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Genetics & Genomics

The Biomedical Sciences Department at FSU has a broad range of faculty using Genetic and Genomic approaches to address fundamental biological questions. Research groups in this Node utilize genetically tractable organisms to understand the functions of genes at the cell and organismal levels, frequently in the context of modeling human diseases or disease networks.

Furthermore, investigators use Genomic approaches to address questions about gene regulation, chromatin state, and epigenetic inheritance.



  Michelle Arbeitman Ph.D.
Sex differences in development and behavior.

 Akash Gunjan Ph.D.
Role of histones in genome stability and cancer.

  Jamila I Horabin Ph.D.
Long non-coding RNAs, RNA silencing and chromatin modifiers in regulating Drosophila sex determination.

Myra M Hurt Ph.D.
Molecular regulation of the cell division cycle.

  Mohamed Kabbaj Ph.D.
Epigenetics of social behaviors and neurobiology of sex differences in anxiety and depression.

  David Meckes Ph.D.
Molecular pathogenesis of Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.

  Timothy Megraw Ph.D.
The functions of centrosomes and cilia in cell division, development and disease.

  Richard S Nowakowski Ph.D.
Cell cycle and neurogenesis in the developing adult nervous system; genetics of individual variation in the brain of mouse and man.

  Jose R Pinto Ph.D.
Cardiac and skeletal muscle regulation and inherited diseases. Molecular basis of striated muscle contraction.

Gregg Stanwood Ph.D.
The developmental basis of mental health disorders.

  Robert J Tomko Jr. Ph.D.
Regulation of proteasome assembly and function in health and disease; design principles governing assembly of multiprotein complexes.

  Yanchang Wang Ph.D.
Chromosome segregation regulation and the response to the expression of misfolded protein.