Edward Michael Berger

Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

I am a Developmental Geneticist who has been interested in understanding the process of insect metamorphosis. We use genetics and molecular biology to learn how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. The fruit fly Drosophila serves as our model organism.  I have taught Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students Genetics for more than 38 years and continue to marvel at the extraordinary quality of the students in my classes.

Curriculum Vitae
HB 6044
B.A. Hunter College
M.S. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Selected publications

Dubrovskaya, V, E Dubrovsky and E Berger, “Inhibition of Micro-RNA Induced RNA Silencing by 2’-O-methyl Oligonucleotides in Drosophila S2 Cells;” Vitro , 41 (2005) 12-18.

Berger, E, and E Dubrovsky, “Juvenile Hormone: Molecular Actions and Interactions during Development of Drosophila ,” Vitamins and Hormones , 75 (2005) 175-215.

Dubrovsky, E, V Dubrovskaya and E Berger, “Hormonal Regulation and Functional Role of Drosophila E75A Orphan Nuclear Receptor in the Juvenile Hormone Signaling Pathway,” Developmental Biology , 268 (2004) 258-270.

Dubrovskaya, V, E Berger and E Dubrovsky, “Juvenile Hormone Regulation of the E75 Nuclear Receptor is conserved in Diptera and Lepidoptera,” Gene 340 (2004) 171-177.

Sempere, L, E Dubrovsky, N Sokol, E Berger and V Ambros, “Temporal Regulation of MicroRNAs is mediated by Hormonal Inputs and Broad-Complex Pupal-Specific Transcription Factor in Drosophila Melanogaster ,” Developmental Biology , 259 (2003) 9-18.