Lab Members



Jay Dunlap

Jay Dunlap
Principal Investigator - Curriculum Vitae

Jay earned dual BS degrees from the University of Washington and a PhD in biology from Harvard, then carried out postdoctoral research in molecular genetics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He joined the DMS faculty in 1984. He has worked on the molecular basis of circadian rhythms for several decades, chiefly using the Neurospora model but within the past decade also using mice and mammalian cell culture models.

Jennifer Loros

Jennifer Loros
Principal Investigator - Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer earned a BA and PhD in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She then came to the Geisel School of Medicine as a post-doc, joining the faculty in 1988. Her work is focused on the genetic dissection of the circadian clock, clock-controlled gene expression and fungal photobiology.

Jill Emerson

Jill Emerson
Lab Manager

Jillian Emerson graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University with a B.S. in Microbiology-Biotech and a minor in Chemistry in 2008. She spent the next year working as lab manager for Dr. Charles Brenner in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She transferred to the Dunlap/Loros labs in June 2009, where she is working on developing epitope-tagged constructs to study protein-protein interactions and to perform ChIP experiments with various transcription factors in a multi lab project.

Carol Ringelberg

Carol Ringelberg
Staff

Carol graduated from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and went onto receive a Masters degree in genetics from Florida State University. She works part time for the genomics/bioinformatics cores and part time providing project support for the Dunlap lab. She also enjoys spending time with her llamas.

Kevin Fuller

Kevin Fuller, Ph.D.
Post-Doc - Curriculum Vitae

Kevin is originally from exciting northwest Ohio. After receiving his B.S. in microbiology from Bowling Green State University, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2010. Kevin's graduate training and research interests are in the area of fungal biology and pathogenesis. Along these lines, he is currently studying the genetic components and physiological contributions of the light responsive and circadian pathways in the opportunistic mold pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus. Outside of the lab, Kevin enjoys martial arts, tennis and talking about fungus to anyone that will listen.

Qijun Xiang

Qijun Xiang
Post-Doc

Qijun is originally from China. He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of California Berkeley where he studied the genetic basis of fungal hyphal fusion and heterokaryon incompatibility. Before he joined the Dunlap Lab, he did postdoctoral research on the molecular genetics of Phytophthora infestans, the causal agent of potato and tomato late blight disease. He is interested in the functions of novel genes in the regulation of circadian rhythmicity in Neurospora as well as the molecular basis of rhythmic activities in P. infestans.

Xiaoying Zhou

Xiaoying Zhou
Post-Doc

I am from China, and earned my Ph.D in Plant Pathology from Purdue University. At Purdue, I was working on Magnaporthe oryzae, one of the most devastated diseases in the world. My study focused on characterization of upstream and downstream components of Pmk1 MAP kinase and cAMP signaling pathways. I am now interested in how transcript factors coordinate with each other to regulate clock circadian and light response in Neurospora.

Bin Wang

Bin Wang
Post-Doc - Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Crowell

Alexander Crowell
Graduate Student

Alec graduated from Williams College with a BA in Astrophysics and Biology (Honors). He joined the Dunlap/Loros labs in June 2012. His work is focused on the clock in mammalian cells, specifically the interplay between the clock and metabolism.

Shan Chen

Shan Chen
Graduate Student

Shan was raised in windy Oklahoma then ventured north to snowy western New York to obtain his B.S. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Rochester in 2009. He then traveled south to work as a lab tech in sunny El Paso, Texas. He again ventured north to Dartmouth and joined the Dunlap/Loros labs in 2014. His research interests include bio-engineering and the intersection between the clock and the immune system.

Brad Bartholomai

Brad Bartholomai
Graduate Student

Brad is from Nebraska, where he earned a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Prior to developing an interest in biology, he spent several years working as a performing artist in musical theater, including a turn in the North American tour of the acclaimed musical CATS. Brad is interested in elucidating the spatial and temporal dynamics of the Neurospora crassa clock at the single cell level using qualitative and quantitative microscopy techniques. He is also associated with the laboratory of Dr. Amy Gladfelter, who advises him in microscopy and fungal cell biology.

Wei Wang

Wei Wang
Lab Tech

Glinda

Glinda

I am Glinda, the Good Bitch. In 2014 shortly after birth I moved from South Royalton VT to an independent position associated with the PIs. In the lab I am chiefly responsible for morale and protection against predators.

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