Funding is guaranteed for 5 years. Deadline is December 15th but late applications may be considered.
Funding is a mixture of teaching and research assistantships. Students rotate in 3 labs in first year and then choose one for PhD. Other Developmental Biology and Neuroscience labs at Syracuse University include:
Sarah Hall View Website
Melissa E. Pepling View Website
Eleanor Maine View Website.
Sandra Hewitt View Website
James Hewitt View Website
Jessica McDonald View Website
For a full list of faculty see View Website
For more details on graduate program see View Website
There is a preapplication that should be filled in online first. See View Website
K. E. Lewis (2006) How do genes regulate simple behaviours? Understanding how different neurons in the vertebrate spinal cord are genetically specified. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 361(1465): 45-66.
William C Hilinski; Johnathan R Bostrom; Samantha J England; José L Juárez-Morales; Sarah de Jager; Olivier Armant; Jessica Legradi; Uwe Strähle; Brian A Link; Katharine E Lewis (2016) Lmx1b is required for the glutamatergic fates of a subset of spinal cord neurons. Neural Development 11:16 DOI: 10.1186/s13064-016-0070-1
J. L. Juarez-Morales, C. Schulte, S. A. Pezoa, G. K. Vallejo, W. Hilinski, S. England, S. de Jager and K. E. Lewis (2016) Evx1 and Evx2 specify excitatory neurotransmitter fates and suppress inhibitory fates through a Pax2 independent mechanism. Neural Development. 11: 5 DOI: 10.1186/s13064-016-0059-9
S. England, M. F. Batista, J. K. Mich, J. K. Chen and K. E. Lewis (2011) Roles of Hedgehog Pathway Components and Retinoic Acid Signalling in Specifying Zebrafish Ventral Spinal Cord Neurons. Development 138: 5121-5134.
D. K. Goode, H. A. Callaway, G. Cerda, K. E. Lewis and G. Elgar (2011) Minor change, major difference: divergent functions of highly conserved cis-regulatory elements subsequent to whole genome duplication events. Development 138: 879-884.
C. J. Schulte, C. Allen, S. England, J. Juárez-Morales and K. E. Lewis (2011) Evx1 is required for joint formation in zebrafish fin dermoskeleton. Developmental Dynamics 240: 1240-1248.
K. Wotton, F. Weierud J. L. Juarez Morales, L. E. Alvares, S. Dietrich, K. E Lewis (2010) Conservation of gene linkage in dispersed vertebrate NK homeobox clusters. Development, Genes and Evolution 219:481-496
G. Cerda, M. Hargrave, K. E. Lewis (2009) RNA profiling of FAC-sorted neurons from the developing zebrafish spinal cord. Developmental Dynamics 238: 150-162.
M. F. Batista and K. E. Lewis (2008) Pax2/8 act redundantly to specify glycinergic and GABAergic fates of multiple spinal interneurons. Developmental Biology 323: 88–97.
M. F. Batista, J. Jacobstein and K. E. Lewis (2008) Zebrafish V2 cells develop into excitatory CiD and Notch signaling dependent inhibitory VeLD interneurons. Developmental Biology 322: 263-275.
K. Wotton, F. Weierud, S.Dietrich, and K. E. Lewis (2008) Comparative genomics of Lbx loci reveals conservation of identical Lbx ohnologs in bony vertebrates. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:171.