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Dr. Kevin Edwards

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Science Laboratory Building - SLB SLB125
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Current Courses

206.001Advanced Honors Seminar: Innovation and Inquiry

203.001Cell Biology

356.001Confocal Microscopy In Biology

411.099Confocal Microscopy In Biology

495.003Graduate Research In Biological Sciences

499.026Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

290.012Research In Biological Sciences

499.026Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

290.012Research In Biological Sciences

Research Interests & Areas

Drosophila molecular genetics; cell & developmental biology; biological microscopy.

Ph D Cell Biology

Duke University
Durham, NC

MS Molecular Biology

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

BS Biology (Genetics)

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Journal Article

Donkor, G., Anderson, G., Stadler, M., Tawiah, P., Orellano, C., Edwards, K., & Dahl, J. A novel ruthenium-silver based antimicrobial potentiates aminoglycoside activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. mSphere (2023)
Javeed N, Tardi NJ, Maher M, Singari S, Edwards KA. 2015. Controlled expression of Drosophila homeobox loci using the Hostile takeover system. Developmental Dynamics 244:808–825. [Cover article]

Samarajeewa, D. A., P. A. Sauls, K. J. Sharp, Z. J. Smith, H. Xiao, K. Groskreutz, T. L. Malone, E. C. Boone, K. A. Edwards, P. K. T. Shiu, E. D. Larson, and T. M. Hammond (2014) “Efficient detection of unpaired DNA requires a member of the Rad54-Like Family of homologous recombination proteins” Genetics 198:895-904 PMID:25146971

Guarner A, Manjón C, Edwards K, Steller H, Suzanne M, Sánchez-Herrero E. 2014. The zinc finger homeodomain-2 gene of Drosophila controls Notch targets and regulates apoptosis in the tarsal segments. Developmental Biology 385:350-365. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.10.011
Singari S, Javeed N, Tardi NJ, Marada SK, Carlson JC, Kirk S, Thorn JM, Edwards KA. 2014. Inducible protein traps with dominant phenotypes for functional analysis of the Drosophila genome. Genetics 196:91-105. doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.157529 [featured in Jan. Issue Highlights]


Investigating the RNA molecules of meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA (MSUD). 28th Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar. Genetics Society of America. (2015)
Efficient detection of unpaired DNA during meiosis requires a component of the homologous recombination machinery. Neurospora conference 2014. The Fungal Genetics Stock Center. (2014)
SAD-6: an SNF2-family protein involved in meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA. 16th Annual DNA Repair Symposium. Wayne State University. (2014)

Grants & Contracts

MRI: Acquisition of a laser scanning confocal microscope within a core facility for research and training at Illinois State University. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2018)
Genetic repair of muscular degeneration associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. NIH_R15. Federal. (2016)