Administration

Chair

Scott Michaels

Scott Michaels

Professor, Biology

Chair, Biology

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression by epigenetic modifications

Jennifer Tarter

Jennifer Tarter

Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Program Manager of the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). Primary point of contact to the Chair. Coordinates faculty recruiting efforts as well as faculty promotion and tenure.

Associate Chairs

Leonie Moyle

Leonie Moyle

Professor, Biology

Associate Chair for Research and Facilities, Biology

(she/her/hers)

Research Interests
genetics of speciation and adaptation; comparative genomics; evolutionary ecology; plant reproduction

Pranav Danthi

Pranav Danthi

Professor, Biology

Associate Chair for Teaching, Biology

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
reovirus-host interactions

Section Associate Chairs

Jay T. Lennon

Jay T. Lennon

Professor, Biology

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Section Associate Chair, Biology

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
microbial ecology and evolution

John Patton

John Patton

Professor, Biology

Blatt Chair of Virology

Microbiology Section Associate Chair, Biology

Research Interests
rotavirus replication and assembly, viral inhibition of innate immune responses

(Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Section Associate Chair, Biology: TBA)

Directors

Heather Reynolds

Heather Reynolds

Professor, Biology

Director of Graduate Studies, Biology

Research Interests
ecology; microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Susan Hengeveld

Susan Hengeveld

Teaching Professor, Biology

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biology

(she/her/hers)

Spencer Hall

Spencer Hall

Professor, Biology

Director, EEB Graduate Program

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
ecology of infectious disease and food web interactions in freshwater environments

Jason Tennessen

Jason Tennessen

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, GCDB Graduate Program

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems

Jake McKinlay

Jake McKinlay

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, Microbiology Graduate Program

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
microbial metabolism and its role in cell physiology, the environment, and biotechnology

Dave Bollivar

Dave Bollivar

Senior Lecturer, Biology

Director, Biotechnology Master's Degree Program

(he/him/his)

Research Interests
chlorophyll biosynthesis in plants and bacteria; the isolation and characterization of novel bacteriophages