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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 http://as-cascade.syr.edu/profiles/pages/bio-dev/Hall-Sarah.html
Melissa E. Pepling http://biology.syr.edu/faculty/pepling/pepling.htm
Eleanor Maine http://biology.syr.edu/faculty/maine/maine.htm.
Sandra Hewitt http://biology.syr.edu/faculty/hewett_sandra/hewett_sandra.htm
James Hewitt http://biology.syr.edu/faculty/hewett_james/hewett_james.htm
Jessica McDonald http://asfaculty.syr.edu/pages/bio/MacDonald-Jessica.html
For a full list of faculty see http://biology.syr.edu/directory.html#faculty
For more details on graduate program see http://biology.syr.edu/graduate/apply.html
There is a preapplication that should be filled in online first. See http://biology.syr.edu/graduate/pre-app.html
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.