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PhD Advisers

These faculty members currently have a graduate student(s) in their labs. This is not a comprehensive list of faculty members who are approved to work with doctoral candidates. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to make contact with the faculty member with whom they may wish to work before applying.

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Ruthie Angelovici
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

The genetic and metabolic control of seed amino acids’ composition

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James Birchler
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Chromosome evolution and function in plants and fruit fly

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David Braun
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic control of carbon partitioning in plants

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Pamela Brown
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular basis for polar growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms regulating neuronal development and physiology in vertebrates

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Reginald Cocroft
Professor of Biological Sciences

Insect communication, behavioral ecology and evolution

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D Cornelison
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Signaling and activity of skeletal muscle satellite cells

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Lori Eggert
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Ecological pressures that shape animal populations

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Candace Galen
Professor of Biological Sciences

Ecology and evolution in natural plant populations

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H. Carl Gerhardt
Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Evolution and neurobiology of acoustic communication in amphibians

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Miriam Golomb
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Evolution and pathogenesis of bacteria

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Ricardo M. Holdo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Tree cover dynamics

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Elizabeth King
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Genomic approaches to the study of life history evolution

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Manuel Leal
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Our research is broadly classified into three categories: animal communication, behavioral drive, and axes of divergence.

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Mannie Liscum
Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic control of phototropism in plants

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Edward Little
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental stress of wild fish and amphibian populations

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 McClellan

Andrew McClellan
Professor of Biological Sciences

Spinal cord injury and neural networks that control locomotor behavior

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Paula McSteen
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic regulation of meristem function in plants

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Lorin Milescu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Biophysics and neurophysiology of voltage gated ion channels; neuronal firing mechanisms; neurobiology of respiration

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Mirela Milescu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular physiology and biophysics of voltage-gated ion channels

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Susan Nagel
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals and developmental programming of adult disease

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J. Chris Pires
Professor of Biological Sciences

Systematics, phylogenetics, and genome evolution of polyploidy plants

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Johannes Schul
Professor of Biological Sciences

Evolution and neuroethology of acoustic communication systems in insects and amphibians

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David Schulz
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Electrophysiology and molecular biology of neural plasticity and stability

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Laura Schulz
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms by which maternal physiology influences development of placenta.

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Patrick Shiu
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA and sexual development in fungi

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Donald Tillitt
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental toxicology, chemical effects on fish reproduction and development

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John C. Walker
Director of Biological Sciences

Molecular mechanisms regulating cellular signaling in plants

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Troy Zars
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms of learning and memory in fruit fly

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Bing Zhang
Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic dissection of synaptic plasticity, neural circuitry, and behavior in fruit flies