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Research Faculty—Cell and Developmental Biology

Program Director/Department Chair: Joseph Sanger, PhD

  • Jeffrey Amack, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Genetics and cell biology of organ morphogenesis during embryonic development.

  • Scott Blystone, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Actin Cytoskeletal Dynamics in the leukocyte inflammatory phenotype.

  • Mira Krendel, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Physiological functions of myosin motors and their roles in diabetic kidney disease and cancer

  • David Mitchell, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of ciliary dynein activity and assembly, and the role of the central pair complex in ciliary motility regulation.

  • Donna Osterhout, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biology of oligodendroglia and myelin formation during development, remyelination and repair in spinal cord injury and MS

  • Thomas Poole, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Vascular development and the alignment of growing nerves and blood vessels in quail and zebrafish embryos.

  • David Pruyne, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biochemistry and cell biology of formins as actin cytoskeleton organizers, using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.

  • Jean Sanger, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Analysis of the assembly of the actin/myosin cytoskeleton in muscle and non-muscle cells.

  • Joseph Sanger, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Cellular analysis of the formation of myofibrils, stress fibers, and cleavage furrows in living cells.

  • Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Mechanisms of the actin cytoskeleton assembly and role of myosin-1 during endocytosis in fission yeast.

  • Christopher Turner, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of cell migration by focal adhesion adapter proteins and their role in cancer cell metastasis.