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Michael Adams

Professor of Entomology, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Entomology

Area(s) of Expertise: Hormonal regulation of development and innate behaviors; isolation, characterization and physiological actions of arthropod venom toxins

Mark Alber

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics; Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology
Mathematics

Area(s) of Expertise: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathematical Physics

Michael Allen

Distinguished Professor and Plant Pathologist, Emeritus
Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Area(s) of Expertise: regulation of community and ecosystem processes by soil organisms with special emphasis on mycorrhizal fungi

Peter Atkinson

Professor of Entomology
Entomology

Area(s) of Expertise: Genetics of medical and agricultural important insects. Development of transposable elements as gene vectors in insects.

Jeffrey Bachant

Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology

Area(s) of Expertise:  TBD

Julia Bailey-Serres

Distinguished Professor of Genetics; Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Regulation; Translational Control; Abiotic Stress Signaling/Response; Low Oxygen Sensing; Flooding/Submergence; Genome Technologies

Harvey Blanch

Professor of the Graduate Division
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Biological Engineering; Biothermodynamics; Metabolic Engineering; Enzyme Engineering

Katherine Borkovich

Professor and Plant Pathologist; Department Chair; Fungal Cell Biologist/Biochemist
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Sensing and Signal Transduction in Fungi; Fungal Genetics; High-throughput Genomics; Heterotrimeric G proteins; Two-component Regulatory Systems

James Borneman

Professor and Plant Pathologist; Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology
Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Area(s) of Expertise: Microbial Ecology

Monica Carson

Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Neuroinflammatory & Neurodegenerative Disorders.  Microglia & Glial-Neuronal Interactions.  Environmental Exposures.

Chia-en Chang

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Modeling; Computational Biology/Chemistry

Meng Chen

Professor of Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Light Signaling in Plants; Nuclear Organization; Chloroplast Development

Xuemei Chen

Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Development; Small Regulatory RNAs

Timothy Close

Professor of Genetics and Geneticist, Emeritus
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Agricultural Plant Genomics and Breeding. Resource development: high-density genotyping, genome sequences, markers, germplasm. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata): biotic & abioitic stress, seed quality, domestication trait. Dehydrin proteins and multigene family.

Xinping Cui

Professor of Statistics
Statistics

Area(s) of Expertise: Design and Analysis of Gene Expression Experiments Using DNA Microarrays; SNP/SFP Discovery Using DNA Microarrays

Sean Cutler

Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Genomics; Analysis and Exploitation of Natural Variation Using Small Molecules

Anupama Dahanukar

Associate Professor
Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology

Area(s) of Expertise:  Insect chemosensory behavior. Chemosensory receptor function.  Feeding control and metabolic homeostasis. Evolutionary variation in chemosensory behaviors

Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh

Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology; Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair; Professor of Molecular Biochemistry
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biochemistry

Adler Dillman

Associate Professor of Parasitology & Associate Nematologist
Nematology

Area(s) of Expertise: Host-Parasite Interactions, Parasitology, Behavioral Ecology. Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Functional Genomics, Biochemistry

Shou-Wei Ding

Professor of Molecular Virology and Immunology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Host-virus Interactions in Insects and Plants; RNA Silencing

David Eastmond

Professor Emeritus
Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology

Area(s) of Expertise: Toxicology, Environmental carcinogenesis, Risk assessment

Norman Ellstrand

Distinguished Professor and Geneticist; Jane S. Johnson Endowed Chair in Food & Agriculture
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise:  Evolutionary Genetics, Population Genetics, Biotechnology Risk Assessment, Gene flow, Hybridization, Invasive species evolution

Iryna Ethell

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor, Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience)
Biomedical Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise:  Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Neurodelopmental disorders and Autism, Synaptic Mechanisms of Learning and Memory, Sensory Hypersensitivity in Fragile X Syndrome, Astrocytes in synapse development and neurodegeneration

Thomas Eulgem

Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Immune Biology; Defense Signaling; Gene Regulation; Transcriptomics; Functional Genomics

Emma Gachomo

Assistant Professor Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Area(s) of Expertise: Biology and ecology of soil-borne pathogens and their interactions with plants and other rhizosphere microbes.

Xin Ge

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Engineering; Directed Evolution of Enzymes, Metabolic Pathways and Microbial Stains; Next-Generation DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics

Juan Pablo Giraldo

Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Physiology with a Nanobiotechnology Approach: Photosynthesis, Vascular Transport, Nanosensors, Nanobionics

Thomas Girke

Professor of Bioinformatics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Cheminformatics; Drug informatics; Databases; Expression Data Analysis, Protein Function Predictions; Data Mining; Network Analysis and Systems Biology

Venugopala (Reddy) Gonehal

Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Gene Networks; Live Imaging; Stem Cells; Development

Anthony Huang

Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise:  Plant Cell and Developmental Biology; Flowering; Seed Lipids and Proteins; Genetic Engineering of Seed Lipids and Proteins; Flower Anther Cell Biology and Development

Zhenyu (Arthur) Jia

Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Biostatistics; Quantitative Genetics; Genomic Selection; Bioinformatics; Cancer Genomics

Tao Jiang

Professor & Cy Mouradick Endowed Chair
Computer Science and Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Combinatorial Algorithms

Hailing Jin

Professor of Genetics & Cy Mouradick Endowed Chair
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Small RNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Plant Immunity

Robert Jinkerson

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Algae; biofuels and bioproducts; bioinformatics and systems biology; coral-algal symbiosis; endosymbiosis

Howard Judelson

Professor of Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology; Genetics; Developmental Biology; Plant Pathogen; Fungi

Isgouhi Kaloshian

Professor of Nematology
Nematology

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant-nematode and plant-aphid interactions; Aphid effectors

Fedor (Ted) Karginov

Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Area(s) of Expertise: MicroRNAs; RNA-protein Interactions; RNA-binding Proteins; Post-transcriptional Regulation

Daniel Koenig

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant genetics, genomics and evolution

Karine Le Roch

Professor of Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Area(s) of Expertise: Functional Genomics of Human Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum; Transcriptional Profiling; Cell Cycle Progression Kinases and Ubiquitin/Proteasome Pathway; Interactome of P. falciparum; Drug Discovery Against the Malaria Parasite

Bai-lian (Larry) Li

Professor of Plant Ecology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Quantitative Plant Ecology; Ecological Complexity and Modeling; Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology; Systems Ecology; Landscape Ecology; Computational Biology; Ecological Informatics

Yanran Li

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Synthetic Biology, Natural Products, Metabolic Engineering, Yeast Engineering

Jiayu Liao

Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Chemical Biology; Signal Transduction Pathways; Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Ligase; G Protein-coupled Receptors; Fatty Acid Induced Insulin Resistance; High-throughput Screening; Bioinformatics

Amy Litt

Associate Professor of Plant Evolution and Development
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Evolution; Plant Evolutionary Development; Plant Morphology

Stefano Lonardi

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Data Mining; Algorithm Design

Wenxiu Ma

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Statistics

Area(s) of Expertise: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Statistical Modeling in Genomics; Machine Learning; Data Mining

Morris Maduro

Professor of Biology
Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology

Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Fate Specification; Gene Regulatory Networks; Transcription Factors; Animal Embryonic Development; Evolution of Gene Networks

Patricia Manosalva

Assistant Professor; Director, UCR Avocado Rootstock Breeding Program
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Plant Pathology; Molecular Biology; Plant Resistance; Plant Genetics and Genomics

Dawn Nagel

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Circadian Clock, Temperature Regulation, Transcriptional Networks

David Nelson

Associate Professor of Genetics
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant hormones, signaling, molecular genetics, germination

Eugene Nothnagel

Professor of Plant Physiology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Arabinogalactan-protein Structure and Function; Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function; Industrial Applications of Arabinogalactan-proteins in Gums; Biofuels from Cell Wall Polymers; Teaching

Michael Pirrung

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Microarrays; Chemical Genetics

Natasha Raikhel

Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology, Emerita
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Endosomal and Vacuolar Trafficking in Plant Cells

A.L.N. Rao

Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Plant Virology; Virus Replication; Virus-host Interactions; Virus Cell-to-cell Movement and Mechanism of Genome Packaging in Positive-strand RNA Viruses

Carolyn G. Rasmussen

Associate Professor of Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Division in Plants; Live Cell Imaging

Victor Rodgers

Professor of Bioengineering
Bioengineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Biotransport; Bioreactions in Cells; Thermodynamics of Concentrated Proteins in Solution

Caroline Roper

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular basis of the host/pathogen interactions of vector borne plant pathogenic bacteria

Amit Roy-Chowdhury

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Computer Vision; Image Processing; Pattern Recognition; Video Communications

Danelle Seymour

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Genetics; Genomics; Breeding of Citrus

Patricia Springer

Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Gene Regulation; Leaf Development

Jason Stajich

Professor of Bioinformatics
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Area(s) of Expertise: Bioinformatics; Genomics; Mycology; Evolutionary & Population Biology; Molecular Evolution

Jaimie Van Norman

Assistant Professor of Plant Cell & Developmental Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Biology; Root Development; Tissue and Organ Patterning; Intercellular Signaling

Linda Walling

Professor of Genetics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Responses and Resistance Mechanisms to Whiteflies; Role of Leucine Aminopeptidase in Retrograde Signaling in Response to Biotic Stress

Yinsheng Wang

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Oxidative DNA Damage; Covalent Modifications of Proteins

Susan Wessler

Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovations in Science Education; Distinguished Professor of Genetics;
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor; Home Secretary, U.S.National Academy of Sciences

Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Transposable Elements in Plants with a Focus on the Characterization of Active Transposable Elements and a Determination of How They Contribute to Genome Evolution and Adaptation

Ian Wheeldon

Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise: Protein and Metabolic Engineering; Biocatalysis; Synthetic Biology

S. Hollis Woodard

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Entomology

Area(s) of Expertise: Bees; Behavior; Genomics; Evolution; Nutritional Ecology

Zhenbiao Yang

Professor of Cell Biology
Botany and Plant Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Cell Biology; G Protein-mediated Signaling Networks and Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Polarity and Cell Morphogenesis in Arabidopsis

Wenwan Zhong

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Bioanalytical Chemistry; Chromatographic Separation; High-throughput Screening; Biosensing

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