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Stock, David W Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Stock's research seeks to identify the changes in genes and developmental mechanisms underlying the diversification of animal form using teeth and scales of fishes as the primary model system. Gene expression during tooth and scale development is compared in several species of fishes differing in the location, shape and number of these structures. Gene expression differences that correlate with differences in teeth and scales are used as entry points into the genetic and developmental pathways that have been modified during their evolution. Transgenic methods are used to identify the DNA changes responsible for expression differences among species and the functional consequences of these changes. Similar experimental approaches are being used to investigate the evolution of additional morphological features of fishes such as barbels ('whiskers'), fins, and breeding tubercles.

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Teaching

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  • EBIO 2070 - Genetics: Molecules to Populations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Lect. and rec. Covers principles of genetics and developmental biology at levels of molecules, cellular organelles, individuals and populations; asexual and sexual life cycles; heredity. Recitations allow discussion of genetics problems and implications of genetic principles and provide demonstrations and simulations of genetic processes. Intended for sophomore majors in EBIO. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and EBIO 2640.
  • EBIO 4460 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Familiarizes students with specialized areas of biology. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 5460.
  • EBIO 5460 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Familiarizes students with specialized areas of biology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as EBIO 4460.
  • EBIO 6300 - Seminar in Organismic Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

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