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Michael Adams Michael Adams

Molecular and cellular physiology of chemical signaling

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4746
E-mail: michael.adams@ucr.edu
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Huiwang Aia

We are interested in utilizing molecular tools that are created through protein engineering, and the state-of-the-art analytical techniques such as proteomics and light microscopy to investigate the underlying biology of living organisms.

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Tel: (951) 827-3710
E-mail: huiwang.ai@ucr.edu
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Omar Akbaria

Developing innovative synthetic biology inspired genetic
control strategies for insects.

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Tel: (951) 827-5294
E-mail: omar.akbari@ucr.edu
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Emma Aronsona

Soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry

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Tel: (951) 827-4201
E-mail: emma.aronson@ucr.edu
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Peter AtkinsonPeter Atkinson

Genetic manipulation of insects of commercial importance

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Tel: (951) 827-4782
E-mail: peter.atkinson@ucr.edu
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Jeffrey Bachantbachant

Mitosis is a precisely regulated event during which equivalent sets of chromosomes are partitioned between mother and daughter cells

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Tel: (951) 827-6473
E-mail: jeffrey.bachant@ucr.edu
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Bailey-SerresJulia Bailey-Serres

Translational regulation; molecular responses to environmental stress

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Tel: (951) 827-3738
E-mail: julia.bailey@.ucr.edu
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borkovich Katherine Borkovich

Regulation of multicellular growth and development by G proteins and opsins in fungi

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Tel: (951) 827-2753
E-mail: katherine.borkovich@ucr.edu
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bornemanRichard Cardullo

Our laboratory is currently employing advanced imaging technologies along with biochemical and biophysical methodologies in order to determine both the molecules involved in fertilization as well as the precise sequence of molecular events ultimately leading to the fusion of mammalian sperm and egg.

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Tel: (951) 827-6457
E-mail: richard.carullo@ucr.edu
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Monica Carsoncarson

The role of microglia in the central nervous system (CNS)

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Tel: (951) 827-6089
E-mail: monica.carson@ucr.edu
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Meng Chenchen

Plant Photobiology; Nuclear Organization and Transcriptional Regulation.

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Tel: (951) 827-5635
E-mail: meng.chen@ucr.edu
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Xuemei Chenchen

Cell fate specification and stem cell regulation in flower development; molecular mechanisms of microRNA metabolism and RNA silencing.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3988
E-mail: xuemei.chen@ucr.edu
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Jun-Hyeong Chocho

Neural circuit mechanisms of fear learning and memory; cellular neuroscience; synaptic physiology; optogenetics

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2560
E-mail: jun-hyeong.cho@ucr.edu
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Djurdjica Cosscoss

Our research goal is to understand how the endocrine cell integrates the panoply of neuroendocrine and peripheral hormonal signals, in addition to metabolic cues and environmental insults, to result in the precise rhythm of synthesis and a delicate balance of hormones that regulate homeostasis.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7791
E-mail: djurdjica.coss@ucr.edu
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cuiMargarita Curras-Collazo

Neuroendocrinology and medical neuroscience.

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Tel: (951) 827-3960
E-mail: margarita.curras@ucr.edu
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Anupama Dahanukardahanukar

Molecular genetics of the Drosophila gustatory system

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Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: anupama.dahanukar@ucr.edu
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Adler Dillmandillman

We study host-parasite interactions from both perspectives, using insect host models. Our interest is in how hosts recognize and initiate an immune response to parasites and how parasites evade and/or suppress immunity.

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Tel: (951) 827-3912
E-mail: adler.dillman@ucr.edu
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Shou-Wei Dingding

Mechanisms of viral mediated gene silencing

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Tel: (951) 827-2341
E-mail: shou-wei.ding@ucr.edu
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Iryna Ethelleastmond

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of synapse development and plasticity.

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Tel: (951) 827-2186
E-mail: iryna.ethell@ucr.edu
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Thomas Eulgemeulgem

Molecular mechanisms of defense gene regulation

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Tel: (951) 827-7740
E-mail: thomas.eulgem@ucr.edu
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federiciBrian Federici

Genetics of insect pathogens; insect pathology and the development of novel microbial insecticides

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Tel: (951) 827-5006
E-mail: brian.federici@ucr.edu
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Todd Fiaccof

Understanding fundamental astrocyte Gq GPCR signaling domains, plasticity of astrocytic receptors, modulation of astrocyte glutamate uptake, and role of astrocytes in epilepsy.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7865
E-mail: todd.fiacco@ucr.edu
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Martin Garcia-Castros

Our laboratory focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern the formation and differentiation potential of Neural crest cells (NCCs).

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7251
E-mail: martin.garcia-castro@ucr.edu
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Kaustabh Ghoshs

Research in our lab aims to integrate the principles of endothelial mechanobiology and nanotechnology to tackle chronic vascular inflammation.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4203
E-mail: kghosh@engr.ucr.edu
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Sarjeet Gill

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Molecular mechanisms of toxic action and xenobiotic metabolism

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4621
Fax: (951) 827-3087
E-mail: sarjeet.gill@ucr.edu
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Juan Pablo Giraldo

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Plant physiology with a nanobiotechnology approach: Photosynthesis, nanosensors, plant nanobionics,
vascular transport, tropical plant physiology.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3583
E-mail: juanpablo.giraldo@ucr.edu
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reddyVenu Gonehal

We utilize micro-genomics and live-imaging methods to decipher molecular and cellular networks underlying stem-cell homeostasis

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3482
E-mail: venug@ucr.edu
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Weifeng Gud

Non-coding small RNAs in gene regulation and anti-virus

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3600
E-mail: weifeng.gu@ucr.edu
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Rong Haia

Our laboratory has broadly interests on the molecular characterization of emerging negative strand RNA viruses with focuses on discovering novel viral virulence signatures and molecular viral-host interactions. Currently, we use influenza viruses as the primary model system.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3910
E-mail: rong.hai@ucr.edu
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Ansel Hsiaoa

Process of interspecies bacterial communication known as quorum sensing

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3600
E-mail: ansel.hsiao@ucr.edu
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jinHailing Jin

Mechanisms of signal transduction and gene regulation in plant pathogen resistance and susceptibility by using plant-viral interaction systems

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7995
E-mail: hailing.jin@ucr.edu
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judelsonHoward Judelson

Molecular genetics of differentiation and pathogenesis in fungi

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Tel: (951) 827-4199
E-mail: howard.judelson@ucr.edu
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Isgouhi Kaloshianx

Molecular genetics of root-knot nematode and aphid resistance in tomato

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3913
E-mail: isgouhi.kaloshian@ucr.edu
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Ted Karginovx

Small RNAs and RNA-binding proteins in gene regulation

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Tel: (951) 827-3604
E-mail: karginov@ucr.edu
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larsenPaul Larsen

Research in my lab focuses both on ethylene signal transduction and plant responses to abiotic stress.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2026
E-mail: paul.larsen@ucr.edu
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le rochKarine Le Roch

Understanding cell cycle and life cycle progression of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, throughout ubiquitin regulations

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4834
E-mail: karine.leroch@ucr.edu
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liJiayu Liao

My research includes studies on signal transduction pathways, small ubiquitin-like modifier ligase, G protein-coupled receptors, and lipid receptors.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-6240
E-mail: jiayu.liao@ucr.edu
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Amy Littaa

Molecular basis of plant evolution and development, flower and fruit morphology and evolution, molecular evolution, domestication, systematics

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2113
E-mail: amy.litt@ucr.edu




Huinan Liuxx

Design, fabrication and evaluation of novel biomaterials for tissue regeneration and controlled drug delivery

Contact Info

Tel: (951) 827-2944
E-mail: huinanliu@engr.ucr.edu
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xlXuan Liu

Molecular mechanisms of transcription by tumor suppresser gene p53

Contact Info

Tel: (951) 827-4350
E-mail: xuan.liu@ucr.edu
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loDavid Lo

Research in my laboratory is concerned with the study of the basic developmental biology of mucosal immune tissue, CD4 T cell homeostatic regulation, and the role of relB in the regulation of NF-kappaB activity and cellular differentiation.

Contact Info

Tel: (951) 827-4553
E-mail: david.lo@ucr.edu
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Christian Lytleol

Our research strives to understand the ion transport processes that underlie fluid and electrolyte secretion in the gastrointestinal tract, the mechanisms by which they are regulated, and how they might be altered in disease.

Tel: (951) 827-2592
E-mail: christian.lytle@ucr.edu
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Julia Lyubovitskyx

Our laboratory is pursuing interdisciplinary research spanning disciplines such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Engineering with a goal to develop molecular level understanding and control of protein/peptide assembly and disassembly and to apply this knowledge to diseases, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and biomaterials.

Tel: (951) 827-7231
E-mail: julia.lyubovitsky@ucr.edu
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maWenbo Ma

Functional and comparative genomics of plant-associated bacteria

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Tel: (951) 827-4349
E-mail: wenbo.ma@ucr.edu
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mmMorris Maduro

Developmental mechanisms of cell fate specification in the nematode C. elegans., particularly the regulatory gene network that specifies the embryonic mesoderm and endoderm precursor cells

Contact Info

Tel: (951) 827-7196
E-mail: morris.maduro@ucr.edu
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martinezErnest Martinez

Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and mammalian gene transcription

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2031
E-mail: ermest.martinez@ucr.edu
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greenManuela Martins-Green

The role of chemokines in wound healing and tumor development

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2587
E-mail: Manuela.martins@ucr.edu
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Kerry Mauckphoto

Chemical ecology of pathogen-host-vector interactions

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5444
E-mail: kerry.mauck@ucr.edu
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mDmitri Maslov

Molecular biology, parasitology, and molecular evolution of kinetoplastid protozoa

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-6485
E-mail: dmitri.maslov@ucr.edu
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Ashok Mulchandanimulchandani

Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Biosensors, Environmental Biotechnology.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-6419
E-mail: adani@engr.ucr.edu
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Meera Nairx

Understanding the function of macrophages recruited to mucosal sites following infection and how they regulate host immunity and inflammation.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7734
E-mail: meera.nair@ucr.edu
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Dawn H. NagelDawn Nagel

My primary research focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the plant circadian clock control of temperature stress responses

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4401
Fax: N/A
E-mail: dawn.nagel@ucr.edu

 

David Nelson

David Nelson 

Karrikin and strigolactone signaling networks; evolution of host-sensing in parasitic and post-fire germination;synthetic biology; engineering parasitic weed resistance in crops

Contact Info
Tel: 951-827-4397
Fax: N/A
E-mail: david.nelson@ucr.edu

Personal page: http://nelsonlab.ucr.edu/

 

James Ngx

My research focuses on mechanisms underlying the insect vector transmission of viruses, and virus-insect vector interactions mediating the transmission process

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4223
E-mail: james.ng@ucr.edu
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Eugene Nothnagela

Occurrence, biosynthesis, and function of O-methylated sugars in plant
cell wall polymers.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3777
E-mail: eugene.nothnagel@ucr.edu
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Constance Nugenta

Replication and maintenance of telomeric regions of chromosomes

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2383
E-mail: connie.nugent@ucr.edu
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Andre Obenausxx

Dr. Obenaus holds an Adjunct Professor Position with the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at UCR and serves as the Director of the Non-Invasive Imaging Laboratory in the Radiation Biology Program at Loma Linda University. His expertise is in the area of neuroimaging of disease, and the Noninvasive Imaging Laboratory has experience with a broad range of topics and models of disease including Alzhiemers and neurorepair using stem cells.

Contact Info
Phone:(909) 558-7108
E-mail: aobenaus@llu.edu
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Michael Pirrungq

Dr. Pirrung is an organic chemist with research in the areas of chemical biology, synthesis, and nucleic acids. He is a pioneer in the field of microarrays, which have important biological applications in genomics. Recent interests have included combinatorial chemistry, focused on solid-phase synthesis and natural products.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2722
E-mail: micahel.pirrung@ucr.edu
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Alexander Raikhelq

Molecular Genetics of Arthropod Vectors of Human Diseases; Reproduction and Immunity in Mosquitoes

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2129
E-mail: alexander.raikhel@ucr.edu
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A.L.N. Raoq

Molecular biology of plant virus replication and host-virus interactions

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3810
E-mail: arao@ucr.edu
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Carolyn Rasmussenzz

Our research investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms by which plant cells divide and subsequent influence of those divisions on development.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4415
E-mail: carolyn.rasmussen@ucr.edu
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rayAnandasankar Ray

Molecular mechanisms of olfactory system function and development in insects

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5998
E-mail: anand.ray@ucr.edu
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rayMartin Riccomagno

My interests are focused on understanding the molecular events that drive the assembly and refinement of neuronal circuits. Our laboratory takes both directed and unbiased approaches to identify the molecular players critical for axonal pruning, synapse maintenance and synapse elimination; these in turn will inform us about the basis of neural pathologies.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4682
E-mail: martin.riccomagno@ucr.edu
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Neal Schiller1

Molecular characterization of bacterial physiology, pathogenesis and host-bacterial interactions

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4569
E-mail: mailto:neal.schiller@ucr.edu
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Frances Sladekq

Molecular mechanisms of tissue-specific gene expression; steroid hormone receptors

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2264
E-mail: mailto:frances.sladek@ucr.edu
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Patricia Springer1

Molecular genetics of leaf development

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5785
E-mail: patricia.springer@ucr.edu
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Prudence Talbot1

Effects of environmental chemicals on reproduction and development using
mammalian models based on stem cells.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3768
E-mail: prudence.talbot@ucr.edu
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Jaimie Van Norman1

Our research is currently focused on investigating
the role of cell polarity in root development
and tissue patterning

Contact Info
Tel:  (951) 827-2134
E-mail: jaimie.vannorman@ucr.edu




Linda Walling1

Molecular responses to pests, pathogens and wounding; N-terminal processing of proteins

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4687
E-mail: linda.walling@ucr.edu
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Yinsheng Wang1

Our research focuses on using mass spectrometry (MS) to understand important biological problems, and we are particularly interested in DNA damage induced by reactive oxygen species and covalent modifications of proteins.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-2700
E-mail: yinsheng.wang@ucr.edu
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Susan Wessler1

The contribution of transposable elements to gene and genome evolution.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7866
E-mail: susan.wessler@ucr.edu
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Emma Wilson1

The primary focus of the lab is the immune response in the brain following Toxoplasma gondii infection.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-4328
E-mail: emma.wilson@ucr.edu
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Shizhong Xu2q

Quantitative and population genetics, and plant breeding

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5898
E-mail: xu@genetics.ucr.edu
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Naoki Yamanaka1

Neuroendocrine control of developmental transitions

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5253
E-mail: naoki.yamanaka@ucr.edu
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Zhenbiao Yang1

Plant molecular mechanisms underlying polar cell growth and Rho GTPase signaling

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7351
E-mail: zhenbiao.yang@ucr.edu
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Sika Zheng1

Genetic control of brain development by post-transcriptional gene regulation and non-coding RNA. How mis-regulation in RNA splicing and decay contribute to various neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-7670
E-mail: sika.zheng@ucr.edu
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Raphael Zidovetzki1

Bioinformatics: statistical analysis of gene microarrays and genetic associations; application to studying human diseases

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-5628
E-mail: raphael.zidovetzki@ucr.edu
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Nicole zur Nieden1

Molecular regulation of stem cell expansion, differentiation and toxicity with a focus on Wnt/beta-catenin and miRNAs

Contact Info
Tel: (951) 827-3818
E-mail: nicole.zurnieden@ucr.edu
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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5621
Fax: (951) 827-5517
E-mail: cmdb@ucr.edu

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