Bren Professor of Biology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering
I'm studying microbial symbiosis in between the entomopathogenic (insect-parasitic) nematode Steinernema carpocapsae and its beneficial bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila as a naturally occurring mutualistic symbiosis system.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering
I’m interested in the basic molecular mechanism of human disease related genes in C.elegans and large-scale screen methods by using transposons.
Scientific Research Assistant
I am developing whole animal-transcriptomes as phenotypes for use in genetic analysis.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology & Biological Engineering
A focus of my research involves the migration of the male linker cell in C. elegans.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering

Graduate Students

I discovered roles for the mechanoreceptor piezo in C. elegans male mating behavior.
Graduate Student
I'm broadly interested in the neural and genetic basis of C. elegans diapause entry. I currently study the roles of a) the first-layer amphid interneurons and b) the transcription factor FKH-7 in mediating the dauer entry decision.
Graduate Student
I study the roles of o-acyltransferases and esterases in the formation of ascarosides, pheromone-like small-molecules used for communication and behavior mediation, in the nematode C. elegans.
Graduate Student
I am interested in spectroscopy of biological systems.
Graduate Student
I’m interested in the sensory dynamics of dauer formation in C. elegans.
Graduate Student
I am interested in understanding how eukaryotic cells can quickly assemble the molecular machinery required to make many copies of RNA from DNA on demand.
Graduate Student
I am interested in the functional consequences of ASD-associated missense variants in neurological development and behaviors.
Graduate Student
I am focusing on factors governing the dauer exit decision and how it relates to those of dauer entry. I am also interested in exploring how C. elegans retains neurological memory of whether or not it has undergone the dauer process.

Staff

Research Technician
Research Technician Assistant
I am interested in expanding cGAL and split cGAL, a genetic tool using the GAL4-UAS system in C. elegans for transgene control.
Research Technician Assistant
One of the projects I'm working on involves a GAL4-UAS based genetic tool. I'm looking to expand our toolkit through the building of “drivers” for neuron specific transgene control. I am also part of a project that seeks to generate C. elegans null mutants.
Research Scientist
One of the projects I'm working on focuses on generating new null mutants in C. elegans. I use CRISPR/Cas9 based simple and efficient knock-in methods such as STOP-IN cassette insertion.
Research Technician
Visiting Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering
My work explores the use of RNA-seq to study genetic interactions within and between pathways.
Lab Manager

WormBase

Software Developer
Biological Knowledgebase Curator
Graduate Student
Database Curator
Database Curator
Scientific Analysis
Research Technician
Database Curator - Biology
Database Curator
Database Curator
Research Asst. I
Database Curator