L. Ryan Baugh

L. Ryan Baugh
Associate Professor of Biology
CMB - Biology
DSCB - Developmental Genetics
Campus mail: 4314 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 613-8179

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


A compact optofluidic microscope

We demonstrate a novel optical imaging device that can be directly integrated into a microfluidic network, and therefore enables on-chip imaging in a microfluidic system.