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Biology Faculty

  • Daniel C. Allen, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2011), Assistant Professor.
    Community ecology; ecosystem ecology; stable isotope ecology; stream and riparian ecology
  • Dahiana Arcila, Ph.D. (George Washington University, 2017), Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator of Ichthyology, SNOMNH (incoming January 2019). Evolutionary biology of fishes; phylogenetics; comparative genomics
  • Elizabeth A. Bergey, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 1992), Professor and Heritage Biologist, OBS. Aquatic biology; stream ecology
  • Ari Berkowitz, Ph.D. (Washington University, St. Louis, 1993), Presidential Professor. Neurobiology and control of movements
  • Ricardo Betancur-R., Ph.D. (Auburn University, 2009), Assistant Professor (incoming January 2019). Evolutionary biology of fishes; phylogenetics; adaptive radiations
  • Eric G. Bright, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2015), Instructor.
  • Richard E. Broughton, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1995), Professor, Chair and Biologist, OBS. Molecular evolution and phylogenetics of fishes
  • Richard L. Cifelli, Ph.D., (Columbia University, 1983), Presidential Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, SNOMNH. Mammalogy; systematics; evolutionary biology; comparative anatomy
  • Jess R. Eberle, M.S. (University of Oklahoma, 2015), Instructor.
  • Luca Fornelli, Ph.D. (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014). Assistant Professor (Incoming Fall 2018). Top-down proteomics; mass spectrometry; translational sciences
  • Douglas D. Gaffin, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 1994), David Ross Boyd Professor, Joseph Brandt Professor, Presidential Professor and Interim Dean of Honors College. Scorpion sensory biology
  • J. Phil Gibson, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, 1995), Professor. Evolutionary ecology, plant reproduction, plant-animal interactions
  • Cynthia Gordon, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2003), Associate Professor.
    Functional morphology, evolutionary ecology
  • K. David Hambright, Ph.D. (Cornell University, 1991), Professor and Director, Environmental Studies. Limnology; microbial, plankton, and fish ecology; predator-prey interactions; aquatic food webs paleolimnology
  • Randall S. Hewes, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1993), Professor and Dean, Graduate College. Cellular neurobiology and molecular genetics
  • Kenneth R. Hobson, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley, 1992), Associate Professor. Insect ecology; forest entomology; chemical ecology; entomology
  • Mariëlle H. Hoefnagels, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 1997), Associate Professor. Biology education
  • Michael E. Kaspari, Ph.D. (University of Arizona, 1992), Presidential Professor and George Lynn Cross Research Professor. Community ecology; biodiversity; entomology; macroecology
  • Jeffrey F. Kelly, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, 1996), Professor and Corix Chair and Director of the Plains Institute, and Heritage Zoologist, OBS. Conservation biology, avian ecology; stable isotope applications in ecology; distribution and abundance of vertebrates in Oklahoma
  • Heather Ketchum, Ph.D. (Texas A&M, 2002), Associate Professor. Medical-veterinary and forensic entomology
  • Rosemary Knapp, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1996), Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Comparative neuroendocrinology and physiology; reproductive behavior
  • Hayley Lanier, Ph.D. (University of Alaska, 2010), Assistant Curator of Mammalogy and Assistant Professor. Evolution and ecology of mammals, phylogeography
  • Eric M. Lee, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2014), Lecturer. Cellular behavioral neurobiology; transcription factor regulation of neural crest development
  • Christian H. Lemon, Ph.D. (Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2001), Associate Professor. Systems neurophysiology; sensory processing in flavor, taste, and pain
  • Michael R. Markham, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico, 1994), Case-Hooper Professor and Presidential Professor and Assistant Chair. Neurobiology and energetics of animal communication systems
  • Katharine A. Marske, Ph.D. (University of Auckland, 2010), Assistant Professor .
    Comparative phylogeography, community ecology, and macroecology
  • Wendy M. Martin, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2016), Lecturer
  • John P. Masly, Ph. D. (University of Rochester, 2007), Associate Professor.
    Evolution and development of complex traits; evolutionary genetics
  • David McCauley, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1997), Associate Professor.
    Evolutionary developmental biology; basal vertebrate development
  • Matthew J. Miller, Ph.D. (University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008), Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator of Ornithology, SNOMNH. Avian biology; emergent diseases Neotropical birds
  • Mojgan Padash, Ph.D. (Lund University, Sweden, 2006), Assistant Professor. Cell and Molecular Biology; HPV-mediated cancer
  • Thomas S. Ray, Ph.D. (Harvard University, 1981), Professor. Evolutionary biology; ecology; tropical biology; digital evolution; pharmacology
  • Ashlee Rowe, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University, 2004), Assistant Professor. Sensory and motor systems and their role in the evolution of adaptive behavior
  • Matt Rowe, Ph.D. (University of California at Davis, 1984), Professor. Coevolution between predators and prey
  • Barbara Safiejko-Mroczka, Ph.D. (Medical Academy of Gdansk, 1987), Associate Professor. Cellular biology; cytoskeleton and cell motility; wound healing
  • Ingo Schlupp, Dr. rer. nat. (Universität Hamburg, 1995), Presidential Professor. Gynogenetic mating systems; evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction; sexual selection; population biology of fishes including conservation biology
  • Tarren J. Shaw, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University, 2009), Lecturer.
    Cognition and behavior, educational technology, curriculum development
  • Cameron D. Siler, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 2011), Associate Professor and Associate Curator of Herpetology, SNOMNH. Evolutionary biology; biogeography; herpetology
  • Laura Stein, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (Incoming August 2019). Behavioral plasticity; transgenerational effects; neural mechanisms; parental care
  • James N. Thompson, jr., Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, 1973), David Ross Boyd Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Population genetics; quantitative variation; mutation
  • Caryn C. Vaughn, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1984), Presidential Professor and George Lynn Cross Research Professor. Stream ecology; conservation biology
  • Lawrence J. Weider, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1984), Professor. Evolutionary ecology; aquatic ecology; ecological genetics of zooplankton
  • Gary A. Wellborn, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1993), Professor and Director, OU Biological Station. Population ecology; community ecology; evolutionary ecology; behavior

Affiliated Research Scientists

  • Janet K. Braun, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Eli Bridge, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Oklahoma Biological Survey
  • Bruce A. Carnes, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Nicholas J. Czaplewski, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • S. Terence Dunn, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Daniel Feeback, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
    NASA
  • Tingting Gu, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory.
  • Eric W. Howard, Ph.D., Affiliate Associate Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Philip K. Morton, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Murray State College
  • Robert W. Nairn, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
    Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
  • Michael A. Patten, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
    Oklahoma Biological Survey
  • Jeremy Ross, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor. Migration Biology; Avian Ecology, Oklahoma Biological Survey.
  • G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D., Affiliate Professor
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
    Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
  • Donald A. Wilson, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
    Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
  • Celeste R. Wirsig-Wiechmann, Ph.D., Affiliate Associate Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Xiangming Xiao, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, and Center for Spatial Analysis

Biology Faculty Emeritus

  • Joseph A. Bastian, Ph.D (University of Notre Dame, 1969), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus Comparative neurophysiology
  • Janalee P. Caldwell, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1974), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus, SNOMNH Herpetology, ecology, and behavior of amphibians
  • David S. Durica, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1977), Professor Emeritus. Developmental genetics; gene organization and expression
  • Ola M. Fincke, Ph.D. (University of Iowa, 1983), Professor Emeritus. Behavioral ecology of insects; tropical ecology
  • Howard B. Haines, Ph.D. (University of Texas, 1961), Professor Emeritus
    Comparative and environmental physiology
  • Penny M. Hopkins, Ph.D. (Tulane University, 1970), Professor Emeritus
    Endocrinology; hormonal control of molting and regeneration in Crustacea
  • Victor H. Hutchison, Ph.D. (Duke University, 1959), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus Comparative endocrinology; physiological ecology; herpetology
  • Michael A. Mares, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1973), Presidential Professor and Joseph Brandt Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Mammalogy and Director Emeritus SNOMNH. Evolutionary ecology; desert ecology; community development; biogeography; population ecology; mammalogy
  • Edie Marsh-Matthews, Ph.D. (University of Texas, 1980), Professor Emeritus. Evolutionary ecology, community ecology, ichthyology
  • William J. Matthews, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1977), Professor Emeritus. Ichthyology; fish ecology
  • Douglas W. MockPh.D. (University of Minnesota, 1976), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus Social behavior of birds; evolution of behavior
  • Gary D. Schnell, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1969), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Birds, SNOMNH Systematics; numerical systematics; evolutionary biology; ornithology
  • Patricia L. Schwagmeyer, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1979), Professor Emeritus Behavioral ecology of vertebrates; social behavior
  • Frank Seto, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, 1953), Professor Emeritus
    Avian developmental immunology
  • William L. Shelton, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1972), Professor Emeritus
    Fish culture; fisheries biology
  • Frank J. Sonleitner, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1959), Associate Professor Emeritus Population ecology; ecogenetics; entomology
  • Laurie J. Vitt, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1976), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus and Curator EmeritusSNOMNH Herpetology, ecology and life histories of reptiles