The Department of Natural Sciences
Phone: (646) 660-6238
Location: Rm 506, 17 Lexington Ave
Rebecca Spokony joins Baruch as Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences. Her lab focuses on hormonal regulation of development, which she started examining at the University of Arizona during her Ph.D. work on central nervous system reorganization during metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster. She continued examining the genome-wide targets of the two main hormones involved in metamorphosis, ecdysone and juvenile hormone during postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. Professor Spokony was a member of the ModENCODE consortium, producing publicly available reagents and transcription factor DNA-binding data for ~125 factors. Her current research involves following-up with genetic studies of new regulators and targets involved in these hormonal pathways. She is studying how organisms integrate environmental conditions such as nutrition and circadian rhythm to produce appropriate developmental outcomes.