The strength of our Biology program depends on a vibrant and research-active faculty. Follow the links to learn more about our Faculty’s scholarship and teaching.

Will Ambrose
Marine Ecology

Sabbatical Leave ’18/’19


Ryan Bavis
Helen A. Papaioanou Professor
of Biological Sciences 
Chair of Biology

Animal Physiology

 Louise Brogan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Genetics and Molecular Biology

Don Dearborn
Evolution, Behavior and
Conservation Biology


Katie Dobkowski
Visiting Asst. Professor
Marine Ecology

Carla Essenberg
Asst. Professor
Plant Ecology

April Hill
Professor of Biology
Genetics, Evolution, and Development


Brett A. Huggett
Asst. Professor
Plant Physiology and
Functional Morphology






Martin Kruse
Asst. Professor

Andrew Mountcastle
Asst. Professor
Functional Morphology


Karen Palin
Microbiology and Epidemiology

 Bruno Salazar-Perea
Visiting Asst. Professor
Anatomy and Physiology

Larissa Williams
Assoc. Professor
Molecular Toxicology and DevelopmentOn leave Fall 2018
Lee Abrahamsen
Associate Professor
Medical Studies

Pam Baker
Professor – Emerita


Nancy Kleckner
Assoc. Professor, Emerita


Robert Thomas
Professor – Emeritus
Plant Physiology


Sharon Kinsman

Assoc. Professor – Emerita
Plant Ecology