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Crow Institute Members: Faculty

Name Department Research Interestssort ascending
Michael Culbertson Genetics Yeast genetics
John Yin Chemical_Biological_Engineering Virus-host interactions, systems biology, microfluidics, pre-biotic chemistry
Michael Newton Statistics Theory, methodology, and application of statistical inference in biology
Susan Coppersmith Physics Theory of complex systems
Craig Atwood Medicine The Reproductive-Cell Cycle Theory of Aging; Endocrinology of aging
Jonathan Pauli Forest_Wildlife_Ecology terrestrial vertebrate ecology and conservation, diverse ecosystems and techniques
Ophelia Venturelli Biochemistry Systems and synthetic biology of microbes
Daniel Young Entomology Systematics, diversity, natural history, phylogeny, and zoogeography of Coleoptera
Jean-Michel Ane Agronomy Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes
Cecile Ane Statistics Statistical methods for phylogenetics and molecular evolution; Comparative methods
Brian Yandell Statistics Statistical genomics
Karl Broman Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Statistical genetics, QTL mapping, recombination
John Orrock Zoology Spatial dynamics of ecology and evolution; Predator-prey interactions; Conservation biology
David Spooner Horticulture Solanum and Daucus phylogenetics
Michael Cox Biochemistry Recombinational DNA repair, mutation, evolution of radiation resistance
Lucia Gutierrez Agronomy Quantitative Genetics and Statistical Genetics
Daniel Gianola Animal_Science Quantitative and statistical genetics; Genome-enabled prediction; Animal breeding; Complex traits
Vatsan Raman Biochemistry protein evolution
Karen Strier Anthropology Primate behavior, ecology, and conservation
Evelyn Howell Landscape_Architecture Preservation, restoration, and management of native plant communities
John Pool Genetics Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution
Kenneth Cameron Botany Plant Systematics; Phylogenetics
Kenneth Sytsma Botany Plant systematics and biogeography
Jiming Jiang Horticulture Plant molecular cytogenetics; Centromere function and evolution
Andrew Bent Plant_Pathology Plant disease resistance mechanisms
Richard Amasino Biochemistry Plant development
Natalia de Leon Agronomy Plant breeding; Quantitative genetics; Maize
William Karasov Forest_Wildlife_Ecology Physiological ecology of terrestrial vertebrates
Elliott Sober Philosophy Philosophy of science; Units of selection; Parsimony; Foundations of statistics
Larry Shapiro Philosophy Philosophy of psychology and biology
Shanan Peters Geoscience Paleobiology; Sedimentary geology; Earth systems evolution
John Hawks Anthropology Paleoanthropology
Tony Stretton Zoology Neuropeptides in the nematode _Ascaris suum_
Alan Attie Biochemistry Molecular genetics of type 2 diabetes
De-Ann Pillers Pediatrics Molecular evolution; Population genetics
Robert Bleiweiss Zoology Molecular evolution and systematics; Bird plumage as toxicological indicators
Clay Kelly Geoscience Micropaleontology and paleoceanography
Nicole Perna Genetics Microbial genome evolution
Kalin Vetsigian Bacteriology Microbial ecology and evolution; Systems biology
Trina McMahon College_of_Engineering Microbial ecology and evolution in natural and engineered systems
Sebastien Roch Mathematics Mathematical phylogenetics
Shawn Kaeppler Agronomy Maize; Quantitative genetics; Functional genomics
William Tracy Agronomy Maize breeding and genetics; Evolution of sweet corn
Prashant Sharma Zoology Macroevolution; phylogenetics; evodevo; biogeography.
John Nicholas Schweitzer Law Law and the teaching of science, especially evolution, in public schools
Walter Goodman Entomology Insect metamorphosis and reproduction
Lynn Nyhart History_of_Science History of science (incl. evolution), biology and society, relations btwn elite and popular science
Mark Berres Animal_Science Genetic structure of natural avian populations, avian mating systems, avian vocalizations
Johanne Brunet Entomology Gene flow and pollination biology
Linda Graham Botany Evolutionary origin of fundamental land plant traits
Bret Payseur Genetics Evolutionary genetics, population genetics
Carol Lee Zoology Evolutionary genetics and physiology of invasive species
John Doebley Genetics Evolutionary genetics
Richard Lindroth Entomology Evolutionary ecology; Chemical ecology; Plant-herbivore interactions; Global change ecology
Tony Goldberg Veterinary_Medicine Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease
David Baum Botany Evolutionary and systematic theory; Plant evolution and developmental genetics; Origin of life
Chris Todd Hittinger Genetics Evolution of yeast carbon metabolism; Yeast biodiversity; Evolution of genetic regulatory networks
Sushmita Roy Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Evolution of regulatory networks; Machine learning; Systems biology
Don Waller Botany Evolution of life histories and mating systems; Inbreeding; Conservation genetics
Audrey Gasch Genetics Evolution of environmental responses
Sara Patterson Horticulture evolution fonio (Digitaria exilis)9032290901
Anne Pringle Botany evolution and ecology of fungi, aging, modularity, individuality
Eve Emshwiller Botany Ethnobotany, plant domestication, evolution of polyploidy, systematics of Oxalidaceae
Thomas Givnish Botany Ecology, evolution, systematics, and biogeography
Caitlin Pepperell Medicine Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens
Sean Schoville Entomology Ecological and evolutionary genetics; Insect conservation and biogeography
Sean Carroll Genetics Developmental regulatory mechanisms that control form, and how they evolve
Grace Boekhoff-Falk Cell_and_Regenerative_Biology Development and evolution of nervous systems
Laurence Loewe Genetics Connections between population genetics and molecular systems biology; Multi-locus simulations
Colin Dewey Biostatistics_Medical_Informatics Computational and statistical methodology for biological sequence analysis
Dick Dubielzig Pathobiological_Sciences Comparative ocular morphology
Anthony Ives Zoology Community ecology, population biology, evolution and behavior
Cameron Currie Bacteriology Coevolution, evolutionary ecology, evolution of cooperation, symbiosis
Irwin Goldman Horticulture Breeding and genetics of cross-pollinated vegetable crops
Bret Larget Statistics Bayesian phylogenetics; Statistical applications in biology
Joan Fujimura Other
Yiqun Weng Horticulture