Drosophila and other insects

Faculty studying drosophila and other insects

Arash Bashirullah

Intercellular communication: uncovering mechanisms that coordinate the development of multicellular organisms

Seth Blair

Integrative Biology
Developmental genetics of patterning and cell signaling in Drosophila

Grace Boekhoff-Falk

Developmental biology, gene expression, hormones, growth and differentiation factors

Melissa Harrison

Biomolecular Chemistry
Studying embryonic development to understand the transcriptional mechanisms for a totipotent state

Allen Laughon

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Smad transcription factors and associated cofactors in response to TGF-beta signaling

John Pool

Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Sushmita Roy

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

Nathaniel Sharp

Mutation, Evolution, Genome Architecture, Genetic Variation, Sexual Selection

Randal Tibbetts

Human Oncology
Genetic control of DNA replication and repair in mammals. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics
Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Jill Wildonger

How neuronal structure and function is shaped by the microtubule cytoskeleton and polarized transport

Jerry Yin

Genetics and Neurology
cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling in sleep, memory formation, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disabilities