Dr. Gaiser and students in Genetics Lab
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Christy Tanner and Dr. Roberts study a protein gel
Faculty interests and expertise are broad, ranging from cellular and molecular to ecological and evolutionary levels of organization. The faculty are active in research and obtain outside grant support. Faculty encourage students to participate with them in collaborative research. This work leads to student presentations at professional meetings, as well as student co-authorship on published work.
Dr. Reinke and James Knox in Principles of Biology Lab
Kenneth Kebisek - Principles of Biology Lab Coordinator
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Dr. Anne Kruchten will take three research students to Boston in April to present their work on cancer cell biology at the Experimental Biology Meeting.
Dr. Chris Gaiser and Dr. Michael Roberts will also go to the Boston meeting to present a paper on the department’s new approach to teaching Principles of Biology. The course places early emphasis on processes leading to the origin of life, as well as pre-cellular mechanisms of heredity.
Dr. Kyle MacLea is part of a multi-author paper in an upcoming issue of Nature: Mutations in prion-like domains in hnRNPA2B1 and hnRNPA1 cause multisystem proteinopathy and ALS. Nature, 2013 in press.
Dr. Roberts will present a paper at the first Death Valley Natural History Conference in November. He is working with recent graduate Christy Tanner and a colleague from Israel on Heat shock proteins as adaptations to stress in Death Valley algae and plants.