Genetics

The study of heredity and gene action is one of the most rapidly developing fields of biology. A thorough understanding of genetics is essential to modern advances in agriculture, medicine, and many industrial fields dealing with biological diversity. The information content of genetic sequences is enormous and is rapidly becoming a major tool in tracing evolutionary lineages and in reassessing biological classification.

  • Daniele Armaleo, Associate Professor of the Practice
       Developmental and molecular biology of symbiosis in lichens

  • L. Ryan Baugh, Assistant Professor
       Developmental genetics and genomics

  • Amy Bejsovec, Associate Professor
       Genetic control of cell fate specification in Drosophila

  • Philip N. Benfey, Paul Kramer Professor and Investigator, HHMI
       Plant Developmental Genetics and Genomics

  • John E Boynton, Professor Emeritus
       

  • Sherryl A. Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice and Duke Global Health Institute
       science literacy for non-majors; science education reform; the interaction of gender, education and global health

  • Xinnian Dong, Arts and Sciences Professor
       Plant-Microbe interactions

  • Kathleen Donohue, Professor
       Evolutionary ecology and genetics of natural plant populations, genetic basis of adaptation, gene-environment interactions

  • Nicholas W. Gillham, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Zoology
       

  • Steven B. Haase, Associate Professor
       Control of cell cycle, DNA replication, and centrosome duplication in budding yeast

  • Alison Hill, Assistant Professor of the Practice
       

  • Daniel P. Kiehart, Professor of Biology and Cell Biology and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Dean of the Natural Sciences
       Biophysical approaches to cellular, molecular and developmental biology

  • Paul M. Magwene, Associate Professor of Biology and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Director of the PhD Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
       Evolutionary Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics

  • John M. Mercer, Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
       Molecular evolution, Evolution, Mathematical biology, Morphometrics

  • Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Newman Ivey White Professor
       Ecological and evolutionary genomics; Complex trait variation; Drought tolerance and food security

  • H. Frederik Nijhout, John Franklin Crowell Professor
       Developmental physiology/development and evolution

  • Mohamed A. Noor, Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair
       Speciation and evolutionary genetics, recombination

  • Zhen-Ming Pei, Associate Professor
       Plant Sensory Signal Transduction

  • Mark D. Rausher, John Carlisle Kilgo Professor
       Evolutionary Genetics and Molecular Evolution

  • Allen G Rodrigo, Adjunct Professor
       Computational evolutionary biology

  • David R. Sherwood, Associate Professor of Biology and Cell Biology
       Understanding morphogenetic mechanisms in development

  • Nina T. Sherwood, Associate Professor of the Practice and Assistant Research Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
       Functions of spastin and other microtubule severing proteins in the nervous system; Drosophila models of human disease

  • James N. Siedow, Professor Emeritus
       Function and regulation of plant respiratory pathways

  • Tai-ping Sun, Professor
       Mechanisms of phytohormone controlled growth and development

  • Marcy K. Uyenoyama, Professor
       Population genetics, molecular evolution

  • Rytas J. Vilgalys, Professor of Biology and Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
       Phylogenetic systematics and molecular evolution in fungi

  • Pelin C. Volkan, Assistant Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Investigator of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
       Genetic Regulation of Olfactory Circuit Assembly and Remodeling in Drosophila

  • Huntington F. Willard, Adjunct Professor
       Genome biology, human genetics and genomics, epigenetics

  • John H. Willis, Professor
       Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations

  • Anne D. Yoder, Professor of Biology and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
       Phylogeny and evolution of mammals, ; conservation genetics; historical biogeography and biodiversity of Madagascar

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