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DCB Faculty Participating in BioSci 199
- Bryant, P
Drosophila; development; TGF-ß signal transduction; cell signaling
Protein kinase regulation of signaling pathways and transcription factors, using models of skin cancer and skin and hair follicle development to determine how kinases influence fate by controlling the genetic landscape of the cell.
How cell signaling networks work, and how they achieve specificity.
Molecular embryology, molecular biology, developmental biology, functional genomics, endocrinology, pharmacology, high-throughput screening
Systems Biology of Development: Growth factor signaling and functional genomics.
Systems biology, cell differentiation, stem cells, C. elegans germ line.
Molecular Genetics of Germ Cell and Stem Cell Development
Cancer bioenergetics, nutrient transporter proteins, sphingolipids, cancer biology, metabolism, autophagy, Rab7, mTOR, Akt.
Dae Seok Eom
Airineme-mediated intercellular communication, airinemes, cytonemes, macrophages, zebrafish.
Laser tweezers, optical tweezers. lasers, molecular motors, kinesin, dynein, cargo transport,myosin, drosophila, biophysics, cross-disciplinary, motor coordination.
Transcriptional regulation, Cis-regulatory elements, Evo-Devo.
Systems Biology of Development and Disease, and deals with topics in Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Mathematical/Computational Biology, Glycobiology, Neurobiology, Cancer Biology and Engineering.
Graduate teaching assistant professional development, culturally responsive pedagogy, biology education.
Complementary and alternative medicine, mind/body signaling, qigong, tai chi, acupuncture, exercise physiology.
Mammalian reproduction, development & homeostasis.
Regulation of axonal growth, development of nerve connections, nerve injury and regeneration.
Structure and evolution of mammalian genomes.
R. Michael Mulligan
Molecular evolution and molecular mechanisms of RNA editing in plants
Computational Biology; Systems Biology; Stem Cells; Regulatory Networks; Stochastic Dynamics; Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis.
Synaptic transmission, plasticity, ion channels, Drosophila, genetics, learning and memory, nicotine.
Mechanisms of regeneration and stem cell control.
Zebrafish, development, neural crest, segmentation, hindbrain, retinoic acid, endothelin, pattern formation, embryogenesis, morphogenesis.
Visualizing cellular machineries at molecular resolution, using super-resolution microscopy.
Golgi apparatus, centrosome, cell cycle regulation, Chlamydia, pathogenesis.
Long noncoding RNAs in epigenetic programming.
Investigating how neurons respond and recover after injury.
Organ size control, Hippo signaling, Cancer, Proteomics.
Molecular genetic analysis of nuclear migration and growth factor signaling in Drosophila.
Biology education, equity in STEM education, learning assistants.
Transcriptional regulation; Drosophila; development; computational biology; systems biology.
Genetics, epigenetics, cancer, pediatric cancer, retinoblastoma, osteosarcoma, Rb.
Biology (Neuroscience, Circadian Rhythms, Gene Regulation, Omic Sciences, Protein Structure Prediction, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology).
Laser microsurgery – Dr. Berns’ research centers around studying basic cellular problems from a functional and structural point of view.
Systems biology of stem cells; genetic and genomic approaches to human developmental disease.
Molecular neurobiology, G protein-coupled receptors, Neuropeptides, Orphan receptors, Novel neurotransmitters, Dopamine receptors, Orphanin FQ/nociceptin, MCH, traditional Chinese medicines.
Michelle A. Digman
Cell migration is vital for embryonic development, wound healing, and cancer metastasis.
Systems biology at the interface between the mathematical and the biological sciences.
Fast relaxation in enzymes, fluorescence properties, hydration of proteins, IR spectroscopy of biological substances, nucleic acids–fluorescent probe interactions.
Reproductive toxicology, developmental toxicology.
Edwin S. Monuki
Cerebral cortex, stem cells, development, neurobiology, neuropathology, mouse transgenics, BMP, patterning, brain malformations.
AI/Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Geonomics.
Developmental physiology of orchids, orchid biology, taro.
Hans R. Bode
Developmental biology (pattern formation, stem cell proliferation and differentiation); evolution of developmental processes; novel peptides affecting developmental processes; alternative animal model for toxicity testing; hydra.
Susan V. Bryant
Regeneration, stem cells, wound healing, growth, pattern formation, limb development, limb regeneration.
Local Biodiversity and Conservation.
Morphogenesis; biology of hydra; fractal geometry of biological forms.
Regeneration, development, limbs, stem cells, amphibian, deformed frogs
Stuart M. Krassner
Morphological, metabolic, and biochemical analysis of developmental transitions (transformation) of hemoflagellates.
J Lawrence Marsh
Mechanisms of late onset Neurodegeneration – Oncogene signaling pathways in normal and abnormal growth.