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
The molecular and neural circuit basis of behavioral individuality.
Ecology and evolution of microbial symbioses.
Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level
Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes.
Evolutionary dynamics, experimental evolution, population genetics
Molecular and Neural Architecture of Social Behavior Circuits
Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions
Molecular mechanisms of social behaviors, specifically self versus non-self recognition, in bacteria
Microbial eco-systems biology; Microbial physiology; Marine biogeochemistry
The genetic basis of adaptive morphology and behavior.
Development and Regeneration of the Mammalian Skin
C. elegans genetics of intercellular RNAi signaling
Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning
Evolution of floral developmental genetic pathways
Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution
Microbial development and gene regulation (not taking students)
Study evolution, hybridization, and speciation - mainly in butterflies
Molecular genetics and evolution
(not taking students)
Chromosome segregation, yeast sex, and evolution
Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens