Faculty and Staff

Biology Faculty

Kemuel Badger

Kemuel Badger

Department Chair of the Department of Biology and Professor of Biology
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Douglas Bernstein

Douglas Bernstein

Associate Professor of Biology
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Tim Carter

Tim Carter

Director of Field Stations and Environmental Education Center and Professor of Biology
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Bryan Essien

Bryan Essien

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Kathleen Foster

Kathleen Foster

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

Assistant Lecturer of Biology
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Gen Mager

Gen Mager

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Cassandra Martin

Cassandra Martin

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Tom McConnell

Tom McConnell

Professor of Biology
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John McKillip

John McKillip

Professor of Biology
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Jennifer Metzler

Jennifer Metzler

Teaching Professor of Biology
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Suman Neupane

Suman Neupane

Assistant Professor of Biology
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James Olesen

James Olesen

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Jessica Peebles-Spencer

Jessica Peebles-Spencer

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Mark Pyron

Mark Pyron

Professor of Biology
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Allison Rober

Allison Rober

Associate Professor of Environmental Biology and Assistant Chair of Operations
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Rona Robinson-Hill

Rona Robinson-Hill

Associate Professor of Biology
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Douglas Roossien

Douglas Roossien

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Eric (VJ) Rubenstein

Eric (VJ) Rubenstein

Professor of Biology
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Bikram Sharma

Bikram Sharma

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Philip Smaldino

Philip Smaldino

Associate Professor of Cell Biology
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Jason True

Jason True

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology and Assistant Chair of Communications, Recruiting, and Retention
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Kristy Tuttle

Kristy Tuttle

Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
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Paul Venturelli

Paul Venturelli

Associate Professor of Fisheries and Director of PhD in Environmental Sciences
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Jess Ward

Jess Ward

Associate Professor of Animal Behavior and Graduate Program Director
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Kevin Wyatt

Kevin Wyatt

Professor of Biology
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Biology Staff

Julianna Bennett

Julianna Bennett

Temporary Laboratory Technician- Kalinski Lab
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Susan Calvin

Susan Calvin

Laboratory Technician
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Carol Elizabeth Day

Carol Elizabeth Day

Orchid Collection Curator
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Erica Oliver

Erica Oliver

Environmental Education and Greenhouse Coordinator
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Sharyl Grant

Sharyl Grant

Christy Woods Land Steward and Teaching and Research Greenhouse Curator
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Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn

PT Lab Coordinator Technician
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Thanh Harnish

Thanh Harnish

Administrative Coordinator
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Dee Hoffman

Dee Hoffman

Research and Educational Lab Animal Manager
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Juri  Lim

Juri Lim

Temporary Laboratory Technician
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Kylah Moore

Kylah Moore

Department Secretary and Travel Coordinator
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Julie Ridgway

Julie Ridgway

Assistant Director for Curriculum and Assessment
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Melissa Schafstall

Melissa Schafstall

Office and Financial Assistant
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John Taylor

John Taylor

Land Manager and Restoration Ecologist
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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Academic Advisor
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Cheryl Wright

Cheryl Wright

Animal Caretaker
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Grace Afiari

Grace Afiari

Teaching Assistant for Physiology 215 Lab
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Bright Afranie

Bright Afranie

Teaching Assistant for Anatomy 201 Lab
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Bryce Harman

Bryce Harman

Graduate Assistant - Biology

Emmanuel Akoto

Emmanuel Akoto

Research Assistant - Rubenstein Lab
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Felix Addo

Felix Addo

Graduate Assistant
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Halimah Adesunkanmi

Halimah Adesunkanmi

Graduate Assistant - Kalinski Lab
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Phillip Betts

Phillip Betts

Graduate Assistant
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Rocco Boyd

Rocco Boyd

Graduate Assistant
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Zahra Dehghanghasemkheili

Zahra Dehghanghasemkheili

Graduate Assistant
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Emmanuel Agyei

Emmanuel Agyei

Graduate Student
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Cassie Araujo

Cassie Araujo

Graduate Student
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Esther Atutey

Esther Atutey

Graduate Student
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Brian Ault

Brian Ault

Teaching Assistant for Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, and Methods in Genetics
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Julian Grudens

Julian Grudens

Graduate Student
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Katelin Holaday

Katelin Holaday

Biology 111 Lab Instructor
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Josef Hrabowski

Josef Hrabowski

Graduate Student
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Jewel Johnson

Jewel Johnson

Graduate Student

Noah Leever

Noah Leever

Graduate Assistant
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Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller

Research Assistant in Dr. Rubenstein's Lab
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Aaron Muehler

Aaron Muehler

Graduate Student

Brittany Nahorney

Brittany Nahorney

Graduate Student
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Mackenzie Persinger

Mackenzie Persinger

Graduate Student
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Leah Reese

Leah Reese

Graduate Student
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Evan Rogers

Evan Rogers

Teaching Assistant For Methods in Cell Biology
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Hayden Schneider

Hayden Schneider

Research Assistant for Dr. Roossien's, Ph.D. Lab
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Emeline Scott

Emeline Scott

Research Assistant in Dr. Bernstein's Research Lab
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David Shearer

David Shearer

Graduate Student
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Mana Shahrokhi

Mana Shahrokhi

Graduate Student
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Chhiring Sherpa

Chhiring Sherpa

Graduate Assistant
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Mahmud Shojiv

Mahmud Shojiv

Graduate Assistant for Microbiology 113 Lab
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Max  Stafford

Max Stafford

Graduate Assistant
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Barrett Sullivan

Barrett Sullivan

Graduate Assistant
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Peyton York

Peyton York

Graduate Student


Emeriti Faculty

Nancy Behforouz

Nancy Behforouz

Professor Emerita of Biology

Randall J. Bernot

Randall J. Bernot

Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology

Clare Chatot

Clare Chatot

Professor Emerita of Biology

Shireen Desouza

Shireen Desouza

Associate Professor Emerita of Biology

Gary Dodson

Gary Dodson

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Jon Hendrix

Jon Hendrix

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Najma Javed

Najma Javed

Professor Emerita of Physiology

Marie Lynne Kelly-Worden

Marie Lynne Kelly-Worden

Assistant Professor Emerita of Biology

Thomas Lauer

Thomas Lauer

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

David LeBlanc

David LeBlanc

Professor Emeritus of Biology

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Melissa Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell

Professor Emerita of Biology

William Rogers

William Rogers

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Donald Ruch

Donald Ruch

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Carolyn Vann

Carolyn Vann

Professor Emerita of Biology

Carl Warnes

Carl Warnes

Chairperson Emeritus of the Department of Biology

John Wilkins

John Wilkins

Associate Professor Honoratus

Marianna Zamlauski-Tucker

Marianna Zamlauski-Tucker

Assistant Professor Emerita of Physiology