Current Faculty

Below is an alphabetical listing of Current Biology faculty. Please note you can search by first or last name. All of Biology faculty are affiliated with at least one of the four interdisciplinary graduate programs and you can limit your search to only those faculty affiliated with a particular program. In addition, you can search for only those faculty who can chair graduate student Masters or PhD committees. And you can combine these criteria to further limit your search.

Name Title Research Interests
R. Craig Albertson


Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Courtney C. Babbitt

Associate Professor of Biology and Commonwealth Honors College

Evolutionary Genomics

Tobias Baskin


Regulation of Plant Morphogenesis During Growth & Development

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor

Microbiomes, Ecology, Evolution, Genomics, Bioinformatics

Ana L. Caicedo


Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics

Elizabeth A. Connor

Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Development

Neuromuscular Junction: Development and Maintenance

Gerald B. Downes


Motor Behavior and Epilepsy

Samuel P. Hazen


Regulatory Genomics of Plant Growth

Abigail Jensen

Associate Professor

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Vertebrate Retinal Development and Retinal Disease

Rolf O. Karlstrom

Professor, Department Chair

Developmental Neurobiology: Axon Guidance and Forebrain Patterning

Paul S. Katz

Professor and Director of Neuroscience

Evolution, Development, and Function of Neural Circuits underlying Behavior

Thomas J. Maresca


Cell Division

Sarah Pallas

Associate Professor

Developmental Neuroscience, Sensory Neurophysiology

Randall W. Phillis

Associate Professor

Neurogenetics of Drosophila

Margaret Riley


Microbial Ecology and Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

Jessica M. Rocheleau


Molecular and Cellular Biology

Andrew Stephens

Assistant Professor

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Elena Vazey

Associate Professor

Neuromodulation and Neurodegeneration

Patricia Wadsworth


Mitotic spindle assembly and function

Elsbeth Walker


Plant Genetics and Physiology

Caralyn Zehnder

Senior Lecturer

Population & Community Ecology, Entomology, and Science Education