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Integrative Plant Biology

by December 15, 2010 » Add the first comment.

The members of the Integrative Plant Biology focal group study the form, function, evolution, and ecology of higher plants. Research interests include the molecular biology of development, the biochemistry and physiology of growth , physiological ecology, molecular systematics, and population, community, and landscape ecology. Interest in higher plants unifies the Read more »

Neuroscience and Behavior

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  The Neuroscience and Behavior Focus Group includes faculty interested in organismal form and function.  Research interests span a wide range of problems, but emphasize the mechanistic analysis of behavior.  A particular strength of the group is common faculty interest in neuroethology, the neural basis of naturally occurring animal behavior.  The Read more »

Ecology and Evolution

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The Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Focus Group includes faculty with  expertise in population biology and evolution. Special strengths within this group include biogeography, life history evolution, phylogenetic systematics, conservation, evolutionary genetics, and Neotropical ecology. Graduate students have available to them experts in DNA sequencing, allozyme electrophoresis, multivariate statistics, mathematical modeling, Read more »

Cell and Molecular Biology

by December 14, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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This focus group is formed of faculty and students interested in understanding biological systems at the macromolecular and cellular levels. Our research labs use a wide array of experimental organisms, including bacteria, plants, fungi, and animals. This breadth gives students many choices for thesis research topics. The cell and molecular focus Read more »