COSM

Faculty

Statesboro Campus

Dmitry Apanaskevich (PhD, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004)
Systematics of ticks

Craig Aumack (PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010)
Phycology; Chemical Ecology; Sea Ice; Polar Communities

Lorenza Beati (PhD, Université de Lausanne, 1987)
Systematics and molecular evolution of arthropods involved in disease transmission

Christine Bedore (PhD, Florida Atlantic University, 2013)
Sensory ecology; elasmobranchs; cephalopods; vision; electroreception

G. Denise Carroll (PhD, University of Georgia, 2009)
Impacts of land use on aquatic ecosystems; science education

John Carroll (PhD, Stony Brook University, 2012)
Benthic ecology; shellfish restoration and restoration ecology; trophic interactions; invasive species

Michelle Cawthorn (PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1989)
Biology education; population and community ecology of small mammals

C. Ray Chandler (PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1989)
Ecology; behavior; conservation of birds and other terrestrial vertebrates

Wasimul Chowdhury (PhD, Osaka University, 1996)
Biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable polymers

Risa Cohen (PhD, University of California, 2003)
Wetland and coastal ecology; restoration and conservation of aquatic communities

J. Checo Colon-Gaud (PhD, Southern Illinois University, 2008)
Freshwater ecology; particularly food web dynamics

Christian Cox (PhD, University of Texas-Arlington, 2012)
Comparative physiology; physiological ecology; evolutionary biology; population genetics; phylogenetics and phylogeography

Christopher Cutler (PhD, University of St. Andrews, 1990)
Molecular physiology; ion; water transport; osmoregulation in fish

Andrew Diamanduros (MPH, Columbia University, 1991)

Lance Durden (PhD, University of London, 1981)
Systematics and ecology of ectoparasites of vertebrates; vector-borne diseases

Quentin Fang (PhD, Kansas State University, 1993)
Evolutionary genetics; tick molecular biology; phylogenetic analysis

Joe Figel (PhD, University of Central Florida, 2017)
Wildlife biology; tropical ecology; agroecology

Sophie George (PhD, University of Paris, 1990)
Marine invertebrate ecology; ecology of echinoderms

Joshua Gibson (PhD, Arizona State University, 2013)
Evolutionary genomics of insects; energy metabolism in hybrids; speciation genetics

Daniel Gleason (PhD, University of Houston, 1992)
Marine invertebrate ecology and physiology; coral reef ecology

Stephen Greiman (PhD, University of North Dakota, 2015)
Parasitology; parasitic flatworm taxonomy and systematics; bacterial symbiont diversity; evolution and transmission biology; microbiomes

J. Scott Harrison (PhD, Texas A&M University, 2001)
Ecological and evolutionary genetics of marine invertebrates; speciation and the genetic basis of reduced fitness in hybrids

Alan Harvey (PhD, University of Arizona, 1988)
Evolution; ecology; behavior of diverse systems such as plant-arthropod protective mutualisms; larval tiger beetles; hermit crabs

William Irby (PhD, North Carolina State University, 1987)
Arthropod vector-host-pathogen interactions; blood digestion in mosquitos

Dongyu Jia (PhD, Florida State University, 2015)
Developmental biology; cellular and molecular biology; cancer biology; signaling pathway; fruit fly; disease models

Emily Kane (PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2014)
Biomechanics; complex phenotypes; ecology and evolution

Lissa Leege (PhD, Michigan State University, 1997)
Plant population and community ecology; rare plant and invasion ecology; plant-herbivore interactions

Johanne Lewis (PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008)
Comparative physiology; physiological adaptations to extreme or fluctuating environments

Loren Mathews (PhD, University of Florida, 2013)
Aquatic ecology; water quality; phytoplankton community dynamics

Lance McBrayer (PhD, Ohio University, 2002)
Functional morphology; behavioral ecology; evolution of amphibians and reptiles

Edward Mondor (PhD, Simon Fraser University, 2001)
Insect behavior; ecology; evolution in response to novel abiotic and biotic conditions

Christina Ndaluka (PhD, Colorado State University, 2011)
Zoonotic diseases

Laura Regassa (PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1993)
Bacteriology and molecular biology; molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; molecular systematics; biology education research

James Roberts (PhD, Virginia Tech, 2012)
Freshwater fish ecology and conservation; vertebrate population dynamics; landscape genetics; fisheries science; conservation planning

David Rostal (PhD, Texas A&M University, 1991)
Reproductive biology; ecology; conservation of reptiles and amphibians

Subhrajit Saha (PhD, University of Florida, 2008)
Agroecology; agroforestry; international agriculture

Elizabeth Sargent (PhD, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 2014)
Biogeochemistry; phytoplankton ecophysiology; algal ecology

John Schenk (PhD, Washington State University, 2009)
Plant systematics

Kerrie Sendall (PhD, University of Minnesota / Macquarie University, 2012)
Forest ecology; plant ecophysiology

Vinoth Sittaramane (PhD, University Missouri Columbia, 2008)
Developmental neurobiology; neuronal migration; unconventional myosins; environmental and developmental toxicology using zebrafish

Lauren Stefaniak (PhD, University of Connecticut, 2012)
Benthic invertebrate ecology; reef ecology and biology; invasive species biology; ascidian taxonomy; molecular taxonomy

Lace Svec (PhD, Michigan State University, 2009)
Behavioral neurobiology; neuroendocrinology in zebra finches

Stephen Vives (PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1988)
Behavior; ecology; conservation of fishes

Tiehang Wu (PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2002)
Molecular microbial ecology; soil ecology; mycorrhizas

Armstrong Campus

Maryam Abdelghani

Sara Beall

Brigette Brinton

Jennifer Brofft Bailey

Amanda Burns

Sherri Cannon

Alex Collier

Michael Cotrone

Michele Cutwa

Sue Ellen DeChenne-Peters

Geneva DeMars

Paul Dunn

J. Marshall Earnes

Karen Evans

Austin Francis

Krystal Goodwin

Sara Gremillion

Michele Guidone

Jay Hodgson

Starr Holland

David Hooker

Heather Joesting

Brett Larson

Marylou Machingura

Robert Mans

Ashley Marranzino

Scott Mateer

Aakash Mehta

Justin Montemarano

Traci Ness

Brian Rooney

Aaron Schrey

Natalie Schrey

Debbie Tucker

Gail Wynn

Louise Zehr

Jennifer Zettler

Liberty Campus

Michael Cotrone

Starr Holland

Aakash Mehta

Natalie Schrey

Last updated: 4/19/2018

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5487