Faculty & Research
Genetics Research

Genetics

Genetics Research

Underlying almost all modern approaches to biology, Genetics is both a fundamental method of inquiry and a discipline in its own right. At Princeton, classical genetics, molecular genetics, and genomics are used to dissect biological mechanisms at all levels of organization, from the simplest viruses and bacteria through simple eukaryotes to the most complex problems in vertebrate development. Specific areas of inquiry include bacterial secretion and morphogenesis, yeast cell fusion and telomere maintenance, DNA mismatch repair, Drosophila development, left-right patterning and kidney development in zebrafish, cancer in mice, aging in C. elegans, to name just a few.  The commonality of approaches to varied problems provides many opportunities for cross-discipline interaction.

Faculty in Genetics Research

Andolfatto

Peter
Andolfatto

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Phone (609) 258-3109
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Research: Population genetics and genomics

Areas of Research: Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, Computation & Modeling
locationGuyot Hall, 41-A


Bonnie L. Bassler

Bonnie L.
Bassler

SQUIBB PROFESSOR/
chair

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phone (609) 258-2857

Research: Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Computation & Modeling, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology, Structural Biology

Bassler
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 329
phoneLab (609) 258-2864

 


David Botstein

David
Botstein

Anthony B. Evnin PROFESSOR

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Phone (609) 258-7005

Research: Molecular genetics in the post-genome-sequence era

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Botstein
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 143
Phone Lab (609) 258-8585


Rebecca Burdine

Rebecca D.
Burdine

ASSOCIATE Professor

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Phone (609) 258-7515

Research: Left-right patterning in the vertebrate embryo

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Burdine
Research Lab

locationMoffett Lab, 433
phone Lab (609) 258-5782


Ileana Cristea

Ileana M.
Cristea

ASSOCIATE Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9417

Research: Proteomic-Genomic approaches to chromatin and its modulation by viruses

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology & Virology

Cristea
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 210
Phone Lab (609) 258-9425


Danelle Devenport

Danelle
Devenport

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-7524

Research: The cell biology of tissue polarity and epithelial patterning

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Cancer

Devenport
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 247
phone Lab (609) 258-7534


Dorothea Fiedler

Dorothea
Fiedler

Chemistry

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Phone (609) 258-1025

Research: Signaling and metabolic functions of second messengers

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Fiedler
Research Lab

locationFrick Lab, 229


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Alison E.
Gammie

Senior Lecturer

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Phone (609) 258-6380

Research: DNA mismatch repair and colorectal cancer

Areas of Research: Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Gammie
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 334


Elizabeth Gavis

Elizabeth R. Gavis

Professor

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Phone(609) 258-3857

Research: RNA localization and translational regulation during development in Drosophila

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Gavis
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 416
Phone Lab (609) 258-1770


Zemer Gitai

Zemer
Gitai

associate Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9420

Research: Bacterial cell biology: fundamentals of cytoskeletal dynamics, polarity, and mitosis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Gitai
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 353
Phone Lab (609) 258-9420


Thomas Gregor

Thomas
Gregor

Physics

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Phone (609) 258-4335

Research: Quantitative approaches to systems and developmental biology

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Computation & Modeling, Development, Genetics

Gregor
Research Lab

location120 Jadwin Hall
Phone Lab (609) 258-0105


Yibin Kang

Yibin
Kang

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology

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Phone (609) 258-8834

Research: Molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics, Genomics

Kang
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 255
Phone Lab (609) 258-9120


Jason Lieb

Jason
Lieb

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-3839

Research:  High-throughput approaches to understanding genome function

Areas of Research:  Genomics, Genetics, Computational Biology, Development

Lieb
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 144
phone Lab (609) 258-3839


Laura Landweber

Laura F.
Landweber

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Phone (609) 258-1947

Research: Molecular evolution, the origin of genetic systems, noncoding RNAs and RNA-mediated epigenetic inheritance

Areas of Research: Computation & Modeling, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology & Virology

Landweber
Research Lab

locationGuyot Hall, 323
Phone Lab (609) 258-1933


Coleen Murphy

Coleen T.
Murphy

ASSOCIATE Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9396

Research: Molecular mechanisms of aging

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics, Genomics

Murphy
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 148
Phone Lab (609) 258-9396


Mala Murthy

Mala
Murthy

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-9820

Research: Olfactory and Auditory Perception in Drosophila

Areas of Research: Biochemistry,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics, Neuroscience

Murthy
Research Lab

locationPrinceton Neuroscience Institute, A53
Phone Lab (609) 258-2156


Alexander Ploss

Alexander Ploss

Assistant Professor

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Phone (609) 258-7128

Research: Tissue engineering, human infections and diseases

Areas of Research: Cancer, Evolution, Genomics, Global Health, Microbiology & Virology

Ploss
Ploss Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 110
phone Lab (609) 258-2914


Mark Rose

Mark D.
Rose

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-2804

Research: Cell biology and genetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Areas of Research:Cell Biology
Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Rose
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 319
Phone Lab (609) 258-2805


Leon Rosenberg

Leon
Rosenberg

Lecturer with rank of Professor

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Phone (609) 258-5368


Research: The medical and health research enterprise: organization, issues, and policy considerations

Areas of Research: Genetics, Genomics, Policy

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 253
 


Paul Schedl

Paul
Schedl

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-4979

Research: Control of gene expression and early development in Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Schedl
Research Lab

locationGuyot, 9
Phone Lab (609) 258-5003


Gertrude Schupbach

Gertrud M. Schüpbach

Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor

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Phone (609) 258-1365

Research: Genetic and molecular analysis of oogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cancer, Cell Biology
Development, Genetics, Genomics

Schüpbach
Research Lab

locationMoffet Lab, 428
Phone Lab (609) 258-6492


Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Professor,
ASSOCIATE CHAIR 

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Phone (609) 258-2893

Research: Extracellular matrix regulation of cell functions

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Development, Genetics

Schwarzbauer
Research Lab

locationSchultz Lab, 315
Phone Lab (609) 258-2915


Thomas E. Shenk

Thomas E.
Shenk

James A. Elkins Jr. Professor

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Phone (609) 258-5992

Research: Human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics,
Microbiology & Virology

Shenk
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 203
Phone Lab (609) 258-5993


Stas Shvartsman

Stanislav Y. Shvartsman

Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Phone (609) 258-7071

Research: Dynamics of living tissues

Areas of Research: Computation & Modeling, Development, Genetics, Genomics

Shvartsman
Research Lab

locationCarl Icahn Lab, 248
Phone Lab (609) 258-7071


Thomas J. Silhavy

Thomas J.
Silhavy

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor

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phone (609) 258-5899

Research: Protein targeting and signal transduction

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Silhavy
Research Lab

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 310
phone Lab (609) 258-5900


Lee M. Silver

Lee M.
Silver

Professor

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Phone (609) 258-8177

Research: Social and ethical implications of advances in reproductive technology and genetics

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Microbiology & Virology

location404 Robertson Hall


Shirley M. Tilghman

Shirley M.
Tilghman

president emerita/professor of molecular biology

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Phone (609) 258-3930

Research: Mammalian developmental biology and science policy

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Genetics, Development, Policy

 location Carl Icahn Lab, 240


Samuel Wang

Samuel S.
Wang

Associate Professor

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Phone (609) 258-0388

Research: Information processing and learning in mammalian brains

Areas of Research: Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Computation & Modeling, Development, Evolution, Genetics, Neuroscience, Policy, Structural Biology

Wang
Research Lab

locationPrinceton Neuroscience Institute, A85
Phone Lab (609) 258-0374


Eric Wieschaus

Eric F.
Wieschaus

Squibb Professor

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Phone (609) 258-5383

Research: Embryonic development of Drosophila melanogaster

Areas of Research: Cell Biology,
Computation & Modeling, Development,
Genetics

Wieschaus
Research Lab

locationMoffet Lab, 435
Phone Lab (609) 258-5401


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Virginia A.
Zakian

Harry C. Wiess Professor

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Phone (609) 258-6770

Research: DNA replication and chromosome structure in yeast; telomeres; trinucleotide repeats

Areas of Research: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology & Virology

Zakian
Laboratory

locationLewis Thomas Lab, 103
Lab Phone Lab (609) 258-2723

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