College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology - Faculty

Elliott J. Blumenthal
Immunology, immunosenescence, cancer, anthocyanins

William E. Cooper (emeritus)
Ecology and evolution of behavior, with emphasis on antipredatory and foraging behavior

Jaiyanth Daniel
Molecular biology of protein-lipid interactions in bacterial cells

Shree S. Dhawale (emeritus)

Biodegradation, molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, cancer

Julie Feightner


Robert B. Gillespie
Ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, and water quality monitoring

Mark A. Jordan

Molecular and evolutionary ecology of vertebrates, especially fish, amphibians and reptiles

Bruce A. Kingsbury
Ecology and conservation of vertebrates, especially reptiles

Jordan M. Marshall
Plant ecology and distribution; invasion biology

Karen McLellan
Human Anatomy & Physiology Instructor 

George Mourad
Molecular genetics to address membrane transporters central to nucleobase biochemistry

Ahmed Mustafa
Stress physiology; aquatic biology; fisheries and aquaculture

Punya Nachappa
Plant-pathogen-insect vector interactions

Vamsi J. Nalam
Molecular Plant-Microbe/Insect Interactions

Frank V. Paladino
Comparative vertebrate physiology, marine sea turtle physiology and ecology

Parveen Quarrar

Freshmen biology, human biology, women and biology and current issues in biology

Marilyn Shannon
Instructor of Human Anatomy and Physiology 

Tanya Soule
Microbial stress responses; cyanobacteria; microbial ecology