Genomics/Molecular Biology Faculty

Faculty research
Faculty Research Potential Primary Advisor*
Agnes J. Ayme-Southgate Genomics and molecular analysis of insect muscle proteins; protein structure-function relationship and biophysical modeling; application and significance for development, flight physiology and evolution NO
Larry L. Bowman Conservation and adaptive management of commercial and recreation fisheries; population genetics and genomics; species delimitation and phylogenetics; evolutionary ecology and life history evolution; applications of molecular ecology for conservation; theory and mathematical modeling; STEM education and outreach YES
Karen G. Burnett Marine biomedicine, immunology, molecular biology of marine organisms NO
Christine A. Byrum Evolution and development of endoderm and mesoderm in marine invertebrates; cell specification and signal transduction; cnidarian gastrulation. Use of the sea urchin as a developmental model at the cellular, molecular, and systems level; evolution of the metazoan body plan NO
Heather Fullerton Microbial metabolic diversity and ecology YES
Thomas W. Greig Fisheries population genetics, molecular marine forensics, evolutionary ecotoxicology NO
Kristina Hill-Spanik Applied molecular biology; biogeography and ecology of microbes; parasites of molluscs and fish; bioinformatics, phylogenetics NO
Michael G. Janech Physiology of marine organisms, molecular and proteomic applications YES
Lisa May Microbial ecology and coral-microbe interactions, DNA damage and its effect upon the reproductive potential of coral, effects of stressors on coral health NO
Moshe E. Rhodes Microbial ecology of hypersaline environments, mechanisms and frequency of horizontal gene transfer events, the human microbiome and its impact on immune function YES
Andrew M. Shedlock Genomics, evolution and conservation biology of marine vertebrates YES
Erik E. Sotka Ecology and evolution of marine biotic interactions, larval dispersal, molecular ecology, chemical ecology YES
Demetri D. Spyropoulos Impacts of environmental obesogens on invertebrate, marine mammal, and human health YES
Cheryl M. Woodley The application of biomedical concepts and technologies to understand how stressors affect coral health and use this information to design early-warning indicators of conditions posing risks to coral health and fitness NO
Lenny Yong Population genetics and distribution of marine organisms, genomics of sex differences in natural populations, phenotypic evoluation and adaptation of fishes, molecular and conservation genetics, genotype-phenotype mapping/GWAS YES
Anastasia M. Zimmerman Molecular evolution of the vertebrate immune system, genome-wide analyses of innate and adaptive immune loci in fishes, use of the zebrafish as an immunological model NO

*NO=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee