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Biology Faculty

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Associate Professor and Chair, Biology Department
Areas of Interest: Motile flagellar assembly
Noveera Ahmed
Associate Professor and Program Director, Sustainability
Areas of Interest: Biomechanics of aquatic organisms; ecology of life in moving water; sustainability
Michael Boller
Associate Professor
Kaitlin Bonner
Areas of Interest: Intersection of animal behavior, ecology, and physiology of a variety of bird species
Greg Cunningham
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Effects of handheld electronic devices on resting head posture and cervical spine muscle activity
Jonathan Falanga
Areas of Interest: Cell to Cell communication: Endocrinology, Pharmacology, and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Edward Freeman
Lab Manager
Jennifer Gantress-Green
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Bioremediation of lead-contaminated soil; plant-microbe interactions
Maryann Herman
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Molecular, cellular, and genetic analysis of development; neuronal function and behavior
Daryl Hurd
Adjunct Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor
Virginia Maier
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Virus host interactions; Influenza virus polymerase function
Jonelle Mattiacio
Assistant Professor
Jonathan Millen
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Generation of model cell lines to study inherited anemias, including analysis of genomic organization, transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, and embryonic hematopoiesis.
Zachary Murphy
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Microfluidics, nanoparticles, 3D bioprinting, and remote sensing of microbial populations.
Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas
Assistant Provost, Professor, Director of the Center for Student Research and Creative Work
Areas of Interest: Microbial pathogenesis, first-year student success, and student success through research
Kristin Picardo
Visiting Assistant Professor
Michelle Saul
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy; exercise and nutrition impact on disease
Kathy Savage
Associate Professor
Theresa Westbay