Faculty in Regulation of Gene Expression

 Cris Argueso Cris Argueso
Assistant Professor (Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management); Ph.D. Cornell University 2004. The work in my laboratory focuses on unraveling the molecular mechanisms by which plant hormones regulate plant immunity and plant growth in the context of environmental change. We use a systems biology approach to integrate genetics and transcriptomics data to identify gene networks that regulate plant adaptation to both biotic and abiotic stresses.


Bouma1Gerrit J. Bouma
Associate Professor (Biomedical Sciences); Ph.D. University of Idaho 2003.  Transcriptional control and cellular signaling pathways mediating mammalian fetal gonadal development and differentiation.



Bush1Daniel Bush
Professor (Biology) and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1984.  Signal transduction pathways that regulate the systemic distribution of organic nutrients in plants.



Frisbie1David D. Frisbie
Associate Professor (Biomedical Sciences); Ph.D.; Colorado State University, 1999. In vitro and in vivo approaches to diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal disease with an emphasis on molecular and surgical techniques.



Todd Gaines
Assistant Professor (Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management); PhD Colorado State University, 2009. The work in my lab focuses on molecular weed science and functional weed genomics. Projects include identifying the molecular and genetic basis of herbicide resistance mechanisms and other genetic traits in weeds; developing rapid molecular diagnostics for herbicide resistance; and developing pipelines for functional genomics research in weeds.


Garrity1Deborah N. Garrity
Associate Professor (Biology); Ph.D. Cornell 1998.  Molecular genetic approaches to gastrulation and organogenesis (especially heart development) in zebrafish.



Hanneman1William H. Hanneman
Associate Professor (Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences); Ph.D., Texas A&M, 1995. Developmental neurotoxicology,identification and characterization of developmental genes involved in response to hazardous environmental chemicals.



Hansen1Jeff Hansen
Professor (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1986. Higher order chromatin structure and chromatin architectural proteins.



Kisiday1John Kisiday
Associate Professor (Clinical Sciences); Ph.D., MIT, 2003.  Mechanobiology of cartilage regeneration; cartilage tissue engineering.




Laybourn1Paul J. Laybourn
Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Ph.D. California (Davis) 1989. The mechanism of transcription regulation in a chromatin context.



3391 Tai Montgomery
Assistant Professor (Biology); Ph.D.  Small non-coding RNAs and their roles in heterochromatin formation, transcriptional elongation, translation of mRNAs, and sorting of RNAs within a cell.



Mykles1Donald L. Mykles
Professor (Biology); Ph.D. California (Berkeley) 1979. Regulation of protein turnover; calcium-dependent and ATP/ubiquitin-dependent proteinases; myofibrillar proteins.



Erin Nishimura

Erin Nishimura

We are interested in understanding how gene expression is regulated during embryogenesis and how it impacts eventual cell fate. We use genomics, molecular biology, and computational approaches to probe these questions in the model nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans.


Nyborg1Jennifer K. Nyborg
Professor (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Ph.D. California (Riverside) 1986. The mechanism of transcriptional deregulation by the human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-I) tax protein.



Peebles1Christie Peebles
Assistant Professor (Chemical and Biological Engineering); Ph.D., Rice University, 2008. The use of plant metabolic engineering to produce important pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.  The engineering of photoautotrophs for the production of bio-based chemicals and fuels.



PrasadAshok Prasad
Assistant Professor (Chemical and Biological Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering); Ph.D. Brandeis University, 2006.  Mathematical and computational modeling of signal transduction and gene transcription, stochastic processes in biology, properties and dynamics of the cytoskeleton of mammalian cells, cancer drug sensitivity and resistance, modeling for synthetic biology applications in plants and single cells,  genome-scale metabolic modeling of e. coli, cyanobacteria and algae.



Reddy1Anireddy S.N. Reddy
Professor (Biology); Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru 1984. Signal transduction mechanisms; regulation of gene expression; crop improvement by genetic engineering.



SantangeloThomas Santangelo
Assistant Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Ph.D Cornell University. Mechanisms and regulation of archaeal transcription



Slayden1Richard A. Slayden
Associate Professor (Microbiology, Immunology  Pathology); Ph.D. Colorado State University, 1997. Phenotypic differentiation and host-pathogen interactions to gain knowledge regarding pathogenesis and drug development.



Stargell1Laurie A. Stargell
Professor & Associate Chair (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Ph.D. University of Rochester 1993. Mechanims of transcription initiation in yeast: the role of TBP and TFIIA in Regulated Expression.



Wilusz C1Carol Wilusz
Associate Professor (Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology); Ph.D Imerial College, London. Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in myotonic dystrophy and stem cells.



Wilusz J1Jeff Wilusz
Professor (Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology); Ph.D. Duke, 1985.    Mechanisms of regulated post-transcriptional control in mammalian cells. Interactions between viruses and the cellular mRNA decay machinery.



Yao1Tingting Yao
Assistant Professor (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology); Ph.D. University of Iowa 2002. Regulation of gene expression and chromatin dynamics by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway.