Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Associate Professor in Biological Sciences.
Interests: Investigating the development of conceptual expertise in Biology. Probing biology students' molecular understanding of everyday biological phenomena.
Ph.D., University of Washington. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
Interests: Ecology (communities and populations, plant/animal interactions), science education (metacognition, identifying/correcting misconceptions, learning how to learn).
Marina M. Gerson
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. Professor of Zoology.
Interests: Ecology, herpetology, behavioral ecology, evolution, desert biology, tropical biology.
Ph.D., Stanford University. Assistant Professor of Genetics.
Interests: The connection of underlying genes to developmental processes in a variety of systems, including placenta development in disparate taxa and carotenoid-based yellow pigmentation in bats.
Ph.D., University of California, Davis. Professor of Microbiology.
Interests: Development of novel brewing Saccharomyces cerevisiae by CRISPR/Cas9 and Cell Fusion technology.
Patrick A. Kelly
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Zoology.
Interests: Conservation and recovery of endangered plants, animals, and ecosystems in California.
University of Florida. Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology.
Interests: Evolution and paleoecology of herbivores, with a particular interest in Miocene Gomphotheres and Mastodons.
Ph.D., University of British Columbia. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
Interests: Ecological and Comparative Physiology. I am particularly interested in how vertebrates adapt their physiological mechanisms to extreme environments.
Jeffrey A. Scales
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
Interests: Functional morphology at both the organismal level and higher levels. My research focuses on the locomotor and feeding systems in reptiles and amphibians.
Tricia Van Laar
Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio. Assistant Professor of Microbial Genetics.
Interests: Microbial genomics, microbial pathogenesis and metabolism, biofilms, and avian microbiota.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Professor of Genetics.
Interests: Human genetics and the application of molecular and cytogenetic techniques to the study of human disorders.
MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
Interests: Drawing and painting natural forms, polarized-light microscopy and glass arts/glass blowing.
Sara E. Emerson
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago.
Interests: Foraging ecology, human/wildlife interactions, landscapes of fear, habitat, and diet selection by mammals.
Ph.D., University of California, Davis.
Interests: improving human health through nutrition that supports immune responses and diminishes inflammation. I hope to contribute to limiting the negative effects of food intake on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.
Interests: Parasitoid ecology and biology, especially non-Fisherian sex ratios; invertebrate ecology, evolution, and all things entomology, with a special focus on Integrated Pest Management and biological control.
Ph.D., Harvard University.
Interests: Cell biology, neuroscience, human physiology, and endocrinology. Neuronal regulation of nutrient metabolism. Microscopy. Learning about extremophilic metabolism, advancements in bionanotechnology, and spectral imaging.
MPH, Yale University.
Interests: Health sciences and public health, with a special interest in maternal child health. STEM Education, Ecology, and Economics.
B.S, University of California, Davis. Instructional Support Technician. Interests: Microbiology, population genetics, critters of every kind, and ballet/costume design/construction.
- David Gotelli, Ph.D., University of Washington. Professor of Botany Emeritus.
- Steve Grillos, Ph.D., Oregon State University. Professor of Botany Emeritus. Interests: Phloem tissue development; systematics of ferns and fern allies. He is also co-authoring a book on Weeds of California.
- Glenn Hackwell, Ph.D., Oregon State University. Professor of Zoology Emeritus. Interests: Biology and the behavior of bees, insect systematics and pollination dynamics.
- James Hanson, Ph.D., Oregon State University. Professor of Zoology Emeritus. Interests: Metabolism in cultured cardiac cells, microphotography and photomicrography for biological programs, the dynamics of cell divisions, and early animal development.
- Ann Kohlhaas, Ph.D., University of Colorado. Professor of Zoology. Interests: Ecology, behavior and conservation of vertebrates especially primates, other mammals, and birds.
- Pete Mayol, Ph.D., Purdue University. Professor of Botany Emeritus. Interests: Phytopathological and nematological studies, pathogenicity, host parasite relations and other microbial interactions.
- Wayne Pierce, Ph.D., Washington State University. Professor of Botany. Interests: Membrane transport, mineral nutrition of hydroponic crops and propagation of plants.
- Pamela Roe, Ph.D., Washington State University. Professor of Zoology. Interests: Marine biology.
- Kenneth G. Schoenly, Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Professor of Zoology Emeritus. Interests: Invertebrate ecology, forensic entomology, ecological agriculture and biological control.
- Walter Tordoff, III, Ph.D., Colorado State University. Professor of Zoology Emeritus. Interests: Ecology of genetics of valley and mountain populations of reptiles and amphibians.
- Flora Watson, Ph.D., University of Southern California. Professor of Zoology. Interests: Human biology and the physiological basis of animal behavior.
- Steven J. Wolf, Ph.D., University of Alberta. Professor of Botany. Interests: Systematics, phytogeography and evolution of vascular plants, particularly Asteraceae. Computer applications in biology and education.
- Daniel F. Williams, Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Professor of Zoology Emeritus. Interests: Nongame wildlife conservation; ecology and evolution of desert rodents; ecology of bats and systematics of heteromyid rodents. Email: email@example.com
- James J. Youngblom, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Professor of Genetics Emeritus. Interests: Molecular genetics, particularly the current applications of recombinant DNA technology.
Updated: September 21, 2023