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Gregg Wildenberg  

Gregg Wildenberg

Department of Ecology and Evolution
University of Chicago


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Gregg Wildenberg is a Staff Scientist at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Neurobiology. He also has an appointment at Argonne National Lab. Gregg joined the lab in September of 2016 and his main project is comparative brain mapping ("connectomics") of behaviorally distinct species within the Heliconius genus.

Education  

Postdoctoral Fellow 2015
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
FAS Center for Systems Biology
Experimental evolution of a 24-hour oscillator in the budding yeast
Advisor: Andrew W. Murray

Ph.D. 2007
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Department of Cancer Biology
Thesis: p120-catenin and p190RhoGAP regulate cell-cell adhesion by coordinating antagonism between Rac and Rho.
Advisor: Albert B. Reynolds

B.A., Biology 1999
St. Norbert College, Green Bay, WI
Thesis: Maternal transfer of hypothyroidism in male offspring reproductive system.
Advisor: Sara Heggland

Previous Positions  

July 2015-Sept. 2016

Novartis, Cambridge, MA
Department of Ophthalmology Regenerative Medicine
Investigator II:
Current position

Sept 2016-present

University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, Chicago IL
Department of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Neurobiology
Staff Scientist: Comparative connectomics of between Heliconius melpomene and Heliconius cydno.
PI: Marcus Kronfort and Bobby Kasthuri

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