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
R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Courtney C. Babbitt

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary Genomics

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

Ana L. Caicedo

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics
Elizabeth A. Connor

Associate Professor

Neuromuscular Junction: Development and Maintenance

Gerald B. Downes

Associate Professor

Development and function of spinal cord networks

Samuel P. Hazen

Associate Professor

Regulatory Networks and Natural Variation in Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis

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

Randall W. Phillis

Associate Professor

Neurogenetics of Drosophila

Margaret Riley

Professor

Microbial Molecular Evolution and Ecology

Lawrence M. Schwartz

Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professor of Integrated Science

Programmed Cell Death

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