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Alexander Ophir Alexander Ophir

Proximate & ultimate influences on social behavior: including individual variation in genes, brain and behavior; monogamy and social attachment; alternative reproductive tactics; parental care; early life social influence on development; social & spatial memory; mate choice; animal communication.

Robert Oswald Robert Oswald

Vet Molecular Medicine
Molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction.

Tom Overton

Animal Science
Nutritional physiology of dairy cattle and relationships with immune function and health.

John Parker John Parker

Colin Parrish Colin Parrish

Teresa Pawlowska Teresa Pawlowska

School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
I am a fungal evolutionary biologist using various fungal-bacterial and fungal-plant associations as models to understand the evolution of symbioses in general. My current work is focused on evolution and ecology of symbiotic associations formed by fungi with bacteria.

Wojtek Pawlowski Wojtek Pawlowski

Plant Breeding and Genetics
We investigate how chromosomes recognize each other and recombine in meiosis. We also study evolution of the recombination machinery.

Joseph Peters Joseph Peters

Our lab is interested in DNA replication, recombination and repair. We are especially interested in a special type of mobile DNA element called Tn7-like transposons. These elements are found in 10-20% of bacteria. A subgroup of these elements naturally associate with CRISPR-Cas systems allowing programable guide RNA-directed transposition.

Ned Place Ned Place

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Female reproduction aging, endocrinology, life history trade-offs.

Jeff Pleiss

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our group works to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing, and how it's mis-regulation results in human disease. We have pioneered the use of the unicellular fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, as a model system for understanding complex splicing patterns that are prevalent in humans.

Katja Poveda Katja Poveda

Agroecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Plant defenses, Insect ecology

Alison Power Alison Power

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems and epidemiology of insect-vectored diseases

Marvin Pritts Marvin Pritts

My research makes an attempt to identify, develop, and test production and pest management systems involving berry crops for their practicality, economic viability, and environmental impact. I believe that the land-grant university has an obligation to develop research priorities, at least in part, in response to client needs.

Shu-Bing Qian Shu-Bing Qian

Nutritional Sciences
Most of the research work in Dr. Qian's laboratory is broadly interdisciplinary, with a primary emphasis on the nutrient signaling pathway, stress response, protein synthesis, and their implications in human diseases.

Susan Quirk

Robert Raguso Robert Raguso

Neurobiology and Behavior
Chemical ecology, pollination biology, signal evolution, mutualism, multimodal communication, mimicry theory, convergent evolution, learning, sensory ecology, olfactory physiology, plant volatile biosynthesis: plant behavior!

Linda Rayor Linda Rayor

Behavioral ecology of social spiders and social amblypygids. Social and foraging behavior of predatory arthropods; Tritrophic interactions.

Robert Reed Robert Reed

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

Heidi Reesink

Clinical Science
Dr. Reesink's laboratory studies the molecular basis of joint injury and osteoarthritis in horses and dogs. The lab has a specific interest in the glycobiology of osteoarthritis, including the anti-inflammatory and lubricating properties of lubricin and hyaluronic acid.

Kern Reeve 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.

Valerie Reyna Valerie Reyna

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

Eric Richards 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.

Susan Riha Susan Riha

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

Jeffrey Roberts Jeffrey Roberts

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

Amanda D. Rodewald Amanda D. Rodewald

Adrienne Roeder Adrienne Roeder

Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology / Plant Biology
Size is a fundamental characteristic of every organism.

Jocelyn Rose

Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
Researchers in the Rose lab study the formation, function, and evolution of plant structural polymers, as well as associated extracellular processes.

Brian Rudd 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.

Lars Rudstam Lars Rudstam

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

Richa Sardana

Molecular Medicine
We study how membrane protein trafficking and quality control mechanisms surveil the membrane proteome, and how their dysregulation results in human disease.