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Charles Anderson

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Biology Ombudsperson
cta3@psu.edu

(814) 863-4736


Kate Anthony

  • Research Technologist
kxa1@psu.edu

(814) 867-6234



Marco Archetti

  • Associate Professor of Biology
mua972@psu.edu

(814) 863-4383


Monica Arismendi

  • CIDD Administrative Support Assistant
mha15@psu.edu

(814) 863-6471


Sarah Assmann

  • Waller Professor of Biology
sma3@psu.edu

(814)863-9579




Yuting Bai

  • Research Assistant
yub111@psu.edu

(814)863-2992




Kelsey Barth

  • Administrative Assistant to the Department Head
kjb5535@psu.edu

(814) 865-4562



Jessica Beemiller

  • Departmental Support Assistant
jlb7258@psu.edu

(814) 863-0278


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







Dianne Burpee

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
dmb11@psu.edu

(814)865-1714


Caleb Butler

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
ccb5308@psu.edu

(814) 865-7246


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




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


Xiaoheng Cheng

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


Hong-Li Chou

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
huc343@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Trinity Conn

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
tlc458@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492


Cassidy Cornblatt

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

(814)867-3340


Daniel Cosgrove

  • Professor
  • Note: for the Head of Biology , contact tll30@psu.edu (Dr. Tracy Langkilde)
fsl+4@psu.edu

(814)863-3892




Jessie Crosby

  • Faculty Affairs Coordinator
jmc6052@psu.edu

(814) 865-0558


Michael Dann

  • Associate Teaching Professor
msd5@psu.edu

(814)867-6010






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



Isaac Dopp

  • Plant Biology, P.h.D. Program
ljd12@psu.edu

(814) 865-9966


Trevor Drees

  • Ecology, Ph.D. Program
thd5066@psu.edu

(814) 865-7912


Sydney Duncombe

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
sgd11@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779



Matthew Endres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
mwe7@psu.edu

(814) 867-1216





Matthew Ferrari

  • Associate Professor of Biology
mjf283@psu.edu

(814)865-6080



Howard Fescemyer

  • Assistant Research Professor
hif1@psu.edu

(814)863-2185





Sean Giery

  • Eberly Research Postdoctoral Fellow
stg5207@psu.edu

(814) 867-2252





Edmundo González Torres

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ph.D. Program
ejt89@psu.edu

(814) 863-2185



Wilfried Guiblet

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

(814)863-2185


Yao Guo

  • Research Assistant
yug3@psu.edu

(814)865-4463




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
  • Biology Ombudsperson
cah19@psu.edu

(814)863-4708


Xiaosong He

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
xzh81@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Nathan Hepler

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

(814)865-3752




Heather Hines

  • Associate 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


Yifei Huang

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
yuh371@psu.edu

(814) 863-6829


Chelsea Hudson

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

Peter Hudson

  • Willaman Professor of Biology
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




Timothy Jegla

  • Associate Professor of Biology
tjj3@psu.edu

(814)865-1668


Ha Eun Jeh

  • Plant Biology, P.h.D. Program
huj181@psu.edu

(814) 865-9966


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

  • Associate Research Professor
fxk6@psu.edu

(814)865-6863


Elizabeth Kelly

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

(814)863-6413


David Kennedy

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
dak30@psu.edu

(814)863-5461


Jen Knecht

  • Graduate Coordinator
jlk67@psu.edu

(814) 863-7034


Aaron Knight

  • Facilities Coordinator
amk31@psu.edu

(814) 863-2154


David Koslicki

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, and the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences
dmk333@psu.edu

814-865-1611



Chad Kuny

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
cvk108@psu.edu

(814) 867-0008


Janine Kwapis

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
jlk855@psu.edu

(814) 863-0859


Zhi-Chun Lai

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

(814)863-0479





Jesse Lasky

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
jrl35@psu.edu

(814)863-5318


Derek Lee

  • Associate Research Professor
DerekLee@psu.edu

+1 (415) 763-0348


Zhuofan Lei

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
zzl136@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488


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 Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • 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


Zhihan Liu

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
zul327@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992





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
  • Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
hxm16@psu.edu


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



Lauren McCarthy

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
lcm5400@psu.edu

814-863-5348




Barb McGrath

  • Associate Research Professor
bcm5@psu.edu

(814)865-9292



Christine Mellace

  • Advising Administrative Assistant
cpm117@psu.edu

(814) 865-2605


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




Gang Ning

  • Director of Microscopy Facility, Associate Research Professor
gxn7@psu.edu

(814)863-0994


Richard Ordway

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

(814)863-5693



Eslam Osman

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
eoo5116@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492


Dustin Owen

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

(814)867-2252



Mengjie Pan

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
mzp247@psu.edu

(814) 865-2488


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



Sarah Pfaff

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
sap72@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752


Lan-Nhi Phung

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
lxp437@psu.edu

(814) 863-0848


Lori Pifer

  • Financial Assistant
ljp17@psu.edu

(814) 867-2250


Brendan Puls

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

(814)863-2992



Paula Ralph

  • Senior Research Technologist
per125@psu.edu

(814)863-6413


Andrew Read

  • Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology
  • 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


Daniel Renner

  • Computational Scientist
dwr19@psu.edu

(814) 867-0008


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





Stephen Schaeffer

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

(814)865-3269


Rudolf Schilder

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

(814)867-6279





Andrew Shantz

  • Eberly Research Postdoctoral Fellow
aas326@psu.edu

(814) 867-0492


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



Ivan Sokirniy

  • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biosciences, Ph.D. Program
iys5072@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992



Nicole Squyres

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
nss28@psu.edu

(814) 867-2896



Andrew Stephenson

  • Distinguished Professor of Biology
as4@psu.edu

(814)865-9591



Julia Stewart

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
jus1828@psu.edu

(831) 206-3249




Zhao Su

  • Assistant Research Professor
zxs6@psu.edu

(814)863-9578



Jeremy Sutherland

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ph.D. Program
jus1990@psu.edu

Megan Sylvia

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

(814) 863-9578


Moriah Szpara

  • Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
mls164@psu.edu

(814) 867-0008


Ahmad Taha

  • Neuroscience, Ph.D. Program
abt13@psu.edu

(814) 863-2992


Claire Thomas

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

(814)863-0716



David Toews

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
toews@psu.edu

(814) 863-0848


Leana Topper

  • Associate Teaching Professor
lvm12@psu.edu

(814)863-6920



Thu Tran

  • Biology, Ph.D. Program
tnt9@psu.edu

(814) 867-4651


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



Rahulsimham Vegesna

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics, Ph.D. Program
rxv923@psu.edu

(814) 863-2185


Uma Venkatesh

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
uuv6@psu.edu

(814) 863-6413



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


Joel Waters

  • Academic Adviser
joelwaters@psu.edu

(814) 867-4891


John Waters

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

(814) 863-1154



Howie Weiss

  • Professor of Biology
hnw1@psu.edu

(814) 865-6750



Noah Winters

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

(814) 863-2957




Colin Wright

  • Eberly Research Postdoctoral Fellow
cuw677@psu.edu

(916) 847-1462



Zheng Wu

  • Assistant Research Professor
zxw12@psu.edu

(814)863-2992


Lan Wu-Cavener

  • Assistant Research Professor
lxw34@psu.edu

(814) 865-1769


Li Xue

  • Financial Assistant
lux26@psu.edu

(814) 865-0363


Fuhan Yang

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

(814) 863-2992


Hui Yang

  • Assistant Research Professor
huy21@psu.edu

(814) 867- 4132




JingYi Yu

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
juy323@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752


Yotam Zait

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
yzz5696@psu.edu

(814) 863-9578


Ellen Zelinsky

  • Plant Biology, Ph.D. Program
elz22@psu.edu

(814) 863-4779





Huiting Zhang

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

(814)863-6413


Qian Zhang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
qqz5137@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752


Yao Zhang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
yuz137@psu.edu

(814) 865-3752



Yunqing Zhou

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

(814) 865-2847