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Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Faculty use both molecular and computational methods to study the structure and function of genes.
Associated Faculty Members
 Results From Molecular Biology : Selected site and subsites
Faculty NameResearch Description
Bates, Emily
The use of genetics to determine the molecular mechanisms of pediatric disorders.
Evans, Thomas
The control of embryonic polarity.
Hesselberth, Jay

Genomics of DNA and RNA Repair

Hooper, Joan

Cell and tissue interactions that control development and tissue homeostasis.

Johnson, Aaron
Our work focuses on the formation and regulation of chromatin domains and their ultimate roles in the nucleus. We are particularly interested in the mechanisms of heterochromatin establishment and function.
Johnston, Mark
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling.
Martin, Sandy
Mechanism of LINE-1 retrotransposition. Differential gene expression during hibernation.
McMurray, Michael
Mechanisms of assembly and inheritance of dynamic macromolecular structures: Higher-order septin assemblies in budding yeast
Moore, Jeff
Research description:  Molecular regulation of the microtubule network in cell division and disease
Niswander, Lee
Genetic and Cellular Control of Vertebrate Embryonic Development
Pyeon, Dohun
Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs)
Reis, Tânia
The Genetic Basis of Obesity and Neuronal Control of Energy Balance in Drosophila melanogaster
Sclafani, Robert
The regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle: DNA replication, repair and checkpoints important in cancer chemoprevention.
Tucker, Chandra L.
Protein engineering and optogenetics. Developing engineered protein tools to control protein activity, localization, and interactions using light.
Vázquez-Torres, Andrés
Understanding the role that mononuclear phagocytes play in the host response to intracellular pathogenic microorganisms