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Name/Title

Research Interests

Kara B. De Leon, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Physiology, Genetics and Genomics, Anaerobic Microbiology

Anne K. Dunn, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology

Marine Molecular Microbiology, Physiology, and
Symbiosis

J. Phil Gibson, PhD
Professor
Plant Biology

Plant Evolutionary Ecology and Science Education

Mariƫlle Hoefnagels, PhD
Interim Chair
Professor
Plant Biology

Science Education

Carolyn Ibberson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology
Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Microbial Ecology and Physiology, Polymicrobial Infections, Genomics

Elizabeth Karr, PhD
Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Associate Professor
Microbiology

Gene Expression in Archaea

Lee Krumholz, PhD
Professor
Microbiology

Microbial Ecology and Physiology

Paul Lawson, PhD
Professor
Microbiology

Microbial Systematics and Taxonomy, Cultivation of Novel Microorganisms, and Gut Microbiology

Heather McCarthy, PhD
Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Graduate Program Director

Global Change and Urban Ecology

Karen Meysick, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Science Education and Pathogenic Microbiology

Abigail Moore, PhD
Assistant Professor
Herbarium Curator
Plant Biology     

Plant Diversification and Phylogenomics

Chongle Pan, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Computer Science

Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Proteomics, Environmental Microbiomes, Human Microbiomes, Prebiotics and Probiotics

Wei Qin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Genomics, Nitrogen-cycling Microorganisms

Scott D. Russell, PhD
Professor
Plant Biology

Molecular Biology of Plant Reproduction

Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology

Microbial Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution, Human Microbiome, Hypersaline Environments, Bioinformatics,
and Ancient DNA

Susan J. Schroeder, PhD
Associate Professor
Plant Biology, Microbiology

Viral RNA Structure and Function

Lara A. Souza, PhD
Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Plant Ecology and Global Change Biology

Gordon E. Uno, PhD
Professor
Plant Biology

Science Education and
Plant Reproductive Biology

Xiangming Xiao, PhD
Professor
Plant Biology

Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling

Jizhong Zhou, PhD
Professor
Microbiology

Microbial Ecology and Genomics

Adjuncts

Name/TitleResearch Interests

Laura-Isobel McCall, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
 
Microbiome, Microbe-Host, Microbe-Microbe Communication, Parasitology, Chemical Cartography      

Research Faculty

Name/TitleResearch Interests
Irene Davidova, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Microbiology of Anaerobic Degradation

Instructional Faculty

Name/TitleResearch Interests

Kristen Savage-Ashlock, PhD
Instructor
Microbiology

Science Education
Halophilic Archaea