The synergy between our educational programs and our nationally recognized faculty research is the essential element in our quest to improve the quality of life through teaching and research.

Biology Faculty Research Interests

Rachael Allen
Assistant Teaching Professor 

James Benevides
Teaching Associate Professor

Samuel Bouyain
CBB Department Head, Associate Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty
Areas of expertise: cell adhesion, cell signaling, structrual biology, X-ray crystallography

Saul Honigberg
Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Tamas Kapros
Teaching Professor

Loretta Klamm

Peter Koulen
Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Thomas Menees
Associate Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Hillary McGraw
Assistant Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Ryan Mohan
Assistant Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Nicole Stanton-Wilson

Shizhen (Jeff) Wang
Assistant Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Tammy Welchert
Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Student Affairs and Academic Advising

Theodore White
Dean, Professor

Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu
Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty 

Tara Allen
Teaching Professor

Karen Bame
Graduate Programs Officer, Associate Professor

Grant Bledsoe
Teaching Assistant Professor

Stephane Dissel
Assistant Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Leonard Dobens
Director of Research, Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty
Areas of expertise: cell-cell signaling pathways, developmental mechanisms of pattern formation, model organisms, structural biology, transcriptional control

Chi-Ming Huang
Associate Professor

Andrew Keightley
Research, Associate Professor

Lee Likins
Assistant Teaching Professor

Michael O'Connor
Associate Professor

Anthony Persechini
MBB Department Head, Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Jeffrey Price
Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Jin-Yuan Price
Research Assistant Professor

Aaron Reed
Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Course Development and Assessment

Karyn Turla
Teaching Professor

Gerald Wyckoff
Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty

Xiaolan Yao
Associate Professor, IPhD Doctoral Faculty


Chemistry Faculty Research Interests

Many of our Chemistry Department faculty members are involved in a wide range of research topics, including organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, computational chemistry, inorganic chemistry and nanoscience with both graduate and undergraduate students.

Buszek Research Group
Organic synthesis, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry

Chen Research Group
Nanomaterials research with applications in photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, pollution removal, light-matter interaction and the clean energy sector

Dias Research Group
Organic synthesis and characterization witha  focus on bile (cholic) acids, tetracyclic triterpenoids and benzenoids

Kilway Research Group
Research includes the synthesis and study of biomaterials and twisted polycyclic aromatic and linear acenes for biomaterial and material applications

Moteki Research Group
Chemical biology and materials research in nanozymes, catalysis and drug delivery

Oyler Research Group
Solid-state NMR studies of materials and the study of cultural artifacts using hyperspectral imaging

Peng Research Group
Development of functional/multifunctional materials for electronic, optical and biomedical applications

Rafiee Research Group
Development of new synthetic and catalytic electrochemical transformations; creative use of electroanalytical techniques plays a central role in the development of these redox based reactions

Van Horn Research Group
Biological inorganic chemistry of various transition metals with biological minerals and materials