Biophysics of bacterial growth, structural coloration, theory of glasses
Developing approaches to aid neuronal regeneration in the context of neurodegenerative diseases of the cortical output circuitry; modulating neuronal function in psychiatric diseases affecting cortical microcircuitry
Elucidation and study of biosynthetic pathways and enzymes as well as the development of synthetic methods that are compatible with microbial chemistry.
Sensory biology and cell physiology
The molecular and neural circuit basis of behavioral individuality.
Gene regulation, epigenetics and single-cell technologies
Ecology and evolution of microbial symbioses.
Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Molecular mechanisms underlying viral genomic RNA – host interactions
Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes.
Evolutionary dynamics, experimental evolution, population genetics
Molecular and Neural Architecture of Social Behavior Circuits
Computational and quantitative biology
Synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, development of functional networks and links to behaviour
Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions
High resolution dynamic and spatial studies of prokaryotic cellular organization
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of social behaviors, specifically self versus non-self recognition, in bacteria
Microbial eco-systems biology; Microbial physiology; Marine biogeochemistry
Experience-dependent brain development; critical periods
The genetic basis of adaptive morphology and behavior.
Development and Regeneration of the Mammalian Skin
C. elegans genetics of intercellular RNAi signaling
Mechanisms of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning
Evolution of floral developmental genetic pathways
Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution
Development of chemical and molecular biology tools to allow new measurements and perturbations in biological systems; study mechanisms of gene regulation and dysregulation in cancer.
Neuroscience Head Tutor
Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences
Chemical and synthetic biology, molecular evolution
Study evolution, hybridization, and speciation - mainly in butterflies
Virus biophysics; imaging techniques for studying self-assembly
Chromosome segregation, yeast sex, and evolution
Quantitative studies of biological self-organization, and the architecture and dynamics of subcellular structures.
Force-induced denaturation of DNA, sequence heterogeneity and the dynamics of motor proteins, population growth and mutation in disordered media
Neural mechanisms underlying motor sequence learning
Theoretical and experimental studies of self-assembly, DNA/chromosome structure, homology recognition, Roles for Mechanical Force Probes Using Single Molecules
System biology, decision making, neurobiology
Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens
Circuits and Behavior
Small molecule probes and therapeutics controlling gene expression, epigenetics, and cell states
Development, Regeneration, Evolutionary Biology
Neurobiology of perception and decision making
stem cells and aging
Development and application of chemical proteomic methods to study the interactions of therapeutics, natural products, and metabolites within the cellular proteome
Molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying behavior and plasticity
Single-molecule and super-resolution studies of cellular processes
Microbial development and gene regulation (not taking students)
Molecular genetics and evolution
(not taking students)
Assembly and function of neural circuits in the visual system (currently not taking students)