Faculty & Staff

2016 Biology Faculty(2016 Biology Faculty, left to right, Sam Fey, Anna Ritz, Erik Zornik, David Dalton, Keith Karoly, Suzy Renn, Janis Shampay, Derek Applewhite, Kara Cerveny, Jay Mellies, Sarah Schaack).


Derek A. Applewhite - Website
Cellular biology, cytoskeletal dynamics, cell motility, and morphogenesis

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

Jeremy Coate - Website
Plant evolutionary biology; polyploidy; genomics

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

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

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

Jay Mellies, Chair - Website
Microbiology; pathogenesis

Aaron Ramirez - Website
Translational ecology, fire and drought, socio-ecological systems

Suzy Renn - Website
Behavioral biology; genomic analysis of animal behavior

Anna Ritz - Website
(on sabbatical 2018-19)
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
(on sabbatical 2018-19)
Neurobiology, neural basis of behavior

Emeritus Faculty

Steven D. Black - Website
Developmental biology

Bert G. Brehm
Plant evolutionary biology

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

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


Carey Booth - Details
Departmental Associate

Greta Glover - Email
Instrumentation Biologist
(503) 517-7623

Kristy Gonyer - Email
Administrative Coordinator

Kristine Hayes
Lab & Biology Stockroom Manager

Ned Knight - Details
Departmental Associate

Cynthia O'Rourke
Departmental Associate

Presence O'Neal - Email
Science Outreach Coordinator

Post-doctoral & Visiting Researchers

Charlotte Barkan
Postdoctoral Researcher (Zornik Lab)

Emily Bellis
Postdoctoral Researcher (Schaack Lab) 

Maia Benner
Postdoctoral Researcher (Schaack Lab) 
Bioinformatics; transcriptomics & genomics

Kayla Hardwick
Postdoctoral Researcher (Schaack Lab)

Heidi Liere - Website
Visiting Scientist (Karoly Lab)
Insect Ecology; Agroecology & Biodiversity Conservation

Ibrahim Youssef
Postdoctoral Researcher (Ritz Lab)

Past Colleagues

You can find additional history of the Biology Department here.

Todd Schlenke - Website
(Visiting Professor 2014-2016, Now teaching at University of Arizona)
Evolutionary genetics, host-parasite interactions.

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