Systematics and biogeography, emphasizing ichthyology.
Dr. Heidi Banford
Intercellular and intracellular signaling cascades involved in the chemical senses
(taste and smell).
Dr. Melissa Cavallin Johnson
Conservation, management, and ecology of mammals. Applied and basic field-based research
on small mammals, carnivores, and bats.
Dr. Andrew J. Edelman
Phytogeography and evolutionary biology of reptiles.
Dr. Frank Fontanella
Marine invertebrate zoology.
Dr. Yvette Garner
Physiology of aquatic organisms.
Dr. Janet Genz
Dr. Joseph J. Hendricks
Microbiology - Bacterial Physiology and Genetics - bacterial degradation of cellulose
and hemicellulose - structures and functions of bacterial exopolysaccharides and glycocalyces
involved in digestion of cellulose - differing strategies of cellulose degradation
in the genus Cellulomonas.
Dr. William J. Kenyon
Evolutionary genomics of darters.
Dr. Leos Kral
Functional genomics of eukaryotic oxygenic photosynthesis. The overall research goal
is to identify and characterize novel molecular components essential for photo-acclimation,
photo-protection, and photosynthetic pigment metabolism. This research is being carried
out by molecular and biochemical characterization of photosynthetic and pigment deficient
mutants in the green mico-alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, employing biochemical/biophysical tools and forward and reverse genetics.
Dr. Mautusi Mitra
Virology and immunology. Research projects investigate the actions of cells within
the immune system when the virus, Herpes Simplex infects the human cornea. This viral
disease is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the USA and is currently treated
by anti-viral drugs and corneal transplantation.
Dr. Sara Molesworth-Kenyon
Phylogenetic evolution and systematics of plants.
Dr. David Morgan
Insecticide resistance monitoring, insecticide toxicology, insect biochemistry and
physiology, and biodiversity.
Dr. Gregory Payne
Biochemistry of lens proteins.
Dr. S. Swamy Mruthinti
Aquatic ecology and conservation.
Dr. Christopher Tabit
Modeling of protein function.
Dr. Henry G. Zot