development and organogenesis in the nematode C. elegans
Orenic, Teresa Pattern formation in the Drosophila adult limbs and nervous system
Park, Thomas Neurobiology studies of sensory systems using behavioral and physiological techniques
Polikanov, Yury Structural studies of ribosome functional complexes
Poretsky, Rachel Microbial ecology in marine and freshwater environments, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, bioinformatics
Richmond, Janet Behavioral, electrophysiological and ultrastructural analyses in C. elegans to resolve molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission (exocytosis, endocytosis and receptor trafficking)
Saxena, Ankur Quantitative analysis of neural crest stem cell and neural crest- derived cancer migration/differentiation in vivo
Shingleton, Alexander Evolution, Development, Physiology, Eco-Evo-Devo, Gene-Environment Interactions, Modeling, Drosophila, Morphology, Allometry, Plasticity
Stone, David G protein regulated signaling, directional sensing, and cellular polarization in yeast
Warpeha, Katherine Global change biology, cellular stress, cellular signaling, plant products of the phenylpropanoid pathway
Wise, David Structure and dynamics of terrestrial food webs using long–term field experiments, observations of natural gradients, and mathematical modeling of ecological and evolutionary processes