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DEPARTMENT CHAIR

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Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Position: Department Chair, Professor
Phone: 419-372-2333
Email: jminer@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Science Building (office) & 336 Life Science Building (Lab)

Research: Aquatic community ecology; Fishery biology

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PROFESSORS & LECTURERS

G Bidart Bouzat

Dr. Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat

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

Research: Evolutionary ecology; plant-insect interactions

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Dr. Verner Bingman

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

Research: Neurobiology of Spatial Memory and Animal Navigation; Migration and Homing; Comparative Neuroanatomy

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Dr. Juan Bouzat

Position: Departmental Honors Advisor, Professor
Phone: 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: Forensic Biology Advisor, Professor
Phone: 419-372-8527
Email: bullerj@bgsu.edu
Address: 516 Life Science Building

Research: Microbial physiology; Cyanobacteria

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Dr. Michael Geusz

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

Research: Genes controlling circadian rhythms of neurons and cancer cells   

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Dr. Julia Halo Wildschutte

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-4096
Email: juliahw@bgsu.edu
Address: 521A Life Science Building

Research: Transposable elements; Retroelements; Host-virus evolution; Retroviruses; Cancer

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Dr. Carol Heckman

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

Research: Cell biology; role of ruffling in growth control

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Robert Huber

Dr. Robert Huber

Position: Professor (Radcliffe Fellow 2015/2016 academic year)
Phone: 419-372-7492
Email: rh.bgsu@gmail.com
Address: 227B Life Sciences Building

Research: Neuroharmacology of drug addiction

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Dr. Ray Larsen

Position: Pre-vet Advisor, Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-9559
Email: larsera@bgsu.edu
Address: 431 Life Science Building

Research: Transport and membrane energetics in bacteria

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Dr. Kamau Mbuthia

Position: Bio 1010, 1040 & 2050 Lab Coordinator, Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-2732
Email: mbuthkw@bgsu.edu
Address: 320 Life Sciences Buidling

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Dr. Kevin McCluney

Position: Eco-break Advisor, Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2634
Email: kmcclun@bgsu.edu
Address: 448 Life Science Building

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

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Michael-McKay

Dr. Robert Michael McKay

Position: Marine Biology Advisor (A-N), Ryan Endowed Professor
Phone: 419-372-6873
Email: rmmckay@bgsu.edu
Address: 523 Life Science Building

Research: Environmental Microbiology, winter limnology, bioreporters

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Dr. Lee Meserve

Position: Pre-health Professions Advisor, Distinguished Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8361
Email: lmeserv@bgsu.edu
Address: 503 Life Science Building

Research: Mammalian endocrinology

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Dr. Helen Michaels

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

Research: Conservation and Restoration Ecology

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Dr. Paul Moore

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

Research: Chemical ecology and behavior of aquatic organisms

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Dr. Paul Morris

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

Research: Oomycete genomics, Polyamine metabolism and transport

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Dr. Matthew Partin

Position: Marine Lab Coordinator, Marine Biology Advisor (O-Z), Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-2058
Email: partim@bgsu.edu
Address: 115A Life Science Building

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Dr. Daniel Pavuk

Position: Ecology & Conservation Advisor, Tri-Beta Advisor, Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-54839
Email: dmpavuk@bgsu.edu
Address: 319 Life Science Building

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Dr. Shannon Pelini

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

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

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Dr. Vipa Phuntumart

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

Research: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction; Plant Immunity

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Dr. Scott O. Rogers

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-9157
Email: srogers@bgsu.edu
Address: 411 Life Science 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: 419-372-8559
Email: kvroot@bgsu.edu
Address: 429E Life Science Building

Research: conservation biology, population viability analysis, reserve design

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Dr. Karen Sirum

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

Research: Biological Education Research and Development (BERD)

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Dr. Eileen Underwood

Position: Herpetology Lab Director, Freshman/Sophomore Faculty Mentor (M-Z), Junior/Senior Biology Advisor (M-Z), Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-8564
Email: eunderw@bgsu.edu
Address: 111E Life Science Building

Research: Herpetology

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Dr. Moira van Staaden

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0341
Email: moirav@bgsu.edu
Address: 30A Life Science Building

Research: Ethology and evolution

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Ms. Tamera Wales

Position: Freshman/Sophomore Faculty Mentor & Junior/Senior Biology Advisor (A-L), Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-8206
Email: tswales@bgsu.edu
Address: 115B Life Science Building

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Dr. Daniel Wiegmann

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

Research: Behavioral ecology; Reproductive biology of fishes

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Dr. Hans Wildschutte

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

Research: Environmental microbiology; drug discovery; microbial population-level diversity 

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Dr. Ronny Woodruff

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

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

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Jill Zeilstra Ryalls

Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls

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

Research: Gene regulation and protein structure-function relationships

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INSTRUCTORS

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Mr. Chris Davis

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-4835
Email: daviscm@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Science Building

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Mr. Scott Hevner

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

P Passalacqua

Mr. Paul Passalacqua

Position: Adjunct Instructor (Online Programs)
Phone: 419-372-4835
Email: ppassal@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Science Building

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Dr. Jigar Patel

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-4835
Email: jjpatel@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Science Building

Mark Roz

Dr. Mark Rozmarynowycz

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-4890
Email: markjr@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Science Building

Biology Office Manager

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Kelly Stewart

Position: Biology Office Manager
Phone: 419-372-8550
Email: kstewart@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Sciences Building

Biology Staff

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Marilyn Cayer

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

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Patti Crawford-Mayo

Position: Undergraduate/Departmental Secretary, Biology Webmaster
Phone: 419-372-8551
Email: patrijm@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Science Building

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Chris Hess

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

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Denise Holcombe

Position: Graduate Secretary, Biology CCTV Technician
Phone: 419-372-8552
Email: deniselh@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Science Building

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Sheila Kratzer

Position: Microbiology Prep Room Technician
Phone: 419-372-8609
Email: skratze@bgsu.edu
Address: 531A Life Science Building

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Steve Queen

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

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Frank Schemenauer

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

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Susan Schooner

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