Research Areas

Research Areas
Research Areas

Within the School of Biological Sciences, faculty are affiliated with one of two broad research areas. Faculty collaborate extensively within and between these areas as well as with colleagues in other departments.

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Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior

Faculty members address fundamental, interdisciplinary research questions that bridge ecological, evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral processes. We use a diversity of approaches to address these questions including: field studies, laboratory experiments, mathematical modelling, comparative genomics, functional genetics, systems biology, and phylogenetics. We are an interactive community of researchers who collaborate among laboratories and across the university to make new discoveries related to the diversity of the natural world.

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Genetics, Cellular, & Molecular Biology

Faculty members use proteomic and genomic strategies, combined with bioinformatics to study fundamental biological processes of organisms ranging from viruses, prokaryotes, unicellular eukaryotes and fungi, to whole plants and animals. Areas of focus include cell biology, population and molecular genetics, epigenetics, microbiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, animal/plant pathology, genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution. Interactive clusters of research groups focus on plant and animal virology, microbial physiology and cell biology, comparative pathobiology, plant growth and development, biotic stresses, biofuels, protein engineering, evolutionary genomics, and computational biology.

EEB Faculty

Gwen Bachman Biological Sciences
Alexandra Basolo Biological Sciences
Chad Brassil Biological Sciences
Clayton Cressler Biological Sciences
John DeLong Biological Sciences
Scott Gardner Biological Sciences
Robert Gibson Biological Sciences
Eileen Hebets Biological Sciences
Jean Knops Biological Sciences
Kate Lyons Biological Sciences
Colin Meiklejohn Biological Sciences
Kristi Montooth Biological Sciences
Diana Pilson Biological Sciences
Sabrina Russo Biological Sciences
Daizaburo Shizuka Biological Sciences
Jay Storz Biological Sciences
Brigitte Tenhumberg Biological Sciences & Mathematics
William Wagner Biological Sciences
Anthony Zera Biological Sciences
Sherilyn Fritz Biological Sciences & Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Peter Wagner Biological Sciences & Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Bob Zink Biological Sciences & Natural Resources
Larkin Powell Natural Resource Sciences
Karl Reinhard Natural Resource Sciences
Dave Wedin Natural Resource Sciences
Thomas Powers Plant Pathology
Rick Bevins Psychology
Daniel Leger Psychology
Jeff Stevens Psychology

GCMB Faculty

Peter Angeletti Biological Sciences
Audrey Atkin Biological Sciences
Zoya Avramova Biological Sciences
Paul Blum Biological Sciences
Deborah Brown Biological Sciences
Heriberto Cerutti Biological Sciences
Catherine Chia Biological Sciences
Alan Christensen Biological Sciences
Brian Couch Biological Sciences
Qingsheng Li Biological Sciences
Etsuko Moriyama Biological Sciences
Hideaki Moriyama Biological Sciences
Kenneth Nickerson Biological Sciences
John Osterman Biological Sciences
Wayne Riekhof Biological Sciences
Eric Weaver Biological Sciences
Karrie Weber Biological Sciences & Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Charles Wood Biological Sciences
Bin Yu Biological Sciences
Chi Zhang Biological Sciences
Luwen Zhang Biological Sciences
Stephen Baenziger Agronomy & Horticulture
Tom Clemente Agronomy & Horticulture
Jeff Mower Agronomy & Horticulture
Daniel Schachtman Agronomy & Horticulture
Paul Staswick Agronomy & Horticulture
Harkamal Walia Agronomy & Horticulture
Daniel Ciobanu Animal Science
Samodha Fernando Animal Science
Jessica Petersen Animal Science
Paul Black Biochemistry
Nicole Buan Murphy Biochemistry
Concetta DiRusso Biochemistry
Julie Stone Biochemistry
Jean-Jack Riethoven Biotechnology
Juan Cui Computer Science & Engineering
Andrew Benson Food Science & Technology
Heather Hallen-Adams Food Science & Technology
Robert Hutkins Food Science & Technology
Jacques Izard Food Science & Technology
Daniel Peterson Food Science & Technology
Amanda Ramer-Tait Food Science & Technology
Thomas Petro Oral Biology
James Alfano Plant Pathology
Josh Herr Plant Pathology
Amitava Mitra Plant Pathology
James Van Etten Plant Pathology
Richard Wilson Plant Pathology
Steve Ladunga Statistics
Raul Barletta Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Fernando Osorio Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Asit Pattnaik Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Matthew Wiebe Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Shi-hua Xiang Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Joe Zhou Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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