Department of Biology faculty, education, and interests
- Ph.D.,University of Oklahoma, 1987
- Population ecology and physiological ecology of aquatic invertebrates; zebra mussel (Dreissena) biology.
Ronald Atlas, Professor
- Ph.D., Rutgers, 1972
- Microbial ecology and physiology; hydrocarbon metabolism; microbial abatement of pollution; polar microbiology.
- Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1989
- Nutrient cycling; ecosystem ecology of terrestrial habitats, particularly those in urban and suburban landscapes.
- Dr. Carreiro's laboratory page
- Center for Environmental Science
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Gary Cobbs, Professor
- Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1974
- Population genetics; protein polymorphism; evolutionary theory; Drosophila genetics.
- Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1997
- Behavioral neuroendocrinology, environmental signaling and the central nervous system.
- Dr. Corbitt's laboratory page.
Lee Dugatkin, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
- Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton,1991
- Behavioral and evolutionary ecology; Evolution of cooperative and altruistic behavior; cultural transmission and female mate choice; evolutionary psychology.
- Dr. Dugatkin's page.
- Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1991
- Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of terrestrial vertebrates and insects.
- Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
- Plant ecology, biodiversity, succession, restoration, plant-fungus interactions, plant-insect interactions, invasive species, sand dune biology.
Paul Ewald, Professor
- Ph.D., University of Washington, 1980
- Evolutionary ecology of parasitism, evolutionary medicine, agonistic behavior, pollination biology.
Ronald D. Fell, Professor and Chair of the Department
- Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1977
- Applied physiology, nutrition, muscle metabolism and exercise physiology.
Linda Fuselier, Assistant Professor [On campus Spring 2015]
- Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
- Stream fish ecology, bryophyte ecology and evolution, evolution of plant phenotypic plasticity, and undergraduate pedagogy.
Paul R. Himes, Assistant Professor
- Ph. D., Michigan State University, 2009
- Microbiology, molecular genetics
- Dr. Himes' page
Arnold J. Karpoff, Associate Professor
- Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1969
- Morphology and physiology of plant growth and development; plant ultrastructure.
- Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995
- Digestive energetics as related to parasitic infections.
- Dr. Mansfield-Jones' page.
- Ph.D., University of Chicago,1983
- Molecular genetics; structure and function of the gene; molecular biology of drug action; gene mapping and splicing, fungal phytopathogens, host/pathogen interaction.
Shira Rabin, Assistant Professor
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005
- Bacterial pathogenesis; toxin biology; host/pathogen interactions
Susanna Remold, Associate Professor
- Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998
- Microbial evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics; adaptation to free-living and host association; microbes of the built environment
- Dr. Remold's laboratory page
- Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1997
- Plant genetics and development; drought tolerance; biofuels.
- Dr. Running's laboratory page.
- Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
- Molecular genetics, biotechnology, and biochemistry; production of unusual lipids and secondary metabolites in plants; trichome mediated pest resistance in Pelargonium xhortorum (geranium).
Joseph M. Steffen, Professor
- Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1980
- Cellular and molecular physiology; environmental physiology, endocrine and growth factor effects on muscle.
Micah Worley, Associate Professor
- Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, 2000
- Microbiology of intracellular pathogens and pathogen manipulation of host cells.
- Dr. Worley's laboratory page.
- Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1999
- Tropical arthropod ecology, behavior and conservation.
- Dr. Yanoviak's laboratory page.
Deborah R. Yoder-Himes, Assistant Professor
- Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2005
- Microbiology and molecular genetics. Bacterial pathogenesis, transmission of opportunistic pathogens, the role of bacterial pathogens in the environment, and the evolution of pathogenesis.
- Dr. Yoder-Himes' laboratory page.