Ph.D., George Washington University.
Associate Professor in Biological Sciences.
Interests: Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biology, Parasitology, Behavioral Ecology.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Assistant 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 California, Berkeley. Associate Professor of Ecology.
Interests: Stream ecology, restoration ecology, biological monitoring of water quality with invertebrates and algae, watershed sciences.
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).
Andrew G. Gardner
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assistant Professor of Botany.
Interests: Plant systematics, morphological and floral evolution, biogeography.
Marina M. Gerson
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. Professor of Zoology.
Interests: Ecology, herpetology, behavioral ecology, evolution, desert biology, tropical biology.
Mark A. Grobner
Ph.D., Oregon State University. Professor of Biological Sciences.
Interests: Developmental biology, emphasis on mammalian pre-implantation embryo development.
Terry D. Jones
Ph.D., Oregon State University. Professor of Zoology.
Interests: Vertebrate functional morphology and paleobiology.
Ph.D., University of California, Davis. Associate Professor of Microbiology.
Interests: Bacterial regulation of gene expression and physiology in response to environmental changes.
Patrick A. Kelly
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Zoology and Coordinator of the Endangered Species Recovery Program.
Interests: Conservation and recovery of endangered plants, animals, and ecosystems in California.
Ann K. Kohlhaas
Ph.D., University of Colorado. Professor of Zoology.
Interests: Ecology, behavior and conservation of vertebrates especially primates, other mammals, and birds.
Ph.D., University of British Columbia. Assistant 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. Assistant 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.
My Lo Thao
Ph.D., University of California, Davis. Professor of Microbiology.
Interests: Genetics and evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria-insect associations, environmental microbiology (bioremediation), and molecular biology.
Stuart C. Wooley
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. Professor of Botany.
Interests: Plant-herbivore interactions, interactions between above- and below-ground organisms--particularly those that are symbiotic. Improving science teaching.
James J. Youngblom
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Professor of Biological Sciences.
Interests: Molecular genetics, particularly the current applications of recombinant DNA technology.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Professor of Biological Sciences.
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: the betterment of 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.
Liza Gomez Daglio
Ph.D., University of California, Merced.
Interests: Evolutionary biology with a focus on marine invertebrates.
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 special interest in maternal child health. STEM Education, Ecology, and Economics.
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Instructional Support Technician.
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.
- 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.
- 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