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Monica Acosta

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
mma234@psu.edu

(814) 867-2396


Christina Aiello

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

(702)481-3957


Charles Anderson

  • Associate Professor of Biology
cta3@psu.edu

(814) 863-4736


Kate Anthony

  • Research Technologist
kxa1@psu.edu

(814) 867-6234





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





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



Emily Bellis

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
ezb336@psu.edu

(814) 863-5318



Heike Betz

  • Research Technologist
hsb6@psu.edu

(814)865-2617


Nita Bharti

  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Lloyd Huck Early Career 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


Victoria Braithwaite

  • The Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair in Behavioral Biology
  • Professor of Fisheries and Biology
v.braithwaite@psu.edu

(814)865-4675







Dianne Burpee

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
dmb11@psu.edu

(814)865-1714


Fonda Cain

  • Financial Assistant
fac32@psu.edu

(814) 865-0363



Christian Cantos

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
cfc19@psu.edu

(225) 508-5402





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



David Chakravorty

  • Assistant Research Professor
duc16@psu.edu

(814)863-9578


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

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
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

Hong-Li Chou

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
huc343@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Cassidy Cornblatt

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
cjc5991@psu.edu

(814)867-3340


Daniel Cosgrove

  • Professor and Holder of the Eberly Chair in Biology
  • Note: for the Head of the Biology Department, contact Dr. Tracy Langkilde
fsl@psu.edu

(814)863-3892





Jessie Crosby

  • Faculty Affairs Coordinator
jmc6052@psu.edu

(814) 865-0558



Michael Dann

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
msd5@psu.edu

(814)867-6010




Michael DeGiorgio

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
mxd60@psu.edu

(814)867-5366


Barbara DeHart

  • Director of Undergraduate Biology Advising,
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, 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



Matthew Endres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
mwe7@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216


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

  • Assistant Research Professor
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



Fanny Girard

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

(814)863-8360






Kathleen Grogan

  • NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
kathleen.e.grogan@gmail.com

Wilfried Guiblet

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

(814)863-2185


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

Robert Harris

  • Assistant Research Professor
rsh915@psu.edu

(814)865-4747


Carla Hass

  • Teaching Professor 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


Collin Hudzik

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
cmh447@psu.edu

(814)867-1216



David Hughes

  • Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology
dph14@psu.edu

(814)863-6073


Tyler Hughes

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
tuh313@psu.edu

(816) 810-7726





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



Theodora Kaiser (Maravegias)

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

Fumiko Kawasaki

  • Associate Research Professor
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


David Kennedy

  • Assistant Research Professor
dak30@psu.edu

(814)863-2397




Jen Knecht

  • Graduate Coordinator
jlk67@psu.edu

(814) 863-7034


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

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
zzl136@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488


Allison Lewis

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

(814)865-7246


Hao Li

  • Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
hul573@psu.edu

Hedong Li

  • Associate Research Professor
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



Thomas Maher

  • Computational Scientist
twm118@psu.edu

(814) 863-8324


Kateryna Makova

  • Pentz Professor of Biology
kdm16@psu.edu

(814)863-1619


Glenna Malcolm

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
gmm193@psu.edu

(814)863-6174


Jennelle Malcos

  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Science Education in Eberly College of Science
jlh608@psu.edu

(814) 867-3338


Yingwei Mao

  • Associate Professor of Biology
yzm1@psu.edu

(814)867-4739


James Marden

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

(814)863-3842


Ronald Markle

  • Professor of Biology
  • Director, Pre-Medicine and Science majors
ram29@psu.edu

(814)865-7620


Yurika Matsui

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

(814)863-3546


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

  • Associate Research Professor
bcm5@psu.edu

(814)865-9292






Gabriele Monshausen

  • Associate Professor of Biology
gbm10@psu.edu

(814)867-3339




Mehreen Mughal

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


John Neisser

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
jxn418@psu.edu

(814) 865-3150


Kim Nelson

  • Teaching Professor of Biology
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


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

  • Assistant Research Professor
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


Brendan Puls

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

(814)863-2992





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

  • Associate 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 of Graduate Education
  • Biology Ombudsperson
sws4@psu.edu

(814)865-3269


Rudolf Schilder

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

(814)867-6279






M. Alex Serpi

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

(814)865-7540



Meiyu Shao

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
mxs2482@psu.edu

(312) 772-0018


Victoria Sharp

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
vzs95@psu.edu

(703) 424-3948


Katriona Shea

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

(814)865-7910


Ryan Showers

  • Advising Administrative Assistant
rcs5350@psu.edu

(814) 865-6847


Derek Sim

  • Associate Research Professor
dgs15@psu.edu

(814)867-2397



Nicole Squyres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
nss28@psu.edu

(814) 867-2896



Andrew Stephenson

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

(814)865-9591







Zhao Su

  • Assistant Research Professor
zxs6@psu.edu

(814)863-9578



Megan Sylvia

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

(814) 863-9578


David Tack

  • Assistant Research Professor
dtt8@psu.edu

(814)863-9579



Brittany Teller

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
bjt162@psu.edu

(814) 865-2329


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



Leana Topper

  • Associate Teaching Professor
lvm12@psu.edu

(814)865-2329



Peter Trenham

  • Assistant Teaching Professor &
  • Academic Adviser
pct100@psu.edu

(814) 863-4660



Kira Turnham

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

(814) 865-7246




Laura Ullrich

  • Assistant Research Professor
lug11@psu.edu

(814)867-4132


Kurt Vandegrift

  • Assistant Research Professor
kjv1@psu.edu

(814)574-9852


Adrianne Vasey

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
aev10@psu.edu

(814)865-2329






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


Jun Wang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
yxw394@psu.edu

(814) 880-8869


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


John Waters

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

(814) 863-1154



Noah Winters

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

(814) 863-2957


Denise Woodward

  • Associate Teaching Professor
dmw29@psu.edu

(814)865-9363




Zheng Wu

  • Assistant Research Professor
zxw12@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


Lan Wu-Cavener

  • Assistant Research Professor
lxw34@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769



Fuhan Yang

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

(814) 863-2992



Jiuchao Yin

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

(814)863-2992



Yotam Zait

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
yzz5696@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578




Huiting Zhang

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

(814)863-6413



Yunqing Zhou

  • Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
yxz450@psu.edu

(814) 865-2847