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Diane C. Shakes

Shakes 2017

McLeod Tyler Term Professor of Biology

Co-Director of the Minor in Public Health

Graduate Co-Chair of Biology

Research Interests:

Cell and developmental biology, the interplay between cell cycle and cellular differentiation pathways, the cell biology of asymmetric cell divisions and skewed sex ratios

2018 Article and Video in the Daily Press

2018 Article in the Daily Beast

2018 Smithsonian interview

2018 William and Mary interview

Interview about 2017 Development paper

US News and World Report - NSF article

Article in BBC Earth


-BA (Biology) Pomona College 1983

-PhD (Biology) Johns Hopkins University, 1988

C. elegans spermatogenesis (Advisor: S. Ward)

-Postdoc, Cornell University (1988-91)

Embryonic Polarity (Advisor: K. Kemphues)

-Assistant Professor, Univ. of Houston (1991-95)

-Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary (1995)

-Associate Professor, College of William and Mary (2000)

- Professor, College of William and Mary (2013-present)


Contact Information:

Diane C. Shakes

ISC1 3041, Dept of Biology

College of William and Mary

PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187

Phone 757 221-2409




Molecular Cell Biology

Cell Biology Lab

Bio 460: Cell Biology related Seminar Courses

Disease, Biomedicine, and Biomedical Research (non-majors biology)