Rachel O'Neill, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics · University of Connecticut

Dr. O'Neill's research projects use molecular genetic approaches to study centromere function and evolution

Cancer Susceptibility Genomics Genome Stability

Rebecca Fry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health · UNC at Chapel Hill

Rebecca Fry's lab focuses on understanding how environmental exposures are associated with human disease.

Toxicology Genetics Epigeneitcs Epidemiology Public Health

Connie Mulligan

Professor · University of Florida

Connie Mulligan is interested in understanding patterns of human genetic variation with implications for human health and evolution.

Syrian Refugees Impact of Stress Complex Phenotypes Influence of Genetics on Response to Trauma and Stress Epigenetic Analysis

Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences · University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor focused on angelman syndrome, genetics, and genome sciences.

Human Imprinting Disorders Molecular Biology Genetics Angelman Syndrome Genome Science

Deborah Bolnick, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Bolnick is an expert on genetic ancestry testing and how sociopolitical forces & history shape human genomic diversity.

Native American Genetic Histories Human Biodiversity Genetic Ancestry Testing Anthropology Ancient DNA

Dr. Alan Barbour

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases · UC Irvine

For more than 30 years Alan Barbour has been studying infectious diseases, and is a world-leading expert on Lyme disease.

Evolutionary Biology Microbiology Infectious Disease Medicine Molecular Genetics

Arjun Krishnan

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Arjun Krishnan develops and applies computational data-driven approaches to unravel how our genome relates to health and disease.

Precision Medicine Big Data Genome-wide molecular networks Computational Biology Machine Learning

Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on patterns of evolution, with a focus on the earliest forms of life.

Tree of Life Mosquito Functional Genomics Evolution of Fungal Metabolism Molecular Evolution Evolutionary Development

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

Matthew Daugherty

Assistant Professor · UC San Diego

Evolution of host-pathogen interactions; innate antiviral immunity; how SARS-CoV-2 & other viruses enter the human population

Evolutionary Genomics Innate Immunity Virology Host-Pathogen Interactions

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics · University of Connecticut

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D., is an expert in the herpes simplex virus.

Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology Herpes Simplex Virus

David Lubinski

Professor of Psychology and Human Development; Co-Director, Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY); Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development · Vanderbilt University

An expert who co-leads the foremost longitudinal study of gifted individuals in the world.

Psychology Gifted Learners Gifted Children Creativity Learning

Sean Valles

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

I study the interplay of ethics and scientific evidence in population health, including race and migration issues and climate change issues.

Philosophy of Population Health Race in Science Health Justice Climate Change Philosophy Population Health Ethics

David Pride

Associate Professor of Pathology · UC San Diego

Our laboratory focuses on the role that microbial communities play in human homeostasis, health and disease.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Pathology Infectious Disease COVID-19

Joerg Graf, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Graf's research deciphers the role of the microbiome in health and disease of animals.

Evolution of Microbe-Host Relations Cell Biology Bacteria Molecular Interactions Molecular Biology

James P. Evans, Ph.D., M.D.

Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Evans directs the Clinical Adult and Cancer Genetics Services at the University of North Carolina

Medical Genetics Clinical Cancer Genetics Pharmacogenomics Genetic and Genomic Testing

Nancy Fujishige

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biology Plant Development Microbiology Molecular Biology Genetics

Frank M. LaFerla

Chancellor’s Professor and Dean · UC Irvine

Frank M. LaFerla,Ph.D.,is the dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences.His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learning and Memory Alzheimer's Disease Molecular Biology Neurodegenerative disorders

Aziz Sancar, Ph.D., M.D.

Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Sancar's research explores DNA repair and regulation of the circadian clock

Biochemistry Molecular Biology DNA Repair Cell Cycle Checkpoints Circadian Clock