Hank Bass, PhD 3D cytogenetics, maize chromatin, epigenomics
Hank Bass, PhD
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.
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.
Jeroen Ingels, PhD Benthic Biodiversity, Ecology and Function
Jeroen Ingels, PhD
Research Faculty I, FSU Coastal and Marine Lab
PhD 2009, UGent, Belgium
I have a wide interest in benthic biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and food-web ecology in a diverse range of marine ecosystems, with a special focus on the smallest of metazoan organisms - the meiofauna.
Kathryn M Jones, PhD rhizobial/plant symbiotic interactions
Kathryn M Jones, PhD
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.
Don Levitan, PhD marine ecology & evolutionary biology
Don Levitan, PhD
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?
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.
Dan Okamoto, PhD marine ecology, population dynamics, fisheries
Dan Okamoto, PhD
PhD , UC Santa Barbara
I study population dynamics, mostly of marine species, using field and laboratory studies, statistics and mathematical modeling to understand how the environment, life-history and species interactions regulate demographic variability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our research is on the neural mechanism which underlies our ability to decide and plan eating behaviors and dietary choices. We combine anatomical methods, electrophysiology, optical imaging, behavioral training, and computational methods.
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