Zeba Wunderlich

Assistant Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

Education
PhD, Biophysics, Harvard University
BA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Statistics, Rutgers University
Office
Kilachand Center, Room 605B
Email
zeba@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-3833

Biography:

Wunderlich and her lab team are studying gene regulatory networks, which are required for virtually every process in an animal from development to immunity. Specifically, they are exploring how a gene regulatory network’s tasks influence its architecture, robustness, and evolvability. To probe these questions, Wunderlich uses two model systems: the Drosophila early embryonic patterning system and the Drosophila innate immune response. In both systems, her team pairs imaging-based and genomic measurements of gene expression with statistical and physically-based computational models to explore questions of gene regulatory network function. They exploit naturally occurring sequence variation between individuals and species as a tool to measure how changes in regulatory DNA affect transcriptional regulation.

Research Interests:

regulation of gene expression, design principles of enhancers, systems biology, developmental biology, innate immunology

Publications:

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Labs:

Wunderlich Lab

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