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Cheeptip Benyajati

Benyajati, Cheeptip

Associate Professor

Director of Student Relations for Biology

Office Location
474 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-8040

Interests: Regulation of gene expression during development of Drosophila; Transcription, chromatin structure, and mechanisms of developmental chromatin structure remodeling

Xin Bi

Bi, Xin

he/him/his

Professor

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Office Location
307 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-6922

Interests: Epigenetic regulation of eukaryotic gene expression; Structural and functional domains of the genome; Chromatin boundary elements; Gene silencing; DNA damage repair and tolerance

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Bickel, Ryan

Professor of Instruction

Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine

Office Location
486 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 276-7226
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Brisson, Jennifer

she/her/hers

Professor

Research Active

Office Location
310 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-8392
Web Address
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Interests: Evolution of morphology; Molecular basis of phenotypic plasticity; Evolution and development in the pea aphid; The role of epigenetics in polyphenism

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Chen, Nancy

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor

Research Active

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Office Location
477 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 276-7149
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Interests: Population genetics with pedigrees; Contemporary evolution in natural populations; Evolutionary genetics; Conservation genomics; Avian genomics

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Fay, Justin

Professor

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Office Location
319 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-2998
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Interests: Evolution of gene regulation; Comparative genomics and domestication; Disease consequences of human evolution

James Fry

Fry, James D

Associate Professor

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine

Research Active

Office Location
318 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-7835

Interests: Genetics of ecological adaptation in Drosophila; Evolutionary effects of deleterious mutations; Quantitative-genetic theory and methodology

Dragony Fu

Fu, Dragony

Professor

Director of Graduate Affairs & Admissions in Biology

Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor

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Office Location
333 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 276-3346
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Interests: RNA modification and translation regulation; Neurodevelopmental disorders linked to RNA function; Biochemistry and molecular biology

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Sina Ghaemmaghami

Ghaemmaghami, Sina

Professor

George Y. and Catherine H. Wu Professor in Chemistry

Director, AS&E Undergraduate Research

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Office Location
326A Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-4829
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Interests: Protein folding and degradation; Neurodegenerative diseases and aging; Prion biology; Proteomics

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Glastad, Karl

Assistant Professor

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Interests: Gene regulation, hormonal signalling, molecular and cellular determinants of aging and lifespan; Mechanisms and evolution of plasticity; Arthropod genomics; Video games

Vera Gorbunova

Gorbunova, Vera

Doris Johns Cherry Professor

Professor of Biology

Co-director, Rochester Aging Research Center

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Office Location
434 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-7740
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Interests: Mechanisms of aging; Comparative biology of aging; Comparative biology of aging; DNA repair and genomic instability; Anticancer therapy

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Holz, Jonathan

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Professor of Instruction

Not Research Active

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Office Location
483 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-8973

Interests: Pedagogy; Open educational resources; Equity in education; Physiology, Anatomy, Toxicology

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 J. David Lambert

Lambert, J. David

Professor

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Office Location
344 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 273-2482
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Interests: The evolution of developmental mechanisms; Early patterning in molluscs and related groups; Cytoskeletal basis of asymmetric cell divisions; Evolution of novel phenotypes

Amanda Larracuente

Larracuente, Amanda

she/her/hers

Professor

Associate Chair

Nathanial and Helen Wisch Professor of Biology

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Office Location
343 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 273-1693
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Interests: Evolutionary genetics and genomics; Intragenomic conflict and the evolution of selfish DNA; Evolutionary and functional genomics of satellite DNA; Sex chromosome and dot chromosome evolution in Drosophila; Centromere organization and evolution

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Meyer, Anne S.

she/her/hers

Associate Professor

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Office Location
472 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-9290
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Interests: Synthetic biology; 3D printing of bacteria; Engineering of bacteria to produce biomaterials; Survival strategies of bacteria; Organization of bacterial DNA

Robert L. Minckley

Minckley, Robert L.

Professor of Instruction

Research Active

Office Location
446 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-0272
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Interests: Ecology and evolution of host breadth in bees; Community structure of desert bees; Conservation biology of pollinators

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Murphy, Patrick J.

Assistant Professor

Office Location
2-9619 KMRB
Telephone
(585) 275-0113
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Interests: Regulation of vertebrate gene transcription in vivo; Epigenetics and chromatin; Zebrafish genetics and genomics; Developmental cell state transitions; Bioinformatics

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Allen Orr

Orr, H. Allen

Shirley Cox Kearns Professor

Professor of Biology

Office Location
342 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-3838
Web Address
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Interests: Genetics of speciation in Drosophila; Genetics and theory of adaptation; Population genetics

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Peter, Benjamin

he/him/his

Assistant Professor

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Office Location
478 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-2634
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Interests: Population genetics; Evolutionary genetics; Human genetic history; Ancient DNA; Population structure

Douglas Portman

Portman, Douglas

Professor

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Office Location
2-9647 KMRB
Telephone
(585) 275-7414
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Interests: Genetics of development and behavior in C. elegans; Neural cell fate specification; Sex differences in neural circuit function; Sexual dimorphism in developmental patterning

Daven C. Presgraves

Presgraves, Daven C.

Dean's Professor

Professor of Biology

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Office Location
481 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-0925
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Interests: Evolutionary genetics ; Speciation genetics; Molecular population genetics; Selfish gene complexes

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Andrei Seluanov

Seluanov, Andrei

Professor

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Office Location
432 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-6636
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Interests: Molecular and cell biology; Tumor suppressor mechanisms in log-lived rodents the Naked Mole-Rat and Eastern Grey Squirrel; Mammalian Sirt proteins in regulation of stress response during aging; Anti-cancer mechanisms in whales

Elaine Sia

Sia, Elaine

she/her/hers

Professor

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Not Research Active

Office Location
334A Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-9275

Interests: Molecular biology and genetics; Mutagenesis and repair of the mitochondrial genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Uy, J. Albert C.

Professor and Chair

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Office Location
450 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 273-1309
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Interests: Evolutionary Ecology; Behavioral Ecology; Evolutionary Genetics; Speciation; Conservation

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Uy, Floria Mora-Kepfer

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor

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Office Location
332 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-5330
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Interests: Evolution of sociality; Neuroethology; Host-parasite interactions; Behavioral Ecology; Conservation

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Wang, Ning

Assistant Professor

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Office Location
436 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 275-3890
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Interests: Cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics; Organelle biogenesis; Organelle degradation through selective autophagy; Organelle aging and neurodegeneration

Michael Welte

Welte, Michael

he/him/his

Professor

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Office Location
317 Hutchison
Telephone
(585) 276-3897
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Interests: Cell and developmental biology; Intracellular trafficking of proteins, RNAs, and organelles; Regulation of motor-driven transport; Cell biology of lipid droplets; Lipid droplets in protein sequestration and innate immunity