Research

Faculty Research

Camp, Amy, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Assistant Professor
Bacterial cell-cell communication and gene regulation during development.

Chen, Wei, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Professor
Surface Chemical Control of Evaporation-Induced Self-Assemblies Derived from Aqueous Sessile Drops;
Control Mechanical Properties of Crosslinked Polymers to Direct Cell Migration.

Drewell, Robert, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge, Visiting Associate Professor
Our lab applies experimental molecular genomic, mathematical and computational approaches to investigate the regulation of gene expression during embryonic development.  Much of our work is focused on using insect model species, including the fruit fly and honey bee.

Hamilton, Darren, Ph.D.
University of Southampton, Professor
Employment of the tools of organic synthesis to design and prepare novel molecules for applications in molecular recognition, sensing, and imaging, and as components of novel functional materials.

Hsu, Lilian, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Professor in Program of Biochemistry
Mechanism of abortive initiation and promoter escape during transcription initiation by E. coli RNA polymerase.

Knight, Jeffrey, Ph.D.
Ohio State University, Professor
Studies of nuclear and mitochondrial gene interaction that determine mitochondrial function; mitochondrial ribosomal biogenesis in yeast.

McMenimen, Kathryn, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor
My lab is interested in understanding how protein quality control is regulated in cells.  In particular, we are interested in the mechanisms by which small heat shock proteins, a type of molecular chaperone, bind their substrate proteins.

van Giessen, Alan, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Assistant Professor
My group uses computational methods to study the effect of molecular crowding on protein structure and aggregation propensity.

Woodard, Craig, Ph.D.
Yale University, Professor
The goal of our research is to understand how steroid hormones control animal development. We use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as model system for unraveling the molecular mechanisms of steroid action in the context of an intact animal. During development, Drosophila goes through a dramatic transition from larva to adult fly called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is directed by a single steroid hormone called ecdysone. By examining the mechanisms whereby ecdysone regulates metamorphosis in the fly, we hope to gain a better understanding of how steroid hormones control developmental processes in general.