MOLB-ILS Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Member

Department

Research

Ashley, Amanda Chemistry & Biochemistry Cancer biology and 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.

 

 

Bailey, Donovan Biology Plant Systematics

 

 

Carlisle, Samantha Chemistry & Biochemistry Exploring the role of arylamine N-acetyltransferases (NATs) in endogenous cellular metabolism and the impact this role has in the metabolic diseases cancer and diabetes. Her research utilizes a combination of wet-lab and computational methods (bioinformatics). She is most passionate about improving human health through precision medicine and mentoring the next generation of scientists.

 

 

Chinnasamy, Ramesh Chemistry & Biochemistry Developing novel transition metal catalyzed synthetic methods and their applications in organic and medicinal chemistry.

 

 

Cooke, Peter H. Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Affiliate Faculty
Corcoran, Alina New Mexico Consortium, Biolaboratory, Research Scientist

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Guest Scientist

 

Algal Biofuels, Algal Biotechnology, Algae Culture, Aquatic Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Community Ecology, Harmful algae blooms, Plant and Algae Physiology, Phytoplankton Ecology, Marine Ecology

 

 

Cramer, Christopher Plant & Environmental Sciences Research area: Breeding, Genetics, Onions, Quantitative Genetics, Crop Production.

 

 

Creamer, Rebecca Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences Plant-associated microbe interactions
Curtiss, Jennifer Biology Molecular Genetics of Development

 

 

Fuentes-Soriano, Sara Animal & Range Sciences Preserving natural history collections, improving biodiversity informatics and cyberinfrastructure, and conducting studies related to plant conservation, systematics, and taxonomy.
Guzman, Ivette Plant & Environmental Sciences Vegetable Physiology and Biochemistry

 

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Food Systems

Organic Vegetable Production

 

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 Convergence of gonadotropin and intra-ovarian signals on regulation of estrogen production”; Effects of disease states on female fertility

 

 

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).

 

 

Lozada, Dennis Nicuh Plant & Environmental Sciences Chile Pepper Breeding & Genetics
Lusetti,
Shelley
Chemistry & Biochemistry Mechanism of recombinational DNA repair and chromosomal maintenance

 

 

Lyons,
Barbara
Chemistry & Biochemistry Characterization of signaling proteins implicated in the development of Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

 

Mera, Paola Affiliated Faculty @ University of Illinois
Milligan,
Brook
Biology Population genetics, conservation biology, molecular sequence evolution, population demography, statistical modeling, scientific software engineering.

 

 

Pietrasiak, Nicole Plant & Environmental Services Soil Microbiology, Phycology, Desert Soil Ecology, Biocrusts, Cyanobacterial Phylogenetics and Systematics

 

 

Randall, Jennifer

 

 

Director: Molecular Biology & Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Program

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.

 

 

Rodriguez-Uribe, Laura Consumer & Environmental Sciences Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Response to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses, Plant Nutraceuticals, Plant Secondary Metabolism and Biotechnology.

 

 

Serrano,
Elba
Biology & RISE Program, Affiliate Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Biology
Neuroscience / Biophysics / Neuroethics
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).

 

 

St. Hilaire, Rolston Acad. Dept. Head: Plant & Environmental Sciences Academic Department Head
Trainor, Patrick Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business Department

 

 

Background in bioinformatics and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, proteomics, and lipidomics.
Van Voorhies, Wayne Molecular Biology Program Emeritus Professor
Xu,
Jiannong
Biology Metagenomics of mosquito gut microbiome.

 

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.