Current Faculty

Below is an alphabetical listing of Current Biology faculty. Please note you can search by first or last name. All of Biology faculty are affiliated with at least one of the four interdisciplinary graduate programs and you can limit your search to only those faculty affiliated with a particular program. In addition, you can search for only those faculty who can chair graduate student Masters or PhD committees. And you can combine these criteria to further limit your search.

Name Title Research Interests
Lynn Adler

Associate Professor

Ecology and Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions

R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Peter Alpert

Professor

Plant Ecology and Conservation Science

Courtney C. Babbitt

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary Genomics

Madelaine E. Bartlett

Assistant Professor

Diversity of Shape and form present in flowering plants.

Tobias Baskin

Professor

Regulation of Plant Morphogenesis During Growth & Development

Magdalena Bezanilla

Associate Professor

Molecular Mechanisms Behind Plant Cell Growth

Eric L. Bittman

Professor

Circadian Rhythms, Reproduction, and Seasonal Changes in Brain Function

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor

Anaerobic Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Evolution, Genomics, Bioinformatics

Steven D. Brewer

Senior Lecturer II

Science Education; Instructional Technology

Bruce Byers

Associate Professor

Songbird Vocalizations

Ana L. Caicedo

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics
Elizabeth A. Connor

Associate Professor

Neuromuscular Junction: Development and Maintenance

Cristina Cox Fernandes

Lecturer/Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Diversity of Amazonian Fishes

Gerald B. Downes

Associate Professor

Development and Function of Spinal Cord Networks

Elizabeth R. Dumont

Professor

Vertebrate Morphology

Laura I. Francis

Lecturer

Molecular Mechanisms

Judith E. Goodenough

Senior Lecturer II

Circadian phototactic rhythm in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Samuel P. Hazen

Associate Professor

Regulatory Networks and Natural Variation in Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis

Christiane I. Meyer Healey

Lecturer

Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior

Peter W. Houlihan

Senior Lecturer

Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Ecology, and Conservation Biology

Duncan J. Irschick

Professor

Functional Morphology, Evolution, and Behavioral Ecology

Abigail Jensen

Associate Professor

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Vertebrate Retinal Development and Retinal Disease
Rolf O. Karlstrom

Professor

Developmental Neurobiology: Axon Guidance and Forebrain Patterning
Wei-Lih Lee

Associate Professor

Mechanism of Dynein-Mediated Nuclear Migration and Spindle Positioning

Geng-Lin Li

Assistant Professor

Synaptic Transmission

Thomas J. Maresca

Assistant Professor

Cell Division

Michele Markstein

Assistant Professor

Stem Cells and Cancer

Benjamin Normark

Professor

Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems

W. Brian O'Connor

Emeritus Professor

Randall W. Phillis

Associate Professor

Neurogenetics of Drosophila

Jeffrey Podos

Professor

Mechanisms and Evolution of Vertebrate Behavior; Bioacoustics

Adam Porter

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Biology; Computational Biology

Alan M. Richmond

Senior Lecturer/Curator

Herpetology

Margaret Riley

Professor

Microbial Molecular Evolution and Ecology

Caleb M. Rounds

Lecturer

Plant Physiology

Lawrence M. Schwartz

Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professor of Integrated Science

Programmed Cell Death

Karen B. Searcy

Senior Lecturer/Curator

Plant Reproductive Ecology

Tristram G. Seidler

Extension Assistant Professor/Curator

Plant Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation

Patricia Wadsworth

Professor

Cell Division and Cytoskeleton

Elsbeth Walker

Professor

Plant Development and Molecular Genetics

R. Thomas Zoeller

Professor

Thyroid Hormone Action on Brain Development and Environmental Disruption of Thyroid Hormone Action