GCD Faculty

Kate Adamala

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Building synthetic cells and creating new architectures for life for use in foundational research and practical applications.

Frank Albert headshot Frank Albert

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

We use genomics, genome engineering, and synthetic biology to study how natural genetic variation shapes gene expression and complex traits.

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Rob Brooker headshot Robert Brooker

Professor

Biology Teaching and Learning, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Maureen Cetera

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

We study how cells coordinate their behaviors across great distances during embryonic development.

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Lihsia Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Headshot of Duncan Clarke Duncan Clarke, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Revealing cell cycle mechanisms that regulate chromosome segregation to avoid aneuploidy, cancer and birth defects for potential cancer therapy

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Sean Conner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Naomi Courtemanche, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Xiao Dong

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

6-102 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Aaron Engelhart

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Headshot of Emily Flynn Emily Flynn

Teaching Assistant Professor

Biology Teaching and Learning, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

5-106 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Laura Gammill Laura Gammill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

We study the development and post-translational regulation of the neural crest, an embryonic migratory vertebrate stem cell population

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Melissa Gardner, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Matthew Gill

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

312 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

David Greenstein David Greenstein, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Perry Hackett, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Agricultural adaption to climate change

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Thomas Hays Thomas Hays, Ph.D.

Department Head, Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

PingHsun Hseih headshot PingHsun Hsieh

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Human Genomics, Population Genetics, Computational Biology, Evolutionary Medicine

6-134 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Isabella portrait Adam Isabella

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Patterning neuronal connectivity during development and regeneration

5-245G Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Yasu Kawakami Yasuhiko Kawakami, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Understanding vertebrate limb and axial tissue development mechanisms and impact on human congenital malformations and regeneration in animals

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Nobuaki Kikyo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

2001 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Deanna Koepp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Headshot of Heewon Lee Heewon Lee

Assistant Professor; Assistant Director - Genetic Counseling Program

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

United States

Headshot of Ian MacFarlane Ian MacFarlane

Research Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

I study how to recruit, train, and support the next generation of healthcare workers to serve diverse patient populations

5-136 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

York Marahrens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

R. Scott McIvor, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Hiroshi Nakato, Ph.D.

Professor; Director, Developmental Biology Center

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Morphogen Signaling, Stem Cell Niche, Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans, Regeneration Termination, Drosophila

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Thomas Neufeld, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Michael O'Connor headshot Michael O'Connor, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Cell-Cell communication and regulation of Drosophila development and physiology

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Mary Porter, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Krista Redlinger-Grosse headshot Krista Redlinger-Grosse

Assistant Professor; Director of Fieldwork and Supervisory Training

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Dr. Redlinger-Grosse’s research focuses on the intersection of genetic counseling and psychology in genetic counseling provision and training.

4-122 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Ann Rougvie, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Daniel Schmidt headshot Daniel Schmidt

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Scalable methods for high-throughput engineering of synthetic protein systems with applications in neural circuit mapping and gene therapy.

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Naoko Shima, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Jeffrey Simon, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Sivaraj (Shiv) Sivaramakrishnan

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Nikunj Somia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55108
United States

Margaret Titus, Ph.D.

Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Brian Van Ness, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

2231 6th St, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Headshot of Lexy von Diezmann Lexy von Diezmann

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

How proteins explore their surroundings, self-organize, and convey information in live cells. Single molecule microscopy, meiosis, C. elegans.

4-128 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Daniel Voytas Daniel Voytas, Ph.D.

McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor; Director, Center for Precision Plant Genomics

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

The Voytas lab develops methods to precisely edit plant DNA to improve crops and to study plant gene function.

1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Portrait of Pu Wang Pu Wang

Teaching Assistant Professor

Biology Teaching and Learning, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

5-110 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Portrait of Arslan Zaidi Arslan Zaidi

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

6-126 MCB
420 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Heather Zierhut

Associate Professor

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Research genetic counseling practices to improve patient experiences and outcomes, informing how to best teach genetic counseling skills

420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States