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
Lynn Adler


Ecology and Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions

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

Bruce Byers

Associate Professor, Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Songbird Vocalizations

Ana L. Caicedo


Plant Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Genomics

Cristina Cox Fernandes

Lecturer/Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Diversity of Amazonian Fishes

Gerald B. Downes


Motor Behavior and Epilepsy

Alexander R. Gerson

Associate Professor

Integrative Eco-physiology - Environmental Physiology of Birds

Christiane I. Healey

Senior Lecturer II

Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior

Peter W. Houlihan

Senior Lecturer II

Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Ecology, and Conservation Biology

Duncan J. Irschick


Functional Morphology, Evolution, and Behavioral Ecology

Elizabeth M. Jakob

Professor and Associate Dean for Student Success, Graduate School

Behavioral Ecologist

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

Joshua Lonthair


Conservation Physiology of Fishes

Benjamin Normark


Evolution of Unusual Genetic Systems

Jeffrey Podos


Mechanisms and Evolution of Vertebrate Behavior; Bioacoustics

Adam Porter

Associate Professor

Evolutionary Biology; Computational Biology

Margaret Riley


Microbial Ecology and Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

Maria Stager

Assistant Professor


Elsbeth Walker


Plant Genetics and Physiology