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  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology    
Darren Bade, PhD Limnology and biogeochemistry of the Great Lakes systems. X  
Chris Blackwood, PhD Soil microbial ecology. X X
Andrea Case, PhD Reproductive systems in flowering plants. X  
David Costello, PhD Biogeochemistry with a focus on chemical contaminants and invasive species in freshwater ecosystems. X X
Ferenc de Szalay, PhD Factors regulating invertebrate communities in aquatic habitats.    
Mark Kershner, PhD Lake community ecology, predator-prey interactions, and fish ecology. X X
Lauren Kinsman-Costello, PhD Effects of hydrology on aquatic nutrient biogeochemistry and ecosystem function. X X
Laura Leff, PhD Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems with an emphasis on the bacterial ecology of streams. X X
Jen Mou, PhD Linking of bacterial phylogeny with metabolic function in natural aquatic environments. X X
Oscar Rocha, PhD Ecological factors that affect genetic variation in natural populations of plants and animals.   X
David Ward, PhD The ecology of plant species redistributions. X X
       
  Cell Biology    
Derek Damron, PhD Cellular and molecular mechanims of general anesthetic agent interactions with PKC isoforms in cardiac muscle. X  
Gail Fraizer, PhD Molecular and genetic mechaisms underlying tumor development.    
Min-Ho Kim, PhD Mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response and the development of therapeutics to promote the resolution of non-healing chronic wounds. X X
Doug Kline, PhD Mechanisms responsible for the normal production of reproductive cells in the ovary. X  
Edgar Kooijman, PhD Biophysical characterization of protein-lipid ineractions. X X
Michael Model, PhD The physiology of cell volume and death. X  
Helen Piontkivska, PhD Molecular evolution of genes and genomes. X X
Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan, PhD Biochemical basis for the development of sperm function. X  
       
  Physiology and Neurobiology    
Heather Caldwell, PhD Behavioral neuroendocrinology with a focus on the contributions of oxytocin and vasopressin to the neural regulation of behavior. X X
Gemma Casadeus-Smith, PhD Pathological mechanisms underlying memory loss and dysfunction during normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases. X  
Wilson Chung, PhD The role of fibroblast growth factors in the retulation of fetal brain morphogenesis. X  
Robert Clements, PhD Biomedical and stereoscopic imaging and visualization.   X
Ernie Freeman, PhD Brain mechanisms involved in lesion formation in multiple sclerosis.    
J. David Glass, PhD Neurobiology of mammalian biological rhythms.    
John Johnson, PhD Interactions between the nervous and immune systems, with a focus on changes in behavior.    
Gary Koski, PhD Cancer immunology.    
Jennifer McDonough, PhD Identification of neuroprotective therapies for multiple sclerosis.    
Eric Mintz, PhD Neural mechanisms of circadian rhythm regulation. X  
Colleen Novak, PhD Neural modulation of physical activity and energy expenditure.    
Greg Tinkler, PhD Comparative neuroanatomy of the aging brain. X X
Mechanisms regulating the development of sex differences in the brain.    
Kristy Welshhans, PhD Mechanisms underlying appropriate connectivity in the developing nervous system. X