Ballif Lab Members
               University of Vermont
               Department of Biology
        304 / 311 Marsh Life Science Building
                Burlington, VT 05405
                    (802) 656-1391


Graduate students

Riley is studying Semphorin/Plexin/Collapsin Response Mediator Protein signaling
and its roles regulating vertebrate neuronal migration. 

Judith is studying Chagas Disease's etiology using proteomic, genomic and biogeographical approaches. These studies are in collaboraiton with Lori Stevens.

Amanda Northrop

Amanda is using metaproteomics to study ecological state changes.
These studies are in collaboration with Nick Gotelli.

Brendan Chandler

Brendan is is is studying signaling mechanisms mediated by the Crk/CrkL family of adaptors in vertebrate central nervous system development.

Anna Schmoker

Anna is is is studying signaling mechanisms mediated by the DCBLD family of receptors in vertebrate central nervous system development.

Undergraduate students


   Kyle Kellett--UVM Neuroscience Major. 

   Kyle is studying signaling mechanisms of the DCBLD family in vertebrate central nervous      system development.

 Sarah Bullock--UVM Biological Sciences Major. Sarah is is studying signaling      mechanisms of the DCBLD family in vertebrate central nervous system development.

    Stefi Geiger--UVM Biological Sciences Major. 

UVM Signaling Sister Labs

Several signaling projects are being conducted in collaboration with the labs of 

Professor Alicia Ebert and Professor Paula Deming

Norwich University Sister Laboratory

Professor Karen Hinkle

Karen is studying novel regualtory mechanisms of the Src family of tyrosine kinases 

Collaborative work at the interface of proteomics, genomics, ecology, evolution, phylogenetics, and environmental science:

Several NSF-funded projects are being pursued and have been collaborative studies with:

--Jim Vigoreaux, to study the evolved roles of Flightin in insect muscle.

--Jim Carpenter, Fernando Gelin, Federico Lopez-Osorio, Ingi Agnarsson
and the late Kurt Pickett to study the systematics and phylogenetics of the wasp subfamily Vespinae.

--Nick Gotelli, Aaron Elison and
Amanda Northrop to study tipping points in the miniature ecosystem of the Northern Pitcher Plant.

--Nick Gotelli, Aaron Elison, Sara Helms Cahan, Nate Sanders, Rob DunnAndrew Nguyen, John Stanton-Geddes, Joel Parker, et al. to study evolved and acute molecular changes in ants in response to thermal stress and climate change.


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