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Division of Biology

Faculty

Katsura Asano

Asano, Katsura

Professor
Regulation of protein biosynthesis; Yeast genetics and biochemistry; Molecular and cell biology of insects and cancer

Pankaj Baral

Baral, Pankaj

Assistant Professor
Neuroimmunology; Innate immunity; Airway inflammation; Infectious disease; Host-pathogen interactions

Bear, Robbie

Bear, Robbie

Senior Instructor
Principles of Biology

John Blair

Blair, John M.

University Distinguished Professor
Ecosystem ecology and terrestrial biogeochemistry; Grasslands and global change

Boyle, Alice

Boyle, Alice

Associate Professor
Behavioral, evolutionary, and physiological ecology; Basic and applied ornithology; Migration, dispersal, and life history

Boyle, Dan

Boyle, Dan

Research Assistant Professor
Cellular mechanisms and functions involved with eye development, preservation of sight, visual disorders and blinding eye diseases

Brown, Susan J.

Brown, Susan J.

University Distinguished Professor
Evolution of gene regulatory networks, using segmentation in the red flour beetle, as a model system; Genomics and bioinformatics

Clem, Rollie J.

Clem, Rollie J.

Professor
Regulation of apoptosis in insects; arbovirus-mosquito interactions; Molecular biology of insect viruses

Dodds, Walter K.

Dodds, Walter K.

University Distinguished Professor
Water quality; Nutrient cycling; Nutrient criteria; Value of water; Nitrogen cycling

Ferguson, Carolyn J.

Ferguson, Carolyn J.

Professor
Plant systematics; Phylogeny and evolution of Phlox (Polemoniaceae); Curation of the KSU herbarium

Fleming, Sherry

Fleming, Sherry

Professor
Innate immune response

Gido, Keith B.

Gido, Keith B.

University Distinguished Professor
Fish ecology; Invasive species effects; Fish assemblage structure

Govind, Revathi

Govind, Revathi

Associate Professor
Pathogenic microbiology; Bacterial genetics

Haukos, David A.

Haukos, David A.

Associate Professor
Wetland ecology; Avian population dynamics; Migration ecology; Waterfowl; Natural resource policy; Environmental education

Herren, Christopher D.

Herren, Christopher D.

Teaching Assistant Professor
Principles of Biology; General Microbiology; Pathogenic Microbiology; Topics: Phage Hunters

Hope, Andrew

Hope, Andrew

Assistant Professor
Climate Change; Comparative Phylogeography; Conservation Genetics; Emerging Infectious Disease; Host-parasite Coevolution

Horne, Eva

Horne, Eva

Teaching Professor
Assistant Director, Konza Prairie Biological Station; Principles of Biology; Behavioral Ecology

Johnson, Loretta

Johnson, Loretta

Professor
Ecological Genomics; Plant Ecology; Climate Change

Jumpponen, Ari

Jumpponen, Ari

Professor
Mycology; Fungal ecology; Fungus-plant interactions

Lee, Sonny T.M

Lee, Sonny T.M

Assistant Professor
Metagenomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and cultivation

Louthan, Allison

Louthan, Allison

Assistant Professor
Population biology; Community ecology

Martin, J.L.

Martin, J.L.

Instructor
Structure and Function of the Human Body: Lab

Mather, Martha

Mather, Martha

Professor
Fish ecology; Aquatic community ecology

Mayfield, Mark

Mayfield, Mark

Research Assistant Professor
Plant systematics; Taxonomy of new world Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae); Plant identification and floristics

McCulloch, Eve

McCulloch, Eve

Teaching Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Principles of Biology

McDonald, Jocelyn

McDonald, Jocelyn

Associate Professor
Developmental and cell biology; Cell migration; Tissue morphogenesis

Michel, Kristin

Michel, Kristin

Professor
Host-pathogen interactions; Bacterial and fungal entomopathogens; Vector biology

Montelone, Beth A.

Montelone, Beth A.

Professor
DNA metabolism, including DNA repair, replication, genetic recombination, and mutagenesis
*Not accepting graduate students

Mueller, Thomas

Mueller, Thomas

Research Assistant Professor
Evolutionary and developmental neuroscience; Brain atlases; Forebrain evolution; Neural circuits of emotion;  Amygdala-hypothalamic connectivity

Nelson, Caroline

Nelson, Caroline

Instructor
Structure and Function of the Human Body: Cadaver dissection

Nippert, Jesse

Nippert, Jesse

Professor
Grassland ecophysiology; Grass/tree ecological dynamics,; Ecosystem responses to global change; Stable isotope ecology

Olson, Brad

Olson, Brad

Associate Professor
Molecular and ecological basis of multicellular evolution

Passarelli, A. Lorena

Passarelli, A. Lorena

Professor
Molecular biology of baculoviruses; Gene regulation and viral pathogenesis

Platt, Thomas

Platt, Thomas

Assistant Professor
Bacterial genetics; Evolution of microbial interactions, cooperation, and virulence

Pyaram, Kalyani

Pyaram, Kalyani

Assistant Professor
T cell metabolism; Innate T cell biology; Innate and adaptive immune responses; Cellular immunology

Ratajczak, Zak

Ratajczak, Zak

Assistant Professor
Community Ecology; Fire, Grasslands & Savannas; Resilience Theory

Reeves, Wendy

Reeves, Wendy

Teaching Assistant Professor
Cell Biology

Rhodes, Ashley

Rhodes, Ashley

Teaching Professor
Structure and Function of the Human Body: Lecture
Physiological Adaptations of Animals; Principles of Biology

Schrick, Kathrin

Schrick, Kathrin

Associate Professor
Plant Molecular Biology; Developmental Biology; Plant Evolution; START Domains; Plant Sterols

Shames, Stephanie

Shames, Stephanie

Assistant Professor
Host-pathogen interactions; Bacterial pathogenesis; Cellular microbiology

Smith Caldas, Martha

Smith Caldas, Martha

Teaching Professor
Principles of Biology; General Microbiology; Study Abroad: Brazil; Topics: Phage Hunters

Spooner, Brian S.

Spooner, Brian S.

University Distinguished Professor
Cellular/developmental biology; Mammalian organ development in culture; Gravitational biology
*Not accepting graduate students

Tobler, Michi

Tobler, Michi

Professor
Adaptation and speciation; Fish biology; Extreme environments

Ungerer, Mark

Ungerer, Mark

Professor, Division Director
Evolutionary and ecological genetics in plants; Genome structure and evolution

Vediyappan, Govindsamy

Vediyappan, Govindsamy

Assistant Professor
Medical mycology; Fungi-bacteria interactions; Bacterial multidrug resistance (MDR) efflux pumps; Antimicrobial development

Veeman, Michael

Veeman, Michael

Associate Professor
Morphogenesis of the chordate body plan; Developmental and cell biology; Functional genomics and quantitative imaging

Wallace, Nicholas

Wallace, Nicholas

Associate Professor
Human Papillomavirus; Viral Oncogenesis; DNA Damage Repair

Welti, Ruth

Welti, Ruth

University Distinguished Professor
Structure and function of cell membranes; Mass-spectrometry-based lipid analysis

With, Kimberly A.

With, Kimberly A.

Professor
Landscape ecology and conservation biology

Zeglin, Lydia

Zeglin, Lydia

Associate Professor
Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and nutrient cycling processes in streams and soils

Zinovyeva, Anna

Zinovyeva, Anna

Assistant Professor
Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, RNA biology, microRNA biogenesis and function