Keith Choe

kchoeAssociate Professor

Ph.D. University of Florida, 2005

321 Bartram Hall
(352) 273-0139

Research Interests

The Choe Lab defines pathways animals use to detect and respond to environmental stress and studies how these pathways interact with physiological processes such as stress resistance, ageing, drug resistance, growth, and reproduction. We currently study these processes in the free-living model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans using a variety of physiological, genetic, molecular, cell biology, and biochemical approaches. Stress pathways underlie adaptations to environmental stress in animals, contribute to drug resistance in parasites, and have to potential to delay aging and age-related diseases in humans.

Current Graduate Students

Name Email Research Interests
Pauline Fontaine Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in nematodes
Keon Wimberly Cell signaling of stress responses

Current Postdocs

Name Email Research Interests
Cheng-Wei (Mike) Wu Cell signaling of stress responses