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Thumbnail photo for Carol Anderson Carol Anderson
Assistant Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
carola [at]
812-856-5603, 6-9901(lab)
JH 333
Meiosis, recombination, and DNA damage signaling
Thumbnail photo for Stephen Bell Stephen Bell
Professor of Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
stedbell [at]
812 856 2331
405A Simon Hall
Molecular Biology of the Archaea
Thumbnail photo for Alan Bender Alan Bender
Associate Professor of Biology
adbender [at]
MO 205
Undergraduate Education
Thumbnail photo for Volker Brendel Volker Brendel
Professor of Biology and Computer Science
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
vbrendel [at]
SI 205C
Thumbnail photo for Yves Brun Yves Brun
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Clyde Culbertson Professor of Biology
ybrun [at]
JH 447G / JH 447F (lab)
Mechanism, regulation, and evolution of bacterial shape, differentiation, and biofilm formation.
Thumbnail photo for Brian Calvi Brian Calvi
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
bcalvi [at]
JH 361B
Cell cycle control of DNA replication and genome stability.
Thumbnail photo for Sue Carter Sue Carter
Rudy Professor of Biology, Director of The Kinsey Institute
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
cscarter [at]
(812) 855-7686
Morrison Hall 313
Social bonding, the role of Oxytocin in mental disorders, traits of monogamy and pair-bond formation.
Thumbnail photo for Yean Chooi-Odle Yean Chooi-Odle
Associate Professor of Biology
chooi [at]
MO 207
Teaching and engaging introductory biology students, especially non-majors.
Thumbnail photo for Keith Clay Keith Clay
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
clay [at]
JH 159B / JH 159 (lab)
Microbial interactions: ecology, symbiosis, disease.
Thumbnail photo for Ankur Dalia Ankur Dalia
Assistant Professor of Biology
ankdalia [at]
812-856-1895 (office)
JH 469A (ofc), JH 455 (lab)
Mechanisms and regulation of biofilm formation, natural transformation, and metabolism in Vibrio cholerae. Using and developing novel genetic tools to dissect the biology of bacterial pathogens and to develop naturally competent microbes for novel biotechnology applications.
Thumbnail photo for Pranav Danthi Pranav Danthi
Associate Professor of Biology
pdanthi [at]
SI 220B
Reovirus-host interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Lynda Delph Lynda Delph
Distinguished Professor of Biology; Evolution, Ecology & Behavior Section Associate Chair
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
ldelph [at]
JH 119B / JH 116/121 (lab)
Evolutionary genetics and ecology; plant reproductive biology.
Thumbnail photo for Greg Demas Greg Demas
Professor, Associate Chair for Research
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
gdemas [at]
JH 265 / JH 267 (lab)
Behavioral endocrinology; neuroendocrine-immune interactions; aggression; biological rhythms; seasonality.
Thumbnail photo for Clay Fuqua Clay Fuqua
Professor and Chair of Biology
cfuqua [at]
JH 425E /JH 425 (lab)
Attachment, biofilm formation, multicellularity and disease ecology of Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Thumbnail photo for Matthew Hahn Matthew Hahn
Professor of Biology and Informatics
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
mwh [at]
JH 249B / JH 249 (lab)
Computational and evolutionary genomics; evolution of transcriptional regulation; molecular population genetics.
Thumbnail photo for Spencer Hall Spencer Hall
Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
sprhall [at]
JH 239B/239(Lab)
Ecology of infectious disease and food web interactions in freshwater environments.
Thumbnail photo for Roger Hangarter Roger Hangarter
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Class of 1968 Chancellor's Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
rhangart [at]
MY 352 / MY 330 (lab)
Plant physiology: environmental sensory-response systems and plant development.
Thumbnail photo for Richard Hardy Richard Hardy
Professor of Biology, Associate Chair of Teaching
rwhardy [at]
SI 220E / SI 015 (lab)
Genome functions of RNA viruses and the roles of trans-acting factors.
Thumbnail photo for Ke Hu Ke Hu
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
kehu [at]
MY 216A / MY 230 (lab)
The Cytoskeletal Biogenesis of Apicomplexan Parasites
Thumbnail photo for Laura Hurley Laura Hurley
Associate Professor of Biology, Director CISAB-REU
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lhurley [at]
JH 243
Serotonin as a social neuromodulator of auditory processing
Thumbnail photo for Roger Innes Roger Innes
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
rinnes [at]
MY 316B / MY 302 (lab)
Molecular genetics of plant/pathogen interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Thom Kaufman Thom Kaufman
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
kaufman [at]
JH A508 / JH A505 (lab)
Cytogenetics, developmental genetics, and molecular genetics of Drosophila.
Thumbnail photo for Daniel Kearns Daniel Kearns
Professor of Biology
dbkearns [at]
JH 469/JH 432 (lab)
Bacterial motility and multicellular behavior.
Thumbnail photo for David Kehoe David Kehoe
Professor of Biology
dkehoe [at]
JH A413A
Environmental regulation of gene expression in bacteria.
Thumbnail photo for Ellen Ketterson Ellen Ketterson
Distinguished Professor of Biology and Gender Studies
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
ketterso [at]
JH 033
Behavioral, physiological, and evolutionary ecology; hormones and behavior; avian biology, mating systems and parental care; physiological basis of trade-offs in life histories; adaptation and constraint; avian migration.
Thumbnail photo for Justin Kumar Justin Kumar
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
jkumar [at]
MY 202A
Regulation of Tissue/Organ Specification and Patterning
Thumbnail photo for Soni Lacefield Soni Lacefield
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
sonil [at]
JH A315B
Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Cycle Regulation
Thumbnail photo for Jay T. Lennon Jay T. Lennon
Associate Professor
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lennonj [at]
856-0962 / 6-7235 (lab)
JH 261B / JH 261 (lab)
Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Thumbnail photo for Curt Lively Curt Lively
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
clively [at]
JH 117B / JH 116/117 (lab)
Evolution and coevolution; sex, virulence and genetic diversity in host-parasite interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Lynch Michael Lynch
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Class of 1954 Professor
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lynchlab [at]
JH 324C / JH 327 (lab)
Evolution; population genetics and genomics; cell biology.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Lynch Michael Lynch
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Class of 1954 Professor
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
milynch [at]
JH 324C / JH 327 (lab)
Evolution; population genetics and genomics; cell biology.
Thumbnail photo for Emília Martins Emília Martins
Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
emartins [at]
JH 133B / JH 133 (lab)
Behavioral evolution, phylogenetics and informatics.
Thumbnail photo for Jake McKinlay Jake McKinlay
Assistant Professor of Biology
jmckinla [at]
JH A309 / A308 (lab)
Microbial metabolism and its role in cell physiology, the environment, and biotechnology.
Thumbnail photo for Scott Michaels Scott Michaels
Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
michaels [at]
MY 316C / MY 359
Regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression by epigenetic modifications.
Thumbnail photo for Armin Moczek Armin Moczek
Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
armin [at]
MY 102D / MY 102 (lab)
Evolution and Development; Insect Genomics; Developmental Plasticity; Behavioral Ecology and Sexual Selection; Insect Endocrinology; Invasive Species and post-invasion Evolution; Natural History of Onthophagus beetles.
Thumbnail photo for Leonie Moyle Leonie Moyle
Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lmoyle [at]
JH 325C / JH 325 (lab)
Genetics of speciation and adaptation, Comparative genomics, Evolutionary ecology, Plant reproduction.
Thumbnail photo for Tuli Mukhopadhyay Tuli Mukhopadhyay
Associate Professor of Biology
sumukhop [at]
SI 220C / SI 019 (lab)
Structure and assembly of enveloped, RNA viruses.
Thumbnail photo for Irene Garcia Newton Irene Garcia Newton
Assistant Professor of Biology
irnewton [at]
JH 217
Functional and evolutionary genomics of symbiosis
Thumbnail photo for Jeffrey Palmer Jeffrey Palmer
Distinguished Professor and Class of 1955 Professor
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
jpalmer [at]
JH 235C / JH 229/235 (lab)
Horizontal gene transfer in plants and fungi. Evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes. Intracellular transfer of organellar genes to the nucleus. Evolution of mutation rates.
Thumbnail photo for Richard Phillips Richard Phillips
Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Research (RTP)
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
rpp6 [at]
Jordan Hall 247
Ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry: Consequences of human-accelerated environmental change on plant-soil-microbial Interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Craig Pikaard Craig Pikaard
HHMI-GBMF Investigator, Carlos O. Miller Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
cpikaard [at]
MY 300
Mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene silencing and large-scale epigenetic control.
Thumbnail photo for Elizabeth Raff Elizabeth Raff
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
raff [at]
MY 100A
Specification of three-dimensional biological form.
Thumbnail photo for Rudolf Raff Rudolf Raff
Distinguished Professor and James H. Rudy Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
raffr [at]
MY 102A
Evolutionary developmental biology; Evolution of early development; Larval origins; How embryos fossilize.
Thumbnail photo for Erik Ragsdale Erik Ragsdale
Assistant Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
ragsdale [at]
(812) 856-1946
Myers Hall 100C
Genetic regulation and evolution of developmental plasticity; nematode systematics and natural history.
Thumbnail photo for Heather Reynolds Heather Reynolds
Associate Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
hlreynol [at]
JH 155A
Plant community ecology; plant-soil-microbial interactions.
Thumbnail photo for Loren Rieseberg Loren Rieseberg
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
lriesebe [at]
unlisted phone
MY 330
Plant evolutionary genomics; speciation; domestication; invasiveness; Compositae genomics; conservation.
Thumbnail photo for  Kimberly Rosvall Kimberly Rosvall
Assistant Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
krosvall [at]
Ofc: JH A318A, Lab: JH A318
Evolution of behavior; neuroendocrine mechanisms of behavior; physiological mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation; sexual selection; behavioral genomics; behavioral ecology
Thumbnail photo for Dean Rowe-Magnus Dean Rowe-Magnus
Associate Professor of Biology
drowemag [at]
JH 451(lab)
Integrons and Super-Integrons; biofilm formation; c-di-GMP signalling pathways; natural competence; ecology and pathogenesis in the Vibrionaceae.
Thumbnail photo for Sidney Shaw Sidney Shaw
Associate Professor of Biology and Technical Director, Light Microscopy Imaging Center
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
sishaw [at]
MY 354
Microtubule dynamics and cellular morphogenesis in Arabidopsis.
Thumbnail photo for G. Troy Smith G. Troy Smith
Associate Professor of Biology, Director CISAB
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
getsmith [at]
JH 270E / JH 270 (lab)
Neural and hormonal control of sexually dimorphic behavior.
Thumbnail photo for Nicholas Sokol Nicholas Sokol
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
nsokol [at]
JH A504/JH A502A(lab)
Regulatory RNA pathways in stem cells and differentiation.
Thumbnail photo for Stefan Surzycki Stefan Surzycki
Associate Professor of Biology
surzycks [at]
JH 328
Characterization of C. reinhardti VNTR sequences; study of C. reinhardti transposons.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Tansey Michael Tansey
Associate Professor of Biology
mtansey [at]
JH A305
Mycology teaching.
Thumbnail photo for Jason Tennessen Jason Tennessen
Assistant Professor
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
jtenness [at]
855-9803 / 856-3616 (lab)
JH 343B / JH 341 (lab)
Studies of cancer metabolism using Drosophila as a model system
Thumbnail photo for W. Dan Tracey W. Dan Tracey
Linda and Jack Gill Chair and Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
dtracey [at]
ofc 856-2574 / lab 6-2876
ofc MSBII 204 / lab MSBII 250
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of nociception (pain) and of touch sensation; development of neuroscience research tools; high throughput methods for behavioral analysis; molecular genetics, confocal microscopy, electrophysiology
Thumbnail photo for Julia van Kessel Julia Van Kessel
Assistant Professor of Biology
jcvk [at]
812-856-2235/lab 6-7507
JH A317/lab JH A316
Bacterial cell-cell communication (quorum sensing); gene regulation; bacterial development; microbial genetics and biochemistry
Thumbnail photo for Michael Wade Michael Wade
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
mjwade [at]
JH 131C / JH 131/145 (lab)
Evolution in Metapopulations; Genetic basis of speciation in Tribolium; Epistasis; Evolutionary genetics of maternal effects; Sexual selection and alternative male mating strategies; Coevolution of arthropod hosts and Wolbachia endosymbionts.
Thumbnail photo for Xindan Wang Xindan Wang
Assistant Professor of Biology
xindan [at]
JH 221C / JH 225 (lab)
Chromosome organization and segregation
Thumbnail photo for Malcolm Winkler Malcolm Winkler
Professor of Biology; Microbiology Section Associate Chair
mwinkler [at]
JH A414 / JH A410 (lab)
Physiology, molecular genetics, and pathogenesis of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).
Thumbnail photo for Andrew Zelhof Andrew Zelhof
Associate Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
azelhof [at]
JH 357A
Photoreceptor cell morphogenesis
Thumbnail photo for Gabriel Zentner Gabriel Zentner
Assistant Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
gzentner [at]
812-856-7377 / 5-0221
MY 216B (office) / MY 230 (lab)
Epigenomic analysis of transcriptional regulation
Thumbnail photo for Miriam Zolan Miriam Zolan
Professor of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
mzolan [at]
JH A400B
Meiosis and DNA Repair
Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty Contact Description
Thumbnail photo for Carl Bauer Carl Bauer
Adjunct: Professor and Chair of Biochemistry
bauer [at]
SI 305A / SI 313 / 317 (lab)
Oxygen and light regulation or gene expression; Biosynthesis of heme and chlorophyll; Prokaryotic development.
Thumbnail photo for James Bever James Bever
Professor of Biology
jbever [at]

Ecology and evolution of plants and fungi.
Thumbnail photo for Matthew Bochman Matthew Bochman
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
bochman [at]
SI 405B
DNA helicases and the maintenance of genome integrity; fermentation science
Thumbnail photo for Bill Brizzard Bill Brizzard
Affiliate: IURTC Director
bbrizzar [at]
Research & Technology Corporation
Biotechnology Program
Thumbnail photo for Karen Bush Karen Bush
Professor of Practice in Biotechnology, Adjunct Professor of Biology
karbush [at]
SI 102B
Antibiotic mechanisms of action and resistance; Antibacterial drug discovery and drug development.
Thumbnail photo for Lingling Chen Lingling Chen
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry
linchen [at]
SI 305B/SI 301
Microbial structure, function and mechanism; biology of molecular chaperone (chaperonin)
Thumbnail photo for Jared Cochran Jared Cochran
Affiliate: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
jcc6 [at]
SI 405C
Development of a metal switch for controlling the activity of P-loop NTPases; kinetic and thermodynamic investigations of unconventional kinesin-microtubule systems; high resolution structural and mechanistic studies of tubulin-protein interactions. (Biotechnology Program)
Thumbnail photo for David Daleke David Daleke
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
daleked [at]
MY 200B / MY 200 (lab)
Structure and organization of biological membranes; phospholipid transporters; effect of diabetes on membrane structure.
Thumbnail photo for Jim Drummond Jim Drummond
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Biochemistry
jadrummo [at]
SI 305C / SI 301 (lab)
Limited alphabet coding sequences and proteins; a minimalist approach to structure and function.
Thumbnail photo for John Foley John Foley
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology/Medical Sciences Program
jgfoley [at]
JH 101
Thumbnail photo for Wayne Forrester Wayne Forrester
Adjunct: Associate Professor of Medical Sciences
wforrest [at]
MY 254
Mechanisms of directed cell migration in C. elegans.
Thumbnail photo for David Giedroc David Giedroc
Adjunct: Professor of Chemistry
giedroc [at]
SI 320A / SI 310 (lab)
Zinc- and copper-specific metal sensor proteins from bacterial pathogens, translational frameshifting, and RNA structure and function in mammalian coronavirus replication.
Thumbnail photo for Andrea Hohmann Andrea Hohmann
Affiliate: Professor of Psychology and Brain Sciences; Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience
hohmanna [at]
812-856-0672/6-3523 (lab)
MSB2 220/MSB2 254 (lab)
Neuroscience; biology and behavior; mechanisms of pain, novel pain therapies
Thumbnail photo for Peter Hollenhorst Peter Hollenhorst
Adjunct: Associate Professor, Medical Sciences
pchollen [at]
JH 209
Mechanisms of transcription factor specificity in cancer.
Thumbnail photo for Elizabeth Housworth Elizabeth Housworth
Adjunct: Professor of Mathematics
ehouswor [at]
RH 371
Statistical genetics and phylogenetics.
Thumbnail photo for Heather Hundley Heather Hundley
Adjunct: Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences
hahundle [at]
JH 213C
Post-transcriptional mechanisms of regulating gene expression.
Thumbnail photo for Cheng Kao Cheng Kao
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry
ckao [at]
SI 205A
Biochemistry of RNA virus infection and innate immunity.
Thumbnail photo for Lisa Lloyd Lisa Lloyd
Adjunct: Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
ealloyd [at]
Goodbody 130
Units and levels of selection; the evolution of female orgasm; history and philosophy of biology.
Thumbnail photo for Vicky Meretsky Vicky Meretsky
Adjunct Professor of Biology, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Affiliate Professor of Law
meretsky [at]
SPEA 455
A conservation biologist with research interests at both the single species and landscape scales.
Thumbnail photo for Anirban Mitra Anirban Mitra
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biology, Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
anmitra [at]
MY 200C
The role of microenvironment regulated microRNAs in promoting ovarian cancer metastasis.
Thumbnail photo for Kristi Montooth Kristi Montooth
Affiliate Associate Professor of Biology
montooth [at]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Evolutionary physiological genetics, population genetics, biochemical adaptation.
Thumbnail photo for Michael Muehlenbein Michael Muehlenbein
Adjunct: Assistant Professor of Anthropology
mpm1 [at]
JH 510
Physiological adaptations (primarily metabolic and reproductive endocrine changes) to infectious diseases; immune-endocrine interactions; ecological immunology; emerging infectious diseases; ecotourism; male reproductive ecology; human life history evolution; behavioral endocrinology.
Thumbnail photo for Kenneth Nephew Kenneth Nephew
Adjunct Professor of Biology, Professor Cellular and Integrative Physiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
knephew [at]
JH 302
Cancer epigenetics; cancer stem cells; ovarian cancer; breast cancer, cancer biomarkers; cancer informatics; estrogen hormone action; microRNAs and cancer.
Thumbnail photo for Hengyao Niu Hengyao Niu
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biology; Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
hniu [at]
SI 400A
Mechanisms of DNA damage repair and its regulation by chromatin dynamics.
Thumbnail photo for Martha Oakley Martha Oakley
Affiliate: Associate Professor of Chemistry
oakley [at]
SI 320C
Research focuses on two major areas, both involving specific recognition by proteins of biologically relevant ligands.
Thumbnail photo for Heather O\'Hagan Heather O'Hagan
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biology, Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
hmohagan [at]
JH 108
Mechanisms by which inflammation initiates cancer-specific epigenetic changes.
Thumbnail photo for Ronald Pearson Ronald Pearson
Research Associate/Raff Lab
rolepear [at]
Microbial ecology, evolution and behavior.
Thumbnail photo for Flynn Picardal Flynn Picardal
Adjunct: Associate Professor, SPEA
picardal [at]
Bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and biogeochemistry with a focus on the microbial reduction of iron oxides and nitrate, microbial iron oxidation, biotransformation of metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons, and combined microbial:geochemical interactions.
Thumbnail photo for P. David Polly P. David Polly
Adjunct: Professor of Geological Sciences
pdpolly [at]
Geology Building, 513
Vertebrate paleontology, comparative morphological variation at the level of the metapopulation, and the effects of Quaternary climate change on vertebrate faunas.
Thumbnail photo for Anne Prieto Anne Prieto
Adjunct: Assistant Professor of Psychology
aprieto [at]
PSY 369
Function and signaling of receptor tyrosine kinases and their ligands in the developing and mature nervous system. The ErbB receptor family and the Tyro3 receptor family.
Thumbnail photo for Todd Royer Todd Royer
Adjunct: Associate Professor, SPEA
troyer [at]
Aquatic biogeochemistry, water resources, nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers, water quality and nutrient standards.
Thumbnail photo for Dale Sengelaub Dale Sengelaub
Adjunct: Professor of Psychology
sengelau [at]
PSY 372
Neural development; neural plasticity; hormones and behavior.
Thumbnail photo for Rasheda Sultana Rasheda Sultana
sultaras [at]
Simon Hall, Room 220D
Biotechnology Program instructor.
Thumbnail photo for Roderick Suthers [missing] Roderick Suthers
Adjunct: Professor, Medical Sciences
suthers [at]
812-855-8353/ 5-8709 (lab
JH 308 / JH 31/315 (lab)
Neuroethology of acoustic communication.
Thumbnail photo for Haixu Tang Haixu Tang
Adjunct: Professor of Informatics and Computing
hatang [at]
Informatics 225
Algorithmic and statistical problems in bioinformatics, particularly in: repeats and segmental duplication in eukaryotic genomes; fragment assembly in DNA sequencing; mass spectrometry data analysis for proteomics, glycomics and glycoproteomics; gene regulatory analysis.
Thumbnail photo for Michael VanNieuwenhze Michael VanNieuwenhze
Affiliate: Associate Professor of Chemistry
mvannieu [at]
SI 200A
Research includes synthesis, study, and design of antibiotics that inhibit bacterial cell wall biosynthesis; peptidoglycan biosynthesis and bacterial cell morphology; development of HBV capsid-binding probes and assembly-directed antivirals; oxidized phospholipids in disease and diagnostics.
Thumbnail photo for Claire Walczak Claire Walczak
Adjunct: Professor, Medical Sciences
cwalczak [at]
MY 262 / MY 260 (lab)
Mechanisms of chromosome segregation and aneuploidy; identification of new targets for therapeutic development.
Thumbnail photo for Meredith West Meredith West
Adjunct: Class of 1971 Chancellor's Professor of Psychology
mewest [at]
PY 348
Development of communicative behavior.
Thumbnail photo for Adam Zlotnick Adam Zlotnick
Adjunct: Professor of Biochemistry
azlotnic [at]
SI 220D/SI 217A
Biophysics of virus assembly related to virus biology, development of antiviral strategies, and construction of virus nanostructures.
Research Scientist Contact Description
Thumbnail photo for Jonathan Atwell Jonathan Atwell
Assistant Scientist, Ketterson Lab
jwatwell [at]
JH 033 (Ketterson Lab)
I have broad research interests in behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. I'm especially interested in understanding how individuals and populations respond to novel and changing environmental conditions (e.g., climate change or habitat alteration) over both contemporary, historical, and geologic time scales. Most of my research to date has involved birds, but I have experience and interest in studying other animals and plants. Website =
Thumbnail photo for Farrah Bashey-Visser Farrah Bashey-Visser
Assistant Scientist
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
fbasheyv [at]
Sycamore Hall 039
Evolutionary ecology of life-history and social strategies, evolution of virulence.
Thumbnail photo for Geetanjali Chawla Geetanjali Chawla
Assistant Scientist
chawlag [at]
JH 341
MicroRNA mediated mechanisms in aging and neurodegeneration
Thumbnail photo for Kevin Cook Kevin Cook
Senior Scientist
kercook [at]
JH A507
Collections management at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center; chromosome biology.
Thumbnail photo for Christina Dann Christina Dann
Affiliate Asst. Scientist Biology, Asst. Scientist Chemistry Dept.
ctdann [at]
Myers 216B
Genetic and cellular studies of mouse spermatogonial stem cells.
Thumbnail photo for Keith Davis Keith Davis
Senior Scientist, Biotech. and Med. Sci. Pgms.; Director, Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research
keirdavi [at]
SI 100A
Development of the soy-derived peptide, Lunasin, as a cancer chemoprevention agent and therapeutic and the use of pharmacologic doses of ascorbic acid as an adjuvant treatment to enhance cancer therapies
Thumbnail photo for Walter Fertig Walter Fertig
Assistant Curator, IU Herbarium
wfertig [at]
Smith Research Ctr 130C
Complete the digitization (imaging, databasing, and georeferencing) of the IU herbarium in Symbiota and assist other herbaria in Indiana in getting their collections digitized in the Consortium of Midwestern Herbaria data system.
Thumbnail photo for  Gail Hardy Gail Hardy
Assistant Scientist, Brun Lab
gahardy [at]
JH 425/418
Holdfast biosynthesis and anchoring
Thumbnail photo for Marcy Kingsbury Marcy Kingsbury
Senior Scientist
mk24 [at]
JH A013
Neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behavior, comparative neuroanatomy
Thumbnail photo for Kris Klueg Kris Klueg
Assistant Scientist
kklueg [at]
JH 340
Thumbnail photo for Eric Knox Eric Knox
Director, IU Herbarium; Senior Scientist
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
eknox [at]
JH A313
Plant evolution, speciation, phylogenetic systematics, chloroplast genome evolution; horizontal gene transfer; flora of Indiana.
Thumbnail photo for Jun Liu [missing] Jun Liu
Assistant Scientist, Hu Lab
liuju [at]
MY 240
Thumbnail photo for Kathy Matthews Kathy Matthews
Senior Scientist
matthewk [at]
JH A507
Thumbnail photo for Stephanie Mauthner Stephanie Mauthner
Assistant Scientist, Tracey Lab
mauthner [at]
(812) 856-2681
Thumbnail photo for David Morgan David Morgan
Assistant Scientist
dagmorga [at]
SI 320C
Thumbnail photo for John Murray John Murray
Senior Scientist, Hu Lab
murrayjo [at]
MY 230
Thumbnail photo for Annette Parks Annette Parks
Associate Scientist
anlparks [at]
JH A513
Collections management at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center.
Thumbnail photo for Ellen Popodi Ellen Popodi
Assistant Scientist
epopodi [at]
JH A512
Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center
Thumbnail photo for Paul Rothrock Paul Rothrock
Associate Curator and Associate Research Scientist
perothro [at]
Smith Research Ctr. 130
Associate Curator of the Herbarium, Center for Biology Research Collections.
Thumbnail photo for Douglas Rusch Douglas Rusch
Genome Computing Group Leader
drusch [at]
JH 044
Lead bioinformatics scientist and primary contact for informatics requests at the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics
Thumbnail photo for Ken Spitze Ken Spitze
Associate Scientist
kspitze [at]
JH 324C
Large population genomics project on Daphnia to explore the patterns of intra- and inter-population variation.
Thumbnail photo for Ho-Ching Tiffany Tsui Ho-Ching Tiffany Tsui
Senior Scientist, Winkler Lab
tttsui [at]
856-1781 / 6-1184
JHA410 / JHA403 (lab)
Dynamics and mechanisms of peptidoglycan (PG) biosynthesis in S. pneumoniae
Thumbnail photo for Cale Whitworth Cale Whitworth
Assistant Research Scientist
calewhit [at]
(812) 855-5783
JH A507
Collections management at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center
Thumbnail photo for Sam Zheng Sam Zheng
Associate Scientist
samzheng [at]

JH A513
Neurobiology and genetic basis of behavior; collections management at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center
Teaching Faculty Contact Description
Thumbnail photo for Amy Berndtson Amy Berndtson
Senior Lecturer
aberndts [at]
BH 626
Thumbnail photo for Clara Cotten Clara Cotten
Senior Lecturer
ccotten [at]
JH 020
Thumbnail photo for Tara Darcy-Hall Tara Darcy-Hall
tldarcyh [at]
BH 624
Teaches undergraduate courses in ecology and environmental biology. Coordinates outreach visits and projects with local elementary school classrooms.
Thumbnail photo for Megan Dunn Megan Dunn
mmparrot [at]

BH 627
Research interests include understanding the mechanisms of enveloped virus assembly and release.
Thumbnail photo for Pamela Hanratty [missing] Pamela Hanratty
Senior Lecturer
phanratt [at]
JH 018
Teaches human genetics; ethical issues related to genetic testing, genetic privacy, and genetic technology
Thumbnail photo for Jim Hengeveld Jim Hengeveld
Senior Lecturer
jhengeve [at]
JH A112
Thumbnail photo for Susan Hengeveld Susan Hengeveld
Senior Lecturer
shengeve [at]
BH 620
Thumbnail photo for Rich Holdeman Rich Holdeman
Senior Lecturer
rholdema [at]
BH 621 / JH 015 (lab)
Teaches process of science and content; specialties include cell biology and genetics.
Thumbnail photo for Carl Kulow Carl Kulow
Senior Lecturer
kulowc [at]
JH 336
Thumbnail photo for Jennifer Laherty Jennifer Laherty
Head, Life Sciences Library and Chemistry Library
jlaherty [at]
JH A304
Thumbnail photo for Nancy Magill Nancy Magill
Senior Lecturer
ngmagill [at]
Assistant director of Biotechnology undergraduate program
Thumbnail photo for Sapna Mehta [missing] Sapna Mehta
Adjunct Lecturer
sapmehta [at]

BH 619
Teach L312 Cell Biology.
Thumbnail photo for Laura Mojonnier Laura Mojonnier
laumojon [at]
BH 625
Teaching interests include non-majors biology, ecology, evolution, sensory biology, environmental biology, diversity. Biology outreach.
Thumbnail photo for Claire Nisonger Claire Nisonger
Senior Lecturer
cnisonge [at]
JH 336
Thumbnail photo for E. William Ruf E. William Ruf
Director of the Tropical Biology Program and Senior Lecturer
rufwm [at]
MO 215
Thumbnail photo for Whitney Schlegel Whitney Schlegel
Associate Professor of Biology Part Time and Founding Director Human Biology
wreilly [at]
MO 117C
Integrative Biology and Human Physiology
Thumbnail photo for Adam Smith Adam Smith
adarsmit [at]
JH 270
Teach molecular, neural, and evolutionary mechanisms that influence animal behaviors; study genetic mechanisms underlying sexual dimorphism in communication signals of South American electric fishes.
Thumbnail photo for Judy Surzycki [missing] Judy Surzycki
Senior Lecturer
surzyckj [at]
JH 336
Thumbnail photo for Robert Vaughan Robert Vaughan
Lecturer; Associate Director, Biotechnology; Director, Biotechnology Graduate Studies
robvaugh [at]
Associate director of Biotechnology Program; director of Biotechnology graduate studies
Thumbnail photo for Daniel Watts Daniel Watts
dajwatts [at]

Teaches BIOT-T312 Societal Issues in Biotechnology
Thumbnail photo for Karen Whitworth [missing] Karen Whitworth
kawhitwo [at]

BH 621
Emeritus Faculty Contact Description
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Professor Emeritus of Biology
bonner [at]
unlisted phone
SI 205C
Improving science literacy.
Thumbnail photo for Lucy Cherbas [missing] Lucy Cherbas
Senior Scientist Emerita
cherbasl [at]
JH A316
Mechanism of transcriptional regulation by a steroid hormone; Drosophila cell lines; Drosophila genomics.
Thumbnail photo for Peter Cherbas Peter Cherbas
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
cherbas [at]
JH A317
Drosophila development and genomics; Nuclear receptors.
Thumbnail photo for David Dilcher David Dilcher
Professor Emeritus of Biology
dilcher [at]
Geology, S 209
Thumbnail photo for Tom Donahue Tom Donahue
Professor Emeritus of Biology
tfdonahu [at]
unlisted phone
no office
Genetic, molecular and biochemical analysis of translation intitiation in yeast.  
Thumbnail photo for Patricia Foster Patricia Foster
Professor Emerita of Biology
plfoster [at]
JH 447E / JH 447A(lab)
Mutagenesis, DNA repair, replication, and recombination.
Thumbnail photo for Gerald Gastony Gerald Gastony
Professor Emeritus of Biology
gastony [at]
unlisted phone
no office
Systematics and genome mapping of ferns; molecular phylogenetics of desert-adapted ferns.
Thumbnail photo for George Hegeman George Hegeman
Student Advocate
Professor Emeritus of BIology
hegemang [at]
812-855-0761, 336-2709
Student Advocates Office, Eigenmann 206
Thumbnail photo for Paul Mahlberg [missing] Paul Mahlberg
Professor Emeritus of Biology
mahlberg [at]
no office
Thumbnail photo for George Malacinski George Malacinski
Professor Emeritus of Biology
malacins [at]
MO 209
Bone strengthening and molecular biology of bone remodeling.
Thumbnail photo for Craig Nelson Craig Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Biology
nelson1 [at]
MO 205
College Teaching: Critical thinking, evolution, diversity and retention. Evolutionary and developmental ecology of sex.
Thumbnail photo for Drew Schwartz Drew Schwartz
Professor Emeritus of Biology
schwartz [at]
unlisted phone
Thumbnail photo for Milton Taylor Milton Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Biology
taymil [at]
JH 336A
The interferon response in hepatitis C patients. A study using DNA array technology to explain the differences in response to treatment and decrease in viral titer.
Thumbnail photo for Robert Togasaki Robert Togasaki
Professor Emeritus of Biology
togasaki [at]
unlisted phone
no office
Thumbnail photo for Maxine Watson Maxine Watson
Professor Emerita of Biology
Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
watsonm [at]
855-5591 / 855-7804 (lab)
JH A303 / JHA302C (lab)
Plant developmental ecology.
Thumbnail photo for Eugene Weinberg Eugene Weinberg
Professor Emeritus of Biology
eweinber [at]
unlisted phone
no office
Medical microbiology; mineral nutrition; iron withholding defense system.
Thumbnail photo for David White [missing] David White
Professor Emeritus of Biology
white [at]
unlisted phone
no office
Thumbnail photo for Don Whitehead [missing] Don Whitehead
Professor Emeritus of Biology
whitehea [at]
unlisted phone
no office
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