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.
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.
Tina completed her B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Gettysburg College in 2011 and earned her Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics from Duke University in 2017. Her current research projects include identifying molecular players in nutritional compensation of the Neurospora circadian period length, cross-talk between the clock and cellular metabolism, and post-transcriptional regulation of core clock factors by RNA-binding proteins.
Postdoc - Curriculum Vitae
Jen received her Ph.D. for her work investigating plant hormone signaling pathways in rice from Dartmouth College in 2018. She has been tackling the circadian control of biology using bioinformatics. More specifically, she is working to identify circadian processes in beige adipocytes using RNA-seq. Her second project is the study of circadian nuclear proteins in the fungal model organism Neurospora crassa using TMT-MS to identify changes in protein levels and phosphorylation state over the circadian day. This allows us to follow critically-low abundance proteins like transcription factors, and essential modifications of these proteins, for the first time.
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.
Adrienne has a BS in Cell Biology / Biochemistry from Bucknell University. Prior to joining the Dunlap-Loros lab in 2016, Adrienne worked in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine where she researched mouse models of human diseases at The Jackson Laboratory. Her current interests are temperature compensation of the circadian clock and utilizing bioinformatics to understand patterns of gene expression. Outside of the lab Adrienne is active in Dartmouth’s chapter of Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) and volunteers at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.
Mina is a second-year PhD student interested in circadian rhythm and metabolism. While at UMass Amherst, Mina earned both her B.S. and M.S degrees in nutrition science with a focus on bioactive compounds and cancer prevention. Here at Dartmouth, she studies under the Program for Experimental and Molecular Medicine and uses a systems-level framework to investigate how fat cells keep their own circadian schedule. Sometimes, the mountain air beckons her away from the bench and so for fun she heeds and hikes the White Mountains. Her major goals are to bridge the gap between research and chronic disease through personalized therapeutics, bag all of the tall mountain peaks in New Hampshire, and bake the perfect scone.
Ziyan was raised in a historic city in central part of China and then earned her B.S. in Biology from Xiamen University in 2019. During her undergraduate training, she spent one year at the University of California San Diego studying mitosis-related cell biology, and also got her first taste of clock research there. Ziyan’s current interest is to apply live-cell imaging techniques in circadian biology research and reveal the precise cellular dynamics of the central clock.
Elizabethlauren (Lizzy) Stevenson
Lizzy grew up in the rainy Northwest corner of Washington State, and then moved to Liberty, MO to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College, which she received in 2018. During her gap year before grad school, she worked as a cell culture technician in the Tissue Culture Core at the Stower's Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO. She entered Dartmouth's Molecular and Cellular Biology program in 2019, and joined the Dunlap Loros Lab in July of 2020. She is interested in how kinases are involved in the temperature compensation of the Neurospora clock, and how they are involved in facilitating closure of the feedback loop that powers the molecular clock in mammals. When not in lab, she is hiking, skiing, running, and playing with her cat, Ollie.
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.