Biological Sciences

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Primary Faculty
Academic Interest
Abbot, Patrick
Associate Professor Social evolution, insect-microbe interactions, molecular evolutionary genetics.
Baskauf, Steven
Senior Lecturer Biodiversity imaging and teaching pedagogy.
Bechard, Laura
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research
Benson, Amanda R.
Senior Lecturer Population Genetics, Plant Biology, Evolution and Conservation biology, and I am very interested of the interface of science and society.
Bian, Wen
Research Assistant Professor Software and computational method development for fiber diffraction. High performance computing.
Bordenstein, Seth
Associate Professor Animal-microbe interactions, Microbiome, Bacterial genome evolution, Microbial ecology, Bacteriophage evolution and applications, Speciation by symbiosis, Hologenome, Filarial diseases
Broadie, Kendal S.
Catania, Kenneth C.
Named Professor Neurosciences and Behavior/Animal Sensory Systems
Due-Goodwin, Ava Denise
Senior Lecturer Research interests: island biogeography, arthropod biology, community (desert) ecology, interests in biodiversity issues.
Eichman, Brandt F.
Associate Professor Structural biology of DNA replication and DNA repair; X-ray crystallography
Friedman, Katherine L.
Associate Professor Maintenance of chromosome ends by telomerase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Funk, Daniel J.
Associate Professor Speciation; ecological specialization; phylogenetic diversification; molecular evolutionary genetics; herbivorous insect biology, ecology, and evolution
Gamse, Joshua T.
Associate Professor The Gamse lab explores the development of left-right brain asymmetry.
Gatto, Cheryl
Research Assistant Professor
Graham, Todd R.
Professor Protein transport and membrane biogenesis
Hillyer, Julian F
Assistant Professor Mosquito immunology and physiology; host-parasite interactions.
Honegger, Hans-Willi
Research Professor Insect Neuropeptides and Behavior
Jackson, Lauren Parker
Assistant Professor
Janetopoulos, Chris
Assistant Professor Signaling mechanisms regulating cell migration and division and their relationship to cancer. Developing novel fluorescent techniques and microfluidic devices for live cell imaging.
Johnson, Carl H.
Named Professor Cellular and Molecular Biology of Biological Clocks
McCauley, David E.
Professor Research Interests:Population and evolutionary genetics of plants and insects including organellar genomes
McGary, Kriston
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research
McMahon, Douglas G.
Professor Molecular neurobiology of the visual, circadian, and serotonergic systems and their interactions.
Mori, Tetsuya
Research Assistant Professor
Page, Terry L.
Director Neurobiology of circadian rhythms
Patton, James G.
Professor Alternative splicing and the control of gene expression; vertebrate microRNA function; gene therapy
Pitts, Ronald Jason
Research Assistant Professor Chemosensory biology of disease vector mosquitoes.
Risner, Michael L.
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research
Rokas, Antonis
Associate Professor Phylogenetics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Foundations of Multicellular Transitions, Evolution of the Fungal Lifestyle
Singleton, Charles K.
Professor Cell-cell and cell-environment signaling during development.
Stubbs, Gerald
Webb, Donna J
Associate Professor Signal Transduction Pathways that Regulate Adhesion and Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Migration and Synapse Formation, Cell biology, Neurobiology
Woelfle, Mark A.
Senior Lecturer Molecular mechanisms and adaptive significance of circadian clocks in cyanobacteria
Wu, Shu-Yu
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research
Xu, Yao
Research Associate Professor Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Clocks
Zhang, Yunfei
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research
Zwiebel, Laurence J.
Named Professor The comprehensive study of olfaction and olfactory-based behaviors in malaria and other disease vector mosquitoes


Secondary Appointment

Academic Interest
Harp, Joel M.
Research Assistant Professor
Jones, Owen D.
Professor Law and Neuroscience; Law and Evolutionary Biology; Law and Behavioral Biology
Miller, David M.
Professor development of the nervous system
Rollins-Smith, Louise A.
Associate Professor Innate Immune Defenses. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. Immune defenses against Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis


Emeritus Faculty

Academic Interest
Bogitsh, Burton J.
Professor Emeritus
Carter, Clint E.
Professor Emeritus Parasite Immunology and Biochemistry
Fleischer, Sidney
Professor Emeritus Ca2+ homeostasis and cell signaling; intracellular Ca2+ release channels, ryanodine receptor, IP3 receptor
LeStourgeon, Wallace M.
Professor Emeritus Molecular mechanisms of RNA splicing
Touster, Oscar
Professor Emeritus Processing of glycoproteins, particularly in regard to Golgi membrane functions, lysosomal diseases, and nerve cell metabolism.
Whittier, Dean P.
Professor Emeritus Early development in Pteridophytes
Williams, Robley C.
Professor Emeritus Molecular biology of the cytoskeleton: microtubule dynamics and the chaperoned folding of tubulin.


Postdoctoral Fellows

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