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Faculty

Georgianne Moore, Chair of Biology
Ecohydrology; Tree Physiology; Forest Ecology; Tropical Rainforests; Drought and Water Resources; Global Change Biology

Dmitry Apanaskevich, Professor
Systematics of ticks

Craig Aumack, NTT-Assistant Professor
Phycology; chemical ecology; sea ice; polar communities

Lorenza Beati, Professor
Ticks, Ixodida, evolution, phylogeography, population genetics

Christine Bedore, Assistant Professor
Sensory ecology; elasmobranchs; cephalopods; vision; electroreception

Brigette Brinton, Lecturer
Marine biology; animal behavior; parasitology; sustainability

Jennifer Brofft Bailey, Professor
Environmental microbiology; microbiomes; bacterial symbionts; sea turtle pathogens; science education

Lisa Brown, Assistant professor
Insect immunology; medical and veterinary entomology; vector biology

Sherri Cannon, Senior lecturer
Microbiology; bacteriology; Emerging and Infectious diseases

G. Denise Carroll, Senior Lecturer
Impacts of land use on aquatic ecosystems; science education

John Carroll, Associate professor
Benthic ecology; shellfish restoration and restoration ecology; applied coastal ecology

Michelle Cawthorn, Associate professor
Small mammals, science literacy

Wasimul Chowdhury, NTT-Assistant professor
Biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable polymers

Risa Cohen, Professor
Wetland and coastal ecology; restoration and conservation of aquatic communities; ecotoxicology

Alex Collier, Professor
Influence of predation stress on larval development; developmental plasticity of amphibians

J. Checo Colon-Gaud, Professor
Freshwater Ecology; Aquatic Invertebrates; Food Webs; Broadening Participation

Kathryn Craven, Professor
Sea turtle biology; vertebrate reproductive physiology; diamondback terrapins; marine biology; conservation of endangered/protected species

Christopher Cutler, Professor
Molecular physiology; molecular biology; eels; sharks; ion and water transport; osmoregulation; aquaporins; cotransporters

Michele Cutwa, Senior lecturer
Mosquito taxonomy and ecology; fish feeding ecomorphology; freeze-tolerance in herptiles.

Sue Ellen DeChenne-Peters, Assistant professor
Course-Based undergraduate research experiences; teaching in biology classrooms; development of science process skills

Geneva DeMars, Senior lecturer
Human reproductive endocrinology; GPCR’s and G proteins; membrane biology

Andrew Diamanduros, Academic Professional
Electron and Confocal Microscopes Use / Instruction, Immunology, Autoimmunity, Microbiology, Physiology

Austin Francis, Associate Professor
Functional and ecological morphology of fishes; vertebrate form and function; flatfish biology

Joshua Gibson, Assistant professor
Evolutionary and speciation genomics of insects; metabolic physiology; social evolution and colony recognition in ants

Daniel Gleason, Professor and Director Institute of Coastal Plain Sci.
Marine invertebrate ecology and physiology; coral reef ecology

Stephen Greiman, Assistant Professor
Parasitology; parasitic flatworm taxonomy and systematics; bacterial symbiont diversity; evolution and transmission biology; microbiomes

Sara Gremillion, Professor
Mycology, Cell Biology, Science Education

Michele Guidone, Associate professor
Marine and freshwater ecology; plant ecology; phycology; invasive species

J. Scott Harrison, Associate Professor
Ecological and evolutionary genetics of marine invertebrates; speciation and the genetic basis of reduced fitness in hybrids

Alan Harvey, Professor
Ecology of: invasive species; plant-arthropod protective mutualisms; larval tiger beetles

Jay Hodgson, Professor
Aquatic ecology; predator and prey ecology; paleoecology; pedagogy of teaching evolution

Starr Holland, NTT-Associate Professor
Neurotransplantation; brain; migraines

Dongyu Jia, Associate professor
Developmental biology; cellular and molecular biology; cancer biology; signaling pathway; fruit fly; disease models

Heather Joesting, Associate Professor
Coastal Plant Ecology, Salt Marsh Ecology, Coastal Management, Plant Physiological Ecology, Aquaponics

Alejandra Lara-Chavez, Visiting faculty
Plant tissue culture techniques; micropropagation; transformation; molecular biology; beneficial bacteria endophytes.

Lissa Leege, Professor
Plant population ecology, threats to rare species, sand dune restoration, effects of invasive species, sustainability

Johanne Lewis, Associate Professor
comparative physiology and biochemistry; environmental stress; fish

Faith Loggins, Limited Term

Marylou Machingura, Assistant professor
Molecular physiology of crop plants, yaupon holly, sorghum, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Nicholas Macias, Limited Term

Robert Mans, Associate Professor
Cellular processes underlying learning, memory and neurodegeneration; Environmental neuroscience

Scott Mateer, Professor
Regulation of actin polymerization and cell motility by the cellular protein, IQGAP 1; regulation of the activity of Protein Phosphatase 2A by the viral protein, SV40 Small T Antigen

Loren Mathews, Senior lecturer
Aquatic ecology; water quality; phytoplankton community dynamics

Lance McBrayer, Professor
Behavior; Organismal Physiology; Functional Anatomy; Ecology; Evolution

Aakash Mehta, Senior lecturer
Invasive Plant Ecology

Edward Mondor, Associate professor
Forensic entomology; Insect ecology; Decomposition; Time of death; Postmortem interval

Christina Ndaluka, Senior lecturer
Zoonotic diseases

Traci Ness, Professor
Innate immunology; bacterial and viral pathogenesis; mechanisms of immune evasion by pathogens; macrophage responses to pathogens

Carl Reiber, Professor and Provost
Physiology; developmental biology

James Roberts, Associate professor
fish ecology; vertebrate population dynamics; landscape genetics; fisheries science; conservation biology

Adam Rosso, Limited Term

Elizabeth Sargent, Lecturer
SoTL, biogeochemistry; phytoplankton ecophysiology; algal ecology

Aaron Schrey, Associate professor
Epigenetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Ecology

Ben Schumm, Limited Term

Anthony Siccardi, Assistant Professor
Aquaculture of commercially important fish and shellfish species; aquaculture nutrition; algal turf scrubber systems; sustainable aquaculture/aquaponics systems

Vinoth Sittaramane, Professor
Developmental Neurobiology, Cancer Biology, Drug Discovery, Nano-Biotechnology, Toxicology

Lace Svec, Senior Lecturer
Behavioral neurobiology; neuroendocrinology in zebra finches

Stephen Vives, Professor, Department Chair
Aquatic Biology, Fish Ecology, Fish Behavior, Animal Behavior

Tiehang Wu, Professor
Molecular microbial ecology; soil ecology; mycorrhizas

Jennifer Zettler, Professor Insect-plant interactions; ecological effects of invasive insects; insect-microbial symbioses; sustainable aquaculture

Emeritus faculty

C. Ray Chandler

James Claiborne

Jonathan Copeland

Lance Durden

Quentin Fang

Frank French

Sophie George

Dan Hagan

Bill Irby

Wayne Krissinger

Brett Larson

Bill Lovejoy

Kishwaur Maur

D. Kelly McLain

John Parrish

Ann Pratt

Oscar Pung

David Rostal

Gail Wynn

Last updated: 9/21/2022