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


Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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

Ana L. Caicedo

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics
Elizabeth A. Connor

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Development

Neuromuscular Junction: Development and Maintenance

Gerald B. Downes

Associate Professor

Motor Behavior and Epilepsy

Samuel P. Hazen

Associate Professor

Regulatory Genomics of Plant Growth

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

Jeffrey Laney

Senior Lecturer II

Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics, and Molecular Biology

Thomas J. Maresca

Associate Professor

Cell Division

Randall W. Phillis

Associate Professor

Neurogenetics of Drosophila

Margaret Riley


Microbial Ecology and Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

Jessica M. Rocheleau


Molecular and Cellular Biology

Lawrence M. Schwartz

Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professor of Integrated Science

Programmed Cell Death

Andrew Stephens

Assistant Professor

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Patricia Wadsworth


Mitotic spindle assembly and function

Elsbeth Walker

Professor and Department Chair

Plant Genetics and Physiology

Caralyn Zehnder


Population & Community Ecology, Entomology, and Science Education