Kent Campus Faculty Research Expertise

 

 

RESEARCH AREAS

(last updated 09/2021)

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  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology    
Darren Bade, PhD Limnology and biogeochemistry of the Great Lakes systems. X X
Christie Bahlai, PhD Phenology and population ecology of insects. X X
Chris Blackwood, PhD Soil biogeochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, and forest ecology. X X
Andrea Case, PhD Reproductive systems in flowering plants. X 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
Sangeet Lamichhaney, PhD Integrating comparative 'omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) to study the genetic basis of adaptive traits in vertebrates. 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 X
David Ward, PhD The ecology of plant species redistributions. X X
       
  Cell Biology    
Derek Damron, PhD
Transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channel signal transduction and cardiovascular regulation: cellular and molecular mechanisms of action.
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Elda Hegmann, PhD Liquid crystal elastomers as novel dynamic and spatial 3D in vitro systems to simulate and study development of tissues, and complex interplay between cells. X  
Min-Ho Kim, PhD Mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response and the development of therapeutics to promote the resolution of non-healing chronic wounds. X  
Edgar Kooijman, PhD Biophysical characterization of protein-lipid interactions. X X
Gary Koski, PhD Cancer immunology.    
Manabu Kurokawa, PhD Cancer biology, resistance to targeted therapy, and protein ubiquitination and degradation pathways. X X
Michael Model, PhD The physiology of cell volume and death. X X
Helen Piontkivska, PhD Molecular evolution of genes and genomes. X X
Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan, PhD Biochemical basis for the development of sperm function. X X
       
  Neurobiology    
Heather Caldwell, PhD Behavioral neuroendocrinology with a focus on the contributions of oxytocin and vasopressin to the neural regulation of behavior. X  
Wilson Chung, PhD The role of fibroblast growth factors in the regulation of fetal brain morphogenesis. X X
Robert Clements, PhD Biomedical and stereoscopic imaging and visualization. X X
Lique Coolen, PhD Spinal cord injury, drug addiction, and neuroendocrine function. X X
Ernie Freeman, PhD Brain mechanisms involved in lesion formation in multiple sclerosis. X X
John Johnson, PhD Interactions between the nervous and immune systems, with a focus on changes in behavior. X X
Woo-Yang Kim, PhD Cellular and molecular mechanism underlying brain development. X  
Michael Lehman, PhD Reproductive neuroendocrinology, developmental programming of reproduction, and neurobiology of circadian rhythms. X X
Jennifer McDonough, PhD Identification of neuroprotective therapies for multiple sclerosis. X X
Eric Mintz, PhD Neural mechanisms of circadian rhythm regulation. X  
Aleisha Moore, PhD   X X
Devin Mueller, PhD Neural mechanisms of drug-related learning and memory. X X
Colleen Novak, PhD Neural modulation of physical activity and energy expenditure. X X
Richard Piet, PhD Neurophysiology of reproduction and circadian rhythmicity X X
Greg Tinkler, PhD Comparative neuroanatomy of the aging brain.    
Mechanisms regulating the development of sex differences in the brain.