Department Chair

Academic Department Associate

Lynne Smith Profile of Lynne Smith Office hours (active)

Academic Department Associate
3005 Cowley Hall

Department people

Sierra Colavito Profile of Sierra Colavito

Assistant Professor
4031 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Breast Cancer Cell Biology

Scott Cooper Profile of Scott Cooper

3022 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Effects of hibernation on blood clotting in 13-lined ground squirrels.

Faye Ellis Profile of Faye Ellis

Senior Lecturer
343 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Jason Freund Profile of Jason Freund Office hours

Associate Lecturer
2036 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Stream Ecology, Fisheries Ecology, Trout Stream Habitat Management, Interactions of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Anne Galbraith Profile of Anne Galbraith

Associate Professor
3025 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Genetics, genetic disorders, genetics, molecular biology, genetics, baker's yeast, genetics

Rick Gillis Profile of Rick Gillis

3014 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

I am a broadly trained zoologist and evolutionary ecologist with an interest in the ecology of whole organisms, particularly amphibians and reptiles. 

Kurt Grunwald Profile of Kurt Grunwald

Laboratory Manager I
350 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Equipment Manager and Radiation Safety Officer
Tisha King-Heiden Profile of Tisha King-Heiden

Associate Professor
3028 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Reproductive physiology & toxicology; developmental toxicology
Barrett Klein Profile of Barrett Klein Office hours

Associate Professor
3021 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Animal Behavior, Entomology, Social Insect Biology, Sleep Biology, Scientific Visualization, Intersection of Entomology and Art, Cultural Entomology (how insects affect human culture)

Megan Litster Profile of Megan Litster Office hours

Assistant Professor
3009 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Biology Education

Sumei Liu Profile of Sumei Liu Office hours

0040 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

Gastrointestinal Physiology; Enteric Nervous System

Margaret Maher Profile of Margaret Maher

3016 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Nutrition and Endocrinology
Markus Mika Profile of Markus Mika Office hours

Associate Lecturer
234 Cartwright Center

Specialty areas:

Breeding ecology, life history, phylogeography, and evolution in birds

Todd Osmundson Profile of Todd Osmundson

Associate Professor
3034 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Biodiversity & conservation, Biogeography, Bioinformatics, DNA barcoding, Metagenomics, Molecular phylogenetics, Mycology (Fungal Biology), Population Genetics, Systematics

Elizabeth Peitzman Profile of Elizabeth Peitzman Office hours

Assistant Professor
25 Health Science Center

Anton Sanderfoot Profile of Anton Sanderfoot Office hours

Associate Professor
4033 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Plant cell biology, protein secretion, genetic screens, molecular biology, microscopy

Please contact me if you have any interest in undergraduate or graduate (MS) research!

Gregory Sandland Profile of Gregory Sandland

2032 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Host-parasite interactions, life-history evolution, disease ecology, invasive species dynamics, mathematical biology

Christine Schwartz Profile of Christine Schwartz

Assistant Professor
0023 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

Neuroscience, Physiology, Hibernation biology

Bradley Seebach Profile of Bradley Seebach Office hours

Associate Professor
0042 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

Neurophysiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology; advising Biomedical Science Concentrators

Eric Snively Profile of Eric Snively

Associate Professor
3032 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Vertebrate functional anatomy and paleontology

Eric Strauss Profile of Eric Strauss

2033 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Limnology, Ecosystem Ecology, Water Quality

Meredith Thomsen Profile of Meredith Thomsen

3026 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

I direct graduate student projects in plant ecology, invasive species, ecological restoration, and habitat fragmentation. I primarily work in local floodplain forest and sand prairie habitats. 


Thomas Volk Profile of Thomas Volk

3024 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Mycology, Plant Pathology, especially Forest Pathology

Jaclyn Wisinski Profile of Jaclyn Wisinski Office hours

Assistant Professor
3031 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Platelets prevent blood loss from the vasculature and changes in the abundance and/or function of platelet compromises their ability to execute that function. Too many (thrombocythemia) or too few (thrombocytopenia) circulating platelet increase risk of thrombosis and hemorrhage, respectively. The primary goal of my research is to understand what regulates platelet production by megakaryocytes.

Alder Yu Profile of Alder Yu

Assistant Professor
2028 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

Genetics (in Drosophila); Chronobiology; Genome instability and DNA repair

Emeritus Faculty & Academic Staff

A. Glenn Brice 1988-2017 Human Physiology Retired
LaVerne Buldhaupt 1961-1996 Parasitology, Vertebrate Zoology Deceased
Robert Burns 1968-1998 Microbiology Retired
Thomas O. Claflin 1966-2001 Limnology, River Studies Retired
Jerry Davis
1968-2002 Plant Biology, General Biology Retired
Richard A. Fletcher 1968-1994 Endocrinology, Human Anatomy & Physiology Retired
Richard T. Hartley 1950-1971 Embryology Deceased
John W. Held 1967-1997 Fisheries Biology, Vertebrate Zoology Retired
David Howard      1999-2015 Cell Biology Deceased
Rudy G. Koch 1980-1990 General Biology; Plant Taxonomy Deceased
Stuart McIlraith 1962-1995 Invertebrate Zoology, Human Biology Deceased
Rodney C. Mowbray 1972-2006 Developmental Biology, Radiation Biology Retired
Allen C. Nelson
1964-1996 Mycology Retired
Deon Nontelle
1973-2005 General Biology Retired
Richard P. Nord 1966-1999 General Biology Retired
James E. Parry
1967-1998 Genetics, Vertebrate Zoology Retired
Ronald G. Rada
1975-1998 Limnology, River Studies Administration
Jean C. Ruhser
1975-2001 General Biology, Ornithology Retired
Laura A. Schuh 1957-1983 Entomology Deceased
Grace M. Smith 1971-1996 Medical Technology Retired
Daniel Sutherland 1994-2006 Parasitology, Organismal Biology Deceased
Eileen G. Temte 1967-1994 General Biology Retired
Rob Tyser  1978 - 2015 Ecology and Ornithology Retired
Larraine M. Unbehaun
1969-1999 Cell Biology Retired
James H. Warner 1963-1996 Plant Ecology Deceased
A. Vincent Weber 1956-1989 Plant Morphology Retired
Thomas F. Weeks 1970-2001 Cell Biology, Radiation Biology Retired
Howard F. Young 1955-1984 Ornithology Deceased