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Biological Sciences Faculty Research Areas

Behavior

Janet Duerr

  • Examining the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Shawn Kuchta

  • The patterns and processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, with a focus on amphibians, reptiles, and odonates

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, and the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

Molly Morris

  • The role that female mating preferences and alternative male mating tactics play in the evolution of diverse behaviors, morphologies and new species in swordtail fishes

Viorel Popescu

  • Conservation biology, wildlife ecology and management (focused on carnivores, amphibians and reptiles), systematic conservation planning

Cellular & Developmental Biology

Robert Colvin

  • Zinc and calcium transport in neurons; mechanisms of neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and stroke; receptor-ligand interactions

Elizabeth Crockett

  • The consequences of lipid restructuring on the susceptibility of biological membranes to lipid peroxidation, and a collaborative study of mitochondrial form, function, and thermotolerance in Antarctic fishes

Janet Duerr

  • Examining the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Patrick Hassett

  • The physiology and feeding ecology of marine and freshwater zooplankton, particularly copepods

Donald Holzschu

Daewoo Lee

  • The molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication in the central nervous system

Corinne Nielsen

  • Genetic regulation of mammalian neurovascular development, physiology and pathophysiology

Tomo Sugiyama

  • Mechanisms of DNA homologous recombination and DNA repair

Soichi Tanda

  • The genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood cell differentiation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster

Nathan Weyand

  • Works extensively with pathogenic and commensal Neisseria species

Ecology & Conservation

Lisa Crockett

  • The consequences of lipid restructuring on the susceptibility of biological membranes to lipid peroxidation, and a collaborative study of mitochondrial form, function, and thermotolerance in Antarctic fishes

Mathew White

  • Evaluation of the distribution of variation among populations of freshwater fishes and the relative roles of vicariance, dispersal, and contemporary gene flow in that distribution

Joseph Johnson

  • Physiological ecology and conservation biology of mammals, with an emphasis on bats

Kelly Johnson

  • Insect physiological ecology, chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions, nutritional physiology, environmental toxicology and responses of aquatic macroinvertebrates to acid mine drainage

Patrick Hassett

  • The physiology and feeding ecology of marine and freshwater zooplankton, particularly copepods

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, & the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

Shawn Kuchta

  • The patterns and processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, with a focus on amphibians, reptiles, and odonates

Molly Morris

  • The role that female mating preferences and alternative male mating tactics play in the evolution of diverse behaviors, morphologies and new species in swordtail fishes

Viorel Popescu

  • Conservation biology, wildlife ecology and management (focused on carnivores, amphibians and reptiles), systematic conservation planning

Willem Roosenburg

  • Investigating the evolution of life history traits and the conservation biology of long-lived organism

Evolution & Systematics

Lisa Crockett

  • The consequences of lipid restructuring on the susceptibility of biological membranes to lipid peroxidation, and a collaborative study of mitochondrial form, function, and thermotolerance in Antarctic fishes

Shawn Kuchta

  • The patterns and processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, with a focus on amphibians, reptiles, and odonates

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, elective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

Stephen Reilly

  • Integration of morphological, biomechanical, functional, and developmental analyses to study how ontogeny, ecology, and phylogeny affect vertebrate design and function

Molly Morris

  • The role that female mating preferences and alternative male mating tactics play in the evolution of diverse behaviors, morphologies and new species in swordtail fishes

Mathew White

  • Evaluation of the distribution of variation among populations of freshwater fishes and the relative roles of vicariance, dispersal, and contemporary gene flow in that distribution

Willem Roosenburg

  • Investigating the evolution of life history traits and the conservation biology of long-lived organisms

Genetics & Genomics

Ronan Carroll

  • Gene regulation and molecular mechanisms of disease causation by Staphylococcus aureus

Janet Duerr

  • Examining the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Shawn Kuchta

  • The patterns and processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, with a focus on amphibians, reptiles, and odonates

Patrick Hassett

  • The physiology and feeding ecology of marine and freshwater zooplankton, particularly copepods

Tomo Sugiyama

  • Mechanisms of DNA homologous recombination and DNA repair

Daewoo Lee

  • The molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication in the central nervous system.

Corinne Nielsen

  • Genetic regulation of mammalian neurovascular development, physiology and pathophysiology

Mathew White

  • Evaluation of the distribution of variation among populations of freshwater fishes and the relative roles of vicariance, dispersal, and contemporary gene flow in that distribution

Soichi Tanda

  • The genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood cell differentiation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster

Nathan Weyand

  • Works extensively with pathogenic and commensal Neisseria species

Molecular Biology

Ronan Carroll

  • Gene regulation and molecular mechanisms of disease causation by Staphylococcus aureus

Robert Colvin

  • Zinc and calcium transport in neurons; mechanisms of neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and stroke; receptor-ligand interactions

Janet Duerr

  • Examining the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Donald Holzschu

Daewoo Lee

  • The molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication in the central nervous system

Corinne Nielsen

  • Genetic regulation of mammalian neurovascular development, physiology and pathophysiology

Tomo Sugiyama

  • Mechanisms of DNA homologous recombination and DNA repair

Soichi Tanda

  • The genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood cell differentiation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster

Nathan Weyand

  • Works extensively with pathogenic and commensal Neisseria species

Morphology & Biomechanics

Scott Hooper

  • How animals generate rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, swimming, and flying at all levels from individual neurons to neural networks to muscle response to movement

Stephen Reilly

  • Integration of morphological, biomechanical, functional, and developmental analyses to study how ontogeny, ecology, and phylogeny affect vertebrate design and function

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, & the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

Neuroscience

Robert Colvin

  • Zinc and calcium transport in neurons; mechanisms of neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and stroke; receptor-ligand interactions

William Holmes

  • Mathematical and computational models of individual neurons of the hippocampus to understand how computation and synaptic modification occur in these cells

Mitchell Day

  • Neural coding of sensory stimuli; Auditory neuroscience; Neural mechanisms of sound localization; Computational modeling; Effect of hearing loss on the central auditory system

Janet Duerr

  • Examining the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Daewoo Lee

  • The molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication in the central nervous system

Scott Hooper

  • We study how animals generate rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, swimming, and flying at all levels from individual neurons to neural networks to muscle response to movement

Corinne Nielsen

  • Genetic regulation of mammalian neurovascular development, physiology and pathophysiology

Physiology

Lisa Crockett

  • The consequences of lipid restructuring on the susceptibility of biological membranes to lipid peroxidation, and a collaborative study of mitochondrial form, function, and thermotolerance in Antarctic fishes
  • Mitchell Day

  • Neural coding of sensory stimuli; Auditory neuroscience; Neural mechanisms of sound localization; Computational modeling; Effect of hearing loss on the central auditory system

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, & the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

Patrick Hassett

  • The physiology and feeding ecology of marine and freshwater zooplankton, particularly copepods

Kelly Johnson

  • Insect physiological ecology, chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions, nutritional physiology, environmental toxicology and responses of aquatic macroinvertebrates to acid mine drainage

Daewoo Lee

  • The molecular and cellular basis of neuronal communication in the central nervous system

Anne Loucks

  • Physiological mechanisms mediating the influences of diet and exercise on the endocrine regulation of fuel metabolism, reproductive function and bone turnover in men and women

Corinne Nielsen

  • Genetic regulation of mammalian neurovascular development, physiology and pathophysiology

Quantitative Biology

Mitchell Day

  • Neural coding of sensory stimuli; Auditory neuroscience; Neural mechanisms of sound localization; Computational modeling; Effect of hearing loss on the central auditory system

Scott Hooper

  • How animals generate rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, swimming, and flying at all levels from individual neurons to neural networks to muscle response to movement

Donald Miles

  • Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, & the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds

William Holmes

  • Mathematical and computational models of individual neurons of the hippocampus to understand how computation and synaptic modification occur in these cells

Viorel Popescu

  • Conservation biology, wildlife ecology and management (focused on carnivores, amphibians and reptiles), systematic conservation planning

Willem Roosenburg

  • Investigating the evolution of life history traits and the conservation biology of long-lived organisms

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