Dr. Eli Hestermann's research focuses on regulation of gene expression by hormones and toxicants in a variety of cell types and animals, from breast cancer to endometriosis to trout brain. He uses molecular and biochemical techniques, including tissue culture, real-time PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, receptor ligand binding, immunoblots, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and DNA cloning and sequencing. His students have presented at regional, national and international conferences, and include best poster, best oral presentation, and best student paper awards received in competitions involving graduate students. He collaborates with several colleagues in biology and chemistry on campus, and with others at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Boston University, University of South Florida and University of the Pacific. Future plans include application of bioinformatics approaches to conservation biology.