I hope I never turn away good advice, solicited or not!
I will know better what I can do with such ideas after I've been in place for a while and then, indeed, will be glad to
have a chance to talk it over! Parts 2 and 3 are reasonably well represented, e.g. by Jack Fishman; I am not sure how much
spillover there is from endocrinology to more basic systems: if Drosophila were already represented you would have told me.
Have you given a seminar at RU in the last few years? If not, I hope you will some time that my own calendar is free also.