Biology Faculty

Ethan D. Clotfelter
Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
Interests: Behavioral ecology, reproductive physiology, and environmental toxicology using bird and fish models
Stephen A. George
The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences, Emeritus (Biology and Neuroscience)
Interests: Neurobiology: plasticity in the visual system. Neurophysiology: modelling of ion channel activation.
Richard A. Goldsby
Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology Emeritus
Caroline E. Goutte
Professor of Biology
Interests: Genetic analysis of Notch signaling pathway in C. elegans;
cell communication and specialization in development
Ethan R. Graf
Assistant Professor of Biology (On Leave 1/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Interests: Synapse development, Drosophila neurobiology, Molecular mechanisms of learning and memory.
Michael E. Hood
Associate Professor of Biology
Interests: Evolutionary Genomics, Disease Ecology, Speciation and Hybridization, Plants and Fungi.
Edward H. Koo
Croxton Lecturer in Biology and Neuroscience
Rachel A. Levin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies
Interests: Plant systematics & biodiversity, Biogeography, Ecology and evolution of fragrance, Economic botany
Jill S. Miller
Associate Professor of Biology; Chair of Biology
Interests: Ecology and evolution of plant reproductive systems, molecular phylogenetic systematics, population and evolutionary genetics, hybridization and speciation
Dominic L. Poccia
Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology
Interests: Mechanisms of membrane fusion, fertilization and cell cycle regulation.
Alexandra E. Purdy
Assistant Professor of Biology
Interests: Host-microbe interactions; bacterial pathogenesis; marine microbiology; bacterial diversity and evolution; bacterial genetics
Yan Qi
Assistant Professor of Biology
David I. Ratner
Alfred Sargent Lee '41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology (On Leave 1/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Interests: Cellular differentiation in Dictyostelium amoebae; ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis; signal transduction pathways
Ethan J. Temeles
Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology (On Leave 1/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Interests: Foraging behavior; Territoriality; Intra- and Interspecific competition; Resource partitioning; Mutualism; Coevolution;
Sexual dimorphisms and polymorphisms
Josef G. Trapani
Assistant Professor of Biology
Interests: Sensory neurobiology, zebrafish physiology, neurophysiology
Patrick L. Williamson
Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology (On Leave 1/1/2014 - 6/30/2014)
Interests: Lipid bilayer organization; lipid asymmetry; transbilayer lipid transport; recognition and removal of apoptotic cells
William F. Zimmerman
Professor of Biology, Emeritus

Contributing Faculty

Anthony C. Bishop
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Chair of Biochemistry-Biophysics
Robert A. Drewell
Five College Visiting Professor of Biology
Julia A. Emerson
Biology Lab Coordinator
James A. Hebda
Visiting Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry


Alexandria C. Brown
Casual Research
Philip A. Crystal
Research Assistant
Valerie A. Hale
Research Technician
Alan R. Krause
Greenhouse Manager
Stephanie M. Kvam
Associate Academic Department Coordinator
Maureen G. Manning
Biology Technician
Bryan D. Monesson-Olson
Research Associate
Lori A. Nichols
Biology Technician
Tracie L. Rubeck
Academic Department Coordinator

McGuire Life Sciences Building