Department of Biology

Harold Paul Erickson

James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology
Cytoskeleton: It is now clear that the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton originated in bacteria. Our major research is on FtsZ, the bacterial...

Steven B. Haase

Associate Professor of Biology
Our group is broadly interested in understanding the biological clock mechanisms that control the timing of events during the cell division cycle. In...

Sonke Johnsen

Professor in the Department of Biology

Daniel P. Kiehart

Professor of Biology
Our intellectual focus is on identifying determinants of cell shape that function during development. Utilizing molecular genetic and reverse genetic...

Zhen-Ming Pei

Associate Professor of Biology
My laboratory is interested in the early signaling events by which plants sense environmental signals and decode to give the appropriate responses....

Tai-ping Sun

Professor of Biology
The diterpenoid phytohormone gibberellin (GA) plays pivotal roles in regulating growth and development throughout the life cycle of higher plants....