Intracellular responses to bacterial pore-forming toxins, development of new anthelmintics, Bt toxin resistance .
Molecular and genetic analysis of Drosophila neural development.
Embryonic stem cell fate; plant resistance to infectious disease.
Genetics of neuronal and epidermal morphogenesis in C. elegans.
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Biomechanics; planarian regeneration and asexual reproduction dynamics; aging; neurogenesis and behavior.
Plant molecular biology, control of gene expression and ion transport.
Molecular genetics of plant hormone action; the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in plants.
Regulation of signaling pathways mediating chemotaxis and cell motility. Spatiotemporal and biochemical control of the mechanics of cell motility.
Nuclear transport in vitro; nuclear pore structure; nuclear assembly
Genetics and molecular biology of protein degradation in yeast.
Cellular morphogenesis. Functional genomic analysis of cell shape changes in Drosophila development.
Developmental biology; molecular genetics of development in Dictyostelium
Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the specification of neuronal identity, growth cone motility and navigation, target selection and the generation of neuronal arbors.
Speciation and adaptation to novel environments; Mating system evolution; Drosophila evolutionary genetics.
Molecular genetics of Drosophila development and epidermal wound repair.
Cell fate specification by cell-cell signaling and transcriptional regulation; enhancer architecture and evolution.
Unraveling transcriptional networks underlying the circadian regulation of plant pathogen responses.
Cellular, molecular and systems level identification of drought and salinity-stress resistance signal transduction mechanisms in plants. Plant CO2 sensing and signal transduction.
Genetic, molecular, and proteomic analysis of division plane orientation in plant cells.
Vertebrate blood cell development, biology of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
Investigating host/pathogen interactions in the roundworm C. elegans, including extracellular and intracellular pathogens.
Molecular genetic analysis of signal transduction in Drosophila development and immunity.
Wienhausen, Gabriele Associate Dean for Education / Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment
mRNA localization, translational control, and membrane trafficking in Drosophila melanogaster.
Molecular and genetic analyses of fruit development.
Organogenesis: genetic regulation of heart development in zebrafish
Plant Biology, Molecular mechanisms of auxin homeostasis and signal transduction.
Theory and genetics of evolutionary processes.
Responses of plant communities and ecosystems to global environmental changes; restoration of native plant communities.
Biological invasions, social insects, trophic interactions.
Plant population biology; mating system evolution; ecological genetics.
Kurle, Carolyn Assistant Professor
Behavioral Ecology of bee foraging and communication, with emphasis on the evolution of communication, neuroethology of learning, and bee health.
Physical and biotic controls on the distribution and diversity of species in benthic marine ecosystems.
Molecular evolution; genetic variation at DNA level.
Conservation and evolutionary biology; speciation; genetics of endangered species.
Microbial genomics and metagenomics; molecular genetics of microbial lipid biosynthesis.
Cryoelectron microscopy and three-dimensional, computer reconstruction of macromolecules
Biochemical genetics of circadian rhythms and mitochondrial membranes in Neurospora.
Chilukuri, Lakshmi Lecturer with Security of Employment
Innovation in biology laboratory education.
Mechanisms by which interferons and other cytokines activate the transcription of early response genes.
Evolution of protein structure and function.
Molecular Signaling in Cancer, Metabolism and Stem Cells.
Biochemical and genetic approaches to the control of gene activity.
Regulation of development, nitrogen fixation, and bio-products in cyanobacteria.
Regulation of circadian rhythms and bio-products in cyanobacteria.
Generation and maintenance of T cell immunity.
Immune recognition and development.
Analysis of mechanisms of regulation of plasmid DNA replication and plasmid DNA partitioning.
Applying physical and quantitative methods (experimental and theoretical) to understand the extent to which basic principles govern growth, cell cycle and chromosome dynamics in bacteria.
Transcriptional regulation and chromatin dynamics.
Regulatory T cell biology and miRNA-mediated immune regulation.
Mechanisms of translation and mRNA turnover regulation in eukaryotic gene expression.
Developing algae as a biotechnology platform for the production of biofuels and bio-products.
Global networks that orchestrate lymphocyte cell fate.
Regulation of functional homeostasis of the endoplasmic reticulum during the cell cycle progression.
Molecular genetic studies of microRNA pathways.
Chromosome structure and function; genetics and epigenetics of transcription; position effects and transcriptional repression.
DNA segregation in prokaryotes.
How the progeny of a single cell division assume differing fates.
Analysis of protein structure and physiological function; post translational protein modification.
Transmembrane transport and the regulation of cellular physiology and transcription.
Somatic cell genetics. Molecular genetics of mammalian mitochondria.
Molecular biology; DNA replication and repair; computer applications to biology.
Organelle homeostasis; peroxisome function and biogenesis; peroxisomal disorders; peroxisomal protein import; peroxisome turnover by autophagy.
Heterogeneity of cellular decision-making in single cells and populations.
Lymphocyte development and signaling pathways in response to DNA damage.
Molecular basis of blood cell differentiation and cancer development.
Innate and adaptive immunity against viral infections.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synapse formation, nicoinic signaling, and neural network construction.
Genetics of neuronal and epidermal morphogenesis in C. elegans.
Mechanisms of synaptic specificity during development of the central nervous system and how hormones affect neuronal activity to modify behavior
Molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis of axons, dendrites, and synapses; time-lapse imaging of cytoskeletal dynamics.
Genetic analysis of visual circuits and synaptic specificity.
Molecular genetic mechanisms of synapse formation, neuron circuit regulation and nerve regeneration.
Two-photon imaging of microcircuit modulations by behavior and learning in awake mice.
Neurobiology; neuronal basis of behavior; development of simple nervous systems.
Systems Neuroscience; Neural network mechanisms underlying memory formation and retrieval.
Synapses in brain function and dysfunction.
Molecular neurobiology; molecular basis of electrical excitability and signal transduction in neural membranes; molecular design of channel proteins.
Neurobiology; the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), one of the major cellular pathways controlling protein turnover in mammalian cells.
Visual behavior, visual neuroscience, and computational theory.
Understanding the circuits controlling the spatial and temporal structure of cortical activity.
Neurobiology; computational models of the nervous system; mechanisms for synaptic plasticity.
Developmental neurobiology; control of expression of neuronal phenotypes
Systems neurobiology; representation and processing of olfactory information in simple olfactory system.
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of axon pathfinding, target specificaton and neuronal migration in nervous system development