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Hannah Alexander
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Science outreach programs for adult audiences.

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Stephen Alexander
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Genetic mechanism for resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs

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Ruthie Angelovici
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

The genetic and metabolic control of seed amino acids’ composition

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Tim Beissinger
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Evolution of plants in response to natural and artificial selection

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Ramji Bhandari
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmentally-induced developmental origins of adult abnormalities and epigenetic transgenerational inheritance

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James Birchler
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Chromosome evolution and function in plants and fruit fly

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David Braun
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic control of carbon partitioning in plants

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Pamela Brown
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular basis for polar growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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Thomas Brutnell
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

C4 photosynthesis and gene discovery in model plants for second generation lignocellulosic feedstocks

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Elizabeth Bryda
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Generation and characterization of animal models to study genetics and disease

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Sarah Bush
Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

Teaches introductory level and upper-level undergraduate biology courses

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James Carrel
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Biology and conservation of arthropods

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Chiswili Yves Chabu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms of cell-cell communication during development and tumor progression

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Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms regulating neuronal development and physiology in vertebrates

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Linda Chapman
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Symbiosis and gene expression in an experimental system.

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Reginald Cocroft
Professor of Biological Sciences

Insect communication, behavioral ecology and evolution

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D Cornelison
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Signaling and activity of skeletal muscle satellite cells

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Billy Cumbie
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Biology of grasses

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John David
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Biochemical regulation of myoblast fusion in skeletal muscle development

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Amanda Durbak
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

General genetics, cell biology, general biology for non-majors

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Lori Eggert
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Ecological pressures that shape animal populations

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Abraham Eisenstark
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Mutational patterns in aged Salmonella typhimurium: construction of strains for tumor destruction

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Andrea Eveland
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Gene regulatory mechanisms controlling plant architecture traits in cereal crops

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John Faaborg
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Avian ecology, behavior and conservation

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Patricia Friedrichsen
Associate Professor with Joint Appointment of Biological Sciences

Science teaching and learning

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Candace Galen
Professor of Biological Sciences

Ecology and evolution in natural plant populations

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Michael Garcia
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular and cellular control of nerve development and disease

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H. Carl Gerhardt
Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Evolution and neurobiology of acoustic communication in amphibians

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Tracie Gibson
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

Teaches introductory biology and cell biology courses

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Miriam Golomb
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Evolution and pathogenesis of bacteria

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Ricardo M. Holdo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Tree cover dynamics

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Timothy Holtsford
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Floral evolution, species divergence, and mating systems in flowering plants

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Robin Hurst
Teaching Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Teaching and learning in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses

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Philip Jen
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Neurophysiology of hearing and echolocation in bats

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Elizabeth King
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Genomic approaches to the study of life history evolution

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Mark Kirk
Professor of Biological Sciences

Stem cell biology and therapies for neurodegeneration and brain tumors

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Manuel Leal
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Our research is broadly classified into three categories: animal communication, behavioral drive, and axes of divergence.

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Mannie Liscum
Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic control of phototropism in plants

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Edward Little
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental stress of wild fish and amphibian populations

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Joel Maruniak
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Production and plasticity of adult neuronal cells

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 McClellan

Andrew McClellan
Professor of Biological Sciences

Spinal cord injury and neural networks that control locomotor behavior

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Paula McSteen
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic regulation of meristem function in plants

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Donald Miles
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Photosynthesis

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Lorin Milescu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Biophysics and neurophysiology of voltage gated ion channels; neuronal firing mechanisms; neurobiology of respiration

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Mirela Milescu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular physiology and biophysics of voltage-gated ion channels

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Todd Mockler
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Application of computational bioinformatics and molecular genomics to plant genomes.

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Susan Nagel
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals and developmental programming of adult disease

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Kathleen Newton
Professor of Biological Sciences

Organization and gene content of mitochondrial genomes in plants

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Thomas Phillips
Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

Morphology and immunocytochemistry of mucosal epithelial cells

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J. Chris Pires
Professor of Biological Sciences

Systematics, phylogenetics, and genome evolution of polyploidy plants

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Troy Sadler
Professor of Biological Sciences

Socio-scientific issues surrounding student learning

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Johannes Schul
Professor of Biological Sciences

Evolution and neuroethology of acoustic communication systems in insects and amphibians

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David Schulz
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Electrophysiology and molecular biology of neural plasticity and stability

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Laura Schulz
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms by which maternal physiology influences development of placenta.

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Raymond Semlitsch
Curators Professor of Biological Sciences

Understanding the dynamics of natural and disturbed amphibian populations

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David Setzer
Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic control of transcription in amphibians and yeast

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Patrick Shiu
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA and sexual development in fungi

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George Smith
Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Molecular imaging of cancer through phage display

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Bethany Stone
Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

Teaches and researches learning in introductory level undergraduate science courses

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Gerald Summers
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Life history and ecology of invertebrates

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Change Tan
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanism of incomplete cytokinesis during germ cell development

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Julia Taylor
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences

Hormonal regulation and endocrine disruption of fetal development, with consequences to adult reproductive function and disease.

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Donald Tillitt
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Environmental toxicology, chemical effects on fish reproduction and development

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Frederick vom Saal
Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Effects of estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals on fetal development

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Anna Waldron
Assistant Clinical Professor of Biological Sciences

Informal science teaching and learning through university outreach

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John C. Walker
Director of Biological Sciences

Molecular mechanisms regulating cellular signaling in plants

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David Worcester
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Structure and dynamics of biological membranes and membrane components

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Troy Zars
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms of learning and memory in fruit fly

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Bing Zhang
Professor of Biological Sciences

Genetic dissection of synaptic plasticity, neural circuitry, and behavior in fruit flies