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Beth and Rebecca at ASM Microbe 2017

Beth and Rebecca at ASM Microbe 2017


Hector and Ivan at reception after Graduate Recognition Ceremony 2017

Hector and Ivan after 2017 Graduate Recognition Ceremony


Samson M, Jow MM, Wong CL, Fitzpatrick C, Aslanian A, Saucedo I, Estrada R, Ito T, Park S R, Yates JR and Chu DS

The specification and global reprogramming of histone epigenetic marks during gamete formation and early embryo development in C. elegans

Accepted to PLoS Genetics 


Chu DS and Shakes DC



We use the model organism C. elegans to understand how chromosome architecture and dynamics influence gene expression and male fertility. 


Epigenetic Paternal Information

Andrew G Zink

As a behavioral ecologist I am interested in evolutionary and ecological processes that generate the broad diversity of animal behavior. My research involves the evolution of social behavior with a specific focus on the evolution of parental care and communal breeding. Many animals decrease the costs of parental care by raising their offspring with other parents in a communal group. However individual parents within these groups often experience large asymmetries in the number of offspring that they produce and the amount of care that they provide.

Kimberly D Tanner, Ph.D.

My research group, SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, is interested in how people learn science, especially biology, and how teachers and scientists can collaborate to make science teaching and learning in classrooms – Kindergarten through college – more like how scientists work.

Andrea Swei

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral fellow at Cary Instiute of Ecosystem Studies

Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco


Greg S Spicer

Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1990)

M.S. Evolutionary Biology - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1986)

M.S. Biology - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (1985)

B.S. Biology - University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas (1980)


The research focus in my lab is on systematics with an emphasis in
molecular phylogenetics and evolution.


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