The Miller Lab is in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. We work to understand how cells and organisms maintain homeostasis and survive when environmental conditions change. We focus on investigating responses to decreased oxygen (O2), or hypoxia, and how they are integrated with adaptation to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Thanks for visiting, we hope you take some time to explore this site and learn more about who we are and our research.
Our group is expanding! If you want to join us, now is a great time. We are accepting rotation students, as well as applications for postdoctoral fellows and talented undergraduates interested in research. See here for information about applying to join our group.
The mighty worm, C. elegans
They may be small, but the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is no lightweight! Two Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research to understand how these tiny metazoans work. The worm is a favorite model system in the Miller Lab, because of its powerful molecular, cellular and genetic tools. You can learn more about these awesome little critters at Wormbase, or leave a question or comment on our blog.
Science and the Public
One goal in the Miller Lab is to communicate our science to the public. Please take a moment to check out our blog, A Breath of Fresh Air, where we talk about important and fun science for a general audience.