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MENTORS

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Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Students in the Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics lab are involved in various projects ranging from computational biology to enzymology:
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Isolate T-DNA insertion mutants in genes that are up-regulated during leaf senescence and test whether these genes contribute to leaf aging.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: 1. Analyses of public health research spending. 2. Evolutionary studies of morphological and behavioral traits. 3. Effects of stress on Drosophila...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: 1. Sulfur Vent Microbiology
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: What are the effects of high-fat diet on Drosophila lifespan, fertility, gene expression, and ability to mount an immune response?  
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Students in my lab will be analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, using local and web-based bioinformatics tools.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Investigate the role of innate immune protein C1q in atherosclerosis:
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Studies directed at a novel hypothesized signal transduction pathway that regulates membrane fusion fission through studying genes in baker's yeast...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: I will be initiating a research project related to metabolism and human exercise.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: BUILD scholars will be involved in studies regarding the toxicity of chemicals on receptor and cellular processes.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ongoing Projects: 1. Proteomic analysis of skeleton 2. Gene expression studies 3. Evolutionary genomics   Office: Hall of Science Building, Room 104
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Student researchers in my lab have the option to study one of two completely independent projects: one of biomedical relevance that utilizes...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Research in the Ramirez lab broadly encompasses characterizing how viruses modulate innate immunity to promote viral replication and pathogenesis.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: 1. Working with wheel running mice as they age. 2. Working on bird flight muscle and migratory training.  
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: 1. Neuroprogesterone signaling mechanisms inducing the LH surge  
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Our lab studies mammalian morphological and behavioral evolution. We have a variety of projects but two current lines in particular are relevant to...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Identification of molecular mechanisms underlying sexual differentiation of brain and behavior  
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Our reproductive biology laboratory examines the effects of the environment on ovarian function.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biological Sciences
Ongoing Projects: • Host-pathogen interactions. • Genetic engineering of human antibodies. • Host defense mechanisms against microbial infection.