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Charles "Chip" Aquadro

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We study naturally occurring genomic variation in natural populations, focusing on Drosophila populations and species from around the world. learn more

Avery August

Microbiology and Immunology
The research in this lab is related to the following fields: Immunology; Regulation of immune mediated diseases and infection by tyrosine kinases; Molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation. learn more

Erica Behling-Kelly

Clinical Pathology
My laboratory currently focuses on determining the pathogenic potential and diagnostic utility of serum lipoproteins in domestic species. learn more

Samantha Brooks

Animal Science
Genetics, gene expression, horses. learn more

William Brown

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our general research is in the area of eukaryotic cell biology with a focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of intracellular membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. We are currently examining the role that phospholipid-modifying enzymes play in the formation of membrane tubules from the Golgi complex and endosomes. learn more

Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We use the genetic model Drosophila melanogaster to study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus mainly on how gut microbes, pathogenic or indigenous, alter stem cell behavior in the gut. learn more

Donna Cassidy-Hanley

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Basic genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila, application of techniques developed in this versatile organism to other biologically important protozoa, like the agriculturally important fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. learn more

Carmen Catala

School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Plant Biology
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying fruit set and development. Fruit development is a crucial process in the sexual reproduction of flowering plants and of critical importance for seed dispersal, plant fitness and agricultural yield. learn more

Joshua S. Chappie

Molecular Medicine
Our lab utilizes a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to dissect the mechanisms of complex molecular machines. learn more

Huai-Hu Chuang

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Receptors and Ion Channels learn more

Ruth Collins

Molecular Medicine
Cell and Molecular Medicine. Structure, function and mechanisms of action for proteins regulating cell growth, and the disease impact on human and animal health when these proteins are dysfunctional. learn more

Ben Cosgrove

Biomedical Engineering
The Cosgrove laboratory develops and utilizes systems bioengineering approaches to study the signaling network alterations underlying the decline of stem cell function and tissue regeneration in aging and disease. learn more

Robin Dando

Food Science
The mammalian taste system consists of many complex interactions which take a simple receptor activation at the taste bud, to a rich and emotional response such as that elicited by our favorite foods. As yet little is known about the true nature or depth of these interactions. learn more

David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior
My lab examines the genetic and molecular basis of epilepsy using Drosophila as a model system.  In addition, we also probe the trafficking of neuropeptides using genetics, RNAi, and imaging. learn more

Scott Emr

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular mechanisms for membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. learn more

Chris Fromme

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Golgi complex is the “Grand Central Station” within our cells, serving as the primary sorting organelle at the nexus of the secretory and endocytic trafficking pathways. learn more

Maria J Garcia-Garcia

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our laboratory is interested in understanding the genes and processes that promote early embryonic development. We use mouse as a model organism, and forward genetics as our experimental approach, to isolate mutations that disrupt the normal morphology of the mouse embryo. learn more

Chun Han

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis and dendrite degeneration, especially from the perspective of dendrite-environment interaction. Dendrite morphogenesis is a fundamental aspect of neural development and lies at the foundation of neural circuit formation. learn more

Maureen Hanson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Plant organelle biogenesis, nuclear/organelle interactions, RNA editing, floral development and senescence learn more

Maria Harrison

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Molecular, genetic, genomic and cellular analyses of endosymbiotic associations of plants and fungi, exocytosis and membrane trafficking in plant cells, symbiotic phosphate and nitrogen transporters, phosphate sensors and phosphate sensing, hormone signaling in symbiosis, transcriptional regulation of symbiotic gene expression, microbial interac learn more

Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics / Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration learn more

Tim Huffaker

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We study the mechanisms of chromosome segregation during mitosis using yeast as a model system. learn more

Kelly Hume

Clinical Sciences
My research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response mechanisms influence tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity. learn more

Ailong Ke

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Structure and function of RNA, RNA interference, processing, and degradation. learn more

Michael Kotlikoff

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Cardiac stem cell and gene based repair, genetically encoded sensors learn more

Natasza Kurpios

Molecular Medicine
The research in this lab is related to organ shape acquisition requires intricate coordination of the morphogenetic repertoire during which tissues are bent, pulled, and moved. One striking example is the formation of the digestive system where complex looping and bending events shape the gut tube as it elongates. learn more

Jan Lammerding

Biomedical Engineering
The research in the Lammerding Lab is focused on developing and applying novel experimental techniques to explore the interplay between cellular structure and function, with a particular emphasis on the cell nucleus and the nuclear envelope. learn more

Sondra Lazarowitz

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cell and molecular biology of virus-host interactions: Viral determinants of pathogenicity and host range; mechanism of virus cell-to-cell and systemic movement; regulation of nuclear export. learn more

Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
The Leifer lab investigates a variety of immunological questions involving the role of innate immune receptors and cells in development of diseases such as autoimmunity. Opportunities are available for undergraduates to learn basic lab techniques, and assist members of the lab in various assays. learn more

Sergiy Libert

Biomedical Sciences
My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the process of aging. learn more

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