Eric Cole

Eric Cole
Professor of Biology, Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science

developmental biology, particularly pattern formation in ciliates

Ph.D. in biology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA

Classes – Developmental Biology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Invertebrate Zoology, Island Biology in the Bahamas, Probing Life with Light, Equatorial Biology (Galapagos, Andes, Amazon), Island Biology, Life: Meaning & Mystery, Science and Stewardship

Research – We are studying the cytoskeletal and nuclear activities associated with conjugation (mating) in the ciliate,Tetrahymena thermophila. We employ genetics, molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, and above all, advanced light microscopy techniques to try and unravel the logic of this fascinating developmental program. More detail