Genetics

Dr. Robert Anholt

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Biology And Genetics

Molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of olfaction and odor-guided behavior. Genetics of human diseases. Genetic architecture of behavior. Directs the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Zoology
Colleges
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Dr. Ralph Dean

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Plant Pathology And Director Of Center For Integrated Fungal Research

Discovery and analysis of genes from economically important fungi. Worked on sequencing of rice and rice blast genomes. Genomics. Fungal genomics; fungal development.

Areas of Expertise
Crops
Diseases
Genetics
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Charlotte Farin

Professor Of Animal Science And Physiology

Reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization, embryo culture and gene expression for embryo development in livestock.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Science
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Major Goodman

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor Of Crop Science

Breeding and genetics of corn to improve disease resistance, yield and genetic diversity; origin of maize and risks of genetically modified maize in its center of origin. Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Crop Science
Genetics
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Agriculture

Insect ecology and genetics; strategies for developing genetically engineered crops with pest resistance; evolution of resistance in crop pests; plant-insect interactions; genetic pest management..

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Trudy Mackay

William Neal Reynolds And Distinguished University Professor Of Genetics And Entomology

Genetic basis of quantitative, or complex, traits in plants and animals, including longevity and evolutionary genetics. Genetic and environmental factors that cause variation of complex traits in a population. Uses fruit fly (Drosophila) as a model system. Genomics. Behavioral biology.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Colleges
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Dr. William Thompson

University Research Professor Of Plant Biology, Genetics, And Crop Science

Plant gene expression, chromatin structure, and DNA replication.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Genetics
Botany
Colleges
CALS