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Seema Agarwala
Associate Professor


Website

During embryogenesis, neurons learn of their cell-fates and are assigned to specific brain nuclei (nucleogenesis), which organize brain connectivity and function. Little is known about how such ... Seema Agarwala

Karin Akre




Richard Aldrich
Professor of Neuroscience
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II
The National Academy of Sciences, member



Website

Ion channels are the molecular units of electrical signaling in cells. They are proteins that regulate the movement of ions--such as sodium, calcium, and potassium--into and out of cells. They are ... Richard Aldrich

Bill Allen
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Bill Allen

Hal Alper
Assistant Professor


Website

Our reserach focuses on engineering biology to produce biomolecules, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals using the tools of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. The overall goal of metabolic and ... Hal Alper

Ronald J. Angel




David Arnold
Lecturer



David Arnold

Nigel Atkinson
Professor in Neuroscience


Website

Tolerance is an insidious response to an addictive drug. It causes one to consume more of the drug and and speeds the user down the path of addiction. We study the molecular mechanisms underlying ... Nigel Atkinson

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William Bargmann
Lecturer, Ph.D.




Jeffrey Barrick
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Website

My laboratory uses experiments with populations of microorganisms, nucleic acids, and digital organisms to study evolution in action with the ultimate goal of harnessing evolution as a creative force ... Jeffrey Barrick

Suzanne Barth
Adjunct Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Lecturer



Suzanne Barth

John Batterton
Lecturer, Ph.D.



John Batterton

Mark Bierner
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.



Mark Bierner received his B.A. in Botany and Ph.D. in Systematic Botany from the University of Texas at Austin. Courses he has taught include Introductory Biology, Introductory Botany, Plants and Our ... Mark Bierner

George Bittner
Professor in Neuroscience


Website

We research cellular/molecular mechanisms of plasmalemmal repair and nerve regeneration. That is, we examine various biophysical, biochemical, or molecular mechanisms by which lesioned ... George Bittner

Daniel Bolnick
Associate Professor


Website

Work on my lab is focused on the following themes: 1. What is the genetic, immunological, and ecological basis of host adaptation to spatially heterogeneous parasite communities? This work ... Daniel Bolnick

Deborah Bolnick
Assistant Professor, PH.D.


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Deborah Bolnick

Erika Borden




Henry Bose, Jr.
Mary M. Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair In Microbiology
Director, School of Biological Sciences


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A long standing interest of this laboratory has been to define the mechanism of transformation by the v-rel oncogene. v-rel is the acutely transforming member of the Rel/NF-kB family ... Henry Bose, Jr.

Jerry J. Brand
Professor, Ph.D.


Website

A major research interest of Jerry Brand is the mechanism of freezing damage in algal cells and processes that protect them from chilling and freezing damage. Studies are directed toward the ... Jerry J. Brand

Jennifer Brodbelt



Jennifer Brodbelt

Franklin H. Bronson
Professor
Director, Institute for Reproductive Biology



Dr. Bronson's research focuses on the environmental regulation of mammalian reproduction. He is interested in the kinds of envionmental factors that can regulate reproduction and the neuroendocrine ... Franklin H. Bronson

Richard M. Brown
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair In Plant Cell Biology


Website

Cellulose is the most abundant macromolecule on earth, yet details about its biosynthesis and structure remain unclear. We are using broad, interdisciplinary advances and tools to study cellulose and ... Richard M. Brown

Stacie Brown




Karen S. Browning
Associate Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Director Dual Degree MD/PhD Program


Website

My research focuses on the initiation of protein synthesis in higher plants. We are seeking a molecular description of the process in which initiation factors (eIF4A, eIF4B, eIF4F, eIF3, eIF2 and ... Karen S. Browning

James Bryant
Lecturer, Ph.D.


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James Bryant

James J. Bull
Johann Friedrich Miescher Regents Professor in Molecular Biology


Website

Evolutionary genetics from the molecular to the phenotypic levels comprises the bulk of my research. Specific topics include the evolution of engineered genomes, microbial drug resistance, and ... James J. Bull

Thomas Bushart
Lecturer




Ruth Buskirk
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.


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Ruth Buskirk

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Damien Caillaud


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Damien Caillaud

Brandon Campitelli




David C. Cannatella
Professor
Curator of Herpetology, Texas Natural History Collections


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Dr. Cannatella and students in his lab study the evolution of amphibians. Some areas of interest are the higher-level phylogeny of amphibians, biodiversity of Neotropical frogs, signal evolution in ... David C. Cannatella

Clarence Chan
Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

Our research is focused on two basic processes that are critical for the proliferation and well being of all eukaryotic cells - chromosome segregation (i.e., mitosis) and the spatial control of cell ... Clarence Chan

Z. Jeffrey Chen
D. J. Sibley Centennial Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics


Website

We study genetic and epigenetic mechanisms for gene expression changes in polyploids. Polyploidy, or whole-genome duplication (WGD), is an evolutionary innovation for all eukaryotes including some ... Z. Jeffrey Chen

Sheree Cherry
Lecturer




Brenda Chinnery-Allgeier
Lecturer, Ph.D.




Raymond Chitwood
Research Scientist, Ph.D.
Lecturer



Raymond Chitwood

Grace Choy



Grace Choy

Gregory Clark
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.
Research Scientist



Gregory Clark

Laura Colgin
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


Website

Brain rhythms reflect synchronized activity across many neurons and thus provide a means for studying how groups of neurons coordinate their activity during complex cognitive functions such as ... Laura Colgin

Lydia Contreras
Assistant Professor


Website

Our research combines biomolecular engineering, genetic studies and computational modeling to understand molecular features that lead to the specific recognition and interaction of RNAs and proteins. ... Lydia Contreras

Arthur Wesley Covert




David Crews
Ashbel Smith Professor of Integrative Biology, and Psychology


Website

One of my research programs focuses on sex determination as a case study in how evolution has produced very different mechanisms for achieving the same end. Here I take advantage of the fact that in ... David  Crews

Molly Cummings
Associate Professor


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My research focuses on the external and internal mechanisms that drive biodiversity in animal communication traits. I combine environmental measures, behavioral experiments in the lab, and molecular ... Molly Cummings

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Michael Daniels
Professor


Website

My research focuses on Bayesian methods for Biostatistics. Current methodological problems including inference for incomplete (missing data), causal inference, and inference for dependence ... Michael Daniels

Bryan W Davies
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


Website

Bryan started January 16, 2013 in the section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. His graduate research explored many areas including responses to DNA damage, ribosome maturation and ... Bryan W Davies

Nicola Davies
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Nicola Davies

Beth Dawson



Beth Dawson

Theodore Delevoryas
Professor Emeritus, PHD




Arturo DeLozanne
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


Website

We are interested in defining the molecular basis of the lysosomal disorder known as the Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. This disease is caused by mutations in a very large gene and result in the loss of ... Arturo DeLozanne

Michael Drew
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


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A broad aim of my research is to understand how adult hippocampal neurogenesis influences learning and cognition. The work is based on growing evidence that adult neurogenesis constitutes a ... Michael Drew

Jaquelin Dudley
Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Graduate Advisor


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Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is a retrovirus that induces mammary carcinomas and T-cell lymphomas in mice by insertional mutagenesis. We recently discovered a novel viral protein, Rem, which is ... Jaquelin Dudley

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David J. Eaton




Johann Eberhart
Assistant Professor


Website

How does a structure as complex as the vertebrate head form during development? How is variation in facial morphology generated both through evolution and in disease? Research in my lab aims at ... Johann  Eberhart

Lauren Ehrlich
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


Website

T cells are master regulators of the adaptive immune system: they are essential for coordinating the appropriate immune response to different pathogens, and they are responsible for immunologic ... Lauren Ehrlich

Andy Ellington
Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Wilson M. and Kathryn Fraser Research Professor In Biochemistry


Website

The Ellington Lab is a biotechnology lab that engineers nucleic acids and proteins for biomedical and other applications. Nucleic acid biosensors (aptamers, ribozymes) and nucleic acid circuits (DNA ... Andy Ellington

Peter English
Lecturer, Ph.D.



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Leanne H. Field
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.



Leanne H. Field

Ila Fiete
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


Website

Ila Fiete

Ilya Finkelstein
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Website

Biophysical Studies of Genome Maintenance -- Genomic DNA acts as the blueprint for life and all organisms have evolved complex protein machines that faithfully maintain our genetic material. ... Ilya Finkelstein

Beverly Finklea
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Beverly Finklea

Janice Fischer
Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology



My laboratory uses Drosophila genetics and molecular biology to study universal mechanisms of development. We do most of our experiments with the Drosophila compound eye. Patterning of the Drosophila ... Janice Fischer

Hugh Forrest
Professor Emeritus, DSC



I have not been active in lab research since I retired around 2000. I have continued to be active in research however as Editor (for the last 40 years) of the international journal "Biochemical ... Hugh Forrest

Norma Fowler
Professor


Website

My students and I are currently pursuing a variety of questions in several areas of plant population biology and plant ecology. These areas include (1) the dynamics and regulation of plant ... Norma Fowler

Gary Freeman
Professor Emeritus



Gary Freeman

Jennifer Fritz
Lecturer, Ph.D.
Extension Instructor, PHD



Jennifer Fritz

Lee A. Fuiman
Professor
Integrative Biology and Dept of Marine Science


Website

The past few decades have seen the biology of fish larvae blossom into an exciting field of research. These tiny, usually transparent early life stages had been neglected because of the difficulties ... Lee A. Fuiman

Robert Fulginiti



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Timothy M. George
Adjunct Professor




George Georgiou
Professor in Chemical Engineering
Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #9


Website

Laboratory of Protein Therapeutics and Applied Immunology I was trained both in chemical engineering and in molecular biology. Throughout my career I have been studying problems related to ... George Georgiou

Larry Gilbert
Professor
Director, Brackenridge Field Laboratory


Website

Dr. Gilbert's current research ranges from the analysis of coevolved traits of insects and plants to experimental population dynamics and developmental genetics of mimetic color patterns in ... Larry Gilbert

Randall Goldblum
Adjunct Professor




Nace Golding
Associate Professor in Neuroscience


Website

Neuronal dendrites are elaborate, tree-like structures that receive up to thousands of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic connections. The morphology and electrical properties of the dendrites ... Nace Golding

Antonio Gonzalez
Research Educator




Laura Gonzalez
Research Fellow, Ph.D.




Vernita Gordon
Assistant Professor in Physics


Website

Intercellular and extracellular interactions drive the formation of multicellular systems and the emergent behaviors that characterize these systems. In my group, we work to understand how cells ... Vernita Gordon

Ellen Gottlieb
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

A) A primary focus of our work is to decipher the molecular mechanisms governing the exciting field of RNA transport/localization. This process is of fundamental importance in development and ...

Ellen Gottlieb

Gail Grabner




Jeffrey Gross
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology
Chair, Cell & Molecular Biology GSC


Website

Our research focuses on vertebrate eye development utilizing the zebrafish as a model system. Combining forward genetic screens with reverse genetic and embryological manipulations we hope to ... Jeffrey Gross

Robin Gutell
Professor in Integrative Biology


Website

The remarkable advances in Nucleic Acid sequencing and Computer technology is transforming Biology to a new level of understanding. We are now attempting to understand many biological and ...

Robin Gutell

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Debra Hansen




Katie Hansen
Lecturer, Ph.D.




Adron Harris
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair In Molecular Biology
Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research


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This laboratory is investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for alcoholism and drug dependence. We are defining actions of alcohol and other drugs on brain cells as well as the long-term ... Adron Harris

Kristen Harris
Professor of Neuroscience


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Knowing the dimensions and connectivity of synapses is fundamental to understanding function. In the brain, more than 90% of synapses occur on dendritic spines. These tiny protrusions from the ... Kristen Harris

Rasika Harshey
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

We have two major research interests: DNA transposition and Bacterial Signaling & Motility. (1) DNA transposition is central to the propagation of phage Mu (our model system) as it is to ... Rasika Harshey

Christine Hawkes
Associate Professor


Website

Research in the Hawkes Lab is focused on a mechanistic understanding of how plant-microbe interactions affect community and ecosystem processes. We explore how these relationships are influenced by ... Christine Hawkes

Dean Hendrickson
Lecturer, Ph.D.
Curator, Tx Mem Museum, Tx Nat Hist Collections


Website

Dean Hendrickson

David L. Herrin
Professor of Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology



Most of our research revolves around the chloroplast genome of plants and algae, which we view as a simpler model genome (compared to the nucleus) for understanding genome expression, regulation, and ... David L. Herrin

Linda Hicke




David Hillis
Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor In Natural Sciences
Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


Website

Evolutionary biology provides a conceptual framework for understanding patterns of molecular diversity. For instance, phylogenetic analyses have permeated most fields of molecular biology in recent ... David Hillis

Mary Christina Hines
Professor




Hans A. Hofmann
Associate Professor
ICMB Fellow


Website

The research in Dr. Hofmann's laboratory seeks to understand the molecular and hormonal mechanisms that underlie social behavior and its evolution. African cichlid fishes are an ideal model system to ... Hans A. Hofmann

Lin Huffman
Graduate Student




Jon Huibregtse
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Graduate Advisor, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program


Website

The Huibregtse lab studies the biochemistry of the ubiquitin proteolysis system, a major pathway for degradation of proteins in eukaryotic cells. Our interest in this pathway arose from study of ... Jon Huibregtse

Alexander C. Huk
Associate Professor, Ph.D.


Website

Research in our lab focuses on how we see things move. We treat visual motion as a model system for investigating how the brain integrates information over space and time— as well as how these neural ... Alexander C. Huk

Robert Hummer




Enamul Huq
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


Website

Our research is aimed at understanding light signal transduction, specifically those pathways mediated by the phytochrome (phy) family of sensory photoreceptors that absorb light in the red and ... Enamul Huq

Patricia Hurn
Research Professor



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Gregory C Ippolito
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Chemical Engineering


Website

My research applies a variety of techniques to study antibody-mediated humoral immunity. This includes the molecular analysis of transcription factors essential for component immune system ... Gregory C Ippolito

Vishwanath Iyer
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

Nearly all cells respond to physiological or developmental cues by large-scale transcriptional reprogramming – altering the expression of hundreds to thousands of genes throughout the genome. Such ... Vishwanath Iyer

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Antone Jacobson
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.


Website

Antone Jacobson

Robert Jansen
Sidney F. and Doris Blake Centennial Professor In Systematic Botany and the Blake Collection


Website

My primary research interests involve the determination of phylogenetic relationships among plants and the evolution of the chloroplast genome. Research in my lab is concentrated in three areas: (1) ... Robert Jansen

Sharon Jasper
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Sharon Jasper

Makkuni Jayaram
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

We study the molecular mechanisms by which extrachromosomal DNA elements maintain themselves stably and at relatively high copy numbers without endangering their host organisms. The model system ...

Makkuni Jayaram

Shalene Jha


Website

Broadly, my research interests include landscape genetics, population ecology, conservation biology, and foraging ecology. More specifically, I am interested in examining how global land use change ... Shalene Jha

Arlen Johnson
Professor In Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Under Graduate Advisor


Website

Since working out the pathway for nuclear export of the large ribosomal subunit more than 10 years ago, we have continued to study both nuclear and cytoplasmic events of making ribosomes (Lo et al ... Arlen Johnson

David G. Johnson
Adjunct Professor



Research in my laboratory focuses on the E2F1 and p53 transcription factors and their roles in responding to DNA damage and suppressing tumor development. David G. Johnson

Daniel Johnston
Director; Ctr for Learning and Memory, Institute for Neuroscience
Chairman, Section of Neurobiology
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research



Website

Research in my laboratory is primarily directed towards understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic integration and long-term plasticity of neurons in the medial temporal lobe. ...

Daniel Johnston

Marshall Johnston
Professor Emeritus, PHD




Theresa A. Jones
Professor


Website

My laboratory studies plasticity of neural structure and synaptic connectivity in adult animals following brain damage and during learning. Damage to the adult brain results in degeneration and ... Theresa A. Jones

Thomas Juenger
Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
Ph.D.


Website

My research focuses on the interface of ecological and evolutionary processes in natural plant populations. I am generally interested in phenotypic evolution, and have studied a number of systems ... Thomas Juenger

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Klaus Kalthoff
Professor, CDB


Website

Klaus Kalthoff

Timothy Keitt
Associate Professor


Website

My research addresses broadly the structure and dynamics of ecological systems. The major question of my research program is how can we use modeling to scale-up microecological mechanisms related to ... Timothy Keitt

Jonghwan Kim
Assistant Professor in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology


Website

Defining the molecular mechanisms maintaining stemness - self-renewal and pluripotency - of Embryonic stem (ES) cells, as well as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells is of great interest for ... Jonghwan Kim

Mark A. Kirkpatrick
Professor


Website

How does evolution generate the fantastic diversity we see in nature? Our lab studies this question from a genetic perspective. My work uses mathematical models and develops statistical tools to ... Mark A. Kirkpatrick

Diane Kneeland
Senior Program Coordinator




Helmut Koester
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


Website

In the mammalian brain information is encoded by the activity of many neurons. These neurons are part of neuronal networks that consist of a large number of highly interconnected neurons. These ... Helmut Koester

Robert Krug
Chair, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology,
Lorene Morrow Kelley Fellow In Microbiology


Website

The major focus of the Krug laboratory is the molecular biology of human influenza viruses (influenza A and B viruses), which cause widespread human disease. We are determining the molecular ... Robert Krug

Pawan Kumar



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John W. La Claire II
Professor, Ph.D.



We use marine and freshwater algal cells as model systems for studying basic cell and molecular biological questions. Most recently, we have been investigating the molecular genetic basis for harmful ... John W. La Claire II

Travis Laduc
Asst Curator, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Travis Laduc

Jeanne M. Lagowski
Professor, Ph.D.



Jeanne M. Lagowski

Alan M. Lambowitz
Mr. & Mrs. A. Frank Smith, Jr. and Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass Regents Chairs In Molecular Biology
Director, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology


Website

Our laboratory studies gene expression, RNA splicing, mobile self-splicing introns, and retroviral-like genetic elements in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. We are interested in mechanisms by which mobile ... Alan M. Lambowitz

Anita Latham
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Anita Latham

Mathew Leibold
Professor


Website

The field of ecology, and from my perspective especially the fields of community and ecosystem ecology, are in a state of tremendous and exciting change. In part this is due to improved methods and ... Mathew Leibold

Donald A. Levin
Professor
Associate Editor, Evolutionary Ecology



Dr. Levin's research is currently focused on the function and dynamics of the breeding system in annual species of Phlox. This entails analyses of gene flow via pollen within and among populations, ... Donald A. Levin

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock
Assistant Professor of Psychology


Website

Research in the Lewis-Peacock lab currently focuses on understanding how the processes of working memory and long-term memory interact with one another, and on how people dynamically deploy these ... Jarrod Lewis-Peacock

C. Randal Linder
Associate Professor


Website

My research focuses on three areas: the evolution of complex character traits in a phylogenetic context, the genetic architecture of species, and genetic maternal effects in seeds. I use modern ... C. Randal Linder

Alan Lloyd
Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology



The main goal of my lab is to understand developmental mechanisms and pigment pathways in plants. The control of cell fate decisions is a central issue during plant development and pattern ...

Alan Lloyd

Jeffrey Luci
Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Imaging Research Center


Website

Jeffrey Luci

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Martha Maas




Tom Mabry
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.


Website

Tom Mabry

Paul Macdonald
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Doherty, Jr. Regents Chair In Molecular Biology


Website

Regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level has long been recognized for its essential role in early development, and has more recently emerged as a widespread phenomenon ... Paul Macdonald

Jan Machart
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Jan Machart

Albert Mackrell
Postdoctoral Fellow




Marjorie Maguire
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.



Marjorie Maguire

Bassett Maguire Jr.
Professor Emeritus



Bassett Maguire Jr.

Seena Mathew
Lecturer




Andreas Matouschek
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


Website

Andreas earned his first degree in biology at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and a Ph.D. with Alan Fersht in the chemistry department of the University of Cambridge. He then did a postdoc ... Andreas Matouschek

Mikhail Matz
Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology


Website

We are an ecological genomics lab working predominantly with reef-building corals. Our main research projects are: (1) Adaptive genetic variation in reef-building corals. We use genetics and ... Mikhail Matz

Michael Mauk
Professor of Neuroscience


Website

We investigate information processing and learning in the cerebellum and prefrontal cortex. The levels of analysis are: 1) behavioral studies, reversible lesions and in vivo recordings of neural ... Michael Mauk

James D. Mauseth
Professor


Website

Research in my lab centers on evolution of morphogenic mechanisms and structure. We use cacti as model organisms because the family contains a great amount of structural/developmental diversity and ... James D. Mauseth

Lynne McAnelly




Blinda McClelland
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Blinda McClelland

Gene D. McDonald




Kay McMurry
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Kay McMurry

Mona Mehdy
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology



In response to pathogens and herbivores, plants employ up-regulation and down-regulation of diverse genes to achieve resistance. Research in my lab centers on two areas: 1) molecular mechanisms of ... Mona Mehdy

Richard Meyer
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

Conjugation is probably the most common mechanism for genetic exchange in bacteria. Bacteria can transfer DNA by conjugation not only between different species, but also into higher organisms such as ... Richard Meyer

Lauren Ancel Meyers
Professor


Website

The Meyers lab works on problems at the interface of evolution and epidemiology. We are simultaneously pursuing projects in two areas. They are applying network theory, agent-based simulation, ... Lauren Ancel Meyers

Gregory Mihailoff
Adjunct Professor, Ph.D.
Lecturer



Gregory Mihailoff

S. John Mihic
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Fellow In Molecular Biology
Associate Professor


Website

Research in my laboratory is focused on characterizing the molecular mechanisms of action of alcohol, inhaled solvents and anaesthetics on ligand-gated ion channels. We combine receptor subunit ... S. John Mihic

Kyle Miller
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


Website

DNA damage represents a formidable challenge to genome maintenance. To protect our genetic material, our cells have evolved multifaceted systems, collectively termed the DNA damage response (DDR), to ... Kyle Miller

Sanghamitra Mohanty
Lecturer, MD, MS



Sanghamitra Mohanty

Ian Molineux
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


Website

Our major interest is understanding how nucleic acids pass through lipid bilayers. Our model system is bacteriophage T7, which uses three different motor proteins to transport its DNA into the ...

Ian Molineux

Jennifer Moon
Lecturer, PHD



Jennifer Moon

Barbara Moore
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Barbara Moore

Nancy Moran
Professor


Website

Symbioses between animals and microbes have evolved many times, and have been a major influence on macroevolutionary patterns of diversification as well as short-term evolution within host ... Nancy Moran

Hitoshi Morikawa
Associate Professor in Neuroscience
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Fellow In Molecular Biology


Website

A large amount of knowledge has accumulated over the past decades implicating the central dopaminergic system in reward-based reinforcement learning, decision making, motivation and locomotion, as ... Hitoshi Morikawa

Richard Morrisett
Professor in Pharmacy


Website

My primary research interests center upon the interactions between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters and their synaptic and cellular effects that regulate certain aspects of normal neural ... Richard Morrisett

Ulrich Mueller
W.M. Wheeler Lost Pines Professor in Integrative Biology


Website

The Mueller lab studies evolution of organismal interactions, particularly evolution of social conflict & cooperation and evolution of mutualisms. Current research focuses on the behavior and ... Ulrich Mueller

Somshuvra (Som) Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor


Website

We study intracellular membrane trafficking in the context of normal cell physiology and human disease. Transport of proteins and lipids between membrane bound subcellular organelles is essential ... Somshuvra (Som) Mukhopadhyay

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Ray Neubauer
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.



Ray Neubauer

Hiroshi Nishiyama
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience


Website

The synaptic connections between neurons undergo continuous structural remodeling even in the adult brain. However, we still have not largely understood the structural plasticity of neural circuitry ... Hiroshi Nishiyama

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Theresa O'Halloran
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


Website

The membranes of eukarytoic cells are in continual flux, trafficking receptors and other proteins to their appropriate intracellular destinations. This process is important to signal transduction, ... Theresa O

Howard Ochman
Professor


Website

We apply experimental, comparative and computational approaches to investigate the factors contributing to the evolution of bacterial genomes and microbial communities. Some of our current projects ... Howard Ochman

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Gregory Palmer
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Gregory Palmer

Jose L. Panero
Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Plant Resources Center



As a plant systematist, Dr. Panero is interested in the distribution, diversity, and evolution of flowering plants. His research focuses on the elucidation of phylogenetic relationships among ... Jose L. Panero

Camille Parmesan
Professor


Website

Parmesan's early research focused on multiple aspects of population biology, including the ecology, evolution and behaviors of insect/plant interactions. For the past several years, the focus of her ... Camille Parmesan

Tanya Paull
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


Website

Research in the lab is focused on the DNA damage response in eukaryotic cells, specifically the checkpoint activation and DNA repair responses that occur immediately after the introduction of ...

Tanya Paull

Shelley Payne
Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
University Distinguished Teaching Professor


Website

We are interested in the genetics and regulation of virulence factors of gram negative pathogens, including Shigella and Vibrio cholerae. Members of the Shigella species are found both ... Shelley Payne

Steven Phelps
Associate Professor


Website

The lab employs a diverse array of approaches, ranging from computational models to the molecular analysis of gene expression. This work is strongly anchored in empirical studies of animal behavior ... Steven Phelps

Eric R. Pianka
Denton A. Cooley Centennial Professor


Website

My interests are ever changing but have included population and community ecology, evolutionary ecology, natural history of desert lizards, resource partitioning, reproductive tactics, foraging ... Eric R. Pianka

Jon Pierce-Shimomura
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


Website

We are currently focused on two issues: 1) What are the underlying causes and potential cures for Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease? We hope to help create the first medicines that ... Jon Pierce-Shimomura

Jonathan Pillow
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience


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My research interests lie at the intersection of computational neuroscience, human visual perception, and machine learning. I am interested in how and what the brain computes, and in developing ... Jonathan Pillow

Martin Poenie
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


Website

We are interested in the cell biology of T cells and how they carry out their effector functions. In particular we are want to know how signaling events lead to reorganization of the T cell ... Martin Poenie

Russell Poldrack
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director; Imaging Research Center


Website

My research interests are very generally centered around the questions of how new skills are acquired, how existing skills are expressed, and how people exert executive control during thought and ... Russell Poldrack

George Pollak
Professor in Neuroscience


Website

My principal interests are in elucidating how circuits in the mammalian brain transform information in sensory systems and how populations of neurons then represent features of the external world. ...

George Pollak

Mary Poteet
Lecturer, Ph.D.




William Press
Professor of Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology
Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Chair


Website

My work is in computational biology, especially whole-genome studies. My collaborators and I develop and test new algorithms for finding and characterizing functional sequence, and for understanding ... William  Press

Alison Preston
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience


Website

My research focuses on understanding memory and how it is implemented in the human brain. Using a combination of behavioral and brain imaging techniques, my research explores how we form new ... Alison Preston

Nicholas Priebe
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience


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The massive expansion of cerebral cortex is a hallmark of the human brain. We know that the cortex plays an essential role in our perceptions and actions. Sensory inputs from the periphery are ... Nicholas Priebe

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Hong Qiao
Assistant Professor



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Kimberly Raab-Graham
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience


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My current research has focused on identifying synaptic mRNAs and developing tools to characterize the local translation of these transcripts. I now plan to use these tools to address the questions ... Kimberly Raab-Graham

Stuart Reichler
Lecturer, Ph.D.
Res Engr/Sci Assoc I, Ph.D.




R. H. Richardson
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.


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see section bio for more info Our research focus is soil ecology, particularly the "mesofauna" between worms and fungi scales. An ... R. H. Richardson

Tim Riedel




Austen Riggs
Professor Emeritus


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Interactions between and within macromolecular assemblages are frequently the key to understanding many complex cellular processes. I am particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms ... Austen Riggs

Michael Roberts
Lecturer




Jon Robertus
Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Benjamin Clayton Centennial Professor In Biochemistry


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Research in my laboratory focuses on protein structure, action, engineering and rational drug design. This includes analysis of three-dimensional structure by X-ray crystallography, site-directed ... Jon Robertus

Stanley Roux
Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


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We are studying how the stimuli of light and gravity alter patterns of plant development. In our studies of light-induced responses we have found that ectoapyrase, an enzyme whose expression is ... Stanley Roux

Timothy Rowe
Director - Vertebrate Paleontology




Rick Russell
Associate Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry


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Our group combines biochemical and biophysical approaches to study the processes of RNA folding and assembly with proteins. Some of nature’s most complex and important enzyme machines are composed of ... Rick Russell

Michael J. Ryan
Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in Zoology


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Dr. Ryan studies animal behavior. Most of his work has addressed sexual selection and communication in frogs and fish. He is especially interested in integrating an understanding of the mechanisms of ... Michael J. Ryan

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Bob Sanders
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


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Research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of nutrition and cancer biology. Long term goals are to develop vitamin E analogs as anticancer agents, and to increase the understanding of the ... Bob Sanders

Sahotra Sarkar
Professor, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology and Philosophy


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The major thrust of our research is in systematic biodiversity conservation and restoration planning, in particular, the design of conservation area networks. However, we are interested in all areas ... Sahotra Sarkar

K. Sata Sathasivan
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.


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I am interested in applied plant molecular biology areas such as plant genetic engineering, genome analysis, expression of foreign proteins in plants and developing biofuels. K. Sata Sathasivan

Sara Sawyer
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


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Evolutionary changes driven by historical viral epidemics have left a molecular fossil record in our DNA sequence. Our goal is to learn about natural strategies that have been successful at beating ... Sara Sawyer

Inder Saxena
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Inder Saxena

Pratibha Saxena
Lecturer, Ph.D.



Pratibha Saxena

Timothy Schallert
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D.


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The brain and spinal cord are vulnerable to traumatic injury, stroke, tumors and degenerative diseases, often with devastating functional impairments, but at no time in the history of medicine have ... Timothy Schallert

Christine Schmidt
Adjunct Professor


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Damage to spinal cord and peripheral nerve tissue can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for individuals suffering from nerve injuries. Many attempts are being made to engineer ... Christine Schmidt

John Seal
Professor




Leonard Seelig
Lecturer




Eyal Seidemann
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience


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The central goal of my research is to understand how perceptual events and motor plans are represented and processed in the primate cerebral cortex. To address these questions, we employ a novel ... Eyal Seidemann

Dee Silverthorn
Sr Lecturer, Ph.D.



Dee Silverthorn

Beryl B. Simpson
C. L. Lundell Professor


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Dr. Simpson's laboratory is engaged in an array of studies that deal with the phylogeny and biogeography of various angiosperm groups. Taxonomic groups range from monocots to the Asteraceae. Most ... Beryl B. Simpson

Michael C. Singer
Professor, Ph.D.



Our group has been interested in ecological, evolutionary and behavioral mechanisms by which plant-feeding insects come to be distributed across landscapes in both space and time. This interest ... Michael C. Singer

Max Snodderly
Professor of Neuroscience


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We study the early stages of the primate visual pathway from the retina to the cortex. In human subjects, we are measuring the retinal macular pigment that filters out blue light and protects the ... Max Snodderly

David Stein
Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


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Most of the research in our lab is focused on the question of how a complex multicellular organism develops from a seemingly simple single cell, the fertilized Drosophila egg. In one set of ... David Stein

Scott Stevens
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Chair of Graduate Studies Committee


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Ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) function in many cellular processes and the malfunction of some of these RNPs cause serious human disease. To better understand how disease states can be corrected, our ... Scott Stevens

Christopher Sullivan
Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


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The discovery of RNA interference (RNAi) and small regulatory RNAs such as siRNAs and miRNAs, has dramatically changed our understanding of the regulation of gene expression. Consequently, RNAi has ... Christopher  Sullivan

Sibum Sung
Assistant Professor Cell and Developmental Biology


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Our research interests focus on the genetic, molecular and biochemical understandings of plant development through plant-environment interactions. We are particularly interested in the epigenetic ... Sibum Sung

Eldon H. Sutton
Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.



Eldon H. Sutton

Paul J. Szaniszlo
Professor Emeritus


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Steve Takata
Lecturer




Richard Taylor
Lecturer




Ed Theriot
Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of Molecular Evolution
Director, Texas Memorial Museum



I study the evolution of diatoms in the context of earth history. My taxonomic focus is the diatom family Thalassiosiraceae, a family of marine and freshwater diatoms. There appears to have been a ... Ed Theriot

Peter Thomas
Professor, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Marine Sci Institute


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My research interests are the endocrine control of reproduction in fishes and other vertebrates and the effects of environmental factors such as hypoxia and pollutants on reproductive function. ... Peter Thomas

Wesley Thompson
Professor



My lab is interested in the role of glial cells in the formation and maintenance of synapses in the nervous system. For this purpose we study the simplest of all synapses, the neuromuscular junction ... Wesley Thompson

Anne Tibbetts




M. Stephen Trent
Professor in Molecular Biosciences



In order to survive, bacteria must quickly respond to changes in the surrounding environment. We are interested in how diverse environmental stimuli promote changes in conserved microbial structures ... M. Stephen  Trent

Haley Tucker
Marie Betzner Morrow Centennial Chair and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology


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We hope to better understand transcriptional regulation of hematopoetic and cardiovascular development and function in normal and diseased mice. Ongoing projects can be grouped operationally under ... Haley Tucker

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Emin Ulug
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.



Emin Ulug

Jason Upton
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology



Programmed cell death (PCD) serves as an efficient intrinsic defense against cellular injury or infection. Many pathogens, such as viruses, subvert normal cell death pathways as a mechanism to ...

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Tracy Villareal
Professor



My research interests are in understanding the processes and interactions that structure phytoplankton communities. I have two major research areas: the autecology of the oceanic species that ... Tracy Villareal

Bindu Viswanathan




Steven Vokes
Assistant Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


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We are interested in understanding how cells integrate information in a way that directs them to make appropriate decisions. Our research specifically focuses on understanding how cells respond to ... Steven Vokes

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James Walker
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology


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My research interests include the mechanism by which the bacterial chromosome is replicated, how replication is controlled, and how replication is integrated with cell division. Specifically, we ...

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John Wallingford
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology


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The process by which embryos acquire their final shape involves the coordination of cell fate decisions with cell movement. We are taking an integrated approach to understanding this process in ... John Wallingford

Jessica Wandelt
Lecturer, PHD



Jessica Wandelt

Tandy Warnow
Professor in Computer Sciences


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Phylogenies (i.e. evolutionary trees) are fundamental to our understanding of evolution, and their inference is a major part of research in many areas of biology. With the production of increasing ... Tandy Warnow

Marvin Whiteley
Professor


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Bacteria exhibit many social activities and represent a model for dissecting social behavior at the genetic level (recently defined as sociomicrobiology). One example of social behavior in bacteria ... Marvin Whiteley

Diane Whitmer
Adjunct Assistant Professor




Claus Wilke
Professor in Integrative Biology


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I am a computational biologist. I use bioinformatical and statistical methods to analyze biological data sets, in particular whole-genome and high-throughput data sets; I also develop mathematical ...

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Blerta Xhemalce
Assistant Professor


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The Xhemalce lab aims to decipher how epigenetic modifications modulate the molecules that mediate the expression of genetic information from DNA to RNA to proteins, with a particular focus on the ... Blerta Xhemalce

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Harold Zakon
Professor in Neuroscience


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Ion channels are fundamental for the workings of the nervous system. We study the function, regulation, and evolution of voltage-dependent ion channels. Our main focus has been to study the ... Harold Zakon

Boris Zemelman
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience



We strive to understand the role of hippocampus in memory formation by manipulating its functional elements, namely the assemblies of cells that carry out particular tasks. This objective raises four ... Boris Zemelman

Zaiming Zhao
Lecturer, Ph.D.



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