Betsey Dexter Dyer
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., M.A., Boston University
A.B., Wheaton College
Symbiosis; termite symbionts; evolution of cells; field microbiology; genomics.
- Introductory Biology
- Cell Evolution
- Parasitology and Symbiosis
- Invertebrate Evolution
reading, cooking, dancing, playing basketball, thinking
2008 Dyer "The Invisible World" (14 lectures plus booklet for Recorded Books Modern Scholar series)
2007 Dyer, Kahn,and LeBlanc "Classification and Regression Tree Analyses of genomic signatures reveal sets of tetramers that discriminate temperature optima of Archaea and Bacteria" Archaea 2:159-167
2007 LeBlanc and Dyer Perl for Exploring DNA Oxford University Press
2004 Dyer, LeBlanc, et al; "A DNA Motif Lexicon: Cataloging and Annotating Sequences" InSilico Biology 4:39
2003 Dyer A Field Guide to Bacteria, Cornell University Press
1998 Dyer "A hypothesis about the significance of symbionts as a sorce of protein in the evolution of eusociality in naked mole rats" Symbiosis 24:369
1997 Dyer in Explore the World Using Protozoa "The termite as an ecological community"
1994 Dyer and Obar Tracing the History of Eukaryotic Cells Columbia U Press
I am part of the Genomics Research Group, working on regulatory sequences of the genomes of eukaryotes, with Mark LeBlanc, professor of Computer Science
Look at our website: http://genomics.wheatoncollege.edu
Contact us if you are interested in joining the group at any level. There are lots of projects for both biology and computer science majors.