Jose R De La Torre, Ph.D.

  • AB in Molecular Biology from the University of Californa, Berkeley
  • PhD in Biochemistry & Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco
  • Post-doctoral Research in Microbial Ecology & Genomics at the University of California at Berkeley, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and the University of Washington, Seattle


Karen D Crow

In FishLab, we use molecular approaches to understand the evolutionary forces that generate biological diversity, novelty, reproductive strategies and reproductive isolation in fishes. 

Edward Connor

BA in Biology from New College, Florida

MS in Biology from Florida State University

PhD in Biology from Florida State University

Postdoctoral research at Oxford University


Dr. Connor's research focuses on ecology and evolutionary biology particularly statistical inference from field data in community ecology and the evolution of insects-plant interactions.


Diana S Chu

BS in Biochemistry from the University of Californa at Berkeley

PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles

Post-doctoral Research in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley


Dr. Chu's research is focused on understanding mechanisms that package DNA during sperm formation that contribute to fertility. The Chu Lab uses the model organism C. elegans, which allows us to use approaches in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. 



Edward J Carpenter

B.S. in biology State University of New York College at Fredonia, M.S. & Ph.D. North Carolina State University, postdoctoral fellowship at Woods Hole oceanographic Institution, Professor  at Stony brook University until 2000.  Research is carried out on marine microbial ecology and phytoplankton physiology.

Jennifer L Breckler

Jennifer received her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in physiology, where she did an honors thesis including lab research on mRNA synthesis in neurons, and membrane fragility in sickle cell anemia. Her doctoral degree (PhD) is from UCLA School of Medicine, Dept. Physiology, for her thesis on the effects of nerve cross-innervation on fast and slow muscle physiology and biochemistry. She did her postdoctoral research at California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in Pasadena, California, on the formation of sarcomeres, and discovered a new intermediate filament protein called paranemin.


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