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Christina Aiello

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
  • Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey
cxa322@psu.edu

702-481-3957


Reka Albert

  • Professor of Physics & Adjunct Professor of Biology
ralbert@phys.psu.edu

(814) 865-6123


Kevin Alloway

  • Adjunct Professor of Biology
kda1@psu.edu

(814) 867-6413



Charles Anderson

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
cta3@psu.edu

814-863-4736



Monica Arismendi

  • Administrative Support Assistant
mha15@psu.edu

(814) 863-6471


Raquel Assis

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
rua15@psu.edu

(814) 867-5303


Sarah Assmann

  • Waller Professor of Biology
sma3@psu.edu

(814) 863-9579




Michael Axtell

  • Associate Professor of Biology
mja18@psu.edu

(814) 867-0241


Yuting Bai

  • Research Assistant
yub111@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992




Iliana Baums

  • Associate Professor of Biology
ibb3@psu.edu

(814) 867-0491






Ottar Bjornstad

  • Professor of entomology and biology
onb1@psu.edu

(814) 863-2983





Lloyd Breunig

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
lxb966@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752



Dianne Burpee

  • Laboratory coordinator
dmb11@psu.edu

(814) 865-1714


Sean Cahoon

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
sxc5218@psu.edu

(814) 863-8162


Hongchen Cai

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
huc163@psu.edu

(814) 865-7043







Tomás Carlo-Joglar

  • Assistant professor of biology
tac17@psu.edu

(814) 863-8274



Isabella Cattadori

  • Associate professor of biology
imc3@psu.edu

(814) 865-9594


Douglas Cavener

  • Professor and head of biology
drc9@psu.edu

(814) 865-4562




Andie Chan

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
anc164@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492


Gong Chen

  • Professor
  • Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences
gongchen@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488


Kuan-Bei Chen

  • Computer Science and Engineering, Ph.D. Program
kzc125@psu.edu

(814) 865-4749


Yuchen Chen

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
yzc137@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Yuning Chen

  • Postdoctoral scholar
yuc27@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752



Ceyda Coruh

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
cxc709@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216


Daniel Cosgrove

  • Professor and Holder of the Eberly Chair in Biology
fsl+3@psu.edu

(814) 863-3892





Richard Cyr

  • Professor of biology, assistant department head for undergraduate affairs
rjc8@psu.edu

(814) 865-6416






Michael DeGiorgio

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
mxd60@psu.edu

814-867-5366


Barbara DeHart

  • Undergraduate advisor and instructor
bzd2@psu.edu

(814) 865-2329





Cody DePew

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
cld5311@psu.edu

(814) 867-3340


Joshua Der

  • Research associate
jpd18@psu.edu

(814) 863-6413



Yiliang Ding

  • Postdoctoral scholar
yud12@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Fengping Dong

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
fud10@psu.edu

(814) 865-2762








Paula Farwell

  • Administrative Support Assistant
pxf6@psu.edu

(814) 863-0278


Nina Fedoroff

  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, Willaman Professor of Life Science
nvf1@psu.edu

Matthew Ferrari

  • Assistant professor of biology
mjf283@psu.edu

(814) 865-6080



Howard Fescemyer

  • Senior research associate
hif1@psu.edu

(814) 863-2185


Charles Fisher

  • Professor of biology, assistant department head for graduate education
cfisher@psu.edu

(814) 865-3365


Deb Fisher

  • Senior research assistant
ddf4@psu.edu

(814) 865-6416


Thomas Fuchs

  • Postdoctoral scholar
tuf2@psu.edu

(814) 865-5563


Zach Fuller

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
zlf105@psu.edu

(814) 863-1650


Arkarachai Fungtammasan

  • IBIOS (Bioinformatics & Genomics), Ph.D. Program
azf127@psu.edu

(814) 863-2185


Cindy Gates

  • Accounting Coordinator
clg35@psu.edu

(814) 867-2250



Fanny Girard

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
fag119@psu.edu

(814) 863-8360



Stephanie Gookin

  • Department Head Staff Assistant
sjg20@psu.edu

(814) 865-4562


Tim Gookin

  • Plant Physiology, Ph.D. Program
teg142@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578



Mark Guiltinan

  • Professor of plant molecular biology & adjunct professor of biology
mjg9@psu.edu

(814) 863-7957


Yao Guo

  • Research assistant
yug3@psu.edu

(814) 865-4463


Ziyuan Guo

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
zyg5029@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992






Carla Hass

  • Associate Professor of Biology, Senior Lecturer II
cah19@psu.edu

(814) 863-4708




Heather Hines

  • Assistant Professor of Biology and Entomology
hmh19@psu.edu

(814) 863-8830


Loren Honaas

  • Postdoctoral scholar
lah338@psu.edu

(814) 863-6413




Jingjie Hu

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
juh252@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769


Yi Hu

  • Senior research technologist
yxh13@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Peter Hudson

  • Willaman Professor of Biology, Director of Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
pjh18@psu.edu

(814) 865-0522


David Hughes

  • Assistant professor of entomology and biology
dph14@psu.edu

(814) 863-6073


Didem Ikis

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
dxi113@psu.edu

(814) 863-8162



Timothy Jegla

  • Assistant professor of biology
tjj3@psu.edu

(814) 865-1668



Dongyun Jiang

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
dxj5042@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992




Bishoy Kamel

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
bsk176@psu.edu

(814) 867-2985


Fumiko Kawasaki

  • Assistant professor, research associate
fxk6@psu.edu

(814) 865-6863


Joseph Keller

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
jak573@psu.edu

(814) 863-0774



Jeffrey Kerby

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
jkerby@psu.edu

(814) 863-8162


Sarah Kiemle

  • Postdoctoral scholar
snk3@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752



Tina Kushner

  • Administrative Support Assistant
tmm5084@psu.edu

(814) 863-7334


Zhi-Chun Lai

  • Professor of Biology and BMB
zcl1@psu.edu

(814) 863-0479


Todd LaJeunesse

  • Associate Professor of Biology
tcl3@psu.edu

(814) 863-2038



Tracy Langkilde

  • Associate Professor of Biology
tll30@psu.edu

(814) 867-2251


Allison Lewis

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
aml352@psu.edu

(814) 865-7246


Carrie Lewis

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
crl5066@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769



Xiaofan Li

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
xil5078@psu.edu

(814) 865-2847



Aimin Liu

  • Associate professor of biology
axl25@psu.edu

(814) 865-7043


Hansi Liu

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
hxl5145@psu.edu

(814) 865-2847


Jinling Liu

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
jzl192@psu.edu

(814) 865-7043


Qikun Liu

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
qxl121@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216



Xin Luan

  • Postdoctoral scholar
xul17@psu.edu

(814) 865-7344


Bernhard Luscher

  • Professor of biology, biochemistry & molecular biology, and psychiatry
BXL25@psu.edu

(814) 865-5549


Kateryna Makova

  • Pentz Professor of Biology
kdm16@psu.edu

(814) 863-1619


Jennelle Malcos

  • Lecturer and Academic Adviser
jlh608@psu.edu

814-865-2329 (Advising Office)



Kezia Manlove

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
krm17@psu.edu

(814) 863-5895


Yingwei Mao

  • Assistant professor of biology
yzm1@psu.edu

814-867-4739


Theodora Maravegias

  • Immunology & Infectious Disease, Ph.D. Program
tam997@psu.edu


Ronald Markle

  • Director, Pre-Med Program
ram29@psu.edu

(814) 865-7620


Yurika Matsui

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
yum111@psu.edu

(814) 863-3546



Thomas McCarthy

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
txm5136@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779


Kathryn McClintock

  • Graduate Program Coordinator
biokat@psu.edu

(814) 863-7034


Daniel McClosky

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
ddm190@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779


Judy McCobin

  • Accounting Assistant
jlm851@psu.edu

(814) 863-0278



Barb McGrath

  • Assistant professor of biology, Senior research associate
bcm5@psu.edu

(814) 865-9292


Amalie McKee

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
azm200@psu.edu

(814) 865-7912



Colleen McSweeney

  • Cell & Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
cpm186@psu.edu

(814) 865-2762


Monica Medina

  • Associate professor of biology
mum55@psu.edu

(814) 867-2958





Webb Miller

  • Professor of biology and computer science and engineering
wcm2@psu.edu

(814) 865-4551


Pamela Mitchell

  • Associate professor of biology
pjm23@psu.edu

(814) 865-5802


Gabriele Monshausen

  • Assistant professor of biology
gbm10@psu.edu

(814) 867-3339





Masatoshi Nei

  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Director of the Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
nxm2@psu.edu

(814) 863-7334


Kim Nelson

  • Senior Lecturer II
kxn4@psu.edu

(814) 863-6360


Chad Nihranz

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
ctn118@psu.edu

(814) 865-7540


Gang Ning

  • Director of Microscopy & Cytrometry Facility, senior research associate, biology
gxn7@psu.edu

(814) 863-0994


Aki Ohdera

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
auo140@psu.edu

(814) 867-2985



Richard Ordway

  • Professor of molecular neuroscience & genetics
rwo4@psu.edu

(814) 863-5693


Natali Ozber

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
nzo104@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578





Zifei Pei

  • Research associate
zzp1@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


George Perry

  • Assistant professor of anthropology & biology
ghp3@psu.edu

814-863-7654





Scott Portman

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
slp280@psu.edu

(814) 863-2957


Mary Poss

  • Professor of biology
mposs@bx.psu.edu

(814) 867-1213


Eric Post

  • Professor of biology
esp10@psu.edu

(814) 865-1556



Debra Putt

  • Administrative Assistant
dap3@psu.edu

(814) 863-8019



Paula Ralph

  • Senior research technologist
per125@psu.edu

(814) 863-6413


Samarth Rangavittal

  • IBIOS (Bioinformatics & Genomics), Ph.D. Program
szr165@psu.edu

(814) 863-2185


Andrew Read

  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology
a.read@psu.edu

(814) 867-2396


Timothy Reluga

  • Assistant professor of mathematics & biology
tcr2@psu.edu

(814) 865-3883


Zhen Ren

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
zxr110@psu.edu

(814) 865-5563



Gina Riggio

  • Research technologist
gmr159@psu.edu

(814) 863-0130


Marilyn Roossinck

  • Professor of plant pathology and of environmental microbiology and biology
mjr25@psu.edu

(814) 865-2292


Yue Rui

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
yur105@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779


Dannise Ruiz

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
dvr116@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492



Alham Saadat

  • Senior research technologist
aus32@psu.edu

(814) 863-2847


Marcel Salathé

  • Assistant professor of biology
  • Adjunct faculty of computer sciences and engineering
salathe@psu.edu

(814) 867-4431


Miles Saunders

  • Senior research technologist
mgs190@psu.edu

(814) 863-8360



Rudolf Schilder

  • Research Associate Professor
rjs360@psu.edu

814-863-2154


Arunima Sen

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
axs1026@psu.edu

(814) 863-8360



Saima Shahid

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
sxs1102@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216




Han-Wei Shih

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
hxs273@psu.edu

(814) 867-3340


Derek Sim

  • Senior research assistant
dgs15@psu.edu

(814) 867-2397


Andrew Stephenson

  • Distinguished Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
as4@psu.edu

(814) 863-1553






Zhao Su

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
zxs6@psu.edu

(814) 865-0072



Xin Tang

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
xut102@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Yin Tang

  • IBIOS (Bioinformatics & Genomics), Ph.D. Program
yxt148@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Janet Teeple

  • Research technologist
jlt5194@psu.edu

(814) 867-4191





Graham Thomas

  • Associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology
gxt5@psu.edu

(814) 863-0716










Catherine Vandenberg

  • Lab Manager/Senior Research Technologist
cmv3@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578



Eric Wafula

  • Bioinformatics programmer
ekw10@psu.edu

(814) 863-6412


Ed Wagner

  • Senior research technician
erw105@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752




Fan Wang

  • Cell & Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
fuw108@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Feng Wang

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
fzw5016@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216


Rong Wang

  • Ph.D., Genetics Program
rwz120@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769


Yue Wang

  • Cell & Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
yuw136@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992



David Watts

  • Ph.D., Ecology Program
daw300@psu.edu

(814) 863-8162


Drew Wham

  • Ph.D., Biology Program
fcw5014@psu.edu

(814) 865-7246



Luyi Wo

  • Ph.D., Genetics Program
lzw135@psu.edu

(814) 863-1650




Zheng Wu

  • Postdoctoral scholar
zxw12@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Chao Wen Xiao

  • Postdoctoral scholar
cux2@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779





Xuan Ye

  • Ph.D., Biology Program
xxy114@psu.edu

(814) 865-7043


Teresa Yost

  • Accounting Assistant
tcy102@psu.edu

(814) 865-9132


Tian Yu

  • Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology Program
txy136@psu.edu

(814) 863-3546


Yunqing Yu

  • Ph.D., Plant Biology Program
yxy151@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578



Lei Zhang

  • Biology, Ph.D Program
lxz161@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Tian Zhang

  • Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology Program
tuz108@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752


Yeting Zhang

  • Ph.D., Genetics Program
yzz119@psu.edu

(814) 863-6413




Yijing Zhou

  • Cell & Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
yxz167@psu.edu

(814) 865-2762


Mengmeng Zhu

  • Postdoctoral scholar
mxz22@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Siying Zhu

  • Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology Program
szz111@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769

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