Edward Michael Berger
Professor of Biological Studies
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.
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.