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Division of Biology

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6653 fax

Tenured & Tenure Track Faculty

Katsura Asano

Asano, Katsura

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

John Blair

Blair, John M.

Ecosystem ecology and terrestrial biogeochemistry; Grasslands and global change

Alice Boyle

Boyle, Alice

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

Sue Brown

Brown, Susan J.

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

Rollie Clem

Clem, Rollie J.

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

Walter Dodds

Dodds, Walter K.

Water quality; Nutrient cycling; Nutrient criteria; Value of water; Nitrogen cycling

Carolyn Ferguson

Ferguson, Carolyn J.

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

Sherry Fleming

Fleming, Sherry

Innate immune response

Keith Gido

Gido, Keith B.

Fish ecology; Invasive species effects; Fish assemblage structure

Revathi Govind

Govind, Revathi

Pathogenic microbiology; Bacterial genetics

David Hartnett

Hartnett, David C.

Plant population biology; Plant-animal interactions; Ecology of grasslands and savannas, Ecology of African savanna grasses

David Haukos

Haukos, David A.

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

David Haukos

Hope, Andrew

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

Loretta Johnson

Johnson, Loretta

Ecological Genomics, Plant Ecology, Climate Change

Ari Jumpponen

Jumpponen, Ari

Mycology; Fungal ecology; Fungus-plant interactions

Donald Kaufman

Kaufman, Donald W.

Population and community ecology of rodents and shrews; Ecology, evolution, and behavior of mammals
*Not accepting graduate students

Sonny Lee

Lee, Sonny T.M

Metagenomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial ecology, microbial diversity and cultivation


Stella Lee

Lee, Stella

Intracellular protein transport in health and diseases; Lysosomal storage disorders; Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis


Mather, Martha

Fish ecology, aquatic community ecology

Jocelyn McDonald

McDonald, Jocelyn

Developmental and cell biology; Cell migration; Tissue morphogenesis

Kristin Michel

Michel, Kristin

Host-pathogen interactions; Vector biology

Beth Montelone

Montelone, Beth A.

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

Ted Morgan

Morgan, Ted

Evolutionary and ecological genomics


Jesse Nippert

Nippert, Jesse

Grassland ecophysiology, grass/tree ecological dynamics, ecosystem responses to global change, stable isotope ecology

Brad Olsen

Olson, Brad

Molecular and ecological basis of multicellular evolution

Lorena Passarelli

Passarelli, A. Lorena

Molecular biology of baculoviruses; Gene regulation and viral pathogenesis

Thomas Platt

Platt, Thomas

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

Jeron Roelofs

Roelofs, Jeroen

Biochemistry and cell biology; Regulation of protein degradation by the proteasome


Schrick, Kathrin

Plant Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Plant Evolution, START Domains, Plant Sterols


Shames, Stephanie

Host-pathogen interactions; bacterial pathogenesis; cellular microbiology


Spooner, Brian S.

Cellular/developmental biology; mammalian organ development in culture; Gravitational biology
*Not accepting graduate students


Tobler, Michi

Adaptation and speciation; Fish biology; Extreme environments



Ungerer, Mark

Evolutionary and ecological genetics in plants; Genome structure and evolution


Vediyappan, Govindsamy

Pathogenic Microbiology; Bacterial Genetics; Mycology


Veeman, Michael

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


Wallace, Nicholas

Human Papillomavirus; Viral Oncogenesis; DNA Damage Repair


Welti, Ruth

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


With, Kimberly A.

Landscape ecology and conservation biology


Yang, Zhilong

Molecular virology; Virus-host Interactions; Poxvirus replication; Gene expression; Transcriptomics; Genetic engineering


Zeglin, Lydia

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


Zinovyeva, Anna

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