Collaborators

Dr. Melissa Rolls, Penn State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

We collaborate with the Rolls lab on projects exploring the evolution of neuronal polarity and ion channel localization.

Dr. Sally Assmann, Penn State University, Department of Biology

We collaborate with Sally to study the modulation of potassium channels in plant guard cells. These channels play a key role in opening and closing stomata to optimize photosynthetic output with water loss.

Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose, Penn State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

We collaborate with Wendy Hanna-Rose on the function and evolution of TRP channels.

Will Hancock, Penn State University, Department of Bioengineering

We collaborate with Will’s lab for their expertise in TIRF microscopy. Together we explore the subunit composition of ion channels.

Damien van Rossum, Penn State University, Huck Institute

Damien often works with us on the bioinformatics/sequence analysis side of our evolutionary projects.

Dr. Mark Martindale, University of Florida, Director, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Mark Martindale is one of the godfathers of the EvoDevo field and we collaborate with him for his expertise with sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis) and ctenophore (Mnemiopsis leidyi) model systems.

Michael Layden, Lehigh University, Department of Biology

We work with Mike on projects related to ion channel expression in the sea anemone nervous system.