bergelson_j2Joy Bergelson

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

The coevolution of bacterial pathogens and their plant hosts; molecular ecology.


Di RienzoAnna Di Rienzo

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Amount of patterns of genetic variation in human populations.



drummond-headshot-2012aAllan D. Drummond

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Spectrum, frequency and consequences of errors in protein synthesis, sensing and response to misfiled proteins.


federmartin-copyMartin Feder

Professor, Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy

Evolutionary and ecological functional genomics, with Hsp70 and other molecular chaperones in Drosophila as a focus.


_w1FCOdm Yoav Gilad

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Understanding gene regulatory processes and elucidating the genetic architecture of human-specific traits including disease.

Jack_Gilbert_(1)Jack Gilbert

Professor, Department of Surgery

I am interested in microbial ecology, especially the metabolic and signaling reactions between bacteria and their environment, and how communities of microorganisms establish in new environments.


greenberg_jeanJean Greenberg

Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

Arabidopsis defense mechanisms against bacterial infection; Pseudomonas syringae virulence mechanisms.



kratsios-headshotPaschalis Kratsios

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Locomotion is an ancient behavior displayed by vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Despite anatomical differences in the execution of locomotion between species, locomotion invariably relies on the function of a specialized network of neuronal and muscle cells known as the motor circuit. Motor neurons lie at the heart of this circuit and display remarkable diversity based on anatomy, electrophysiology and molecular composition. Decades of research on motor neuron development and function have set the foundation upon which we intend to build and expand our knowledge on the molecular principles governing motor neuron diversity and motor circuit assembly.


kreitman2Martin Kreitman

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

Population genetics; molecular evolution.



bruce_lahnBruce Lahn

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Epigenetic mechanisms of cell fate restriction in stem cell differentiation.


longManyuan Long

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

New gene evolution: the rates and patterns, the impact of new genes on protein networks, the functional and phenotypic effects; species-specific development and developmental evolution; other problems of genome evolution. Drosophila as experimental systems; in silico genomics of animals and plants.


IMG_1270Vincent Lynch

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Vertebrate developmental evolution and gene regulation



mcpeek_marysara192x246Mary Sara McPeek

Professor, Department of Statistics

Applications of probability and statistics to genetics; complex trait mapping; counting-process models for genetic recombination.


Novembre,JohnJohn Novembre

Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Computational approaches to study processes that shape human genetic diversity


price_trevor_1Trevor Price

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

Genetics of speciation, including molecular studies of gene flow, quantitative genetics of sexually selected traits, and comparative analyses using molecular phylogenies.


reinitz_john192x246John Reinitz

Professor, Department of Statistics

My laboratory is engaged in a long term project to understand how DNA sequence specifies biological form. We are interested not only in the specification of typical form by a typical genome, but also in the effects of variability. Such variability might take the form of genetic variation in a population or intrinsic fluctuations in an individual. These problems touch on issues central to developmental and evolutionary biology, and efforts to solve them have previously led to the development of new branches of mathematics.

schmidt-ott_uUrs Schmidt-Ott

Associate Professor, Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy

Developmental genetics and evolution of insects.



thorntonJoseph Thornton

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

Mechanisms and dynamics by which genes and the proteins they encode have evolved diverse functions



wu_c_200x193Chung-I Wu

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution

Speciation, genomics, evolutionary genetics, molecular population genetics, sexual selection.