The Biology Department faculty have a wide variety of research interests and routinely include students to work side-by-side with them in the labs. From collecting data in the field and bringing it back to the lab to performing research tasks in the lab and assessing the results, students are an intricate part of the process. Below you will find links to individual faculty who describe their work.
|Lynn Bedard||Molecular Biology
|Role of Elongtion Factors in RNA transcription, microbial diversity.|
|James Benedix||Behavioral Ecology
|Dana Dudle||Plant Evolutionary Ecology,||Evolution and ecology of flowering plants, especially pollination, pigments, and responses to stress.|
|Chet Fornari||Molecular Genetics, Genomics
& Bioinformatics, Microbiology
|Wade Hazel||Ecological & Evolutionary Genetics||Threshold traits; Ecological genetics of conditional strategies.|
|Kevin Kinney||Physiology, Immunology,
|Nervous System - Immune interactions, particularly in reptiles and amphibians.|
|Pascal Lafontant||Biomedical Science, Physiology||Heart regeneration, Vascular development, 3D Imaging|
|Sarah Lee|| Community Ecology
|Causes and effects of aquatic biodiversity.|
|Melissa Petreaca||Cell Biology & Immunology||Inflammation resolution, regulation of neutrophil function & cell signaling.|
|Henning Schneider||Molecular Neurobiology,
Physiology & Neuroethology
|Janet Vaglia||Developmental Biology||Animal development, Evolution of Developmental pattering and Environmental Influences.|
|Role of ants in grasslands.
Ecology of body size in ants.