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Crow Institute Members: Faculty

Namesort descending Department Research Interests
Richard Amasino Biochemistry Plant development
Jean-Michel Ane Agronomy Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes
Cecile Ane Statistics Statistical methods for phylogenetics and molecular evolution; Comparative methods
Alan Attie Biochemistry Molecular genetics of type 2 diabetes
Craig Atwood Medicine The Reproductive-Cell Cycle Theory of Aging; Endocrinology of aging
David Baum Botany Evolutionary and systematic theory; Plant evolution and developmental genetics; Origin of life
Andrew Bent Plant_Pathology Plant disease resistance mechanisms
Mark Berres Other Genetic structure of natural avian populations, avian mating systems, avian vocalizations
Grace Boekhoff-Falk Cell_and_Regenerative_Biology Development and evolution of nervous systems
Karl Broman Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Statistical genetics, QTL mapping, recombination
Johanne Brunet Entomology Gene flow and pollination biology
Kenneth Cameron Botany Plant Systematics; Phylogenetics
Nansi Jo Colley Opthalmology Eye development and evolution
Susan Coppersmith Physics Theory of complex systems
Michael Cox Biochemistry Recombinational DNA repair, mutation, evolution of radiation resistance
Cameron Currie Bacteriology Coevolution, evolutionary ecology, evolution of cooperation, symbiosis
Natalia de Leon Agronomy Plant breeding; Quantitative genetics; Maize
Colin Dewey Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Computational and statistical methodology for biological sequence analysis
John Doebley Genetics Evolutionary genetics
Dick Dubielzig Pathobiological_Sciences Comparative ocular morphology
Eve Emshwiller Botany Ethnobotany, plant domestication, evolution of polyploidy, systematics of Oxalidaceae
Thomas Friedrich Pathobiological_Sciences Evolution, transmission, and emergence of RNA viruses
Joan Fujimura Other
Audrey Gasch Genetics Evolution of environmental responses
Daniel Gianola Animal_Science Quantitative and statistical genetics; Genome-enabled prediction; Animal breeding; Complex traits
Thomas Givnish Botany Ecology, evolution, systematics, and biogeography
Tony Goldberg Veterinary_Medicine Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease
Irwin Goldman Horticulture Breeding and genetics of cross-pollinated vegetable crops
Walter Goodman Entomology Insect metamorphosis and reproduction
Linda Graham Botany Evolutionary origin of fundamental land plant traits
Lucia Gutierrez Agronomy Quantitative Genetics and Statistical Genetics
John Hawks Anthropology Paleoanthropology
Chris Todd Hittinger Genetics Evolution of yeast carbon metabolism; Yeast biodiversity; Evolution of genetic regulatory networks
Evelyn Howell Landscape_Architecture Preservation, restoration, and management of native plant communities
Anthony Ives Zoology Community ecology, population biology, evolution and behavior
Jiming Jiang Horticulture Plant molecular cytogenetics; Centromere function and evolution
Shawn Kaeppler Agronomy Maize; Quantitative genetics; Functional genomics
William Karasov Forest_Wildlife_Ecology Physiological ecology of terrestrial vertebrates
Clay Kelly Geoscience Micropaleontology and paleoceanography
Bret Larget Statistics Bayesian phylogenetics; Statistical applications in biology
Carol Lee Zoology Evolutionary genetics and physiology of invasive species
Richard Lindroth Entomology Evolutionary ecology; Chemical ecology; Plant-herbivore interactions; Global change ecology
Laurence Loewe Genetics Connections between population genetics and molecular systems biology; Multi-locus simulations
Trina McMahon College_of_Engineering Microbial ecology and evolution in natural and engineered systems
Michael Newton Statistics Theory, methodology, and application of statistical inference in biology
Lynn Nyhart History_of_Science History of science (incl. evolution), biology and society, relations btwn elite and popular science
John Orrock Zoology Spatial dynamics of ecology and evolution; Predator-prey interactions; Conservation biology
Sara Patterson Horticulture Evolution of fonio Digitaria exiles, and orphan grass of West Africa
Jonathan Pauli Forest_Wildlife_Ecology terrestrial vertebrate ecology and conservation, diverse ecosystems and techniques
Bret Payseur Genetics Evolutionary genetics, population genetics
Caitlin Pepperell Medicine Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens
Nicole Perna Genetics Microbial genome evolution
Shanan Peters Geoscience Paleobiology; Sedimentary geology; Earth systems evolution
De-Ann Pillers Pediatrics Molecular evolution; Population genetics
John Pool Genetics Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution
Anne Pringle Botany evolution and ecology of fungi, aging, modularity, individuality
Vatsan Raman Biochemistry protein evolution
Sebastien Roch Mathematics Mathematical phylogenetics
Sushmita Roy Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Evolution of regulatory networks; Machine learning; Systems biology
Sean Schoville Entomology Ecological and evolutionary genetics; Insect conservation and biogeography
John Nicholas Schweitzer Law Law and the teaching of science, especially evolution, in public schools
Larry Shapiro Philosophy Philosophy of psychology and biology
Prashant Sharma Zoology Macroevolution; phylogenetics; evodevo; biogeography.
Nathaniel Sharp Genetics Evolutionary genetics, population genetics, genomics
Elliott Sober Philosophy Philosophy of science; Units of selection; Parsimony; Foundations of statistics
David Spooner Horticulture Solanum and Daucus phylogenetics
Tony Stretton Zoology Neuropeptides in the nematode _Ascaris suum_
Karen Strier Anthropology Primate behavior, ecology, and conservation
Kenneth Sytsma Botany Plant systematics and biogeography
William Tracy Agronomy Maize breeding and genetics; Evolution of sweet corn
Ophelia Venturelli Biochemistry Systems and synthetic biology of microbes
Kalin Vetsigian Bacteriology Microbial ecology and evolution; Systems biology
Donald Waller Botany causes and consequences of inbreeding; pop. genetic structure; gene flow; mating system evolution
Yiqun Weng Horticulture
Brian Yandell Statistics Statistical genomics
John Yin Chemical_Biological_Engineering Virus-host interactions, systems biology, microfluidics, pre-biotic chemistry
Daniel Young Entomology Systematics, diversity, natural history, phylogeny, and zoogeography of Coleoptera