Experts in Subject: Biology

Biology, Climate change, Ecology, Environment, Evolutionary biology, Reptiles

Stephen Adolph

Stephen Adolph, PhD, specializes in the study of lizards, especially Sceloporus lizards (small insectivorous lizards common in southwestern North America). His research goals are to understand how the thermal environment influences the physiology and behavior of both individual lizards and lizard populations, and how animals respond to environmental change. His published articles regarding temperature and […]

Biology, Biomechanics, Locomotion, Neural control

Anna Ahn, Ph.D., researches the neural control and mechanics of animal locomotion. Her work includes examining the neural signals sent to muscles and how the different levels of musculo-skeletal organization respond to these neural signals. She uses an integrative and multi-disciplinary approach to examine the different levels of organization that influence the behavioral output of […]

Biology, Computational biology, DNA, Human evolution, Molecular evolution

Eliot Bush

Eliot Bush, PhD, uses computational methods to study evolution, covering a range of topics from sequence analysis to modeling. One current focus is on molecular evolutionary questions related to how the nucleotide context affects the substitution process. Bush is also looking at the evolution of metabolic pathways in digital organisms that live and evolve in […]

Biology, Chemistry, Community based learning, Gene therapy, HIV-AIDS

Karl Haushalter

Current approaches to treating HIV-AIDS require patients to take a combination of antiretroviral medicines for the rest of their lives. If a safe and effective gene therapy strategy could be developed, it would allow patients to better control their disease without a daily and expensive pill burden. Students in Karl Haushalter’s lab are helping to […]

Biology, Coral, Marine biology

Catherine McFadden

Catherine McFadden, PhD, is working with a national team of research scientists to investigate the origins of the phylum Cnidaria—one of the two most primitive groups on earth—which includes jellyfish, hydra, sea anemones and corals, McFadden’s specialty. Her particular area of expertise is octocoral phylogeny, and she has been using molecular data to try and […]

Bacteria, Biology, E. coli, Molecular genetics

Daniel Stoebel

Daniel Stoebel, PhD, specializes in molecular genetics and is particularly interested in how molecular biology intersects with evolutionary biology. Stoebel researches the function and evolution of bacterial regulatory networks, specifically the E. coli global transcriptional regulator RpoS. Stoebel’s lab is currently documenting naturally occuring variation in RpoS levels, measuring the effect of variation on the […]

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