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


Ecology and Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions

R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Peter Alpert


Plant Ecology and Conservation Science

Courtney C. Babbitt

Assistant Professor of Biology and Commonwealth Honors College

Evolutionary Genomics

Tobias Baskin


Regulation of Plant Morphogenesis During Growth & Development

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor

Anaerobic Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Evolution, Genomics, Bioinformatics

Bruce Byers

Associate Professor

Songbird Vocalizations

Ana L. Caicedo

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics
Cristina Cox Fernandes

Lecturer/Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Diversity of Amazonian Fishes

Gerald B. Downes

Associate Professor

Development and Function of Spinal Cord Networks

Alexander R. Gerson

Assistant Professor

Integrative Eco-physiology - Environmental Physiology of Birds

Christiane I. Healey


Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior

Peter W. Houlihan

Senior Lecturer II

Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Ecology, and Conservation Biology

Duncan J. Irschick


Functional Morphology, Evolution, and Behavioral Ecology

Abigail Jensen

Associate Professor

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


Developmental Neurobiology: Axon Guidance and Forebrain Patterning
Paul S. Katz

Professor and Director of Neuroscience

Evolution, Development, and Function of Neural Circuits underlying Behavior

Benjamin Normark


Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems

Jeffrey Podos


Mechanisms and Evolution of Vertebrate Behavior; Bioacoustics

Adam Porter

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Biology; Computational Biology

Alan M. Richmond

Senior Lecturer II/Curator


Margaret Riley


Microbial Molecular Evolution and Ecology

Elsbeth Walker


Plant Development and Molecular Genetics

R. Thomas Zoeller


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