The Graduate Program in


All OEB faculty are listed below. To help applicants to our graduate program locate a faculty sponsor, the faculty list can be filtered by four broad research areas.

Click any OEB faculty member's name to view their directory page.

Name Research Interests

Albertson, R. Craig

Associate Professor of Biology

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Baskin, Tobias

Professor of Biology

Regulation of Plant Morphogenesis During Growth & Development

Beery, Annaliese

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Biology, Smith College

Neuroendocrinology of social behavior

Bellemare, Jesse

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Plant ecology, biogeography and evolution

Bittman, Eric L.

Professor of Biology

Circadian Rhythms, Reproduction, and Seasonal Changes in Brain Function

Blaustein, Jeffrey D.

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Neuroendocrinology, Hormone-Neurotransmitter Interactions, Hormones and Behavior, Reproductive Endocrinology, Peripubertal Stress and Reproduction

Dumont, Elizabeth R.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs;

Director, Interdisciplinary Grad. Programs, CNS;

Professor of Biology

Vertebrate Morphology

Gerson, Alexander R.

Assistant Professor, Biology

Integrative ecological physiology of birds, energetics, water balance, bird migration

Gill, Cynthia

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, Hampshire College

Human and comparative physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology, herpetology, conservation biology, and behavioral biology

Gillis, Gary B.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

Biomechanics and neuromuscular control of vertebrate locomotion

Hamill, Joseph

Professor of Kinesiology

Biomechanics of human locomotion

Holt, Brigitte M.

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Biocultural evolution of the genus Homo, functional morphology and biomechanics of the appendicular skeleton, paleoecology, forager ecology, Old World prehistory, Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene ecology, bone mass and physical activity.

Kelly, Diane A.

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Neurobiology, biomechanics, and evolution of reproductive systems.

Kent, Jane

Professor of Kinesiology

Muscle physiology

Leckie, R. Mark

Professor and Department Head, Geosciences

Micropaleontology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoceanography

McCormick, Stephen D.

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Research Physiologist, Conte Anadromous Fish Lab

Environmental Physiology of Fish

Podos, Jeffrey

OEB Graduate Program Leader

Professor of Biology

Mechanisms and evolution of vertebrate behavior, bioacoustics

Remage-Healey, Luke

Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Neural basis of behavior

Richmond, Alan M.

Lecturer in Biology

Curator of Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles , NaturalHistory Collections

Phylogeography of New England amphibians and reptiles

Roy, Allison H.

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation

Freshwater ecology, fish and macroinvertebrates, urban ecology, conservation

Sievert, Paul R

Research Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation

Conservation biology, physiological ecology and biostatistics

Smith, L. David

Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program

Ecology and evolution of marine predator-prey interactions

Stoffolano, John

Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Behavior and physiology of flies especially of the adult crop organ and the mechanisms regulating filling and depletion

Umberger, Brian R.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Biomechanics and energetics of hominin locomotion

Zoeller, Thomas

Professor of Biology

Environmental endocrine disrupters