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Faculty Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

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Philippe Cluzel

Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level

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Victoria D'Souza

Molecular mechanisms underlying viral genomic RNA – host interactions

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Vlad Denic

Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes.

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Carolyn Elya

Mechanisms of parasitic behavior manipulation across molecules, cells and circuits.

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Florian Engert

Synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, development of functional networks and links to behaviour

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Cassandra Extavour

Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions

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Ethan Garner

High resolution dynamic and spatial studies of prokaryotic cellular organization

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Rachelle Gaudet

Structural biology of signaling and transport through biological membranes

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Doeke Hekstra

Study of the mechanics of biomolecules, and more generally the role of physical and evolutionary forces in shaping biological systems

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Takao Hensch

Experience-dependent brain development; critical periods

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Nancy Kleckner

Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning

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Sam Kunes

Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution

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Daniel Needleman

Quantitative studies of biological self-organization, and the architecture and dynamics of subcellular structures

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David Nelson

Force-induced denaturation of DNA, sequence heterogeneity and the dynamics of motor proteins, population growth and mutation in disordered media

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Ryan Nett

Understanding and harnessing the complexity of plant chemistry and metabolism

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Elena Rivas

Computational methods to identify functional genomic sequences and structures. Quest for conserved RNA structures

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Joshua Sanes

Assembly and function of neural circuits in the visual system (currently not taking students)

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Naoshige Uchida

Neurobiology of perception and decision making

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Alain Viel

Experimental design and teaching laboratories

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Amanda Whipple

Non-coding RNA biology, imprinted gene expression regulation, neurobiology

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Emeriti Faculty

Professors in Residence

Haim Sompolinsky

Theoretical and computational studies of the structure, dynamics and function of neuronal circuits.

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