Molecular Genetics, Cell and Development

Bergland

Ecological and evolutionary genetics

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Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease

The neurobiology of appetite, digestion, and metabolism

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The interaction between plants and microbes

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Mechanisms of neural development and disease

Cell adhesion and mechanotransduction in vertebrate morphogenesis

Frog

Genetics of embryonic eye development

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Signal processing by the central nervous system

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Mechanisms of genetic and metabolic adaptation in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum

Tissue regeneration and developmental homeostasis

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Mechanisms regulating polarized cell growth

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The role of glial-glial interactions during nervous system devleopment, disease and regeneration

Cilia, Human disease modeling, Quantitative cell biology, Organelle biology, Cell architecture

The evolutionary origins, function, and mechanisms of adult neurogenesis

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Retinal Development and Disease

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Genetics of obesity, diabetes, and aging

PI: Eyleen Jorgelina O'Rourke

The cell biological foundations of development

Developmental genetics, regeneration, evolution

Areas of Research: Molecular Genetics, Ecology & Evolution

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Regulation of neural stem cell proliferation

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Wiring the nervous system in development.

 

Other Faculty in Molecular Genetics, Cell & Development

Raymond Keller
The Keller lab studies early vertebrate morphogenesis and development.

Michael Timko
The Timko laboratory studies the functional genomics of host -parasite interactions using a variety of molecular and cell biological approaches and computational analyses. 

Michael Wormington