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Karen Abbott

Theoretical Ecology

David Burke
Rhizosphere Ecology, Plant-microbe Interactions, Molecular Microbial Ecology, and Plant Ecology
Radhika Atit

Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Embryology

Darin Croft

Vertebrate Paleontology, Mammal Evolution, Paleoecology, Phylogenetics


Michael Benard

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Brian McDermott

Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Hearing, Deafness, Zebrafish, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Hair Cells

Jean H. Burns

Ecology, Invasion Biology, Demography, Phylogenetics

Peter Thomas*

Mathematical Biology (pattern formation, synchronization phenomena, applied bifurcation theory), Computational Neuroscience (reliability and precision of spike time patterns, cortical map formation, neural information processing), and Computational Cell Biology (signal transduction, gradient sensing, cellular information processing)

Arnold I. Caplan

Cell and Developmental Biology


Scott Simpson

Human evolution, Functional anatomy, Vertebrate paleontology

Hillel J. Chiel

Neurobiology, Animal Behavior, and Biophysics


Daniel Wesson

Neuroscience, Olfaction, Electrophysiology, Rodent behavior, Sensory integration.

Christopher A. Cullis

Plant Molecular Biology

Peter A. Zimmerman

Professor of Global Health & Disease


Sarah Diamond

Evolutionary ecology, global change biology, physiology




Jessica Fox

Neurobiology, sensory systems, insect behavior

Stephen E. Haynesworth

Developmental and Aging Biology

Emmitt R. Jolly

Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Parasitology, Schistosomiasis



Ryan Martin

evolution, ecology, adaptive diversification, phenotypic plasticity

Claudia Mizutani

Genetics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Evolution

Roy E. Ritzmann

Neurobiology and Behavior

Charles Rozek

Developmental and Molecular Genetics

Robin Snyder

Theoretical Ecology

Mark Willis

Entomology; Animal Behavior and its neural basis, especially navigation, orientation and flight behavior

James Zull

Human Learning, applications of Brain Science in Education



Rebecca Benard*†



Sue Burden-Gulley



Leena Chakravarty


Richard Drushel*†

Kinematics, Anatomy, and 3-D computer modelling of feeding behaviors in Aplysia californica; Autonomous Robotics; Embedded Microcontroller Systems

Valerie Haywood

Intercellular Communication Mechanisms in Plants

Barbara Kuemerle

Molecular Biology, Genetics, Developmental Neuroscience

Ronald G. Oldfield

Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution of Fishes



Dianne Kube



Deborah Harris




Ana Locci*†

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

Ecosystem Modeling

Kristen E. Lukas*

Effects of designed environments on gorilla and chimpanzee behavior

Pam Dennis*

Relationship between animal management, disease and the environment. Epi-Zoo Program

Kurt A. Smemo*

Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Global Environmental Change


Gavin Svenson

Curator and Head of Invertabrate Zoology

Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Mandy Vick







Biology Faculty Associated with the Skeletal Research Center
Arnold I. Caplan

Cell and Developmental Biology

Stephen E. Haynesworth+

Developmental and Aging Biology

Donald P. Lennon

Development of chemically defined media for Stage 24 chick limb bud mesenchymal stems & rMSCs

J. Michael Sorrell

Dermal fibroblast biology, control of angiogenesis

Jean Welter

Tissue engineering, with a main focus on mesenchymal stem cell–based cartilage tissue engineering

Adjunct Faculty & Instructors
Not accepting graduate students


Emeritus Faculty

Darhl Foreman

Joseph Koonce

Morris Burke

Norman Rushforth