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Research Mentors

All Research Mentors in Alphabetical Order

Akaaboune Lab

Synaptic development and maintenance; effect of high fat diet on the stability of neuromuscular synapses neuromuscular diseases  
Mohammed Akaaboune, Professor;

Aton Lab

Effects of sensory experience and sleep on neural circuits, mechanisms underlying nervous system plasticity and memory formation 
Sara Aton, Associate Professor;

Bardwell Lab

Role of molecular chaperones and disulfide catalysts in protein folding; Experimental evolution of protein folding 
James Bardwell, Professor;

Buttitta Lab

Understanding the barriers to proliferation in quiescent cells and how they are bypassed in diseases such as cancer 
Laura Buttitta, Associate Professor;

Cadigan Lab

Mechanism by which Wnt signaling regulates target gene expression, using Drosophila as a model system
Kenneth Cadigan, Professor;

Chang Lab

Protein sorting and quality control in the yeast secretory pathway  
Amy Chang, Professor;

Chapman Lab

Biogenesis of bacterial amyloid fibers called curli
Matthew Chapman, Professor;

Chakravarty Lab

Biochemical approaches and budding yeast as a model system to characterize the molecular basis of how heritably altered protein activity states impact gene control
Anupam Chakravarty, Assistant Professor;

Clowney Lab

Developmental and regulatory mechanisms that generate neural circuits and govern their function, using the olfactory system of Drosophila as a model system
E. Josie Clowney, Assistant Professor;

Collins Lab

Signaling and transport within axons, in particular how this allows neurons to make regenerative and degenerative responses to axonal injury
Catherine Collins, Associate Professor;

Cone Lab

Understanding how the central nervous system regulates energy stores
Roger Cone, Professor; [Director, LSI]

Csankovszki Lab

Gene regulation and chromosome segregation mediated by condensin complexes in C. elegans
Gyorgyi Csankovszki, Professor;

DeSantis Lab

Mechanisms of how microtobule associated motor proteins transport cellular cargo 
Morgan DeSantis
, Assistant Professor;

B Duan Lab

Somatosensory circuits to process different modalities, such as pain and itch
Bo Duan, Assistant Professor;

C. Duan Lab

Understanding how peptide growth factors act to control growth, development, and aging
Cunming Duan, Professor;

Dus Lab

How the brain responds to changes in internal energy and nutrients to control hunger and satiety states. The effect of the environment of neural activity and behavior, converging the fields of epigenetics, gene expression, and neurobiology.
Monica Dus, Assistant Professor;

Hume Lab

Structure and Function of Neurotransmitter Receptors Formation and Maintenance of synapses  
Richard Hume, Professor;

Hurn Lab

Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of gender differences in response to experimental brain injury   Patricia D. Hurn, Professor; [Dean, School of Nursing]

Jakob Lab

Role of oxidative stress in host defense and aging
Ursula Jakob, Professor;

Klionsky Lab

Protein targeting and organelle biogenesis, with an emphasis on autophagy in the yeast model system 
Daniel Klionsky, Professor;

Kumar Lab

Genomics, proteomics, and systems biology to study cell signaling and cancer-related pathways
Anuj Kumar, Professor;

Kwon Lab

Mechanisms underlying the neuronal dynamics and plasticity of the neocortex
Sam Kwon, Assistant Professor;

Li Lab

Arabidopsis as a model organism to study steroid signaling mechanism and endoplasmic reticulum-mediated protein quality control
Jianming Li, Professor;

M Li Lab

Regulation and quality control of lysosomes
Ming Li, Assistant Professor;

MacAlister Lab

Flower development and pollen tube formation
Cora MacAlister, Assistant Professor;

Miller Lab

Molecular mechanisms that regulate cytokinesis in epithelial cells and how this process may become mis-regulated in cancer.
Ann Miller, Associate Professor;

Nandakumar Lab

Biochemistry, cell biology and X-ray crystallography to understand the roles of telomerase and telomeres in cancer and ageing
Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, Associate Professor;

Nielsen Lab

Understanding the cellular machinery involved in proper deposition of plant cell wall components
Erik Nielsen, Professor;

Pichersky Lab

Plant molecular biology and evolution  
Eran Pichersky, Professor;

Schiefelbein Lab

Understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell differentiation and pattern formation
John Schiefelbein, Professor;

Simmons Lab

How DNA repair proteins identify sites of damage in living cells and how DNA repair pathways are coordinated with the the cell cycle
Lyle Simmons, Professor;

Stockbridge Lab

Biochemistry, structural biology, and evolution of microbial membrane proteins involved in antimicrobial resistance   
Randy Stockbridge, Assistant Professor;

Vecchiarelli Lab

Interdisciplinary approaches to understand subcellular organization, with an emphasis on cell-free reconstitution and imaging  
Anthony Vecchiarelli, Assistant Professor;

Wang Lab

Protein trafficking, organelle biogenesis and Golgi defects in diseases 
Yanzhuang Wang, Professor;

Wierzbicki Lab

Mechanisms of long non-coding RNA functions in regulation of genome activity
Andrzej Wierzbicki, Professor;

Wittkopp Lab

Mechanisms of gene regulation, development and evolution
Patricia Wittkopp,  Professor;

Wong Lab

Electrophysiological, behavioral and anatomical techniques to study retinal cells and circuits that regulate the non-image-forming visual system.
Kwoon Wong, Associate Professor;