About the Lab
The Drewell laboratory is in the Biology Department at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. We are located in Room 325 in the Lasry Center for Bioscience on the Clark campus. Our lab applies experimental molecular genomic, mathematical and computational approaches to investigate the regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. Much of our work is focused on using insect model species, including the fruit fly and honey bee. This website contains descriptions of our research projects, links to our publications and an introduction to the lab members.
Read about our research on gene regulation: Decoding the language of the genome
Read about our interdisciplinary undergraduate projects: Using the power of math and chemistry to understand biology
Prof. Drewell and Dresch spending Fall 2017 as the inaugural Sabbatical Professors at the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder: BFI Sabbatical Professors
Read about the Computational Biology program at Clark University: Supercomputers power a biology revolution at Clark
Rapid and efficient purification of Drosophila homeodomain transcription factors for biophysical characterization.
R. Orlomoski, A. Bogle, J. Loss, R. Simons, J. M. Dresch, R. A. Drewell and D. E. Spratt. 2019. Protein Expression and Purification 158: 9-14.
Whole genome bisulfite sequencing reveals a sparse, but robust pattern of DNA methylation in the Dictyostelium discoideum genome.
J. L. Steenwyk, J. St. Denis, J. M. Dresch, D. A. Larochelle and R. A. Drewell. 2017. BIORXIV/2017/166033
Professor and Chair of Biology
Director, Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics Concentration