Faculty & Staff

Faculty members in the Department of Biology conduct active research in a variety of fields, including algal molecular biology, aquatic ecology, cell biology, conservation biology, cytogenetics, developmental biology, ecological genetics, entomology, immunology, microbial ecology, mycology, neurobiology, parasitology, plant physiological ecology, and systematics. Research programs in the Department of Biology receive outside funding from many sources including the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and private corporations.

Dr. Ashley Adams
Assistant Professor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Maryam Ahmed
Professor
Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Dr. Keith Barlow
Visiting Professor
Faculty
Associate Professor
Assistant Chair for Faculty Affairs
Molecular Neuroscience
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Microbiology
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Dr. Suzanna Brauer
Professor
Microbial Ecology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lecturer
Faculty
Dr. Clare Scott Chialvo
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary Biology and Entomology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Professor
Aquatic Ecology and Community Ecology
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
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Associate Professor
Community Ecology, Herpetology, Conservation Biology
Faculty
Associate Professor
Director, Biology Honors Program
Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Adjunct Instructor
Laboratory Technician
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor
Faculty
Michael Gangloff
Associate Professor
Freshwater Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Dr. Jennifer Geib
Associate Professor
Ecology and Science Teacher Education
Director, Secondary Education Program
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Science Education
Faculty
Jennifer Hastings
General Biology Laboratory Supervisor
Faculty
Administrative Support Specialist - Budgets
Staff
Dr. Guichuan Hou
Professor
Director, Electron Microscope Facility
Microscopy and Plant Developmental Cell Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Science Education
Faculty
Laboratory Manager
Lecturer
Faculty
Drew Jenkins
Senior Lecturer
Faculty
Professor
Vice Provost for Research
Molecular Microbiology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Dr. Mary Kinkel
Associate Professor
Developmental Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Faculty
Administrative Support Specialist - Office Manager & Assistant to the Chair
Staff
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty
Professor
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Ecosystems and Ecology
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor
Faculty
Dr. Coleman McCleneghan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Faculty
Jerry Meyer
Greenhouse Manager
Lecturer
Outreach Coordinator
Faculty
Zack Murrell
Professor
Plant Systematics, Speciation and Hybridization & Southern Appalachian Floristics and Biogeography
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Howie Neufeld
Professor
Physiological Plant Ecology, Plant Water Relations Ecosystem Ecology
Air Pollution Effects on Plants
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Professor
Director, Human Performance Laboratory
Exercise and Nutrition Immunology
Faculty
Kevin Oley
Senior Lecturer
Faculty
Michael Opata
Associate Professor
Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Administrative Support Associate - Travel, Payroll and Assessment
Staff
Interim Vivarium Research Director
Vivarium Operations Manager
Staff
Annkatrin Rose
Associate Professor
Plant Molecular Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Faculty
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Director
General Biology Program
Faculty
Steven Seagle
Professor
Terrestrial Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Darren Seals
Associate Professor
Cancer Cell Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Microbiology, Immunology, Pathophysiology
Faculty
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty
Professor
Director, Graduate Program
Behavioral Ecology
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Dr. Todd Stincic
Assistant Professor
Faculty
Dr. Shea Tuberty
Professor
Assistant Chair for Student Affairs
Invertebrate Physiology and Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty
Dr. Ava Udvadia
Professor
Chair
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Faculty
Professor
Honors College Academic Advisor - Biology and Preprofessions
Cell Biology, Lipids and Biofuels
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Faculty
Dr. John Walker
Adjunct Associate Professor
Mycology and Mycorrhizal Ecology
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Faculty
Professor
Assistant Vice Provost for General and Experiential Education
Development and Evolution
Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics
Physiology & Organismal Biology
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary Ecology, Global Change Biology
Conservation Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty

Faculty Emeritus

Jeffrey Butts
Professor Emeritus
Parasitology and Epidemiology
William Dewel
Professor Emeritus
Embryology and Development, Early Metazoan Evolution
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Professor Emeritus
Exercise Immunology & Animal Physiology
Mathius Sedivec
Professor Emeritus
Neurobiology and Animal Physiology
Wayne Van Devender
Professor Emeritus
Evolutionary Biology, Population Dynamics, Herpetology and Vertebrate Biology
Gary Walker
Professor Emeritus
Cliff-Face Ecology
Ray Williams
Professor Emeritus
Insect Ecology and Plant-Insect Interactions