Faculty & Staff

Professors and Lecturers


Dr. Verner Bingman

Position: Professor, Psychology
Phone: 419-372-6984
Email: vbingma@bgnet.bgsu.edu
Address: 255 Psychology

  • Neurobiology of Spatial Memory and Animal Navigation
  • Migration and Homing
  • Comparative Neuroanatomy

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Dr. Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-4644
Email: gbidart@bgsu.edu
Address: 511A Life Sciences

Research: Evolutionary ecology; plant-insect interactions

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Dr. Juan Bouzat

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-9240
Email: jbouzat@bgsu.edu
Address: 403 Life Sciences Building

Research: Molecular ecology; Conservation genetics

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Dr. George Bullerjahn

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8527
Email: bullerj@bgsu.edu
Address: 516 Life Sciences Building

Research: Microbial physiology; Cyanobacteria

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Dr. Sheryl Coombs

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-1206
Email: scoombs@bgsu.edu
Address: 434 Life Sciences Building

Research: Sensory biology

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Dr. Michael Geusz

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-2433
Email: mgeusz@bgsu.edu
Address: 414 Life Sciences Building

Research: Genes controlling circadian rhythms of neurons and cancer cells   

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Dr. Carol Heckman

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-4833
Email: heckman@bgsu.edu
Address: 538 Life Sciences Building

Research: Cell biology; role of ruffling in growth control

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Dr. Robert Huber

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-7492
Email: rhuber@bgsu.edu
Address: 227B Life Sciences Building

Research: Neurochemistry of aggression

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Dr. Roudabeh Jamasbi

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8724
Email: rjamasb@bgsu.edu
Address: 504C Life Sciences Building

Research: Cancer immunology, microbiology

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Dr. Ray Larsen

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-9559
Email: larsera@bgsu.edu
Address: 431 Life Sciences Building

Research: Transport and membrane energetics in bacteria

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Dr. Kamau Mbuthia

Position: Lecturer, Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2732
Email: mbuthkw@bgsu.edu
Address: 320 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Kevin McCluney

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: kmcclun@bgsu.edu
Address: 448 Life Sciences Building

Research: Water, food webs, landscape ecology, freshwater sustainability

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Dr. Robert Michael McKay

Position: Ryan Endowed Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-6873
Email: rmmckay@bgsu.edu
Address: 523 Life Sciences Building

Research: Environmental Microbiology, winter limnology, bioreporters

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Dr. Lee Meserve

Position: Distinguished Teaching Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8361
Email: lmeserv@bgsu.edu
Address: 503 Life Sciences Building

Research: Mammalian endocrinology

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Dr. Helen Michaels

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-2644
Email: hmichae@bgsu.edu
Address: 330C Life Sciences Building

Research: Evolution and ecology of plant mating systems; ecological genetics

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Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Position: Dept. Chair; Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8330
Email: jminer@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 & 336 Life Sciences Building

Research: Aquatic community ecology; Fishery biology

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Dr. Paul Moore

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8556
Email: pmoore@bgsu.edu
Address: 226 Life Sciences Building

Research: Chemical ecology and behavior of aquatic organisms

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Dr. Paul Morris

Dr. Paul Morris

Position: Program Director: Kids' Tech University, Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-0481
Email: pmorris@bgsu.edu
Address: 532A Life Sciences Building

Research: Oomycete genomics, Polyamine metabolism and transport

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Dr. Matthew Partin

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-2058
Email: partim@bgsu.edu
Address: 115A Life Sciences Building

Marine Lab Coordinator


Dr. Daniel Pavuk

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-4839
Email: dmpavuk@bgsu.edu
Address: 319 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Shannon Pelini

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8760
Email: spelini@bgsu.edu
Address: 312C Life Sciences Building

Research: Community Ecology, Global Change Biology, Biogeography, Conservation Biology

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Dr. Vipa Phuntumart

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-4097
Email: vphuntu@bgsu.edu
Address: 129B Life Sciences Building

Research: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction; Plant Immunity

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Dr. Scott O. Rogers

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-9157
Email: srogers@bgsu.edu
Address: 411 Life Sciences Building

Research: Ancient DNA, ice , viruses, bacteria, and fungi; DNA/RNA preservation; Introns; Plant development

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Dr. Karen V. Root

Position: Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8559
Email: kvroot@bgsu.edu
Address: 429E Life Sciences Building

Research: conservation biology, population viability analysis, reserve design

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Dr. Karen Sirum

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-3877
Email: ksirum@bgsu.edu
Address: 202 Life Sciences Building

Research: Biological Education Research and Development (BERD)

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Dr. Eileen Underwood

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-8564
Email: eunderw@bgsu.edu
Address: 111E Life Sciences Building

Research: Herpetology

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Dr. Moira van Staaden

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-0341
Email: moirav@bgsu.edu
Address: 303A Life Sciences Building

Research: Ethology and evolution

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Ms. Tamera Wales

Position: Lecturer, Tri-Beta Faculty Advisor
Phone: 419-372-8206
Email: tswales@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Daniel Wiegmann

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-2691
Email: ddwiegm@bgsu.edu
Address: 311C Life Sciences Building

Research: Behavioral ecology; Reproductive biology of fishes

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Dr. Hans Wildschutte

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-4704
Email: hansw@bgsu.edu
Address: 424B Life Sciences Building

Research: Environmental microbiology; Microbial populations; Genetic diversity; Virulence factors; and Bacterial interactions

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Ronny Woodruff

Position: Distinguished Research Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-0376
Email: rwoodru@bgsu.edu
Address: 429C Life Sciences Building

Research: Evolutionary genetics, Role of mutation in evolution and aging, Transposable DNA elements, and Molecular evolution. Drosophila as model organism.

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Dr. Zhaohui Xu

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-4645
Email: zxu@bgsu.edu
Address: 538A Life Sciences Building

Research: Genetics and genomics of thermophilic bacteria; biotechnology; bioinformatics; systems biology

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Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls

Position: Professor
Phone: 1-419-372-2872
Email: jzeilst@bgsu.edu
Address: 442C Life Sciences Building

Research: Gene regulation and protein structure-function relationships

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Mr. Francis Bugyei

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-4899
Email: fbugyei@bgsu.edu
Address: 541 Life Sciences Building

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Mr. Scott Hevner

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-9387
Email: shevner@bgsu.edu
Address: 115D Life Sciences Building


Dr. Matthew Hoostal

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8970
Email: mhoosta@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Douglas Kane

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8970
Email: dkane@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Sciences Building



Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9158
Email: mojs@bgsu.edu
Address: 434A Life Sciences Building


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Jenifer Baranski

Position: Director, Animal Research Facility
Phone: (419) 372-8753
Email: jbarans@bgsu.edu
Address: 102 Annex


Marilyn Cayer

Position: Technical Director, Electron Microscopy
Phone: (419) 372-2432
Email: mcayer@bgsu.edu
Address: 546 Life Sciences Building


Patti Crawford-Mayo

Position: Secretary, Undergraduate & Departmental
Phone: (419) 372-8551
Email: patrijm@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Sciences Building


Chris Hess

Position: Senior Budget Coordinator, Stockroom Manager
Phone: (419) 372-7628
Email: chess@bgsu.edu
Address: 230A Life Sciences Building


Sheila Kratzer

Position: Microbiology Preparation Room Technician
Phone: (419) 372-8609
Email: skratze@bgsu.edu
Address: 531A Life Sciences Building


Michael McLaughlin

Position: Animal Research Technician
Phone: (419) 372-8753
Email: mdmclau@bgsu.edu
Address: 102 Annex


Steve Queen

Position: Design & Fabrication Technician
Phone: 419-372-9377
Email: queen@bgsu.edu
Address: 230B Life Sciences Building


Frank Schemenauer

Position: Horticulturalist
Phone: 419-372-2375
Email: franksc@bgsu.edu
Address: Greenhouse


Susan Schooner

Position: Senior Account Clerk
Phone: 419-372-2234
Email: sschoon@bgsu.edu
Address: 230 Life Sciences Building


Robert Snyder

Position: Laboratory Animal Technician
Phone: 419-372-8753
Email: robsnyd@bgsu.edu
Address: 102 Annex