MCDB Spotlights

We study the genetic basis of developmental robustness and plasticity using nematode C. elegans as a model system.
I study how admixture and population history shape the genetic risk for neurodegenerative diseases.
A cross-disciplinary foundation in biological science, while allowing students the flexibility to choose their own path of inquiry.
We are interested in a simple question: how does a cell build a peroxisome? I use genetic and microscopy tools to answer questions about protein quality control mechanisms within the cell.