“Theory guides. Experiment decides.” — Anonymous

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

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


Robert W. Belknap, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus– Mammalian Physiology, Behavior of small rodent populations

Harry Nickla, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus– Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology

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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Andy Waltke

Lab Coordinator
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Peggy Smith

Office Coordinator
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