“Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

Faculty and Staff


Charles Austerberry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Molecular Biology, Protozoology

Charles Brockhouse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Marine and Aquatic Genetics

Theodore E. Burk, D. Phil.

Professor – Animal Behavior, Entomology, Behavioral Ecology

Soochin Cho, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Molecular and Evolutionary Genomics

Alistair J. Cullum, Ph.D. – Associate Chair

Associate Professor – Evolutionary and Comparative Physiology

Ann Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Evolution and Formation of Protein Complexes

Carol Fassbinder-Orth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Avian Immunology and Zoonotic Diseases

Josef D. Franke, Ph.D.

Instructor – Cell Biology

Andrew Kraemer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Evolutionary Ecology, Island Biogeography, and Conservation Biology

Gwendalyn King, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

Mark V. Reedy, Ph.D. – Department Chair

Associate Professor – Developmental Biology

Angela Rivera, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Comparative Physiology and Biomechanics

Gabriel Rivera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor– Vertebrate Ecological & Functional Morphology

John F. Schalles, Ph.D.

Professor – Limnology, Wetlands Ecosystems, Remote Sensing

John Shea, Ph.D., S.J.

Assistant Professor – Ecological and Behavioral Parasitology

Hollie Siebler, Ph.D.

Resident Assistant Professor – Cell Biology

Annemarie Shibata, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Cellular Neuroscience

Mackenzie Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Plant Reproduction and Development

Mary Ann Vinton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor– Plant Ecology, Nutrient Cycling

Amy Worthington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor– Reproductive Physiology & Behavioral Ecology


James E. Platz, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus– Morphology, Evolution, Systematics

Jane C. Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita– Vertebrate Physiology, Hiberation, Cold and heat acclimation


Marylou Holmberg

Lab Coordinator
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Peggy Smith

Office Coordinator
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