Research at the Whitney Lab seeks to capitalize on the enormous experimental advantages (things like giant nerve cells and simple organization) presented by diverse marine animals to understand the biological mechanisms that underlie medically important questions such as how we learn and remember and how nerve circuits repair damage. Much of our research is performed at the levels of genes and populations of genes.
Click on the links below to find out more about the exciting research being done at the Whitney Lab
Chemical Senses: Olfaction Making sense of smell Barry W. Ache
Nervous System Evolution Using evolution to understand our nervous system Peter A. V. Anderson
BioChemistry of Vision Illuminating the innermost workings of the eye Barbara-Anne Battelle
Plasticity and Homeostasis in Motor Systems Understanding rhythmic behaviors Dirk M. Bucher
Membrane Transport Stopping malaria in its tracks William R. Harvey
Biomechanics and Neurobiology of Fish Locomotion Exploring how fish feel flow James C. Liao
Developmental and Molecular Biology of Disease Vector Arthropods Stopping malaria in its tracks Paul J. Linser
Experimental Embryology and Evo-Devo Addressing fundamental problems in biological pattern formation Mark Q. Martindale
Genomics, Memory and Neuronal Evolution Neuroscience, physiology, genomics and evolution Leonid L. Moroz
Computational Systems Biology Making sense of data Andrey Ptitsyn
Development and Evolution of Marine Invertebrates Origins of body plan novelty during evolution Elaine C. Seaver
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