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Seung K. Kim M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study the genetics of pancreatic islet cell differentiation using molecular, embryologic and genetic methods in several model systems, including mice, embryonic stem cells, and Drosophila. Our work suggests that critical factors required for islet development are also needed to maintain essential functions of the mature islet. Our knowledge of genetic and cellular pathways governing islet formation has allowed us to use stem cell lines to produce islet replacements in vitro.
Professor of Developmental Biology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mechanisms of Aging in C. elegans and humans.
Ph.D. Student in Developmental Biology, admitted Autumn 2014
Bio Sam Kimmey is a PhD candidate in the Bendall Lab. He grew up in Upstate New York and studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate at Stony Brook University.
Professor of Developmental Biology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory uses mice, stickleback fish, and humans to study the molecular basis of vertebrate evolution. Using genetics and genomics, we have tracked down key genes and mutations that control skeletal development, limb patterning, brain size evolution, skin color, salt handling, and susceptibility to arthritis and skin cancer. Many of these genetic mechanisms are used repeatedly, providing new insights into the molecular basis of evolution in many different species, including ourselves.