Cheeptip Benyajati

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Cheeptip Benyajati

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 474

585-275-8040

  • Regulation of gene expression during development of Drosophila
  • Transcription, chromatin structure, and mechanisms of developmental chromatin structure remodeling

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Xin Bi

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Xin Bi

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 307

585-275-6922

Molecular biology and genetics
  • epigenetic regulation of eukaryotic gene expression
  • structural and functional domains of the genome
  • chromatin boundary elements
  • gene silencing

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Jennifer Brisson

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Jennifer Brisson

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 326B

585-275-8392

  • Evolution of morphology
  • Molecular basis of phenotypic plasticity
  • Evolution and development in the pea aphid
  • The role of epigenetics in polyphenism

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Gloria Culver

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Gloria Culver

Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 310 - Biology Office

(585) 276-3602

  • Macromolecular assembly
  • RNA-protein recognition
  • Dynamics of RNA folding

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Thomas H. Eickbush

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Thomas H. Eickbush

Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 334A

585-275-7247

Molecular biology and evolution
  • integration of retrotransposable elements
  • origin and evolution of mobile elements
  • regulation of rRNA genes

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Dmitri Ermolenko

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Dmitri Ermolenko

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Medicine,
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Box 712
601 Elmwood Avenue

Rochester, New York 14642

MC 3-8555

585-275-3704

  • mechanisms of protein synthesis
  • single–molecule microscopy
  • mechanics of molecular motors

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James D. Fry

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James D. Fry

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 318

585-275-7835

  • Genetics of ecological adaptation in Drosophila
  • Evolutionary effects of deleterious mutations
  • Quantitative-genetic theory and methodology

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Dragony Fu

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Dragony Fu

Assistant Professor   

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 333

585-276-3346

  • DNA repair mechanisms
  • Genotoxic stress response pathways
  • Programmed cell death

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Daniel Garrigan

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Daniel Garrigan

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 319

585-276-4816

Evolutionary genetics
  • Population genetics and genomics
  • Computational Biology
  • Human origins and evolution

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Sina Ghaemmaghami

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Sina Ghaemmaghami

Assistant Professor

Hutchison 326A
sghaemma@bio.rochester.edu

585-275-4829

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

  • Protein folding and degradation
  • Neurodegenerative diseases and aging
  • Prion biology
  • Proteomics

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David S. Goldfarb

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David S. Goldfarb

Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 436

585-275-3890

Molecular cell biology of the nucleus.

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Vera Gorbunova

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Vera Gorbunova

Professor of Biology and Associate Professor of Oncology

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 434

585-275-7740

  • Mechanisms of aging
  • Comparative biology of aging
  • Long-lived rodents
  • DNA repair and genomic instability
  • Anticancer therapy

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Martin A. Gorovsky

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Martin A. Gorovsky

Rush Rhees Professor Emeritus

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 432

585-275-6988

Cell and molecular biology
  • nuclear differentiation in Tetrahymena
  • chromatin structure and composition
  • organization, expression, and evolution of histone genes and tubulin genes
  • molecular and genetic analysis of cilia biogenesis
  • role of RNAi in chromatin function

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Stanley M. Hattman

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Stanley M. Hattman

Professor Emeritus

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 342

585-275-8046

DNA-adenine methylation in E. coli and the unicellular eukaryote, Tetrahymena thermophila

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John Jaenike

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John Jaenike

Professor and Chair

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 484

585-275-0009

  • Ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions
  • Sex chromosome meiotic drive
  • Wolbachia as male killers and causes of reproductive isolation in Drosophila
  • Ecology of mycophagous Drosophila

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J. David Lambert

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J. David Lambert

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 344

585-273-2482

  • The evolution of developmental mechanisms
  • Early patterning in molluscs and related groups
  • Cytoskeletal basis of asymmetric cell divisions
  • Evolution of novel phenotypes

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A. Larracuente

Amanda Larracuente

Assistant Professor   (Arriving January 2015)

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 343

585-276-2183

  • Evolutionary genetics and genomics
  • Intragenomic conflict and the evolution of selfish DNA
  • Evolutionary and functional genomics of satellite DNA
  • Sex chromosome and dot chromosome evolution in Drosophila

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Robert L. Minckley

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Robert L. Minckley

Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 446

585-275-0272

  • Ecology and evolution of host breadth in bees
  • Community structure of desert bees
  • Conservation biology of pollinators

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Joanna B. Olmsted

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Joanna B. Olmsted

Dean Emerita of the School of Arts and Sciences
Research Inactive

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270401
Rochester, New York 14627-0401


H. Allen Orr

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H. Allen Orr

University Professor/Shirley Cox Kearns Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 342
585-275-3838

Evolutionary genetics
  • Genetics of speciation in Drosophila
  • Genetics and theory of adaptation
  • Population genetics

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Douglas Portman

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Douglas Portman

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentristy
Center for Aging and Developmental Biology
601 Elmwood Avenue

Box 645
Rochester, New York 14642

KMRB 1-9647
585-275-7414

Genetics of development and behavior in C. elegans
  • Neural cell fate specification
  • Sex differences in neural circuit function
  • Sexual dimorphism in developmental patterning

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Daven C. Presgraves

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Daven C. Presgraves

Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 478

585-275-8946

Evolutionary genetics
  • Speciation genetics
  • Molecular population genetics
  • Selfish gene complexes

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Christian Rabeling

Assistant Professor  

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 486
585-276-7226

  • Evolutionary biology, natural history, and taxonomy of ants
  • Evolution of social behavior, social parasitism, and reproductive strategies
  • Evolutionary ecology of host parasite-interactions
  • Speciation genetics/genomics
  • Island biogeography

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Seluanov

Andrei Seluanov

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 432

585-275-6636

Molecular and cell biology
  • Tumor suppressor mechanisms in log-lived rodents the Naked Mole-Rat and Eastern Grey Squirrel
  • Mammalian Sirt proteins in regulation of stress response during aging
  • Anti-cancer mechanisms in whales

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Elaine A. Sia

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Elaine A. Sia

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 332

585-275-9275

Molecular biology and genetics
  • Mutagenesis and repair of the mitochondrial genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Michael Welte

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Michael Welte

Associate Professor   (On sabbatical until January 2015)

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 317
585-276-3897

Cell and developmental biology
  • Regulation of microtubule motors
  • Transport and positioning of organelles and nuclei
  • Biology of lipid droplets
  • Protein sequestration

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John H. Werren

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John H. Werren

Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 306

585-275-3694

Evolutionary genetics
  • Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development
  • Genetics, genomics and evolution of Nasonia
  • The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution

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