Biology: Faculty and Staff


Terry W. Hill. 1978. B.A., University of South Florida; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida. (Cell biology, microbiology, biology of fungi.)
Carolyn R. Jaslow. 1988. Chair. B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (Histology, reproductive biology, embryology, mammalogy.)
Gary J. Lindquester. 1988. B.S., Furman University; M.S., Ph.D., Emory University. (Molecular biology, virology, immunology.)
Mary Miller. 2001. B.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (Genetics, microbiology, cancer biology, cell biology.)

Associate Professors

Sarah Boyle. 2009. B.A., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Arizona State University. (Ecology, conservation biology, tropical field biology.)
Michael D. Collins. 2010. B.S., University of Arizona; M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (Ecology, ornithology, wildlife biology, statistics.)
Jonathan Fitz Gerald. 2007. B.S., University of California at Irvine; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (Plant biology, development.)
Alan P. Jaslow. 1984. B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan. (Vertebrate biology, functional morphology, animal communication.)
David Kabelik. 2009. H.B.Sc., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Arizona State University. (Neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology, animal behavior.)

Assistant Professors

Kelly A. Dougherty. 2014. B.S., West Chester University; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University. (Neuroscience, biophysics, neurophysiology.)
Elaine R. Frawley. 2016. B.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. (Microbiology, metabolism, bacterial physiology.)
Stephanie Haddad. 2017. B.S., M.S., American University of Beirut; Ph.D. University of Memphis. (Entomology, evolutionary biology, systematics and phylogenetics.)
Patrick Kelly. 2018.  B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. (Limnology, aquatic ecology, ecosystem ecology.)
Robert G. Laport. 2018. B.S., Oregon State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester. (Evolutionary biology, ecology, botany, phylogenetics.)
Bayly S. Wheeler. 2015. B.S.E., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Duke University. (Molecular biology, genetics, genomics, microbiology.)

Visiting Associate Professor

Kyle Johnson Moore. 2019. B.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Colorado. (Microbiology, virology, molecular and cellular biology.)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Deborah Petrik. 2019. B.S., M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Illinois State University. (Molecular biology, plant biology, cell wall biochemistry.)

Neuroscience Hearst Fellow

Tanushree Pandit. 2019. B.S., M.S., RTM Nagpur University; Ph.D., Umea University. (Developmental neuroscience.)


Dianne Cox. 2014. Biology Department Assistant. B.A., University of Mississippi.
Sarah Hasty. 2009. Biology Department Lab Manager for Frazier-Jelke Science Center. B.S., Louisiana State University; M.S., University of Memphis.
Justin A. Porter. 2017. Biology Department Lab Manager for Robertson Hall. B.S., M.S., University of Georgia.