Graduate faculty

Biology graduate faculty

Scott Cooper Profile of Scott Cooper
Professor
3022 Cowley Hall
scooper@uwlax.edu
608.785.6983
Specialty areas:

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

Sierra Colavito Profile of Sierra Colavito
Assistant Professor
4031 Cowley Hall
scolavito@uwlax.edu
608.785.6998
Specialty areas:

Breast Cancer Cell Biology

Faye Ellis Profile of Faye Ellis
Senior Lecturer
343 Cowley Hall
fellis@uwlax.edu
608.785.5066
Specialty areas:

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Anne Galbraith Profile of Anne Galbraith
Associate Professor
3025 Cowley Hall
agalbraith@uwlax.edu
608.785.8246
Specialty areas:

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

Rick Gillis Profile of Rick Gillis
Professor
3014 Cowley Hall
rgillis@uwlax.edu
608.785.8253
Specialty areas:

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

Roger Haro Profile of Roger Haro
Csh - Associate Dean (Interim)
105E Graff Main Hall
rharo@uwlax.edu
608.785.6970
Specialty areas:

Aquatic entomology, river ecology, mercury transport in freshwater food webs and the landscape ecology of watersheds, higher education analytics.

Tisha King-Heiden Profile of Tisha King-Heiden
Associate Professor
3028 Cowley Hall
tking-heiden@uwlax.edu
608.785.6463
Specialty areas: Reproductive physiology & toxicology; developmental toxicology
Barrett Klein Profile of Barrett Klein Office hours
Associate Professor
3021 Cowley Hall
bklein@uwlax.edu
608.785.6995
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
mlitster@uwlax.edu
608.785.8252
Specialty areas:

Biology Education

Sumei Liu Profile of Sumei Liu Office hours
Professor
0040 Health Science Center
sliu@uwlax.edu
608.785.6971
Specialty areas:

Gastrointestinal Physiology; Enteric Nervous System

Margaret Maher Profile of Margaret Maher
Professor
3016 Cowley Hall
mmaher@uwlax.edu
608.785.6967
Specialty areas: Nutrition and Endocrinology
Todd Osmundson Profile of Todd Osmundson
Associate Professor
3034 Cowley Hall
tosmundson@uwlax.edu
608.785.6975
Specialty areas:

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

Anton Sanderfoot Profile of Anton Sanderfoot Office hours
Associate Professor
4033 Cowley Hall
asanderfoot@uwlax.edu
608.785.8240
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!

Mark Sandheinrich Profile of Mark Sandheinrich
Csh - Dean
105 Graff Main Hall
msandheinrich@uwlax.edu
608.785.8218
Specialty areas:

Aquatic toxicology, fish ecology

Gregory Sandland Profile of Gregory Sandland
Professor
2032 Cowley Hall
gsandland@uwlax.edu
608.785.6982
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
cschwartz@uwlax.edu
608.785.6974
Specialty areas:

Neuroscience, Physiology, Hibernation biology

Bradley Seebach Profile of Bradley Seebach Office hours
Associate Professor
0042 Health Science Center
bseebach@uwlax.edu
608.785.6964
Specialty areas:

Neurophysiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology; advising Biomedical Science Concentrators

Eric Snively Profile of Eric Snively
Associate Professor
3032 Cowley Hall
esnively@uwlax.edu
608.785.6978
Specialty areas:

Vertebrate functional anatomy and paleontology

Eric Strauss Profile of Eric Strauss
Professor
2033 Cowley Hall
estrauss@uwlax.edu
608.785.8262
Specialty areas:

Limnology, Ecosystem Ecology, Water Quality

Meredith Thomsen Profile of Meredith Thomsen
Professor
3026 Cowley Hall
mthomsen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8245
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
Professor
3024 Cowley Hall
tvolk@uwlax.edu
608.785.6972
Specialty areas:

Mycology, Plant Pathology, especially Forest Pathology