L. Ryan Baugh

Associate Professor of Biology

4314 French Family Science Center, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-4129
(919) 613-8179
We study nutritional control of development in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. We are interested in the signaling pathways and gene regulatory mechanisms that enable the worm to reversibly arrest development and resist stress in response to starvation. We are also interested in epigenetic mechanisms that mediate transgenerational effects of starvation.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2004

  • B.S., University of Georgia at Athens 1997

Harvey, AJ, Speksnijder, G, Baugh, LR, Morris, JA, and Ivarie, R. "Consistent production of transgenic chickens using replication-deficient retroviral vectors and high-throughput screening procedures." Poultry Science 81, no. 2 (2002): 202-212.

Baugh, LR, Hill, AA, Brown, EL, and Hunter, CP. "Quantitative analysis of mRNA amplification by in vitro transcription." Nucleic acids research 29, no. 5 (2001): E29-.

Zhang, G, Deng, E, Baugh, L, and Kushner, SR. "Identification and characterization of Escherichia coli DNA helicase II mutants that exhibit increased unwinding efficiency." Journal of Bacteriology 180, no. 2 (1998): 377-387.

Zhang, G, Deng, E, Baugh, LR, Hamilton, CM, Maples, VF, and Kushner, SR. "Conserved motifs II to VI of DNA helicase II from Escherichia coli are all required for biological activity." Journal of Bacteriology 179, no. 23 (1997): 7544-7550.