11 Faculty/Mentors

Molecular and Cell Biology

Laurent Coscoy
(1) Interactions between viruses and the immune response of their hosts (Current Term Now Closed)
Yang Dan, Professor
(1) Investigation of the mechanism of sleep pressure and its dysregulation in Parkinson's disease (Current Term Now Closed)
Richard Harland, Professor
(1) Tadpole from head to tail: Establishment of the AP axis and formation of the nervous system, in Xenopus (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Improving Animal Research Welfare (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) A screen for genes that control shape change in the embryo (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Determining the possible functions of sleep in the jellyfish Cassiopea (Current Term Now Closed)
John Kuriyan, Professor
(1) Mechanism of Raf Kinase Activation in Signal Transduction (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Bcr-Abl kinase domain mutations, drug resistance, and the road to understand kinase activity (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Investigating DNA sliding clamp structural ensembles using simulation (Full- no new appr needed)
Craig Miller, Professor
(1) Genetic analysis of head skeletal evolution (Check back for status)
(4) Developmental biology of tooth regeneration (Check back for status)
Eva Nogales, Professor
(1) Structural analyses of novel ribonucleoproteins that function in antiviral immunity and genome transposition and their development into genome engineering tools (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Structural analysis of the Ska complex and its role in mediating end-on chromosome attachment with Ndc80 at microtubules (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Cryo-electron microscopy studies of DNA methylation complexes (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Structural analyses of microtubule plus end binding proteins and their role in regulating microtubule dynamics (Current Term Now Closed)
Steven Brenner, Professor
(1) A unified analysis strategy for RNA-seq based differential gene expression and alternative slicing analysis (computational biology). (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Coevolution of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and alternative splicing (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Automatic identification of protein domains (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) (Full- no new appr needed)
Carolina Reisenman, Associate Researcher
(1) Taste adaptations to host specialization in specialist species of Drosophila. (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Neural circuits mediating feeding enhancement by odors in Drosophila melanogaster (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Behavioral mechanisms underlying host specialization in specialist herbivorous flies. (Current Term Now Closed)
Kristin Scott, Professor
(1) Neural circuits for competing behavioral drives (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Tracing Drosophila Hunger and Thirst Neurons in a Whole Brain Electron Microscopy Dataset (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Tracing Drosophila taste processing neurons (Full- no new appr needed)
Ian Swinburne, Professor
(1) How does the zebrafish eye develop the ability to manage pressure? (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Using live-organism imaging and genome-editing to discover how cells in developing organs eat (Current Term Now Closed)
Matthew Welch, Professor
(1) Elucidating the role of actin-based motility in Rickettsia pathogenesis (Current Term Now Closed)