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Molecular Biology Research

Dr. Michael Bodri

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Endophytes and Insect Systematics
Current Research Projects:
Endophytes and insect systematics
Plant tissue culture techniques and phage display technology

Dr. Ashlee McCaskill

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Plant Molecular Biology
Current Research Projects:
The effects of imidacloprid (an insecticide used to treat hemlock trees for wooly adelgid infestation) on fungal growth
Programmed cell death in phloem tissue

Dr. Jennifer Mook

Campus: Gainesville
Area(s) of Interest:  Herpetology and Genetics
Current Research Projects:
Box turtle habitat and home range use (collaborating with Dr. Natalie Hyslop)
Chromogenic media as a diagnostic tool for Salmonella detection in poultry environmental samples (collaborating with Dr. Jeanelle Morgan and Dr. Doug Waltman)
Salmonella detection in box turtle fecal samples using molecular technique (collaborating with Dr. Jeanelle Morgan)

Dr. Jeanelle Morgan

Campus: Gainesville
Area(s) of Interest: Genetics
Current Research Projects:
Fluorescently tagged yeast transporters as a gene expression module to improve student understanding of gene regulation in biological sciences
Laboratory detection techniques for Chytridiomycosis (collaborating with Dr. Natalie Hyslop)
Chromogenic media as a diagnostic tool for Salmonella detection in poultry environmental samples (collaborating with Dr. Jennifer Mook and Dr. Doug Waltman)s

Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
Current Research Projects:
Structure and function (nuclei assemble and disassemble during cell division) of vertebrate nuclei
Mutations in genes that encode for certain nuclear proteins can lead to disease in humans

Dr. Ryan Shanks

Campus: Dahlonega
Area(s) of Interest: Neuroscience and Molecular Biology
Current Research Projects:
Systemic and neurological effects of psychostimulants on mice and cultured microglia cells

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