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Michael P. Timko

Professor
Lewis and Clark Professor of Biology
Director, Human Biology DMP
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
Gilmer Hall 280
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Rutgers, 1975
M.S.., Rutgers University, 1978
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1980
Postdoctoral Research, Brandeis University, 1980-1982
Postdoctoral Research, Rockefeller University, 1982-1986
Intensifying selective tobacco flavor and aroma by targeted manipulation of trichome-specific gene expression
Source: Altria Client Services Inc.
July 01, 2018 – December 31, 2022
Intensifying selective tobacco flavor and aroma by targeted manipulation of trichome-specific gene expression
Source: Altria Client Services Inc.
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2022
AS-BIOL Advanced molecular Breeding tools for Cowpea improvement and participatory training in West African Cowpea Consortium - YRs 4-6
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2021
AS-BIOL Directed Modification of Flue-cured Tobacco and Biological Platforms for Industrial Hemp Research and Production
Source: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
November 01, 2016 – March 31, 2020
AS-BIOL Advanced molecular Breeding tools for Cowpea improvement and participatory training in West African Cowpea Consortium
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2018
The Use of Industrial Hemp for Land Reclamation in Southwest Virginia
Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Se
June 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018
AS-BIOL Evolutionary Gain and Loss of Function in Parasitic Plant Genomes
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
August 01, 2013 – July 31, 2018
Uncovering the Transcription Regulatory Elements and Transcription Factors Required for Axillary Bud-Specific Gene Expression
Source: Altria Client Services Inc.
December 01, 2017 – June 30, 2018
AS-BIOL Advanced molecular breeding tools for cowpea improvement and participatory training in West Africa Cowpea Consortium
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
September 01, 2016 – April 21, 2017
AS-BIOL Directed Modification of Flue-cured Tobacco for Use in the Manufacture of Tobacco Smoking Cessation Products
Source: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
November 10, 2011 – October 31, 2016
AS-BIOL Striga Virulence Effctors: Keys to Halting Parasitic Witchweeds
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
August 15, 2012 – July 31, 2016
AS-BIOL Kirkhouse Travel Grant Catherine Danmaigona
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
November 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
AS-BIOL Advanced Molecular Breeding Tools for Cowpea Improvement and Participatory Training in the West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC)
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2015
FMR1 CGG Repeats in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Women vs. 2 Comparison Groups
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Child Health & Human Develop
September 15, 2011 – June 30, 2015
AS-BIOL Advanced Molecular Breeding Tools for Cowpea Improvement and Participatory Training in West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC)
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
November 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
AS-BIOL Advanced Molecular Breeding Tools for Cowpea Improvement and Participatory Training in West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC) - Fred Awuku
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
March 01, 2014 – September 30, 2014
AS-BIOL Advanced Molecular Breeding Tools for Cowpea Improvement and Participatory Training in West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC) - Sory Diallo
Source: Kirkhouse Trust
March 01, 2014 – September 30, 2014
AS-BIOL Development and Promotion of Alectra Resistant Cowpea Cultivars for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi and Tanzania
Source: Mcknight Foundation
June 01, 2010 – May 31, 2014
Tailored Probiotic Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides
Source: The Hartwell Foundation
April 01, 2010 – September 30, 2013
Breeding for Resistance to Striga in Maize
Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture
August 04, 2011 – August 02, 2013
INST 1550: Interdisciplinary Studies-Student Initiated Courses
Credits: 1–3
With sponsorship and supervision by a faculty member and approval of the Dean's Office, acting for the Committee on Educational Programs and the Curriculum, students may initiate a course in which they provide the instruction. The grade is determined by the faculty member. These courses count as "outside the College." Students in the College may offer no more than 3.0 credits for the B.A. or B.S. Consult the INST course web page at http://www.uvastudentcouncil.com/student-services/initiatives/cavalier-education-program/ (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
BIOL 3180: Introduction to Plants and Society
Credits: 3
This is an introductory course that takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The course focuses on providing students foundational information on the growth, development, physiology and genetics of plants and explores the connection between plants and people by looking at the use of plants as sources of food, shelter, medicinals and manufactured goods.
HBIO 4810: Capstone Seminar in Human Biology I
Credits: 2
A weekly seminar co-organized by participating faculty to integrate students' independent research and coursework with contemporary issues at the intersection of biology, the humanities and social sciences. Students will have the opportunity to present their ongoing research and meet with outside speakers. This course will be taken in the fourth year. Prerequisite: DMP in Human Biology.
HBIO 4820: Capstone Seminar in Human Biology II
Credits: 2
A weekly discussion and workshop co-organized by participating faculty to provide guidance and advice to students on completing their research or independent study and writing their thesis. Occasional seminars and opportunities to meet outside speakers will continue in this semester. This course will be taken in the fourth year. Prerequisite: DMP in Human Biology.
BIOL 4900: Independent Study in Biology
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the direction of a Biology faculty member for students to read and critically assess primary research papers and current reviews in a focused area of the life sciences. Directed readings and discussions can be used to explore how contemporary topics and research areas can be incorporated into other formal courses. Students will have the opportunity to develop both scientific writing and oral presentation skills.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
HBIO 4950: Independent Research for Human Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research/independent study under the guidance of a primary mentor within the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: DMP in Human Biology.
HBIO 4960: Independent Research for Human Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research/independent study under the guidance of a primary mentor within the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: DMP in Human Biology.
HBIO 4998: Thesis Research in Human Biology I
Credits: 2
Independent research/independent study under the guidance of a primary mentor within the College of Arts and Sciences. Research/study forms the basis for the DMP thesis to be submitted at the end of the fourth year. This course must be taken in the first semester of the fourth year and should encompass the majority of the research for the thesis. Prerequisite: First-semester fourth-year DMP in Human Biology.
HBIO 4999: Thesis Research for Human Biology
Credits: 2
The course is currently offered as a 1 credit class. Due to the time commitment required for the course (8-10 hrs per week) I would like to align the credit hourse earned with with HBIO4950 and HBIO4960 both of which are 2 credits and offered as graded credits. Also students taking this class sometime need to be at the 15 credit hrs of graded credit.
BIMS 8993: Non-topical Research: Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program
Credits: 1–12
This course is for visiting research students participating in the BIMS Visiting Research Graduate Trianeeship Program (VRGTP). Students in this course are dual enrolled in their home institution and will participate in research for a minimum of 4 semesters. The research will assist them in completing their degree at their home institution. Non-degree students.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOC 9995: Topical Research: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Credits: 3–12
Topical Research
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOC 9998: Non-Topical Research: Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-Topical Research: Preparation for Doctoral Research
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.