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College of Science & Engineering

Department of Biology

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Faculty Research Areas

Giri Akkaraju

  • Viral Pathogenesis
  • Targeted therapies for cancer/ Cancer drug design/testing
  • Anti-inflammatory therapies for neurological disorders, e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nanomaterials for therapeutics and diagnostics
Matt Chumchal
  • Mercury contamination of the environment
  • Food web ecology
  • Small pond ecology
  • Contaminant trophic transfer and biomagnification
Michael Chumley
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aging
Ray Drenner
  • Mercury Contamination of the Environment
Amanda Hale
  • Impacts of wind energy on birds and bats
  • Conservation biology
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Urban ecology
Matt Hale
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Population Genetics
Phil Hartman
  • Radiation biology
  • DNA repair
  • Aging
John Horner
  • Ecology and evolution of carnivorous plants
  • Mechanisms of speciation
Marlo Jeffries
  • Aquatic Toxicology
  • Reproductive Endocrine Disruption
  • Thyroid Disruption
  • Immunotoxicology
  • Development of Alternative Toxicity Testing Methods
Shauna McGillivray
  • Microbiology
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Bacillus anthracis
Mike Misamore
  • Invertebrate reproduction
  • Fertilization Biology
  • Zebra mussel biology
  • Invertebrate biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Developmental Biology
Mikaela Stewart
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Drug Design
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins
Dean Williams
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Invasive Species
  • Horned Lizard Conservation
  • Mating and Breeding Systems
Floyd Wormley
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Medical Mycology
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Mucosal Immunology
  • Vaccine Development