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Robert Reed

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Developmental genetic basis of butterfly wing pattern evolution. learn more

Kern Reeve

Neurobiology and Behavior
Theoretical sociobiology; evolution of cooperation and conflict in animal societies; behavioral ecology; plasticity in insect social behavior. Social contacts in wasp societies. learn more

Valerie Reyna

Human Development
Judgement and Decision Making; Risk and Rationality, Memory learn more

Eric Richards

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Research in the Richards lab is broadly focused on epigenetics, the study of inherited information superimposed on the genetic sequence. Most of our efforts to date have concentrated on cytosine methylation, which is one of the most fundamental types of epigenetic information in eukaryotic cells. learn more

Susan Riha

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Interaction of plants with their physical environment and in dynamic simulation modeling learn more

Mark Roberson

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Molecular Endocrinology with emphasis on placental and pituitary biology. learn more

Jeffrey Roberts

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Regulation of gene expression: transcription mechanisms, control of DNA repair functions. learn more

Steve Robertson

Human Development
infant cognition, behavior, brain activity learn more

Adrienne Roeder

Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology / Plant Biology
Studying the regulation of of cell division and growth in plant development and patterning. learn more

Jocelyn Rose

Plant Biology
Structure and function of the plant cell wall and the contribution of the cell wall to various aspects of plant growth and development, including fruit development and ripening, cell expansion and interactions between plants and pathogens. learn more

Brian Rudd

Microbiology and Immunology
My lab seeks to better understand why individuals in early life are more susceptible to infection than adults and respond poorly to vaccination. While the underlying basis for this increase in susceptibility is not known, many reports have indicated that it is due to quantitative and qualitative differences in neonatal T lymphocytes. learn more

Lars Rudstam

Natural Resources
I study ecology of freshwater lakes and fisheries in an ecosystem context. learn more

Michael Scanlon

Plant Biology
Plant developmental genetics learn more

Chris Schaffer

Biomedical Engineering
My lab develops and uses advanced optical techniques to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems, with the goal of constructing a microscopic-scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes in the central nervous system. learn more

John Schimenti

Vet Biomedical Sciences
cancer genetics; mechanisms of genome maintenance in mice; mammalian meiosis; functional genomics learn more

Rebecca Schneider

Natural Resources
Schneider has an integrated theoretical and applied research program examining the ecological processes in watersheds that are critical for protection of water resource quantity and quality. learn more

Ynte Schukken

Quality Milk Production Services
Research is related to bovine mastitis, bovine immunology, mathematical modeling, systems biology, and epidemiology. learn more

Marci Scidmore

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia pathogenesis with an emphasis on vacuolar biology, vesicular trafficking of the chlamydial vacuole, and host-pathogen interactions. learn more

Jeff Scott

Our research is characterized by the five major areas: Insecticide resistance and evolutionary biology. Insect genetics and molecular biology are active areas of research in our laboratory. Insecticide toxicology and metabolism studies. Studies have involved neurophysiological investigations into insecticide action. learn more

Jeremy Searle

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary and related studies of small mammals. learn more

Rebecca Seguin

Nutritional Sciences
My current research focuses on understanding how people's social, food, and physical activity environments influence behavior over time -- particularly in rural communities. I am also working on community mobilization and capacity building initiatives with health educators who serve rural areas. learn more

Vimal Selvaraj

Animal Science
Please visit my website for details. learn more

Tim Setter Tim Setter

Soil and Crop Sciences
The goals of my research are to further our understanding of plant response to environmental stresses such as drought and global climate change issues, to identify potential targets for future crop improvement, and identify genes responsible for desirable stress tolerance traits. learn more

David Shalloway

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Multiple projects in bioinformatics and computational biology: For example: (1) Studying alternative splicing in cancer and during development by analysis of RNASeq data studying, (2) New methods for  computational analysis of experimental biochemistry and cell biology data, (3) various problems in biological statisticsects focus on the dev learn more

James Shapleigh

Microbial physiology; electron transport; structure and function of electron transport proteins. learn more

Kerry Shaw

Neurobiology and Behavior
Behavioral genetics, sexual selection and evolution; speciation; genetic architecture of behavior (QTLs), linkage analysis and genome evolution; orthopteroid insects. learn more

Michael Sheehan

Neurobiology and Behavior
The lab is interested in the causes and consequences of variation in social behavior, with a particular focus on the role of recognition systems in mediating social interactions. learn more

Larry Smart

My lab focuses on the breeding and genomics of shrub willow bioenergy crops. We have assembled a large and diverse collection of willows, which serves as a basis for genomics-assisted breeding. We have produced over 500 new families of willow, including a number of novel species hybrids that display high yield and disease and pest resistance. learn more

Chris Smart

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Rapid and accurate detection and identification of plant pathogens is key for successful management of plant diseases. For this reason, we are using a variety of techniques to diagnose disease on plants and to detect plant pathogens in soil, water, and air. learn more

Marcus Smolka

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our research is focused on the DNA damage checkpoint, an evolutionary conserved signaling pathway that functions to protect genomic integrity. We are particularly interested in understanding how dysfunctions in the DNA damage checkpoint kinases lead to genomic instability and, consequently, cancer. learn more