Faculty & Staff

2017 Biology faculty group photo.
(2018 Biology Faculty, left to right, Anna Ritz, Aaron Ramirez, Sam Fey, Suzy Renn, Erik Zornik, Sarah Schaack, Janis Shampay, Kara Cerveny, Jay Mellies, Derek Applewhite, Keith Karoly, David Dalton, Jeremy Coate).


Derek A. Applewhite - Website
(on sabbatical 2021-22)
Cellular biology, cytoskeletal dynamics, cell motility, and morphogenesis

Kara Cerveny - Website
Developmental biology, growth control, and the visual system

Sam Fey - Website
Population ecology; species interactions; global change ecology

Keith Karoly - Website
Plant evolution; evolution of plant mating systems

Camila Lopez-Anido - Website
Molecular plant development; flexible cell fates
(Arriving 2022-23)

Jay Mellies - Website
Microbiology; pathogenesis

Julia Michaels- Website
Restoration ecology

Aaron Ramirez - Website
(on Junior sabbatical 2021-22)
Translational ecology, fire and drought, socio-ecological systems

Suzy Renn - Website
(Chair- 2020-2022)
Behavioral biology; genomic analysis of animal behavior

Anna Ritz - Website
Computational biology; genome structural variation; signaling pathways

Sarah Schaack - Website
Genetics/genomics; transposable elements; mutation

Janis Shampay - Website
Molecular biology; chromosome structure and function

Erik Zornik - Website
Neurobiology, neural basis of behavior


Crystal Chaw - Details
Departmental Associate

Greta Glover - Email
Instrumentation Biologist

Kristy Gonyer - Email
Administrative Coordinator

Kristine Hayes
Lab & Biology Stockroom Manager

Siira Rieschl- Email
Science Outreach Coordinator

Katie Reichard- Details
Departmental Associate

Research Associates & Visiting Researchers

Andrew Anderson
Senior Research Associate (Renn Lab)
(Visiting Professor 2019-20)

Charlotte Barkan
Senior Research Associate (Zornik Lab)

Jeremy Coate - Website
Senior Research Associate (Schaack Lab)
(Visiting Professor 2017-2019)
Plant evolutionary biology; polyploidy; genomics

Ry Dennis
Research Assistant (Renn Lab)

Sabrina Edwards
Research Associate (Mellies Lab)

Josh Faber-Hammond
Senior Research Associate (Renn Lab)

Olivia Hagen
Research Assitant (Cerveny Lab)

Jeehoon Jung
Research Associate (Applewhite Lab)

Jason Maxfield
Senior Research Associate (Ramirez Lab)

Hannah Meier
Research Assistant (Fey Lab)

Hannah Prather
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ramirez Lab)

Issac Schuman
Research Assistant (Fey Lab)

Pramesh Singh
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ritz Lab)

Aidan Teran
Research Assistant (Applewhite Lab)

Emeritus Faculty & Retired Colleagues

Steven D. Black - Website
Developmental biology

Carey Booth - Details
Departmental Associate, retired 2020

Bert G. Brehm
Plant evolutionary biology

David A. Dalton - Website
Plant physiology; biological nitrogen fixation; forest ecophysiology

Robert H. Kaplan - Website
Evolutionary ecology; population biology; conservation biology

Ned Knight - Details
Departmental Associate

Maryanne C. McClellan - Website
Cellular biology; hormonal regulation of growth and differentiation

Laurens N. Ruben - Website

Peter J. Russell - Website
Molecular genetics: RNA virus gene expression in yeast


Past Colleagues

You can find additional history of the Biology Department here.

Stephen W. Arch, 1942-2013, Website, In memoriam

(Reed Biology 1972-2012)
Regulatory biology; neurochemistry, cellular neurophysiology

G. Frank Gwilliam, 1925-2016, In memoriam
(Reed Biology 1957-1996)
Neurobiology; invertebrate zoology; marine biology

Lewis H. Kleinholz, 1910-2001, In memoriam
(Reed Biology 1946-1980)
Invertebrate and vertebrate endocrinology

Helen A. Stafford, 1922-2011, In memoriam
(Reed Biology 1957-1996)
Plant biochemistry

2008 Phytochemistry Pioneer Award
Stafford Bequest
Stafford Award