The major research focus of my laboratory is on regulatory elements that control gene expression during sea urchin embryo development.
My interests lay in exploring the rules embedded in the functioning nervous system and how the nervous system is built and functions to allow successful behavior.
Dr. Klein joins us from Princeton University, where he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Biology. While at Princeton he studied novel mechanisms of prokaryotic protein subcellular localization and organelle development.
My lab studies mechanisms of cell fate determination. We also study mechanisms of morphological diversity among different Drosophila species.
My lab studies how and why quantitative changes occur in complex biological phenotypes, such as 24-hr (circadian rhythms) biological rhythms and number of progeny using a model organism Neurospora crassa.