Participating Faculty

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Alice Barkan

Biology

Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.

Bruce Bowerman

Biology

Cell polarity and cell division in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.

Chris Doe

Biology

Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.

George von Dassow

Biology

Cytoskeletal assembly and function during cell division

Michael Harms

Biology

Biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution.

Diane Hawley

Chemistry

RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.

Jim Hutchison

Chemistry

Ion and electron transport in biological systems and synthetic materials.

Tory Herman

Biology

Neural target selection and synapse formation of Drosophila.

Darren Johnson

Chemistry

Coordination chemistry and organic synthesis using the relatively new field of supramolecular chemistry

Eric Johnson

Biology

Genomics, gene regulation.

Diana Libuda

Biology

DNA repair, recombination, and chromosome dynamics during meiosis.

Andy Marcus

Chemistry

Protein dynamics, intracellular transport.

Brad Nolen

Chemistry

Molecular basis for cytoskeleton regulation.

Ken Prehoda

Chemistry

Signal transduction, protein interaction networks, x-ray crystallography.

Eric Selker

Biology

Epigenetics, DNA methylation, genome dynamics, gene silencing, position effects.

Tom Stevens

Chemistry

Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.

Kryn Stankunas

Biology

Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic control of vertebrate development.

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Brendan Bohannan

Biology

Microbial biodiversity, molecular and experimental microbial ecology and evolution.

John Conery

Biology

Parallel processing, computational science, and bioinformatics.

William Cresko

Biology

Developmental genetics of evolving traits, gene and genome duplication, evolutionary genetics, speciation.

Jessica Green

Biology

Applied and theoretical ecology, bioinformatics and biodiversity.

Marina Guenza

Chemistry

Dynamics of complex macromolecular fluids using equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics

Michael Harms

Biology

Biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution.

Eric Johnson

Biology

Genomics, gene regulation.

Shawn Lockery

Biology

Parallel and distributed processing in simple biological networks.

Patrick Phillips

Biology

Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.

John Postlethwait

Biology

Genome evolution, evolution of development, sex determination, skeletal development

Ecology & Evolution

Matt Barber

Molecular Biology

Host microbe interaction abd evolution on a molecular scale

Brendan Bohannan

Biology

Microbial biodiversity, molecular microbial ecology, microbial ecology and evolution.

William Bradshaw

Biology

Evolutionary genetics, biological clocks, population biology.

Scott Bridgham

Biology

Ecosystem ecology, climate change, restoration, wetlands.

William Cresko

Biology

Developmental genetics of evolving traits, gene and genome duplication, evolutionary genetics, speciation.

Richard Emlet

Biology

Functional morphology, biomechanics, ecology, and evolution of invertebrates.

Jessica Green

Biology

Biological diversity, applied and theoretical ecology, bioinformatics,

Michael Harms

Biology

Biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution.

Svetlana Maslakova

Biology

Evolutionary developmental biology of marine invertebrates; comparative embryology and morphology.

Patrick Phillips

Biology

Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.

John Postlethwait

Biology

Genome evolution, evolution of development, developmental neurobiology.

Peter Ralph

Math and Biology

evolutionary biology, population genetics, probability, and statistics

Barbara Roy

Biology

Plant population ecology, evolution of disease resistance and tolerance.

Alan Shanks

Biology

Biological oceanography, larval ecology, marine animal behavior.

Lucas Silva

Biology

Soil-plant-atmosphere (SPA) interactions to determine the impact of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems

Matt Streisfeld

Biology

Ecological and evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations; evolution of transcriptional regulation.

Nelson Ting

Biology

Genetics/genomics, evolutionary ecology, and conservation in natural animal populations, with a focus on African primates.

Craig Young

Biology

Development and larval biology of marine invertebrates, deep sea-reproduction, marine benthic ecology.

Genetics

Alice Barkan

Biology

Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.

Brendan Bohannan

Biology

Microbial biodiversity, molecular microbial ecology, experimental microbial ecology and evolution.

Bruce Bowerman

Biology

Cell polarity and cell division in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.

William Bradshaw

Biology

Evolutionary genetics, biological clocks, population biology.

William Cresko

Biology

Developmental genetics of evolving traits, gene and genome duplication, evolutionary genetics, speciation.

Chris Doe

Biology

Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.

Judith Eisen

Biology

Neural and neural crest development, neuronal and glia cell fate specification, axonal pathfinding.

Karen Guillemin

Biology

Helicobacter pylori mechanisms of pathogenesis, bacterial-host interactions in development.

Diane Hawley

Chemistry

RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.

Eric Johnson

Biology

Hypoxia, genomics, gene regulation.

Charles Kimmel

Biology

Pattern formation during development.

Diana Libuda

Biology

DNA repair, recombination, and chromosome dynamics during meiosis.

Jeff McKnight

Biology

Gene expression regulation by chromatin.

Patrick Phillips

Biology

Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.

John Postlethwait

Biology

Genome evolution, evolution of development, developmental neurobiology.

Annie Powell

Biology

Intestinal stem cells during development, homeostasis and disease.

Barbara Roy

Biology

Plant population ecology, frequency-dependent selection, mimicry, evolution of disease resistance and tolerance.

Kryn Stankunas

Biology

Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic control of vertebrate development.

Tom Stevens

Chemistry

Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.

Matt Streisfeld

Biology

Ecological and evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations; molecular evolution of transcriptional regulation.

Monte Westerfield

Biology

Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.

Marine Biology

Richard Emlet

Biology

Functional morphology, biomechanics, ecology, and evolution of invertebrates.

Aaron Galloway

Biology

Trophic relationships in aquatic habitat.

Svetlana Maslakova

Biology

Evolutionary developmental biology of marine invertebrates; comparative embryology and morphology.

Alan Shanks

Biology

Biological oceanography, larval ecology, marine animal behavior.

Kelly Sutherland

Biology

Interactions among marine organisms and with marine environments.

Craig Young

Biology

Development and larval biology of marine invertebrates, deep sea-reproduction, marine benthic ecology.

Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

Alice Barkan

Biology

Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.

Bruce Bowerman

Biology

Cell polarity and cell division in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.

William Cresko

Biology

Developmental genetics of evolving traits, gene and genome duplication, evolutionary genetics, speciation.

Victoria DeRose

Chemistry

Investigating chemical activity and structure in nucleic acids and proteins, with an emphasis on metal interactions.

Chris Doe

Biology

Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.

George von von Dassow

Biology

Cytoskeletal assembly and function during cell division

Judith Eisen

Biology

Neural and neural crest development, neuronal and glia cell fate specification, axonal pathfinding.

Karen Guillemin

Biology

Helicobacter pylori mechanisms of pathogenesis; bacterial-host interactions in development.

Michael Harms

Biology

Biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution.

Diane Hawley

Chemistry

RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.

Tory Herman

Biology

Neural target selection and synapse formation of Drosophila.

Eric Johnson

Biology

Hypoxia, genomics, gene regulation.

Clifford Kentros

Biology

Cellular and molecular studies of mammalian learning and memory.

Charles Kimmel

Biology

Pattern formation during development.

Diana Libuda

Biology

DNA repair, recombination, and chromosome dynamics during meiosis.

Shawn Lockery

Biology

Parallel distributed processing in simple biological networks.

Andrew Marcus

Chemistry

Protein dynamics, intracellular transport.

Cris Niell

Biology

Function and development of neural circuits for visual processing.

Raghu Parthasarathy

Biology and physics

biological membranes; multicellular organization and bacterial population dynamics; advanced microscopy techniques and computational image analysis

Jennifer Pfeifer

Psychology and Neuroscience

Developmental changes on the neural level affecting motivation, regulation, and choice making within adolescents; as well as puberty and mental health

Patrick Phillips

Biology

Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.

John Postlethwait

Biology

Genome evolution, evolution of development, developmental neurobiology.

Michael Pluth

Microbiology

Chemical biology, molecular recognition, fluorescent biosensors.

Annie Powell

Biology

Intestinal stem cells during development, homeostasis and disease.

Kenneth Prehoda

Chemistry

Signal transduction, protein interaction networks, x-ray crystallography.

Jim Prell

Microbiology

Mass spectrometry and ion mobility techniques to investigate the physical and chemical properties that govern the organization of macromolecular assemblies at the nanoscale, including those found in biological membranes.

Melissa Redford

Liguistics

Language production and development

Eric Selker

Biology

Epigenetics, DNA methylation, genome dynamics, gene silencing, position effects.

Kryn Stankunas

Biology

Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic control of vertebrate development.

Tom Stevens

Chemistry

Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.

Tristan Ursell

Physics

Collective behavior, mechanics of biomolecules and microbes, active fluids, biological transport phenomena, microbial physiology.

Philip Washbourne

Biology

Molecular mechanisms of synapse formation between neurons during development and repair.

Monte Westerfield

Biology

Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.

Neuroscience

Yashar Ahmadian

Biology

Theoretical neuroscience in mammals

Paul Dassonville

Psychology

Spatiotemporal patterns of neural activity.

Chris Doe

Biology

Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.

Judith Eisen

Biology

Neural and neural crest development, neuronal and glia cell fate specification, axonal pathfinding.

Santiago Jaramillo

Biology

Attention and learning in hearing.

Clifford Kentros

Biology

Cellular and molecular studies of mammalian learning and memory.

Charles Kimmel

Biology

Pattern formation during development.

Brice Kuhl

Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, Cognitive Control, fMRI Methods

Shawn Lockery

Biology

Parallel and distributed processing in simple biological networks.

Ulrich Mayr

Psychology

Cognitive system "configuring itself" to meet changing internal or external demands

Adam Miller

Biology

Neural circuit wiring, synapse formation, and electrical synaptogenesis in zebrafish.

Cris Niell

Biology

Function and development of neural circuits for visual processing.

Jennifer Pfeifer

Psychology and Neuroscience

Developmental changes on the neural level affecting motivation, regulation, and choice making within adolescents; as well as puberty and mental health

John Postlethwait

Biology

Genome evolution, evolution of development, developmental neurobiology.

Margaret Sereno

Psychology

Representations of shape and space in the primate brain using experimental and computational approaches

Matt Smear

Psychology

Systems Neuroscience.

Terry Takahashi

Biology

Coding and integraton of sensory information neuroethology.

Janis Weeks

Biology

Technology development for drug screening platforms, nematode neurobiology and genetics; synaptic physiology; tropical infectious and parasitic diseases; research and education capacity building in Africa

Michael Wehr

Psychology

Systems neuroscience, neural coding, auditory cortex.

Monte Westerfield

Biology

Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.

Dasa Zaithamova - Demircan

Psychology

Cognitive-Neuroscience, Memory

Human Biology

Damien Callahan

Human Physiology

Effects of acute and prolonged disuse on skeletal muscle structure and function

Anita Christie

Human Physiology

Age-related changes in neuromuscular function

Hans Dreyer

Human Physiology

Skeletal muscle physiology

John Halliwill

Human Physiology

Exercise & Environmental Physiology.

Adrianne Huxtable

Human Physiology

Respiratory Neurophysiology and Plasticity

Andy Karduna

Human Physiology

Upper extremity biomechanics, with an emphasis on kinematics, EMG analysis, proprioception and occupational disorders

Andrew Lovering

Human Physiology

Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Physiology.

Carrie McCurdy

Human Physiology

Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Chris Minson

Human Physiology

Human Cardiovascular Control.

Annie Powell

Biology

Intestinal stem cells during development, homeostasis and disease.

Gerard Saucier

Psychology

Social/Personality, Values, Cultural Psychology, Moral Psychology, Political Psychology

Ashley Walker

Human Physiology

Age-Related Vascular Function

Mike Wehr

Psychology

Sound processing in cortical circuits.

Monte Westerfield

Biology

Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.