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Faculty Research Programs

Cell and Developmental Biology

Radhika Atit - Origin and development of dermis in the skin
Arnold Caplan* – Use of stem cells to regenerate tissues
Chris Cullis* – Plant genomes and crop improvement
Stephen Haynesworth* – Mesenchymal stem cells and adipocyte cell fate
Emmitt Jolly – Gene regulation in the parasitic schistosome worm
Brian McDermott – Hair-cell development
Claudia Mizutani - Genetic Mechanisms of body axis patterning
Charles Rozek* – Fly Genetics
Peter Zimmerman – Global Health and Malaria

* Not currently accepting graduate students
italics indicate adjunct and secondary faculty

Neurobiology and Neuromechanical Systems

Hillel Chiel – Soft tissue biomechanics, neural modeling, and soft robots
Jessica Fox – Neurobiology, sensory systems, insect behavior
Kristen Lukas – Effects of designed environments on animal behavior
Roy Ritzmann – Locomotion in insect through complex terrain
Gavin Svenson – Insect phylogenetics and systematics
Peter Thomas – Mathematical biology, computational neuroscience
Mark Willis – Olfactory orientation and flight behavoir
Dan Wesson – Neuroscience, Olfaction, Electrophysiology

* not currently accepting graduate students
italics indicates secondary or adjunct faculty

Evolution and Ecology

Karen Abbott – Theoretical Ecology
Michael Benard – Evolutionary and population ecology
David Burke* - Rhizosphere and plant ecology
Jean Burns – Community Assembly and Invasion
Darin Croft - Mammalian paleontology, ecology
Sarah Diamond – Evolutionary Ecology
Ana Locci* - Ecosystem Modeling
Ryan Martin – Evolutionary Ecology
Kurt Smemo* – Soil biogeochemistry
Robin Snyder – Effects of environmental variation
Scott Simpson – Human Evolution, anatomy

* not currently accepting graduate students
italics indicates secondary or adjunct faculty