Welcome to the Boyd lab web page.  Research in our lab utilizes the soil nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, as a model system. 

We are investigating the ubiquitin pathway in C. elegans.  Ubiquitin is a highly conserved protein that functions as a post-translational modification of proteins.  Ubiquitin plays a role in many cellular pathways including protein degradation, protein trafficking, and DNA repair.  Please see our publications or Current Projects page to learn more specifics about our research.