We study nutritional control of development in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. We are interested in the signaling pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that enable the worm to reversibly arrest development and resist stress in response to starvation. We are also interested in epigenetic mechanisms that mediate transgenerational effects of starvation.
Education and Training
- University of Georgia at Athens, B.S. 1997
- Harvard University , Ph.D. 2004
Selected Grants and Awards
- Does exposure to mitochondrial toxicants during germ cell development result in lifelong alterations in mitochondrial function mediated by epigenetic changes?
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program
- Dissection on an Insulin-Like Signaling Network Controlling C. elegans Development
- Genome-wide quantitative genetic analysis of growth and starvation survival
- COPAS BIOSORT Worm Sorter