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BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT FACULTY

 

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PRIMARY FACULTY SECONDARY FACULTY

 

Karen Abbott

Theoretical Ecology

David Burke
Rhizosphere Ecology, Plant-microbe Interactions, Molecular Microbial Ecology, and Plant Ecology
Radhika Atit

Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Embryology

Darin Croft

Vertebrate Paleontology, Mammal Evolution, Paleoecology, Phylogenetics

 

Michael Benard

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Brian McDermott

Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Hearing, Deafness, Zebrafish, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Hair Cells

 
Jean H. Burns

Ecology, Invasion Biology, Demography, Phylogenetics

Peter Thomas*

Mathematical Biology (pattern formation, synchronization phenomena, applied bifurcation theory), Computational Neuroscience (reliability and precision of spike time patterns, cortical map formation, neural information processing), and Computational Cell Biology (signal transduction, gradient sensing, cellular information processing)

 
Arnold I. Caplan

Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Scott Simpson

Human evolution, Functional anatomy, Vertebrate paleontology

 
Hillel J. Chiel

Neurobiology, Animal Behavior, and Biophysics

 

Daniel Wesson

Neuroscience, Olfaction, Electrophysiology, Rodent behavior, Sensory integration.

 
Christopher A. Cullis

Plant Molecular Biology


Peter A. Zimmerman

Professor of Global Health & Disease

 

Sarah Diamond

Evolutionary ecology, global change biology, physiology

 

 

 

Jessica Fox

Neurobiology, sensory systems, insect behavior

 
Stephen E. Haynesworth

Developmental and Aging Biology

 
Emmitt R. Jolly

Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Parasitology, Schistosomiasis

 

 

Ryan Martin

evolution, ecology, adaptive diversification, phenotypic plasticity

 
Claudia Mizutani

Genetics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Evolution

 
Roy E. Ritzmann

Neurobiology and Behavior

 
Charles Rozek

Developmental and Molecular Genetics

 
Robin Snyder

Theoretical Ecology

 
Mark Willis

Entomology; Animal Behavior and its neural basis, especially navigation, orientation and flight behavior

 
James Zull

Human Learning, applications of Brain Science in Education

 

 

INSTRUCTORS
 
Rebecca Benard*†

Ecology

 

Sue Burden-Gulley

 

 

Leena Chakravarty

 

 
Richard Drushel*†

Kinematics, Anatomy, and 3-D computer modelling of feeding behaviors in Aplysia californica; Autonomous Robotics; Embedded Microcontroller Systems

 
Valerie Haywood

Intercellular Communication Mechanisms in Plants

 
Barbara Kuemerle

Molecular Biology, Genetics, Developmental Neuroscience

 
Ronald G. Oldfield

Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution of Fishes

 
LECTURERS

 

Dianne Kube

 

 

Deborah Harris

 

 
ADJUNCT FACULTY

 

Ana Locci*†

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

Ecosystem Modeling

 
Kristen E. Lukas*

Effects of designed environments on gorilla and chimpanzee behavior

 
Pam Dennis*

Relationship between animal management, disease and the environment. Epi-Zoo Program

 
Kurt A. Smemo*

Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Global Environmental Change

 

Gavin Svenson

Curator and Head of Invertabrate Zoology

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

Mandy Vick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology Faculty Associated with the Skeletal Research Center
Arnold I. Caplan

Cell and Developmental Biology

Stephen E. Haynesworth+

Developmental and Aging Biology

Donald P. Lennon

Development of chemically defined media for Stage 24 chick limb bud mesenchymal stems & rMSCs

J. Michael Sorrell

Dermal fibroblast biology, control of angiogenesis

Jean Welter

Tissue engineering, with a main focus on mesenchymal stem cell–based cartilage tissue engineering

 
 
Adjunct Faculty & Instructors
Not accepting graduate students

 

Emeritus Faculty

Darhl Foreman

Joseph Koonce

Morris Burke

Norman Rushforth

 

 

 

 




 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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