Developmental Biology

Dr. Kathleen Cole - The evolution of behavioral, morphological and developmental processes among vertebrates, with a concentrated interest in reef fishes.

Dr. Heinz Gert de Couet - The role of genetic networks responsible for the function of the cytoskeleton utilizing established model systems and making use of the unique fauna of the Hawaiian islands; characterizing developmental pathways involved in patterning the body plan of the native Hawaiian sepiolid squid.

Dr. Steven Robinow - The genetic and hormonal regulation of nervous sytem development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster; how developmental signals regulate gene expression to control nervous system development and function.

Dr. Christopher Z. Womersley - Physiological/biochemical adaptations in response to extreme environmental stress; the role of carbohydrates in stabilizing a variety of biological systems during periods of low water activity.