GCDB Faculty

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Training Faculty

Important note to prospective graduate students

Below you will see a list of professors and scientists who are eager to work with you on your Ph.D. research. Please note, however, that core training faculty members Roger Hangarter, Thom Kaufman, and Elizabeth Raff as well as affiliated training faculty member Geetanjali Chawla are not accepting new students.

Core Training Faculty

Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell

Professor, Biology

Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Research Interests
molecular biology of the archaea; mechanistic and regulatory parameters that govern DNA replication, gene transcription and cell division

Volker Brendel

Volker Brendel

Professor, Biology

Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests
genome informatics as related to plant transcriptional control and pre-mRNA splicing and computational infrastructure (cyberinfrastructure) for genome studies

Brian Calvi

Brian Calvi

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
cell cycle control of DNA replication and genome stability

Roger Hangarter

Roger Hangarter

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Class of 1968 Chancellor's Professor, Biology

Research Interests
plant physiology: environmental sensory-response systems and plant development

Ke Hu

Ke Hu

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
cytoskeletal biogenesis of apicomplexan parasites

Roger Innes

Roger Innes

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
molecular genetics of plant/pathogen interactions

Justin Kumar

Justin Kumar

Professor, Biology

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Section Associate Chair, Biology

Research Interests
Regulation of tissue/organ specification and patterning

Soni Lacefield

Soni Lacefield

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
mitotic and meiotic cell cycle regulation

Scott Michaels

Scott Michaels

Associate Chair for Research and Facilities, Biology

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression by epigenetic modifications

Craig Pikaard

Craig Pikaard

Distinguished Professor, Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Carlos O. Miller Professor, Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests
mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene silencing and large-scale epigenetic control

Sidney Shaw

Sidney Shaw

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, IU Light Microscopy Imaging Center (LMIC)

Director, Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE)

Research Interests
microtubule dynamics and cellular morphogenesis in arabidopsis

Jason Tennessen

Jason Tennessen

Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems

W. Dan Tracey

W. Dan Tracey

Professor, Biology

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology

  • dtracey@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2574
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 204

Research Interests
behavior; developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell biology; cytoskeleton and signaling

Andrew Zelhof

Andrew Zelhof

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, Drosophila Genomics Resource Center

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell diology; cytoskeleton and signaling evolution