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Faculty Research

Meir Barak, Ph.D. (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), DVM (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) - Bone biology, bone biomechanics, bone tissue adaptation in response to load, effects of ageing on bone tissue, finite element modeling and 3-D printing of trabecular bone structures, view Dr. Barak's website.

Eric Birgbauer, Ph.D. (MIT) – Development of the visual system; molecular mechanisms of retinal axon guidance, view Dr. Birgbauer's website.

Janice Chism, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley - Behavioral ecology of primates, conservation biology of Amazonian primates.

Dwight Dimaculangan, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina) - Impact of academic strengthening programs on student retention and success (204E project). Previous research - Tissue culture models of heart disease; Citoplasmic Male Sterility in wild-type tomatoes.

Heather Evans-Anderson, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina School of Medicine) – Molecular mechanisms of cardiac myocyte proliferation; developmental biology, view research interests and students (pdf - 21kb)

Victoria Frost, Ph.D. (St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, England) – Bacterial diversity and evolution in aquatic ecosystems, Bacteriophage genomics and evolution (SEA-PHAGES).

Laura Glasscock, Ph.D. (University of. North Carolina, Chapel Hill) – Cancer research, prostate cancer metastasis and hematology

Kunsiri Grubbs, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee) – Plant biodiversity; molecular systematic of vascular plants

Kathryn Kohl, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) - Genetic and molecular mechanisms of meiotic recombination

Paula Levin Mitchell, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin) – Agricultural entomology; feeding behavior of piercing-sucking insects; biological control; botanical antifeedants.

William Rogers, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley) – Behavioral ecology, especially of vertebrates; ornithology; ichthyology; behavior, ecology and conservation of Amazonian fresh-water dolphins.

Julian Smith, III, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) – Systematics and evolution of free-living flatworms; biology of marine meiofauna, view Dr. Smith's website.

Matthew Stern, Ph.D. (University of Iowa School of Medicine) – Cell biology, stem cells, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, three-dimensional cell culture systems, bioprinting.

Cynthia Tant, Ph.D. (University of Georgia) -

Kristi M. Westover, Ph.D. (Washington State University) – Host-virus interactions; computational biology; influenza A evolution, view research interests (pdf - 27.3kb) 


Elizabeth King Endowment

The R. Morrison & Miriam D. King Endowment was established by Dr. Elizabeth N. King in honor of her parents in November of 2001. This endowment offers faculty members further opportunities for research and development.

Read more about the King Endowment (pdf - 132kb).

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