Hank Bass, PhD
3D cytogenetics, maize chromatin, epigenomics

Hank Bass, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1992, North Carolina State Univ

We investigate the inheritance and function of genetic material at the cellular and molecular level in maize/corn.  Genetics, microscopy, molecular biology, and genomics are used to study chromosome form and function.

George Bates, PhD
cellular, molecular

George Bates, PhD

Professor
PhD 1977, Univ Washington

My current research is on the regulation of gene expression during stomatal movements and the role of sugars, particularly sucrose, as integrating signals in guard cell biology.

Sandra Brooke, PhD
marine ecology
& life histories

Sandra Brooke, PhD

Associate Research Faculty
PhD 2002, Univ Southampton

My research primarily focuses on ecology and biology of sessile benthic fauna associated with hard-bottom habitats and chemosynthetic ecosystems, in both deep and shallow waters.

Scott Burgess, PhD
marine ecology & evolution, invertebrates

Scott Burgess, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2011, Univ Queensland

My research combines ecological and evolutionary principles to study the population biology of coastal marine invertebrates.

Brian Chadwick, PhD
epigenetics, chromatin

Brian Chadwick, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1997, Univ College London

Research in my lab focuses on understanding the maintenance and organization of facultative heterochromatin at the inactive X chromosome.

Bryant Chase, PhD
cell physiology,biophysics,
cardiac myopathies

Bryant Chase, PhD

Professor
PhD 1984, Univ Southern Californi

Biophysics of muscle tissue, molecular motor proteins, and calcium regulation of contraction; cellular and molecular biomechanics of cardiac and skeletal muscle; cardiac myopathies; BioNanotechnology.

Felicia Coleman, PhD
ecology, evolution

Felicia Coleman, PhD

Director, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory
PhD 1991, Florida State Univ

I am a marine ecologist who explores how ecologically-relevant information is incorporated into conservation and policy.

Chip Cotton, PhD
ecology, evolution

Chip Cotton, PhD

Assistant Research Faculty
PhD 2010, William and Mary

My research is primarily focused on the life history of fishes, specifically age, growth, and reproductive biology.

Hongchang Cui, PhD
cellular, molecular

Hongchang Cui, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2003, Penn State Univ

A major goal of my research is to elucidate the molecular basis of cell fate specification and reprogramming in plants.

Wu Min Deng, PhD
development & growth,
cell competition, cancer

Wu Min Deng, PhD

Professor
PhD 1997, Univ Edinburgh

We are interested in how important cellular decisions such as proliferation, growth and polarization are made during development, and use Drosophila as a model to study tumorigenesis and cancer.

Jonathan Dennis, PhD
 complex genome organization

Jonathan Dennis, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1991, Univ College London

How can more than two meters of human genomic DNA be  five micrometer nucleus?  We study the effects of genome organization on development and disease.

Emily DuVal, PhD
behavioral ecology,
evolution, ornithology

Emily DuVal, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2005, UC Berkeley

My research program explores the evolution of social behavior in animals, particularly birds, with an emphasis on cooperation, sexual selection, and reproductive strategies.

Greg Erickson, PhD
ecology, evolution

Greg Erickson, PhD

Professor
PhD 1997, UC Berkeley

My primary area of expertise is evolutionary paleobiology, archosaurian reptiles (crocodiles, non-avian and avian dinosaurs (birds), and pterosaurs) in particular.

Jim Fadool, PhD
development, genetics, retina

Jim Fadool, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1992, Michigan State Univ

Developmental Biology: Genetic and cellular mechanisms regulating the development and degenerative diseases of the vertebrate retina. 

Debi Fadool, PhD
ion channels, olfaction, obesity

Debi Fadool, PhD

Professor
PhD 1993, Univ Florida

Ever wonder how your brain operates with excess energy substrates (i.e. obesity)? We are using electrophysiology, optogenetics, & metabolic and olfactometry tests to find out how the olfactory system samples metabolic cues and drives our food choices.

Peter Fajer, PhD
cellular, molecular

Peter Fajer, PhD

Professor
PhD 1983, Univ Leeds

My general research interest is in molecular structure-function relationships as applied to motility.

Jian Feng, PhD
neuroscience

Jian Feng, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2007, UCLA

With help of modern genomic tools and novel epigenetic concepts, I aim to decipher out the epigenetic underpinnings of neuropsychiatric diseases in vivo by using rodent models

Peter Fraser, PhD

Peter Fraser, PhD

Frank and Yolande Fowler Professor
PhD 1988, University of Pennsylvania

We seek a greater understanding of global gene expression through promoter interactions in 3D nuclear space control to link human disease-associated promoter variants to their target genes.

Dave Gilbert, PhD
replication, chromosomes, stem cells, cancer

Dave Gilbert, PhD

J. Herbert Taylor Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
PhD 1989, Stanford Univ

Our overall goal is to understand how mammalian chromosomes are organized within the nucleus to carry out their various functions.

Dean Grubbs, PhD
marine ecology, fisheries,
conservation, elasmobranchs

Dean Grubbs, PhD

Associate Research Faculty
PhD 2001, William & Mary

I am interested in the the biology and ecology of fishes, particularly coastal and deep-water elasmobranchs.  Much of my research addresses questions related to fisheries management and conservation.

David Houle, PhD
ecology, evolution

David Houle, PhD

Professor
PhD 1988, Stony Brook

I am an evolutionary geneticist, currently studying the evolution of development and how it affects morphology.

Tom Houpt, PhD
learning, feeding

Tom Houpt, PhD

Professor
PhD 1991, Harvard Univ

The strength and importance of food learning makes it a good system for exploration of the behavior, neurology, and molecular biology of learning and memory.

Kim Hughes, PhD
evolution, genetics,
animal behavior

Kim Hughes, PhD

Professor
PhD 1993, Univ Chicago

We strive to understand why so much genetic diversity persists within species, and we strive to understand the causes and consequences of this diversity.

Brian Inouye, PhD
ecology, evolution

Brian Inouye, PhD

Professor
PhD 1998, Duke Univ

The main goal of my research program is to join theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding how species coexist.

Kathryn M Jones, PhD
rhizobial/plant
symbiotic interactions

Kathryn M Jones, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2001, Univ Chicago

I am interested in the symbiotic interaction between nitrogen-fixing rhizobial bacteria and legume host plants, including the specificity of the interaction and the maintenance nutrient exchange between the partners.

Laura Keller, PhD
cellular, molecular

Laura Keller, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1980, Univ Virginia

The aim of my research is to delineate the signaling pathways for the coordinate induction of flagellar RNA's of Chlamydomonas using cell biological, molecular, and genetic approaches.

Tom Keller, PhD
cellular, molecular

Tom Keller, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1981, Univ Virginia

Our recent research investigated the roles that various cytoskeletal proteins play in the structure and function of nonmuscle cells and in how cells interact with biocompatible coatings suitable for implantable devices.

Emily Lemmon, PhD
ecology, evolution

Emily Lemmon, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2007, Univ Texas, Austin

The goal of my research program is to gain insight into the process of speciation in order to understand the origin of biodiversity.

Steve Lenhert, PhD
nanotechnology, membranes

Steve Lenhert, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) 2004, Univ Münster

My field of research is nanobiotechnology, which involves the application of nanoscience and biology to solve technological problems.

Don Levitan, PhD
marine ecology
& evolutionary biology

Don Levitan, PhD

Professor
PhD 1989, Univ Delaware

I am interested in the ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates. I enjoy integrating field and lab studies into a theoretical frame- work. For example, how does population density influence selection on spawning behavior, sperm & egg traits and repro- ductive isolation & speciation?

Lisa Lyons, PhD
learning, circadian rhythms

Lisa Lyons, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2000, Univ Houston

Signaling and circadian modulation regulating associative memory

Leithen M'Gonigle, PhD
sexual selection,
plant-pollinator interactions

Leithen M'Gonigle, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2012, Univ British Columbia

In my research, I aim to understand how interactions between species 1) enable those species to persist and 2) direct their future evolution.

Austin Mast, PhD
plant evolution, biogeography,
biodiversity informatics

Austin Mast, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2000, U Wisconsin-Madison

I am particularly interested in (1) the interplay of ecology and evolution that determines the form and function of plant life on Earth and (2) the use of biodiversity research specimens and digital information about them to bring that interplay into sharper focus.

Sophie McCoy, PhD
marine ecology & evolution, global change

Sophie McCoy, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2014, Univ Chicago

In the context of changing climate, the McCoy Lab draws links between physiological responses at small scale and dynamics of populations and communities at macro-scale, especially the effects of environmental stress on traits that mediate species interactions.

Karen McGinnis, PhD
epigenetics, siRNA,
gene expression

Karen McGinnis, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2000, Arizona State Univ

I am particularly interested in the regulation of epigenetic modifications that heritably alter the expression of endogenous and transgenic loci in plants

Mike Meredith, PhD
neuroscience

Mike Meredith, PhD

Professor
PhD 1974, Univ Pennsylvania

We study female-to-male and male-to-male signaling in golden hamsters and mice as a model to analyze sensory mechanisms, in particular those leading to sensory control of behavior.

Tom Miller, PhD
community & microbial ecology, coastal vegetation

Tom Miller, PhD

Professor
PhD 1985, Michigan State Univ

As a community ecologist, I am interested in how ecology and evolution combine to determine the diversity and abundance of species in communities

Andrew Rassweiler, PhD
ecology, conservation

Andrew Rassweiler, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2008, UC Santa Barbra

Dr. Andrew Rassweiler is a marine ecologist who combines field experiments, data analysis and mathematical modeling to address both basic and applied questions, in both temperate and tropical reef ecosystems.

Darin Rokyta, PhD
ecology, evolution

Darin Rokyta, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2006, Univ Idaho

We investigate the way organisms evolve, including epistatic interactions and the genotype-phenotype-fitness relationship in viruses, and the evolution of venom proteins from a number of Southeastern snake species.

Scott Steppan, PhD
ecology, evolution

Scott Steppan, PhD

Professor
PhD 1989, Univ Chicago

My research is focused on understanding the origin of biological diversity. To address this long-term goal, I study highly diversified groups of animals (especially rodents and bivalves) ranging from population to ordinal levels.

Beth Stroupe, PhD
structural biology,
biophysics

Beth Stroupe, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2002, Scripps Research Institute

My laboratory uses cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography to uncover the structure/function relationships driving two fundamental biological pathways: the transformation of a gene into a protein and sulfur metabolism.

Hengli Tang, PhD
cellular, molecular

Hengli Tang, PhD

Professor
PhD 1998, UC San Diego

The general area of research interest in my lab is virus-host cell interactions concerning hepatitis C virus and flaviviruses such as dengue and Zika viruses.

Ken Taylor, PhD
cellular, molecular

Ken Taylor, PhD

Professor
PhD 1975, UC Berkeley

Our research uses 3-D electron microscopy to study structure and function at the resolution of molecules and supramolecular assembly within cells.

Joe Travis, PhD
ecology, evolution

Joe Travis, PhD

Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
PhD 1980, Duke Univ

My research revolves around understanding how ecological processes drive evolutionary ones and, sometimes, vice-versa.

Paul Trombley, PhD
synaptic transmission,
ion channels, olfaction

Paul Trombley, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1990, Univ Oregon

The primary research goal of our laboratory is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal excitability and the efficacy of synaptic transmission.

Nora Underwood, PhD
ecology, evolution,
plant-insect interactions

Nora Underwood, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1997, Duke Univ

We study plants and insects in natural and agricultural systems to ask how individual traits and behaviors combine to create the spatial, temporal and evolutionary dynamics of populations.

Alice Winn, PhD
ecology, evolution

Alice Winn, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1984, Michigan State Univ

Plant population biology, life-history evolution, and ecological genetics.

Janie Wulff, PhD
ecology, evolution

Janie Wulff, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1986, Yale Univ

I study the ecology of sponges and the organisms with which they interact as mutualistic partners, competitors, and prey, especially in coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves.

Qian Yin, PhD
inflammation, autophagy, structural biology

Qian Yin, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD 2008, Cornell Univ

Our goal is to reveal functions of crucial molecules in key inflammatory processes, autophagy, and host-pathogen interactions using X-ray crystallography and high resolution electron microscopy.

Hong-Guo Yu, PhD
cellular, molecular

Hong-Guo Yu, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 2000, Univ Georgia

Our research goal is to understand how chromosomes organize themselves and segregate during cell division.  In mitosis the cell replicates itself by equally partitioning duplicated chromosomes.

Fanxiu Zhu, PhD
KSHV, viral oncogenesis,
innate immunity

Fanxiu Zhu, PhD

Associate Professor
PhD 1995, Wuhan Univ

My laboratory studies Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), a human DNA tumor virus. Our major interests are 1) evasion of host innate antiviral responses and 2) modulation of host intracellular kinase signaling pathways