MOLB Faculty Research Interests

MOLB Faculty Research Interests

 

Faculty Member Department Research
     
Ashley, Amanda Chemistry & Biochemistry Replication of genetic information, a fundamental biological process common to all living organisms, and maintenance of its integrity.

 

     
Ashley,
Ryan
Animal & Range Sciences Two focus areas: progesterone¹s actions mediated by membrane receptors, and chemokines¹ effects in early pregnancy and breast cancer.

 

     
Cowley,
David E.
Fish & Wildlife Sciences Improve conservation and management of aquatic resources in the American Southwest including topics in limnology, fisheries management, and conservation genetics.

 

     
Creamer, Rebecca Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Plant-associated microbe interactions
     
Curtiss, Jennifer Biology Cell and developmental biology

 

     
Hanley,
Kathryn
Biology Emergence and control of RNA viruses

 

     
Hansen,
Immo A.
Biology & Institute of Applied Biosciences Molecular biology and physiology of mosquitoes

 

     
     
Hanson,
Steve
Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Virology, plant pathogen resistance, biotechnology

 

     
Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer Animal & Range Sciences Reproductive Physiology
     
Holguin, Omar Plant and Environmental Sciences Mass Spectral Analysis of Plant Primary and Secondary Metabolism from GMOs

 

     
Houston, Jessica Chemical Engineering Biomedical engineering and biophotonic technologies.

 

     
Houston,
Kevin
Chemistry & Biochemistry Hormonal carcinogenesis

 

     
Indriolo, Emily Biology Pollen-pistil interactions in the mustard family of plants (Brassicaceae).

 

     
Lodato, Patricia Bioogy Understanding the post-transcriptional mechanisms regulating the assembly of the T3SS and Shiga toxin production.

 

     
Lopez-Martinez, Giancarlo Biology Short and long-term effects that single and repeated bouts of environmental stress can have on animals.

 

     
Lusetti,
Shelley
Chemistry & Biochemistry Mechanism of recombinational DNA repair and chromosomal maintenance

 

     
Lyons,
Barbara
Chemistry & Biochemistry Determining three-dimensional structures of small proteins in solution by multidimensional multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

 

     
Mera, Paola E. Biochemistry Identify unique species-specific genetic modules that control cell proliferation in pathogenic bacteria in order to uncover novel targets for new antibiotics.

 

     
Milligan,
Brook
Biology Population genetics, conservation biology, molecular sequence evolution, population demography, statistical modeling, scientific software engineering.

 

     
Nishiguchi, Michele Biology Molecular and ecological basis of speciation

 

     
Pietrasiak, Nicole Plant & Environmental Services Soil Microbiology, Phycology, Desert Soil Ecology, Biocrusts

 

     
Randall, Jennifer Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science (EPPWS) Plant Development and plant microbe interactions including the innate plant ‘immune’ system.

 

     
Ray,
Ian M.
Plant & Environmental Services Alfalfa genetics, transgene expression, marker-assisted selection.

 

     
Sengupta-Gopalan, Champa Plant & Environmental Services Nitrogen-fixation, plant-bacterial interactions.

 

     
Serrano,
Elba
Biology & RISE Program, Affiliate Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Neuroscience / biophysics / nanoscience
     
Shuster, Charles Brad Biology Regulation of the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons.

 

     
Smith,
Geoffrey B.
Biology

 

Environmental gene probes, microbial biodegradation

 

     
Song, Joe Computer Science Develop statistically effective and computationally efficient algorithmic framework to detect, represent, and manipulate functional, temporal, and statistical associations among random variables, to account for causal interactions in dynamic biological networks. I call this the three-association framework (3AF).

 

     
Summers, Adam

 

Animal Range and Sciences Identification of strategic supplementation time points and nutrients during gestation to improve progeny growth, development and reproduction

 

     
Van Voorhies, Wayne Molecular Biology Program Measuring metabolic rates and gas exchange in a variety of organisms including algae. Design and development of metabolic assay systems and chemostats for growing algae.

Algae Cultivation Testbed

 

     
Xu,
Jiannong
Biology Metagenomics of mosquito gut microbiome.

Algae and biofuel.

 

     
Yukl,
Erik
Chemistry & Biochemistry Transition metals such as iron, copper, manganese and zinc serve essential functions in biology and are required for such fundamental processes as respiration, photosynthesis and DNA synthesis among others.  My lab is interested in the mechanisms by which bacteria acquire these metals from the environment, and how certain metalloproteins are used as sensors of environmental conditions.

 

     
Zhang,
Jinfa
Plant & Environmental Services Cotton breeding, genetics and genomics.