76 People Results for the Tag: Genetic Variation

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Istvan Albert

Research Professor of Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics, large scale biological data analysis, microarrays and sequence analysis. Scientific programming, algorithm development. Database-driven web development.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

John Carlson

Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
Genome mapping, including genetic linkage mapping, molecular cytogenetics; studies of genetic diversity in forests.

Sonia Cavigelli

Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Development of temperament/personality; relationship of temperament and social status to stress and health; individual differences in stress and health in the natural environment.

Susan Hafenstein

Director of the Center for Structural Biology; Huck Chair of Structural Virology; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Using a structural approach to learn more about viral infectivity, tropism, evolution and pathogenicity. Developing approaches to visualize critical events that cause a break from the regular symmetry of the virus, including packaging of the genome, receptor usage, antibody interactions and uncoating of the viral genome during the final stages of infection.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Peter Hatemi

Professor of Political Science

John Hayes

Associate Professor of Food Science
Psychophysics of taste and flavor perception; role of genetic variation on food preferences

Heather Hines

Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology
Applies genomic, transcriptomic, phylogenomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study the evolution and genetics of diverse traits in bees and wasps. This includes study of mimetic color diversification, plant gall induction, novel morphologies, speciation, and social evolution.

Hong Ma

Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology; Professor of Biology
Plant development under favorable and stressful conditions; phylogeny and evolutionary biology of plant groups containing major crops and ecologically important species.

Elizabeth McGraw

Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology
The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

David Toews

Assistant Professor of Biology

David Vandenbergh

Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Genetics of addiction in human populations and its neurobiological basis in animal models.

Anne Vardo-Zalik

Assistant Professor of Biology
The ecology and population genetics of malaria parasites and their vectors

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Ephraim M. Hanks

Associate Professor of Statistics
Spatio-Temporal Statistics. Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling. Optimal Sampling. Animal Movement. Landscape Genetics.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Iliana Baums

Professor of Biology
Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Jesse Lasky

Associate Professor of Biology
Ecological and evolutionary genomics, genetic and ecophysiological basis of adaptation to environmental stress, evolutionary ecology of biological complexity.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Maciej F Boni

Associate Professor of Biology
Human influenza epidemiology and evolution, evaluating population-level malaria treatment strategies with individual-based microsimulation models, phylogenetic analysis of avian influenza evolution in southern Vietnam, economic epidemiology of avian influenza, evaluating population-level efficacy of a potential dengue vaccine with mathematical models

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Moriah Szpara

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Biology
How genetic variation influences the outcomes of viral infection, particularly for neurotropic viruses such as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2, using high-throughput sequencing, comparative genomics, neuronal cultures, and genetic manipulation of both host and pathogen.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Patricia A. Dunn

Senior Research Associate, Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Brenna Traver

Assistant Professor of Biology

Carolee Bull

Director of the Microbiome Center; Professor of Plant Pathology; Bacterial Systematics Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial systematics, epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant pathogens and biological control agents to develop alternatives to synthetic chemicals for plant disease management

Chad Dechow

Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics

Cristina Rosa

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Plant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.

Douglas Cavener

Huck Distinguished Chair in Evolutionary Genetics; Professor of Biology; Former Dean, Eberly College of Science
Regulation of protein synthesis and control of translation initiation of mRNAs in higher eukaryotes and the evolution of tissue specific transcriptional regulation.

Francisco Diaz

Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology
Ovarian physiology. Role of SMAD-mediated signaling in follicular and female germ cell (oocyte) development.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kateryna Makova

Director of the Center for Medical Genomics; Professor of Biology
Molecular evolution, population genetics, evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, and human genetics.

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Assistant Professor of Entomology
How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Scott Selleck

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Shelby Fleischer

Professor of Entomology

Stephen Schaeffer

Professor of Biology
Population Genetics and Genomics of Chromosomal Rearrangements in Drosophila

Wansheng Liu

Professor of Genomics
Functional annotation of farm animal genomes, structure and function of mammalian sex (X and Y) chromosome, spermatogenesis and male fertility.

Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

David Kennedy

Assistant Professor of Biology
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, with particular interest in how disease dynamics influence pathogen emergence, virulence evolution, and drug or vaccine resistance.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Majid Foolad

Professor of Plant Genetics
Genetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.

Keith Cheng

Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of Pharmacology
Computational phenomics, image informatics, and "Geometry of Life" based on x-ray histotomography, population, genomic, and functional genomic analyses of complex traits in human and zebrafish; web-based science resources.

Jan McAllister

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Mark Shriver

Professor of Biological Anthropology
Human population genomics and complex disease mapping.

Seogchan Kang

Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Genetic and cellular mechanisms underpinning plant-fungal interactions with Arabidopsis thaliana and Fusarium oxysporum as a model system. Molecular genetics and comparative genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Bioinformatics.

Gavin Robertson

Professor of Pharmacology

Duane Diefenbach

Adjunct Asst. Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Leader, PA Coop. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Wildlife ecology, estimation of population parameters, and harvest management of game populations.

Kim Steiner

Professor of Forest Biology; Director, The Arboretum at Penn State
The ecology, genecology, and physiological ecology of forest regeneration following disturbance.

Todd Lajeunesse

Professor of Biology
Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Jin-Ming Yang

Professor of Pharmacology

Rongling Wu

Director of the Center for Statistical Genetics; Professor of Public Health Sciences

W. David Walter

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Idan Shalev

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Interdisciplinary approach to identify mechanisms underpinning the biological embedding of stress across the lifespan with a special focus on biological aging.

Laura Leites

Associate Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
Adaptation to climate in forest trees, seed movement under a changing climate, forest ecosystem modeling.

Erin Connolly

Professor and Head of Plant Science
Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Barbara Christ

Professor of Plant Pathology

Matthew Jones

Research Assistant - Read Lab and McGraw Lab

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Anna Estes

Assistant Research Professor

Wakar Uddin

Professor of Plant Pathology

Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor of Food Science

Beth Gugino

Professor of Vegetable Pathology

María del Mar Jiménez Gasco

Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Mictobiology

Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

Emily Davenport

Assistant Professor of Biology
Understanding the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes, using high-throughput sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.

Ruairidh Sawers

Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress
Local adaptation and stress tolerance in crop plants and their wild relatives; plant nutrition; arbuscular mycorrhizae; maize genetics and genomics.

Liana Burghardt

Huck Early Career Chair of Root Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions; Assistant Professor of Plant Science
Plant-microbe-climate interactions; the evolution and ecology of legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia; the genomic basis and environment dependence of root, nodule, and mutualism traits; GWAS/transcriptomics/evolve & resequence methodologies

William Driscoll

Assistant Professor of Biology

Zachary Szpiech

Assistant Professor of Biology
Population and evolutionary genetics, with applications to medical genetics, anthropology, and conservation

Jason Keagy

Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology
Cognitive ecology (with studies at genome, individual, and species levels). I am particularly interested in applications for solving wildlife management problems

Lindsay Fernandez-Rhodes

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
The genetic epidemiology of complex diseases in diverse human populations and contexts.

Jay Stauffer

Distinguished Professor of Ichthyology

Jill Hamilton

Director of the Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics; Associate Professor
Genomic basis of climate adaptation, conservation, and restoration genetics.

Christian Huber

Assistant Professor of Biology
How evolutionary mechanisms such as mutation, recombination, and natural selection shape genetic diversity and the variability between individuals and species.