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Christina Aiello

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

(702)481-3957


Reka Albert

  • Distinguished Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Biology
rza1@psu.edu

(814)865-1141


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)865-5804


Sarah Assmann

  • Waller Professor of Biology
sma3@psu.edu

(814)863-9579


Toni Auman

  • Administrative Manager
tjp5@psu.edu

(814) 863-8019





Yuting Bai

  • Research Assistant
yub111@psu.edu

(814)863-2992



Will Barnes

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
wjb191@psu.edu

(814)863-4779


Iliana Baums

  • Associate Professor of Biology
ibb3@psu.edu

(814)867-0491



Nita Bharti

  • Assistant Professor
nita@psu.edu

(814)863-9545


Aditi Bhat

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
aub299@psu.edu

(814)867-3340


Ottar Bjørnstad

  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology
onb1@psu.edu

(814)863-2983


Maciej Boni

  • Associate Professor of Biology
mfb9@psu.edu

(814) 867-4651



Brady Boyer

  • Ecology, M.S. Program
bwb5186@psu.edu

(814) 863-8298






Dianne Burpee

  • Laboratory coordinator
dmb11@psu.edu

(814)865-1714


Fonda Cain

  • Financial Assistant
fac32@psu.edu

(814) 865-0363






Isabella Cattadori

  • Associate Professor of Biology
imc3@psu.edu

(814)865-9594


Douglas Cavener

  • Professor and Verne M. Willaman Dean, Eberly College of Science
drc9@psu.edu

(814)865-9591




Andie Chan

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

(814)867-0492




Gong Chen

  • Professor and Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences
  • Lab Head of Charles H. "Skip" Smith Life Sciences Laboratory
gongchen@psu.edu

(814)865-2488


Yintong Chen

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
yuc53@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779


Yuchen Chen

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
yzc137@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


Yuning Chen

  • Postdoctoral scholar
yuc27@psu.edu

(814)865-3752


Xiaoheng Cheng

  • Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
xzc5154@psu.edu

Cassidy Cornblatt

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
jc5991@psu.edu

(814)867-3340


Daniel Cosgrove

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

(814)863-3892









Michael DeGiorgio

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
mxd60@psu.edu

(814)867-5366


Barbara DeHart

  • Director of Undergraduate Biology Advising,
  • Instructor for Human Anatomy
bzd2@psu.edu

(814)865-2329




Cody DePew

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

(814) 867-3340



Fengping Dong

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

(814)865-2762





Briana Ezray

  • Entomology, Ph.D. Program
bde125@psu.edu

(814)865-7077


Mengyang Feng

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
mxf369@psu.edu

(814)865-5563


Matthew Ferrari

  • Associate Professor of Biology
mjf283@psu.edu

(814)865-6080



Howard Fescemyer

  • Senior research associate
hif1@psu.edu

(814)863-2185


Charles Fisher

  • Professor and Distinguished Senior Scholar of Biology, Associate Dean for Graduate Education
cfisher@psu.edu

(814)865-3365



Cindy Gates

  • Accounting Coordinator
clg35@psu.edu

(814) 865-1664


Fanny Girard

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

(814)863-8360







Wilfried Guiblet

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ph.D.
wmg133@psu.edu

(814)863-2185


Mark Guiltinan

  • Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Adjunct Professor of Biology
mjg9@psu.edu

(814)863-7957


Yao Guo

  • Research assistant
yug3@psu.edu

(814)865-4463




Siyang Hao

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
sxh442@psu.edu

(814)863-3546


Alexandre Harris

  • Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
amh522@psu.edu


Carla Hass

  • Senior Lecturer II and Associate Head for Curricular Coordination
cah19@psu.edu

(814)863-4708



Nathan Hepler

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
nkh117@psu.edu

(814)865-3752




Heather Hines

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

(814)863-8830


Xiaoyi Hou

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
xuh33@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992



Jingjie Hu

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
juh252@psu.edu

(814)865-1769


Yi Hu

  • Senior research technologist
yxh13@psu.edu

(814)865-5343



Chelsea Hudson

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Program
cnh136@psu.edu

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


Sarah Jefferson

  • Neuroscience, M.D./Ph.D Program
sjj5012@psu.edu

(814)865-5563


Timothy Jegla

  • Associate Professor of Biology
tjj3@psu.edu

(814)865-1668



Mei Jiang

  • Research Assistant
mxj28@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Xueyuan (Sharon) Jiang

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
xjj5003@psu.edu

Nathan Johnson

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
nrj113@psu.edu

(814)867-1216



Fumiko Kawasaki

  • Assistant Professor, Research Associate
fxk6@psu.edu

(814)865-6863


Joseph Keller

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

(814)863-0774


Elizabeth Kelly

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
emk5489@psu.edu

(814)863-6413






Aaron Knight

  • Facilities Coordinator
amk31@psu.edu

(814) 863-2154





Zhi-Chun Lai

  • Professor of Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
zcl1@psu.edu

(814)863-0479


Todd LaJeunesse

  • Associate Professor of Biology
tcl3@psu.edu

(814)863-2038



Tracy Langkilde

  • Professor and Head of Biology
tll30@psu.edu

(814)863-4530


Jesse Lasky

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
jrl35@psu.edu

(814)863-5318


Zhuofan Lei

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
zzl136@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488


Allison Lewis

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

(814)865-7246


Hedong Li

  • Senior Research Associate
hul40@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992



Xiaojun (Lance) Lian

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Lian@psu.edu

(814) 865-8093


Aimin Liu

  • Associate Professor of Biology
axl25@psu.edu

(814)865-7043








Bernhard Luscher

  • Professor of Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Psychiatry
BXL25@psu.edu

(814)865-5549


Hong Ma

  • Professor of Biology
  • Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology
hxm16@psu.edu

(814) 865-5343


Ningxin Ma

  • Neuroscience, Ph.D. Program
nxm31@psu.edu

(814)863-2992



Sally Mackenzie

  • Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics
  • Professor for Biology and Plant Science
sam795@psu.edu

(814) 863-8324



Kateryna Makova

  • Pentz Professor of Biology
kdm16@psu.edu

(814)863-1619



Jennelle Malcos

  • Senior Lecturer
  • LA Program Coordinator (Eberly College of Science)
jlh608@psu.edu

(814) 867-3338


Yingwei Mao

  • Associate Professor of Biology
yzm1@psu.edu

(814)867-4739


Theodora Maravegias

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
tam997@psu.edu

James Marden

  • Professor of Biology, &
  • Assoc. Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
jhm10@psu.edu

(814)863-3842


Ronald Markle

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

(814)865-7620


Yurika Matsui

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
yum111@psu.edu

(814)863-3546


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) 865-6597


Barb McGrath

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

(814)865-9292


Amalie McKee

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
azm200@psu.edu

(814)865-6080



Mónica Medina

  • Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Head for Equity & Diversity
mum55@psu.edu

(814)867-2958


Christine Mellace

  • Administrative Assistant, Biology Advising
cpm117@psu.edu

(814) 865-2329



Gabriele Monshausen

  • Associate Professor of Biology
gbm10@psu.edu

(814)867-3339




Mehreen Mughal

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ph.D. Program
mrm79@psu.edu


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)867-2958



Richard Ordway

  • Professor of Molecular Neuroscience and Genetics
rwo4@psu.edu

(814)863-5693


Dustin Owen

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
dmo5197@psu.edu

(814)867-2252



Zifei Pei

  • Research Associate
zzp1@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


George Perry

  • Harry J. & Elissa M. Sichi Early Career Professor in Anthropology
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
ghp3@psu.edu

(814)863-7654



Aditya Pisupati

  • Neuroscience, M.D./Ph.D. Program
avp5094@psu.edu

(814)865-2847


Seth Polydore

  • Genetics, Ph.D. Program
sup228@psu.edu

(814)867-1216


Mary Poss

  • Professor of Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
mposs@bx.psu.edu

(814)867-1213


Brendan Puls

  • Neuroscience, Ph.D. Program
bwp120@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


XiaoShi Qian

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
xyq5004@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488




Paula Ralph

  • Senior research technologist
per125@psu.edu

(814)863-6413


Samarth Rangavittal

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

(814)863-2185


Andrew Read

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

(814)867-2396


Hannah Reich

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
hgr5@psu.edu

(814) 865-7246


Timothy Reluga

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Biology
treluga@psu.edu

(814) 865-3883


Sofia Roitman

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
sxr410@psu.edu

(814)867-2959


Marilyn Roossinck

  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and Biology
mjr25@psu.edu

(814)865-2292


Yue Rui

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

(814)863-4779



Stephen Schaeffer

  • Professor of Biology, Associate Department Head for Graduate Education
  • Biology Ombudsperson
sws4@psu.edu

(814)865-3269


Rudolf Schilder

  • Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology
rjs360@psu.edu

(814)867-6279



Yasutaka Seki

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
yzs86@psu.edu

(814) 863-3752


M. Alex Serpi

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
mas963@psu.edu

(814)865-7540


Andrew Shantz

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
aas326@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492


Katriona Shea

  • Alumni Professor of Biology
k-shea@psu.edu

(814)865-7910



Ryan Showers

  • Advising Administrative Assistant
rcs5350@psu.edu

(814) 865-2605


Derek Sim

  • Senior research assistant
dgs15@psu.edu

(814)867-2397






Andrew Stephenson

  • Distinguished Professor of Biology, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
as4@psu.edu

(814)865-9591


Vicki Stevens-Carpenter

  • Department Head Administrative Assistant
vms19@psu.edu

(814) 865-4562





Zhao Su

  • Research Associate
zxs6@psu.edu

(814)863-9578



Megan Sylvia

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
mms95@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578






Claire Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ClaireT@psu.edu

(814)863-0716


Li Tian

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
lzt22@psu.edu

(814) 865-7077





Peter Trenham

  • Lecturer and Academic Adviser
pct100@psu.edu

(814) 863-4660


Kira Turnham

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
ket7@psu.edu

(814) 865-7246






Kurt Vandegrift

  • Assistant Research Professor
kjv1@psu.edu

(814)574-9852


Catherine Vandenberg

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

(814)863-9578







Sam Vohsen

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
sav146@psu.edu

(814)863-8360


Eric Wafula

  • Bioinformatics programmer
ekw10@psu.edu

(814)863-6412


Ed Wagner

  • Senior research technician
erw105@psu.edu

(814)865-3752


Xin Wang

  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
xxw143@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


Xuan Wang

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
xuw120@psu.edu

(814)865-3752


Yue Wang

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
yuw136@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


John Waters

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Associate Head, Biology Undergraduate Education
johnwaters@psu.edu

(814) 863-1154


Peter Wilf

  • Professor of Geosciences & Adjunct Professor of Biology
pwilf@psu.edu

(814)865-6721



Noah Winters

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
npw5@psu.edu

(814) 863-2957



Zheng Wu

  • Postdoctoral scholar
zxw12@psu.edu

(814)863-2992



Fuhan Yang

  • Ph.D., Biology Program
fxy19@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992





Jiuchao Yin

  • Neuroscience, Ph.D. Program
jxy200@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


Eric Yip

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
ecy5039@psu.edu

(814) 863-4705





Huiting Zhang

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
hzz114@psu.edu

(814)863-6413