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Dennis Wykoff, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Dennis Wykoff, PhD Dennis Wykoff, PhD

Professor of Biology and Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics | Villanova University

Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES

Dennis Wykoff, PhD, has expertise in genetics, genomics, genetic diseases and infectious diseases.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Genetics

Genomics

Genetic diseases

Infectious Diseases

Evolution

Biography

Dr. Wykoff is a go-to source for understanding the rapidly evolving study of genetics and genomics as well as genetic and infectious diseases. His research focuses on understanding how cells adapt to environmental perturbations. Research in The Wykoff Molecular Genetics Lab focuses on discovering an effective antifungal treatment for invasive candidiasis, an infection that is often lethal in hospital settings.

Education (4)

Stanford University: PhD

Harvard University: PostDoctoral Fellow

University of California, San Francisco: PostDoctoral Fellow

University of California, Davis: B.S.

Select Accomplishments (2)

Inaugural recipient of the Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics (professional)

Villanova University

Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (professional)

Villanova University

Affiliations (4)

  • Genetics Society of America
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Biochemical Society (UK)
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Grants (5)

Characterization of thiamine signal transduction pathway in Candida glabrata and other Ascomycetes

NSF MCB Div Of Molecular and Cellular Bioscience 

2019-2022

Evolution of Signal Transduction Pathways in Yeast

NSF RUI 

2014-2017

Acquisition of an Illumina Miseq

NSF MRI 

Co-PI, 2015

Evolution of phosphate starvation response in yeasts

NSF RUI 

2011-2014

Evolution of phosphate starvation response in yeasts

NSF RUI 

2008-2011

Select Academic Articles (3)

Dynamic Changes in Yeast Phosphatase Families Allow for Specialization in Phosphate and Thiamine Starvation G3

Nahas JV@, Iosue CL, Shaik NF@, Selhorst K@, He BZ & Wykoff DD

2018

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Co-occurring mangroves and salt marshes differ in microbial community composition Wetlands

Barreto CR, Morrissey EM, Wykoff DD & Chapman SK

2018

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Bacterial derived carbohydrates bind Cyr1 and trigger hyphal growth in Candida albicans ACS Infctious Diseases

Burch J, Mashayekh S, Wykoff DD, & Grimes CL

2018

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