Graduate Bulletin


Distinguished Teaching Professors

Stephen C. Brown, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hormonal control of salt and water balance in lower vertebrates;
feeding mechanisms and biomechanics of invertebrates

John Mackiewicz, Ph.D., Cornell University
Ecology; systematics; Cestoda, especially those of fishes

Margaret M. Stewart, Ph.D., Cornell University
Amphibian population and community studies; population biology of tropical amphibians;
vertebrate biology; biodiversity and conservation


Kenneth P. Able, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Animal migration, orientation, and navigation

Jerram L. Brown, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Social behavior; behavioral ecology; evolutionary biology; mate choice, climate change;
molecular ecology; population biology

Richard P. Cunningham, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Biochemical and biophysical studies on DNA repair enzymes

Helen T. Ghiradella, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Cuticular patterning in insects; insect structural colors; flash control in the firefly;
sensory systems in minute-arthropods; effects of lead on insect behavior

Helmut V.B. Hirsch, Ph.D., Stanford University
Behavioral and genetic analysis of developmental plasticity in Drosophila;
developmental neuroethology; use of Drosophila as a model system for
studying the effects of heavy metals

Colin S. Izzard, Ph.D., Cambridge University (England)
Mechanisms of adhesion and motility in normal, transformed,
and mutant cells; matrix proteins, cell-surface receptors, and cytoskeletal proteins

Jon W. Jacklet, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Neurobiology; neural correlates of behavior; cellular and molecular basis of
membrane electrical activity; emphasis on nitric oxide as neurotransmitter and neuromodulator

Paulette J. McCormick, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Molecular biology of cancer and metastases;
developmental genetics; mammalian genetics and proteomics

Albert J.T. Millis, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Gene expression and differentiation in vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells; genomic analysis of vascular cell differentiation

John T. Schmidt, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Growth cone motility and its regulation by myosin light chain kinase; Gene expression in
synapse formation in the retinolectal projection

David A. Shub, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Origin and function of self-splicing introns; catalytic RNA and gene regulation; homing endonucleases and
unidirectional gene conversion; "selfish DNA"

Richard S. Zitomer, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Regulation of expression of the yeast genes by oxygen

Associate Professors

Dmitry Belostotsky, Ph.D., USSR Academy of Sciences/Moscow
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression; plant molecular genetics

Thomas Caraco, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Theoretical ecology, ecology of epidemics

Gary S. Kleppel, Ph.D., Fordham University
Nutritional ecology and physiology of zooplankton; implications of land use
(particularly urbanization) on ecosystem function;

Gregory A. Lnenicka, Ph.D., University of Virginia at Charlottesville
Role of activity in axon growth and synaptic development in crayfish and Drosphilia; synaptic physiology
and morphology; activity-dependent changes in calcium channels

Robert Osuna, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Regulation of bacterial gene expression

George R. Robinson, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Community ecology; plant invasions; biodiversity and public policy; restoration ecology

Caro-Beth Stewart, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Bioinformatics; Molecular basis for adaptive evolution;
phylogenetic analysis of gene families; primate molecular evolution and phylogeny

Ben Szaro, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Cytoskeletal proteins in developing and regenerating axons

Sho-Ya Wang, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Retinoids and gene regulation; murine teratocarcinoma cell differentiation;
transcription factors and differentiation; Na+ channel structure-function relationship

Assistant Professors

Ravindra Gupta, Ph.D., University of Bombay
Biochemical mechanism of DNA double strand break repair in mammalian cells

Affiliated Faculty

Jeffrey L. Travis, Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Mechanism of intracellular transport; membrane-cytoskeletal interactions;
novel methods of microtubule assembly

Suzannah Bliss Tieman, Ph.D., Stanford University
Anatomical and physiological studies of the mammalian visual system and its development; effects of experience on development; angiogenesis