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The Initial Apical-Basal Polarization of Early Embryonic Cells (Mark Peifer Lab)

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Research Strengths

Developmental Biology

Developmental biologists address the mechanisms through which cells acquire specialized functions to elicit complex body plans. These features are accomplished in part through cell proliferation, migration, and shape changes. Our department has a strong research program in these and other areas of developmental biology.

Faculty MemberContact InfoResearch Description
Shawn Ahmed
216 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-4780
Telomere replication and germ cell immortality
Victoria L. Bautch
Beverly Long Chapin Distinguished Professor
415 Fordham Hall
(919) 966-6797
Animal Models of Vascular Development and Endothelial Cell Biology
Frank Conlon
220 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-5500
Developmental Genetics
Stephen Crews
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Adjunct Professor of Biology
321 Fordham Hall
(919) 423-8236
Drosophila Nervous System Development; Gene Regulation
Robert J. Duronio
Professor; Director of the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
3350 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4568
Epigenetic Control of the Cell Cycle During Development
Bob Goldstein
James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor
616 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-8575
Cell Polarity, Morphogenesis, and Evolution of Development
Albert K. Harris
103 Wilson Hall
(919) 966-1230
Cell Motility & Pattern Formation
Joseph Kieber
Kenan Distinguished Professor
4163 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4455
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Ethylene and Cytokinin Action in Arabidopsis
Amy Shaub Maddox
Associate Professor
408 Fordham Hall
Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Cell Division
William F. Marzluff
William Rand Kenan Professor
208 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2140
Regulation of RNA Metabolism in Animal Cells
Gregory Matera
Professor & Associate Chair of Biology
3352 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4567
RNA Biology
Daniel J. McKay
Assistant Professor, Biology Department and Genetics Department; Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Studies (iBGS)
3358 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 843-2064
Developmental Genomics
Zachary Nimchuk
Assistant Professor
4155 Genome Sciences Building
Plant developmental genetics and stem cell regulation
Mark Peifer
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor
521 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2271
Cell adhesion, signal transduction, and cytoskeletal regulation in development and disease
Jason W. Reed
Associate Professor
305 Coker Hall
(919) 962-5640
Plant Signal Transduction and Development
Steve Rogers
Associate Professor
422 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-7342
Cell Biology of the Cytoskeleton, Cell Migration, and Morphogenesis
Elizabeth Shank
Associate Professor
4157 Genome Sciences Building
Chemically mediated interactions between microbes
Celia E. Shiau
Assistant Professor
4352 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-7010
Crosstalk between immune and nervous systems; macrophages and microglia; immune activation and inflammation; vertebrate development