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

Geneva Alok

I study questions of cell fate, with cell death being one of those possible fates. I am researching the role of PINK-1, a mitochondrial kinase, in apoptosis, as pink-1 mutants show a decrease in programmed cell death. I am also studying endoderm cell fate by examining the factors necessary to reprogram an already differentiated cell into a morphological gut cell and by examining possible connections between stress response and endoderm development. 

Chee Kiang (Ethan) Ewe

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

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Sihe Tan

 I study different mutant strains of C elegans and determine what mutations on different chromosomes could stop transorganogenesis in those worms.

Research Collaborators

University of Canterbury, New Zealand