Genetics and Genomics Faculty

Research Faculty

Leighton Core
Associate Professor; PhD

RNA transcription and processing; maintenance of cellular states; genomic techniques and bioinformatics
Core Lab Website

Kenneth Campellone
Associate Professor; PhD

Inherited diseases; genetic modifiers of disease; aging, autophagy, and apoptosis
Campellone Lab Website

Jelena Erceg
Assistant Professor; PhD

4D genome architecture, functional genomics, epi/genetics, gene regulation, developmental biology, evolution
Erceg Website

Stacey Hanlon
Assistant Professor; PhD

B chromosome biology - Meiotic drive in Drosophila - Chromosome segregation dynamics during meiosis
Hanlon Lab

Barbara Mellone
Professor; PhD

Genome inheritance and stability, chromosome dynamics during cell division, epigenetics
Mellone Lab Website

Craig Nelson
Associate Professor, PhD

Molecular biological, genetic, genomic, and computational analysis of the evolution of developmental processes and organismal complexity. Nelson Lab Website

Michael O’Neill
Associate Professor; PhD

Molecular genetics of vertebrate development; molecular mechanisms of genomic imprinting; evolution of genomic imprinting; genetics of imprinting and behavior

Rachel O’Neill
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor; PhD

Genome stability; cancer genomics; genome function, evolution, and remodeling; retroelements; epigenetics
O'Neill Lab Website

Ping Zhang
Associate Professor; PhD

Drosophila chromosome structure and function; P element insertional mutagenesis; unusual transcriptional regulation of heterochromatin; Y chromosome genes required for spermatogenesis.

Teaching Faculty

Dylan Audette
Assistant Professor In-Residence

Teaches in the fields of biology and genetics

Mark Longo
Assistant Professor In-Residence

Teaches in the field of genetics, bioinformatics and RNA biology

Colleen Spurling
Assistant Professor In-Residence

Teaches in the field of genetics, genomics, and forensics


Linda Strausbaugh
Professor Emeritus, PhD

Structure, function, and evolution of multigene families; fungal communities in human health and disease; historical and forensic genetics.