Welcome to the Wiley Lab


We are in the Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. In our lab students investigate the molecular pathways underlying dynamic packaging of DNA into different chromatin structures and the impact of these structures on gene expression, nuclear differentiation, and programmed nuclear death. Undergraduate students perform the majority of research using the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila as an experimental model system. See our research page for a more complete description of the research program, and Lab Members to see who has been involved and where they are now.


The Wiley Lab is part of the Ciliate Genomics Consortium, a national collaboration of laboratories that involve undergraduates in original research contributing to functional annotation of the Tetrahymena genome. This initiative was developed by Dr. Wiley with funding through a CAREER Award and an IUSE award from the National Science Foundation.