Faculty and Participating Labs by Research Area


Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

Alice Barkan Biology Post-transcriptional control of gene expression, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.
Michael Harms Chemistry Biophysical properties of proteins and their evolution.
Diane Hawley Biology RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.
Jim Hutchison Chemistry Ion and electron transport in biological systems and synthetic materials.
Jim Prell Chemistry Organization of macromolecular assemblies
Jeff McKnight Biology Natural and Synthetic Targeting of Chromatin Proteins
Shawn Lockery Chemistry Parallel and distributed processing in simple biological networks.
Andrew Marcus Chemistry Protein dynamics, intracellular transport.
Brad Nolen Chemistry Molecular basis for cytoskeleton regulation.
Peter O'Day Biology Cellular signaling, retinal physiology, and ion transport.
Ken Prehoda Chemistry Signal transduction, protein interaction networks, x-ray crystallography.
Bill Roberts Biology Signal processing in sensory systems, synaptic transmission, and calcium signaling.
Tom Stevens Chemistry Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.
Raghu Parthasarathy Physics Material properties of biological membranes.


Bioinformatics< and Computational Biology/h3>
Yashar Ahmadian Biology Computational neuroscience
Brendan Bohannan Biology Microbial biodiversity, molecular microbial ecology and evolution.
William Cresko Biology Developmental and evolutionary genetics.
Jessica Green Biology Applied and theoretical ecology, bioinformatics and biodiversity.
Eric Johnson Biology Genomics, gene regulation.
Shawn Lockery Biology Parallel and distributed processing in simple biological networks.
Patrick Phillips Biology Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.
John Postlethwait Biology Developmental biology and evolutionary genetics.


Molecular Evolution

Brendan Bohannan Biology Microbial biodiversity, molecular microbial ecology and evolution.
William Cresko Biology Developmental and evolutionary genetics.
Jessica Green Biology Applied and theoretical ecology, bioinformatics and biodiversity.
Patrick Phillips Biology Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.
John Postlethwait Biology Developmental biology and evolutionary genetics.
Nadia Singh Biology Evolutionary Genetics
Matt Streisfeld Biology Ecological and evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations.


Genetics

Alice Barkan Biology Post-transcriptional control of gene expression, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.
Brendan Bohannan Biology Microbial biodiversity, molecular microbial ecology and evolution.
Bruce Bowerman Biology Cell polarity and cell division in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.
William Bradshaw Biology Evolutionary genetics, biological clocks, population biology.
William Cresko Biology Developmental and evolutionary genetics.
Chris Doe Biology Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.
Judith Eisen Biology Developmental neurobiology of vertebrates.
Karen Guillemin Biology Bacterial-host interactions in pathogenesis and development.
Diane Hawley Chemistry RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.
Charles Kimmel Biology Pattern formation during development.
Eric Johnson Biology Hypoxia, genomics, gene regulation.
Patrick Phillips Biology Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.
John Postlethwait Biology Developmental biology and evolutionary genetics.
Eric Selker Biology Epigenetics, DNA methylation, genome dynamics, gene silencing, position effects.
Kryn Stankunas Biology Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic control of vertebrate development.
Tom Stevens Chemistry Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.
Jeff McKnight Biology Natural and Synthetic Targeting of Chromatin Proteins
Matt Streisfeld Biology Ecological and evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations.
Monte Westerfield Biology Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.


Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alice Barkan Biology Post-transcriptional control of gene expression, protein-facilitated RNA catalysis.
Bruce Bowerman Biology Cell polarity and cell division in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo.
William Cresko Biology Developmental and evolutionary genetics.
Victoria DeRose Chemistry Investigating chemical activity and structure in nucleic acids and proteins.
Chris Doe Biology Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.
Judith Eisen Biology Developmental neurobiology of vertebrates.
Karen Guillemin Biology Bacterial-host interactions in pathogenesis and development.
Diane Hawley Chemistry RNA polymerase, regulation of gene expression, and protein-DNA interactions.
Tory Herman Biology Neural target selection and synapse formation of Drosophila.
Eric Johnson Biology Hypoxia, genomics, gene regulation.
Patrick Phillips Biology Evolutionary genetics and the genetics of complex traits.
Clifford Kentros Biology Cellular and molecular studies of mammalian learning and memory.
Eric Selker Biology Epigenetics, DNA methylation, genome dynamics, gene silencing, position effects.
Kryn Stankunas Biology Chromatin dynamics and epigenetic control of vertebrate development.
Diana Libuda Biology DNA repair, recombination, and chromosome dynamics during meiosis.
Jeff McKnight Biology Natural and Synthetic Targeting of Chromatin Proteins
Adam Miller Biology Development of brain circuitry
Tom Stevens Chemistry Membrane biogenesis, protein sorting, and organelle assembly.
Charles Kimmel Biology Pattern formation during development.
Shawn Lockery Biology Parallel distributed processing in simple biological networks.
Andrew Marcus Chemsitry Protein dynamics, intracellular transport.
Cris Niell Biology Function and development of neural circuits for visual processing.
Peter O'Day Biology Cellular signaling, retinal physiology, and ion transport.
Ken Prehoda Chemistry Signal transduction, protein interaction networks, x-ray crystallography.
Philip Washbourne Biology Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development.
Janis Weeks Biology Steriod hormones effects on synapses, neural circuits and neurodegeneration.
Michael Wehr Psychology Systems neuroscience, neural coding, auditory cortex.
John Postlethwait Biology Developmental biology and evolutionary genetics.
Monte Westerfield Biology Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.


Molecular Neuroscience

Chris Doe Biology Neural stem cells, cell polarity, CNS development in Drosophila.
Judith Eisen Biology Developmental neurobiology of vertebrates.
Clifford Kentros Biology Cellular and molecular studies of mammalian learning and memory.
Charles Kimmel Biology Pattern formation during development.
Shawn Lockery Chemistry Parallel and distributed processing in simple biological networks.
David McCormick Biology Cellular mechanisms of cortical function
Santiago Jaramillo Biology Neural circuits that mediate auditory cognition
Adam Miller Biology Development of brain circuitry
Cris Niell Biology Function and development of neural circuits for visual processing.
Peter O'Day Biology Cellular signaling, retinal physiology, and ion transport.
John Postlethwait Biology Developmental biology and evolutionary genetics.
Matt Smear Psychology Neural mechanisms of olfactory function I
Michael Wehr Psychology Systems neuroscience, neural coding, auditory cortex.
Monte Westerfield Biology Developmental genetics of neurons and muscle.