Faculty Research Interests
Interested in studying how cytoskeleton networks coordinate to achieve the dramatic shape change during cytokinesis, which is a process that a mother cell divides into two daughter cells.
Ecology of amphibians and reptiles, especially how human alterations of the environment affect individuals and communities.
Jessica E. Rettig
Population and community ecology of animals and plants inhabiting small ponds, including fish, zooplankton, algae, and macroinvertebrates.
Production, perception and function of color in sexual signals and defensive tactics of insects.
Mechanism of cancer development due to perturbations in growth factor signaling.
Cellular and Molecular Biologist
Role of acid pumps in cancer metastasis using human breast cancer cells as a model system and assembly of these pumps using S. cerevisiae as a model system.
Population ecology and habitat use/specialization of pond-breeding amphibians
Laura Allison Romano
Evolutionary Developmental Biologist
Evolution of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying embryonic development using the sea urchin as a model system.
Clare C. Jen
Feminist Science Studies
feminist studies of science, technology, and health; intersections of gender, race, nation, class, and sexuality; feminism and biology
Molecular genetic studies on the role of histone proteins and chromatin structure in DNA damage repair, using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system.
Warren D. Hauk
Molecular Plant Systematist
Evolution and classification of the Adder’s Tongue fern family, focusing on the population-species boundary.
Heather J. Rhodes
I’m interested in understanding the biological basis of social communication. I study how sensory stimuli and endocrine state affect social behaviors in the African clawed frog.