Faculty & Staff


Dr. Juan Bouzat

Position: Department Chair & Professor
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: jbouzat@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Science Building (Office) & 403 Life Sciences Building (Lab)

Research: Evolutionary Genetics, Conservation Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Biology and Philosophy

Dr. Bouzat's Faculty Profile


Dr. Maria Gabriela Bidart

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

Research: Evolutionary ecology; human ecology

Dr. Bidart's Faculty Profile


Dr. Vern Bingman

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

Research: Animal navigation, hippocampus, comparative brain, spatial cognition, birds

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Dr. George Bullerjahn

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

Research: Microbial physiology, environmental microbiology, cyanobacteria

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Dr. Tim Davis

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-3848
Email: timdavi@bgsu.edu
Address: 513 Life Science Building

Research: Ecology of harmful algal blooms (HABs)

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Dr. Michael Geusz

Position: Neuroscience Faculty Mentor, 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

Dr. Geusz's Faculty Profile

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Dr. Narmin Ghalichi

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: nghalic@bgsu.edu
Address: 303 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Julia Halo

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

Research: Genetics, genomics, retroelements, retroviruses, endogenous retroviruses

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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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Dr. Robert Huber

Position: Professor
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: Graduate Coordinator, 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, Biology Faculty Mentor (I-R), Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-2732
Email: mbuthkw@bgsu.edu
Address: 320 Life Sciences Building


Dr. Kevin McCluney

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-2634
Email: kmcclun@bgsu.edu
Address: 451D Life Science Building

Research: Global Change in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Community Physiological Ecology, Water Quality, Urban Ecology, Food Webs, Climate Change

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Dr. R. Mike McKay

Position: Marine Biology Adjunct Research Professor
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: rmmckay@bgsu.edu

Research: Environmental Microbiology, winter limnology, Harmful Algal Blooms, Great Lakes, Viruses

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Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Position: Ecobreak Advisor, Professor
Phone: 419-372-8330
Email: jminer@bgsu.edu
Address: 336 Life Science Building

Research: Fisheries, aquatic ecology, community ecology, restoration, wetlands

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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: Kids' Tech University Program Director, Forensic Biology & Microbiology Advisor, 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. Kevin Neves

Position: Marine Biology Faculty Mentor (A-J), Biology Faculty Mentor (S-Z), Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4835
Email: kneves@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Life Science Building

Research: Aquaponics, carbon dioxide, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), otoliths, fish nutrition

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Dr. Crystal Oechsle

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, Forensic Biology
Phone: 419-372-2861
Email: coechsl@bgsu.edu
Address: 116 Life Science Building

Research: Forensic Biology, DNA, CSI, Cancer Immunology

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Dr. Matthew Partin

Position: Marine Lab Coordinator, Marine Biology Faculty Mentor (K-Z), Science Education Faculty Mentor, Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-2058
Email: partim@bgsu.edu
Address: 115A Life Science Building

Research: Aquarium, coral, education, motivation, meta-cognition

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Mr. Paul Passalacqua

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


Dr. Daniel Pavuk

Position: Ecology & Conservation Faculty Mentor, LCCC Faculty Advisor, Tri-Beta Advisor, Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-4839
Email: dmpavuk@bgsu.edu
Address: 319 Life Science Building

Research: Mosquito ecology, insect ecology

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Dr. Shannon Pelini

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

Research: Community ecology, invertebrates, decomposition

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Dr. Vipa Phuntumart

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

Research: Molecular, oomycete, pathology, microbiome, epigenetics

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Dr. Scott O. Rogers

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

Research: Molecular, Biology, Evolution, Ice, Ancient DNA

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Dr. Karen V. Root

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

Research: Conservation biology, wildlife ecology, population viability analysis, landscape ecology

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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: Associate Professor Emerita
Phone: 419-372-8564
Email: eunderw@bgsu.edu
Address: 111E Life Science Building

Research: Herpetology

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Dr. Moira van Staaden

Position: Shanklin Endowed Professor
Phone: 419-372-0341
Email: moirav@bgsu.edu
Address: 303A Life Science Building

Research: Neuroethology, Drosophila, addiction, social networks, STEM education

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Amy Wagner

Ms. Amy Wagner

Position: Pre-Health Faculty Mentor, Pre-vet Faculty Mentor, Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-9387
Email: akwagne@bgsu.edu
Address: 115D Life Science Building


Dr. Christopher Ward

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: chrward@bgsu.edu
Address: 448 Life Science Building

Research: Microbiome ecology, Algal-microbial interactions, Mass algal cultivation, Algal parasites

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Dr. Daniel Wiegmann

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

Research: Navigation, life history, optimal decisions, behavioral ecology

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Dr. Hans Wildschutte

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

Research: Environmental microbiology, drug discovery, phage therapy

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Dr. Zhaohui Xu

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

Research: Thermotoga, Microbiome, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology

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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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Lauren Brown

Position: H2Ohio Research Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: lnbrown@bgsu.edu
Address: 331 Life Sciences Building

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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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Position: Undergraduate/Departmental Secretary, Biology Webmaster
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: biology@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Life Sciences Building

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Chris Hess

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

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Ewan Isherwood

Position: H2Ohio Research Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2332
Email: isherw@bgsu.edu
Address: 331 Life Sciences 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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Dotti LaForce

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

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Eva Lytmer

Position: Research Technician
Phone: (419)372-8332
Email: elytmer@bgsu.edu
Address: 504 Life Science Building

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Susan O’Donnell

Position: Accounting Administrator
Phone: 419-372-2234
Email: smodonn@bgsu.edu
Address: 230 Life Science Building

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Steve Queen

Position: Biology Instrument & Fabrication Technician
Phone: 419-372-9377
Email: queen@bgsu.edu
Address: 230 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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Kelly Wildschutte

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

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Dr. Sheryl Coombs

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: scoombs@bgsu.edu

Research: Sensory biology

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Dr. Don Deters

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: ddeters@bgsu.edu

Research: Microbiology; Molecular biology of yeasts

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Dr. Carmen Fioranvanti

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: cfiorav@bgsu.edu

Research: Comparative biochemistry of parasitic helminths

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Dr. John Graham

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: johnsg@bgsu.edu

Research: Plant molecular biology and biochemistry

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Dr. Roudabeh Jamasbi

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: rjamasb@bgsu.edu

Research: Cancer immunology, microbiology

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Dr. Rex Lowe

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: lowe@bgsu.edu

Research: Aquatic community ecology of benthic algae

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Dr. Lee Meserve

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: lmeserv@bgsu.edu

Research: Mammalian endocrinology

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Dr. Helen Michaels

Position: Associate Professor Emerita
Email: hmichae@bgsu.edu

Research: Conservation and Restoration Ecology

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Dr. Lee Rocket

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: clrocke@bgsu.edu

Research: Ecology of soil mites and mosquito control

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Dr. Stephen Vessey

Position: Professor Emeritus
Email: svessey@bgsu.edu

Research: Behavioral ecology; small mammal population dynamics

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Dr. Ronny Woodruff

Position: Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus
Email: rwoodru@bgsu.edu

Research: Genetics, evolution, mutations

Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia Bailey

Position: Associate Teaching Professor of Allied Health & Biology
Phone: 419-372-0939
Email: cbailey@bgsu.edu
Address: 316I George Mylander Hall

Tammie May

Tamara May

Position: Associate Teaching Professor of Biology
Phone: 419-372-0840
Email: tjmay@bgsu.edu
Address: 309 George Mylander Hall

Jaclyn Mclean

Jaclyn McLean

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
Phone: 419-372-0933
Email: jmclean@bgsu.edu
Address: 316C George Mylander Hall

Ram Veerapanei

Ram Veerapaneni

Position: Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 419-372-0934
Email: ramv@bgsu.edu
Address: 316D George Mylander Hall