Silke Hauf

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Co-Director, MCB Graduate Program

The Hauf lab uses molecular genetics, advanced fluorescence microscopy, proteomics and computational modeling to identify the molecular mechanisms behind reliable and robust cell division.

Silke Hauf (2011)

Timothy Jarome

Associate Professor, School of Animal Sciences

Co-Director, MCB Graduate Program

The Jarome lab uses a variety of behavioral, molecular and genetic approaches to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control memory formation and modification in neurons. Current projects in the lab examine the role of epigenetic mechanisms and the ubiquitin-proteasome system in memory storage processes.


Nisha Duggal

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Nisha Duggal’s research is focused on the co-evolution of emerging mosquito-borne viruses and their hosts. The lab studies Zika virus sexual transmission in humans and West Nile virus pathogenesis in birds using molecular virology and phylogenetics tools in order to identify mechanisms of viral emergence and disease.

Nisha Duggal portrait picture

Elizabeth Gilbert

Professor, School of Animal Sciences

Research in the Gilbert group focuses on cellular signaling pathways that are associated with fat development in different species, with an emphasis on the brain-fat axis in chickens. This research can improve animal production traits and can help to develop strategies to reduce the prevalence of obesity and eating disorders.

Bryan Hsu

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

The Hsu lab uses an inter-disciplinary approach (microbiology, synthetic biology, and biomaterials) towards understanding and remodeling the gut microbiota. A particular area of interest is the discovery of new phages and genetic engineering of these phages for anti-bacterial and anti-virulence applications.

Eva Schmelz

Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise

The focus of the Schmelz lab is ovarian cancer prevention with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms that promote peritoneal metastasis. The group is specifically interested in obesity-induced changes, bioactive sphingolipid signaling pathways, and biophysical stresses.