MOLB Faculty Research Interests

MOLB Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Member Department Research
Ashley, Amanda (email) Chemistry & Biochemistry Replication of genetic information, a fundamental biological process common to all living organisms, and maintenance of its integrity.
Ashley, Ryan (email) Animal & Range Sciences Two focus areas: progesterone¹s actions mediated by membrane receptors, and chemokines¹ effects in early pregnancy and breast cancer.
Cowley, David E. (email) 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 (email) Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Plant-associated microbe interactions
Curtiss, Jennifer (email) Biology Cell and developmental biology
Hanley, Kathryn (email) Biology Emergence and control of RNA viruses
Hansen, Immo A. (email) Biology Molecular biology and physiology of mosquitoes
Hanson, Steve (email) Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Virology, plant pathogen resistance, biotechnology
Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer (email) Animal & Range Sciences Reproductive Physiology
Houston, Jessica (email) Chemical Engineering Biomedical engineering and biophotonic technologies.
Houston, Kevin (email) Chemistry & Biochemistry Hormonal carcinogenesis
Indriolo, Emily (email) Biology Pollen-pistil interactions in the mustard family of plants (Brassicaceae).
Lodato, Patricia (email) Biology Understanding the post-transcriptional mechanisms regulating the assembly of the T3SS and Shiga toxin production.
Lopez-Martinez, Giancarlo (email) Biology Short and long-term effects that single and repeated bouts of environmental stress can have on animals.
Lusetti, Shelley (email) Chemistry & Biochemistry Mechanism of recombinational DNA repair and chromosomal maintenance
Lyons, Barbara (email) Chemistry & Biochemistry Determining three-dimensional structures of small proteins in solution by multidimensional multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Mera, Paola E. (email) Chemistry & 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 (email) Biology Population genetics, conservation biology, molecular sequence evolution, population demography, statistical modeling, scientific software engineering.
Nishiguchi, Michele (email) Biology Molecular and ecological basis of speciation
Pietrasiak, Nicole (email) Plant & Environmental Services TBA
Randall, Jennifer (email) Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science (EPPWS) Plant development and plant microbe interactions including the innate plant ‘immune’ system.
Ray, Ian M. (email) Plant & Environmental Services Alfalfa genetics, transgene expression, marker-assisted selection.
Sengupta-Gopalan, Champa (email) Plant & Environmental Services Nitrogen-fixation, plant-bacterial interactions.
Serrano, Elba (email) Biology Neuroscience / biophysics / nanoscience
Shuster, Charles Brad (email) Biology Regulation of the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons.
Smith, Geoffrey B. (email) Biology Environmental gene probes, microbial biodegradation
Summers, Adam (email) Animal Range and Sciences Identification of strategic supplementation time points and nutrients during gestation to improve progeny growth, development and reproduction
Van Voorhies, Wayne (email) 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 (email) Biology Metagenomics of mosquito gut microbiome.

Algae and biofuel.

Yukl, Erik (email) 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 (email) Plant & Environmental Services Cotton breeding, genetics and genomics.