Department Profile


Richard Kuhn, Head
Stephen Konieczny, Associate Head for Research and Graduate Education
Jeffrey Lucas, Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
Claudio Aguilar, Assistant Head for Biological Sciences

Distinguished Professors: 4
William Cramer, Henry Koffler Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
Stanton Gelvin, Edwin Umbarger Distinguished Professor of Biology
William Pak, Paul F. Oreffice Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
Michael Rossmann, Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Faculty Positions
Professors: 28
John Anderson Jeffrey Lucas
Jeffrey Bolin Maureen McCann
David Bridges Andrew Mesecar
Laszlo Csonka Dennis Minchella
Jeffery Dukes Kerry Rabenold
Donna Fekete Donald Ready
Esteban Fernandez-Juricic Arthur Rosen
Michael Gribskov Christie Sahley
Peter Hollenbeck Louis Sherman
Richard Howard Christopher Staiger
Daisuke Kihara Cynthia Stauffacher
Stephen Konieczny Elizabeth Taparowsky
Richard Kuhn Barry Wanner
Morris Levy Daoguo Zho
Associate Professors: 13
Claudio Aguilar Wen Jiang
Edward Bartlett Yuk Fai Leung
Ignacio Camarillo Zhao-Qing Luo
Henry Chang Nancy Pelaez
David Eichinger David Sanders
Alan Friedman Daniel Suter
Laurie Iten
Assistant Professors: 14
Ximena Bernal Susan Karcher
Mark Christie Andrea Kasinski
Alexander Chubykin Angeline Lyon
Qing Deng Jason Lanman
Nancy Emery Seema Mattoo
Stephanie Gardner Nicholas Noinaj
Siddika Guzey Catherine Searle
Continuing Lecturers: 6
David Bos Elwood Walls
Rupa De Tom Walter
Joshua Springer Denise Zielinski
Courtesy Appointments: 9
Bruce Applegate, Associate Professor Cate Hill, Professor
Sarah Calve, Assistant Professor Carol Post, Professor
Nicholas Carpita, Professor Alan Qi, Associate Professor
Andrew DeWoody, Professor Daniel Szymanski, Professor
Barbara Golden, Professor
Visiting Faculty: 0
   
Adjunct Appointments:
David Asai Julia Kirshner
Erik Barton Janet Smith
John Hamer Dinesh Yernool

Professor Emeritus/Emerita:  21

Joseph Altman Allan Konopka
Arthur I. Aronson Mark Levinthal
Timothy Baker Sanford E. Ostroy
Anna W. Berkovitz Samuel N. Postlethwait
J. Alfred Chiscon William J. Ray. Jr.
Martha O. Chiscon Kenneth R. Robinson
Frederick L. Crane Irwin Tessman
Richard A. Dilley Joseph W. Vanable
David L. Filmer Peter Wasar
Michael Forman Jacob E. Wiebers
Robert N. Hurst

Faculty Clusters
Molecular Biosciences 24 Faculty
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 19 Faculty
Development and Disease 25 Faculty

A number of faculty members in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Forestry and Natural Resources who conduct life sciences-related research have joint appointments in the Biological Sciences.

On-going research encompasses a broad range of subjects, including enzyme mechanisms and protein atomic structure, application of computational techniques to analyze molecular structure, cellular signaling, patterns of development in eukaryotic organisms, microbiology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, molecular genetics, molecular analysis of genetic diseases, patterns of evolution in speciation, and environmental factors affecting biodiversity. Collaborations between research groups are encouraged.

Student Profile:
Undergraduate majors: 887 (2013)
Undergraduate degrees/year: 181 (2013-14)

Graduate students: 145 Ph.D. 131 / MS 14 (2013-14)
Advanced degrees:  27 Ph.D. 19 / MS 8 (2013-14)

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