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Claire Ting

Claire Ting

Plant Biology and microbiology Prochlorococcus, a cyanobacterium that has evolved to dominate vast regions of the world’s open oceans, is a significant model system for advancing our knowledge of photosynthesis and marine ecosystems. Continue reading »

David C. Smith

Evolutionary ecology Where, why, and how are questions my students and I ask while sitting lakeside in Isle Royale observing tadpole and dragonfly larvae interact…… Continue reading »

Manuel Morales

Ecology of mutualisms Mutualisms are interactions between species where both benefit, but the effects of mutualism can vary dramatically over both space and time. I study the causes of variation in the outcome of mutualism and the consequences of this variation for population and evolutionary dynamics. Continue reading »

Luana Maroja

Evolution Speciation is the process in which an ancestral lineage splits into two distinct ones, which eventually become fully reproductively isolated. How does this isolation evolve and how do lineages become distinct?… Continue reading »

Dan Lynch

Sphingolipids are vital components in all eukaryotes. The roles of sphingolipids in the moss Physcomitrella patens may be investigated by altering expression of sphingolipid genes using RNA interference. Continue reading »

Joan Edwards

Joan Edwards

Ecology of plant-animal interactions Plants use many strategies that ensure reproductive success—some are subtle, others are explosive…… Continue reading »

Derek Dean

Derek Dean

The genetics of seizure disorders In my research, I am trying to better understand the genetics that link nutrition and metabolism to seizure disorders such as epilepsy. Continue reading »

Lois Banta

Microbiology Agrobacterium tumefaciens injects some of its DNA into plant cells, co-opting the plant cell to provide food for it and causing “plant cancer.”  How do plants defend themselves, and how do bacteria thwart those defenses?… Continue reading »

Henry Art

Forest ecology Natural and human-use disturbances have played a role in shaping communities and ecosystems in Hopkins Forest…… Continue reading »

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