Elucidation and study of biosynthetic pathways and enzymes as well as the development of synthetic methods that are compatible with microbial chemistry.
The molecular and neural circuit basis of behavioral individuality.
Ecology and evolution of microbial symbioses.
Evolutionary dynamics, experimental evolution, population genetics
Molecular and Neural Architecture of Social Behavior Circuits
Computational and quantitative biology
Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions
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
Evolution of floral developmental genetic pathways
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.
Chemical and synthetic biology, molecular evolution
Study evolution, hybridization, and speciation - mainly in butterflies
Developmental plasticity, epigenetics and cell fate specification; environmental signaling in development (not taking students)
Chromosome segregation, yeast sex, and evolution
System biology, decision making, neurobiology
Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens
Developmental Genetics and Neurobiology (not taking students)
Small molecule probes and therapeutics controlling gene expression, epigenetics, and cell states
Single molecule biology, gene expression and regulation, single cell genomics, bioimaging