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Biotechnology Faculty
Teaching and Research Interests

Biology Department:

Jorge Benitez [e-mail] [website]
Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology and Nucleic Acid Techniques.
Mechanisms and consequences of Vibrio cholerae adherence to cultured, differentiated human intestinal cells; Vaccine development.

Alejandro Calderon-Urrea [e-mail] [website]
Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Study of developmentally regulated programmed cell death in plants using genetic, molecular and cellular approaches.

William Collin [e-mail]
Virology and Cell Culture.
Medical Virology.

Paul Crosbie [e-mail] [website]
Parasitology, Evolution and Conservation Biology.  
Host-parasite interactions; Parasite life history strategies; Population Ecology; Disease Ecology; Molecular Approaches to parasite identification, systematics and population genetics.

Shirley Kovacs [e-mail] [website]
Immunology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.  
Etiology of autoimmune Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Molecular structure and function of Autoimmune Antigens; Small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles and the Evolution of RNA splicing.

James Prince [e-mail] [website]
Genetics, Molecular Biology and Experimental Molecular Genetics.
Plant molecular genetics and crop improvement; Linkage Mapping and the Analysis of the Plant Genome; Genetic Diversity at the Molecular Level; Plant Pathology–genetic basis of resistance and sensitive identification of plant pathogens.

Alice Wright [e-mail] [website]
Microbial Physiology, Industrial Biotechnology, Molecular Biology.
Bioremediation; metabolism of agrichemicals in microorganisms; microbial ecology and diversity.

Frederick Zechman [e-mail] [website]
Systematics, Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics.
Molecular and Morphological Approaches to Systematics and Biogeography; Marine and Freshwater Phycology.



Howard Ono [e-mail] [website]
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Methods of Forensic and Clinical Chemistry

Jose Sy  [e-mail] [website]
Protein Purification Techniques, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Protein Turnover; Cellular Control Mechanisms; Gene Expression.

Jarrad Wagner [e-mail] [website]
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Forensic Chemistry, Analytical Toxicology and Molecular Biology Methods.


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Plant Science:

Arthur Olney  [e-mail]
Plant Micropropagation, Plant Propagation, Nursery Management and Landscape Design.
Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Growth Hormones.