Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics

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Researchers

Joel Rothman

Regulation of development and differentiation; regulation of programmed cell death and cell division; mechanisms of tumorigenesis

Caroline Ackley

For my thesis, I am investigating C. elegans graviperception using genetic tools and behavioral analysis. C. elegans is a fascinating model organism in neuroscience research because it uses only 302 neurons to perform a number of complex tasks. I am interested in how these networks develop consistently across individuals and the mechanisms they use to convey information such as the direction of gravity.

Chee Kiang (Ethan) Ewe

I’m interested in understanding how environmental stress is translated into epigenetic information which can potentially be transmitted transgenerationally and regulate developmental plasticity. I’m also investigating variation in behavioral responses exists among C. elegans wild isolates.

Research Collaborators

University of Canterbury, New Zealand