Biology Faculty

Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera

Luis Rogelio Cruz-Vera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology

 Shelby Center 369L

Leland J Cseke

Leland J Cseke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Plant Molecular Biology

 Shelby Center 302L

Robert O Lawton

Robert O Lawton, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Ecology

 Shelby Center 302M

Joseph G Leahy

Joseph G Leahy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology

 Shelby Center 369M

Gordon MacGregor

Gordon MacGregor

Assistant Professor, Physiology

 Shelby Center 369H

Roy D Magnuson

Roy D Magnuson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology

 Shelby Center 369K

Luciano M Matzkin

Luciano M Matzkin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics

 Shelby Center 302K

Eric M. Mendenhall

Eric M. Mendenhall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Genomics & Epigenetics

 Shelby Center 302N

Debra M Moriarity

Debra M Moriarity, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Biochemistry

 Shelby Center 369

Joseph D Ng

Joseph D Ng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

 Shelby Center 369J

John W Shriver

John W Shriver, Ph.D.

Professor, Biomolecular Structure

 Materials Science Building 311

Bruce W Stallsmith

Bruce W Stallsmith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Ichthyology

 Shelby Center 369P

Adjunct Faculty

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Richard M. Myers, Ph.D.

Genomics and genetic analysis of human traits and diseases

Devin Absher, Ph.D.

Epigenomic analysis of cancer, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders and aging

Greg Barsh, MD and Ph.D.

Genetic architecture of morphologic variation

Greg Cooper, Ph.D.

Human Genetics and Genomics

Sarah Cooper, Ph.D.


Jane Grimwood, Ph.D.

Genomic resource development for plants

Jian Han, MD and Ph.D.

Technology development to advance medical science

Adam Hott, EdD

Coordinator of educational outreach

Neil Lamb, Ph.D.

Educational outreach relating to genetics, genomics and biotechnology

Shawn Levy, Ph.D.

Technology development and automation, informatics, genomic variation

Teaching Faculty


Lawana Adcock, Ph.D.

Human Anatomy & Physiology

 Shelby Center 302D

Carson Allan

Carson Allan, MS


 Shelby Center 302A

Judy Cooper

Judy Cooper, MS

Principles of Biology, Organismal Biology, Senior Seminar

 Shelby Center 302D

Bobbi Johnston

Bobbi Johnston

Principles of Biology

 Shelby Center 302D


Debbie Carswell

Debbie Carswell

Biological Supply Supervisor

 Shelby Center 302R

LaShun Lanier

LaShun Lanier

Staff Assistant

 Shelby Center 369