Research at PBRC encompasses diversity at all levels of biological integration, from genes to ecosystems. Genetic manipulation, molecular tools, analytical chemistry, and bioinformatic analyses are used to study diverse biological models, ranging from terrestrial to marine organisms, in order to understand basic development and cellular functions within a broader ecological and evolutionary context.
Research areas of focus include: biochemistry of venoms and toxins of marine organisms, the evolution of nervous systems and adaptive behavior, cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and metabolism, the biochemistry of insect pheromones, mechanisms underlying host-symbiont recognition, and microbial mechanisms of host tissue development
PBRC Faculty with interests in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology:
Rosie Alegado (PBRC Affiliated Faculty)