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Anurag Agrawal Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, phenotypic plasticity, coevolution, plant defense and herbivore offense, coevolution. learn more

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

Daniel Barbash

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in how animals develop, evolve and form new species. We use a variety of techniques including genetics, developmental biology and molecular evolution. Most of our research is done with Drosophila (fruit flies). learn more

William E. Bemis

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Shoals Marine Lab
I study developmental and comparative morphology of vertebrates to examine questions in evolution and systematics. learn more

Adam Boyko

Biomedical Sciences
Inferring demography and selection from genomic data. Genetics of the domestic dog. Developing statistical, simulation, and bioinformatic tools for analyzing genomic data. 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

Edward Buckler

Institute for Genomic Diversity
Our lab uses functional genomic approaches to dissect complex traits in maize, biofuel grasses, and grapes. We exploit the natural diversity of these plant genomes to identify the individual nucleotides responsible for complex (quantitative) variation. learn more

Morten Christiansen

Psychology / Cognitive Science
Our research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. We employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. learn more

Christopher Clark

Lab of Ornithology
Regional and large-scale population level distributions, abundances, and acoustic behaviors of birds, fish, frogs, and whales; evolution and function of acoustic signaling behavior in animals using advanced sound analysis techniques. learn more

Jeff Doyle

Plant Biology / Plant Breeding and Genetics
Comparative genomics, molecular systematics, and evolution. Much research in the lab focuses on polyploidy (whole genome duplication), with studies ranging from identifying origins of polyploids to understanding the physiological, ecological, genetic, and genomic consequences of polyploidy. learn more

Shimon Edelman

Psychology
I am interested in the computational, behavioral, neurobiological, and evolutionary explanations of how the brain/mind works. My research focuses on language, vision, happiness, and consciousness. See my online publication archive for details. learn more

Barbara Finlay

Psychology
Evolution and development of brain and behavior; particularly the visual system. learn more

Maria A Gandolfo Nixon

Plant Biology
My research is focused on Cretaceous and Tertiary floras of North and South America with emphasis on evolution aspects of the flowering plants. Up today, I am collaborating with Drs. Crepet and Nixon in the taxonomy of one of the richest paleofloras of Turonian age known as the "Raritan Paleoflora". learn more

Monica Geber

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant ecology and evolutionary biology. Limits on adaptive evolution. learn more

Cole Gilbert

Entomology
Invertebrate neuroethology; sensory guidance; neural evolution in arthropods. learn more

Michael Gore

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Our lab uses quantitative genetic and genomic approaches in combination with analytical chemistry and remote sensing technologies to elucidate the genetic basis of complex trait variation in maize (dent and sweet corn), cotton, industrial rapeseed (Brassica napus L.), and guayule. learn more

Andrew Grimson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Grimson lab focuses on post-transcriptional gene regulation, in particular the identity and function of animal microRNAs and other small RNAs, as well as explorations into novel regulatory functions encoded in the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR).. learn more

Zhenglong Gu

Nutritional Sciences
Evolutionary and nutritional genomics, Computational biology learn more

Nelson Hairston

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecological and microevolutionary processes, especially in lakes. Linkages between genotype, phenotype and ecological functioning. The role of long-lived dormant eggs in on-going ecological and evolutionary dynamics. learn more

Rayko Halitschke

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
As a Research Associate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology I am interested in the mechanisms of herbivore-induced responses in several different plant species including wild tomato and tobacco, milkweed, and goldenrod. learn more

Matthew Hare

Natural Resources
Research Interests: Population and conservation genetics of marine organisms, invasion biology, phylogeography, and host-parasite co-evolution. learn more

Laura Harrington

Entomology
Dr. Harrington is interested in the biology, ecology and behavior of disease vectors; global health and epidemiology. She offers courses in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (ENTOM 352), a non-majors course Plagues and People (BIO&SOC/ ENTOM 210) and teaches the malaria module of Introduction to Global Health (NS 206). learn more

Richard Harrison

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary biology, evolutionary genetics, speciation, molecular evolution. learn more

Drew Harvell

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Marine Evolutionary ecology, life history evolution, functional morphology learn more

Alon Keinan

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Alon Keinan studies how human genetic variation has arisen from evolutionary history. His research focuses on elucidating the history of modern human populations and on developing computational methods for searching for genes important in human biology. learn more

Walter Koenig

Lab of Ornithology / Neurobiology and Behavior
Most of the opportunities we have for undergraduates involve summer REU positions at my field site in central coastal California (Hastings Natural History Reservation). The two main projects focus on the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker and variable acorn production in California oaks. learn more

Brian Lazzaro

Entomology
Our lab is interested in the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Projects include determination of the genetic and environmental basis for individual variation in resistance to infection and evaluation of infectivity and virulence of insect pathogens. learn more

Gregory Martin

Boyce Thompson Institute / Plant Pathology & Plant
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and plant immunity. Evolution of pathogen virulence genes and plant disease resistance genes. Application of knowledge to plant breeding (molecular breeding and genetic engineering). learn more

Amy McCune

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ichthyology; evolutionary biology; systematics; development and evolution; paleobiology learn more

Jason Mezey

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Quantitative genetics/genomics; statistical genetics; computational biology; pathway modeling; molecular evolution. learn more

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