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Biology

College of the Sciences

Biology Faculty

 

 

  

Clay Arango, Associate Professor

Stream ecosystem ecology, nitrogen cycling, human-ecosystem interactions

 

  

Daniel Beck, Professor

Ecology, behavior, and physiology of reptiles in the Pacific NW, southwestern USA, and western Mexico

 

  

April Binder, Associate Professor

Reproductive biology focused on hormonal control of ovarian function and development

**ON SABBATICAL LEAVE DURING THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR**

 

Lucy Bottcher, Senior Lecturer

Amphibians, management and preservation of tropical rainforests

 

  

Lucinda Carnell, Professor 

Regulation of behavior in the nematode, C. elegans

 

  

David Darda, Professor

Evolutionary vertebrate morphology, herpetology

 

  

Jennifer Dechaine, Professor / Interim Department Chair

Plant evolutionary genetics

 

  

Blaise Dondji, Professor

Cellular immune responses to hookworm and Leishmania infections

 

  

Kristina Ernest, Professor / Interim Associate Department Chair

Terrestrial ecology: small mammals, species interactions, connectivity

 

Eric Fleming, Lecturer

Info coming soon

Eric.Fleming@cwu.edu

 

  

Fabiola Serra Fuertes, Senior Lecturer

Animal biology, physiology

 

  

Eric Graham, Senior Lecturer

Plant ecology

 

  

Jason Irwin, Professor

Physiological and ecological aspects of cold tolerance in insects and amphibians

 

  

Paul James, Professor

Ecology & fisheries biology

 

  

Jim Johnson, Professor 

Mycology, molecular systematics, molecular ecology and amphibian disease

 

Sarah Oppelt, Assistant Professor

Aspects of metabolism and how it influences cell fate

 

  

Holly Pinkart, Professor 

Microbial ecology and physiology, microbes of saline alkaline lakes

**ON SABBATICAL LEAVE DURING THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR**

 

  

Mary Poulson, Professor

Plant physiology, photosynthesis, and photosynthetic responses to the environment

 

  

Wayne Quirk, Professor

Sensory Physiology

 

  

Ian Quitadamo, Professor

Neuro-cognitive basis of critical thinking, assessment of science learning

 

 

Linda Raubeson, Professor        

Phylogeny of conifers, chloroplast genome evolution, conservation and ecological genetics of local plants

 

  

Alison Scoville, Associate Professor

Ecological and evolutionary genomics, rapid evolution and conservation biology

 

  

Gabrielle Stryker, Associate Professor

Protozoan parasites, paraflagellar rod proteins in kinetoplastids, cell motility, immunology

 

 

Lixing Sun, Professor

Ecology and evolution of animal behavior (especially communication systems), primatology

 

For a listing of past faculty, including emeritus faculty, please see Faculty Archive.

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