Research interest groups

  • Brain@Wayne

    Brain@Wayne is a grass-roots effort, to unite and enhance neuroscience at Wayne State University.

    Learn more about the Brain@Wayne interest group

  • Chromatin Club

    The members of the Chromatin and Transcription Journal Club are from departments across campus. Students, faculty and research associates meet twice monthly to discuss current literature covering topics relevant to chromatin structure and function, gene regulation and transcription mechanisms. 

    Meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of the month from 4 to 5 p.m., room 1167 in the Biological Sciences Building.

    View upcoming Chromatin events

  • Evolution interest group

    Professor research interests

    Thomas Dowling

    Understanding genetic variation within and among natural populations and providing valuable information for the management of various species facing extinction.

    Chuanzhu Fan

    Integration of theoretical, computational, and high-throughput experimental approaches to determine and predict how the genome/epigenome gives rise to the phenotype.

    Markus Friedrich

    Molecular evolution of insect vision genes and understand how the genetic regulation of eye development in Tribolium and Drosophila.

    Edward Golenberg

    Elucidation of plant developmental evolution, sex determination and sexual dimorphism utilizing cultivated spinach as a model organism.

    Weilong Hao

    Alternation of genome architecture and associated functional consequences in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

    Glen Hood

    Evolutionary ecology of multitrophic interactions with an emphasis on the processes that promote and constrain the evolution of new biological species and the genomic patterns that result as a consequence.

    Aleksandar Popadić

    Developmental and genetic mechanism governing insect morphological changes in nature.

  • Fly Club

    We are a diverse group of researchers that share a love of Drosophila. Detroit Area Fly Club welcomes new members, as well as faculty and students studying other model organisms. Our current members hail from Wayne State University, University of Windsor, University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University. 

    Research talks are held on the second and third Mondays of each month from 4 – 5 p.m. in room 1167, Biological Sciences Building at Wayne State University.

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  • Lipids@Wayne

    Lipids@Wayne is a program of Wayne State University researchers from the School of Medicine, Physics and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus on cutting-edge research and technological advances in lipid research and lipidomics.

    Learn more about the Lipids@Wayne interest group

  • Water@Wayne

    Healthy Urban Waters (HUW) is a program at Wayne State University that promotes and delivers research, education, technology development and public engagement on water resources in the urban environment.

    View upcoming Water@Wayne seminars