Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Graduate Field of Study

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation Faculty

Warren Allmon
Dr. Warren Allmon

Macroevolution; paleoecology; molluscan systematics

Andrew BassAndrew Bass

Comparative and functional anatomy

William Bemis

Dr. William Bemis

comparative vertebrate anatomist chiefly interested in the evolution of bony and cartilaginous fishes
Dwight Bowman
Dr. Dwight Bowman
Nematode and protozoan biology; taxonomy; systemic biology
Adam Boyko
Canine genomics, including understanding the mechanisms and consequences of inbreeding, drift and adaptation in populations undergoing natural and artificial selection
Janine Brown
Dr. Janine L. Brown
Reproductive and stress physiology/ endocrinology
Elizabeth Buckles
Dr. Elizabeth Buckles
How diseases of animals impact them on an individual and population level; conservation medicine
Yung-Fu Chang
Dr. Yung-Fu Chang

Mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella
Dr. Christopher Clark
Dr. Christopher Clark
Evolution and adaptive significance of acoustic signaling behaviors in animals with particular emphasis on marine mammals
Pierre Comizzoli
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Reproductive physiology; fertility preservation and control for rare and endangered species; assisted reproductive techniques; cryobiology of gametes and reproductive tissues; biostabilization
Paul Curtis
Dr. Paul Curtis
Animal behavior; population ecology; reproductive biology
Joanne Fortune
Dr. Joanne Fortune
Reproductive biology/endocrinology, particularly the development and function of ovarian follicles. The current focus is the formation of ovarian follicles and their transition from the resting stage (primordial follicle) to the growing stage. We have developed, and are currently using, in vitro models to study the regulation of these early stages of follicular development in bovine ovaries
Dr. Matt Hare
Matthew Hare
Population and conservation genetics of marine organisms, invasion biology, phylogeography, and host-parasite co-evolution
Catherine Harvell
Dr. Catherine Harvell
Invertebrate zoology; evolution of invertebrate life histories; colonial invertebrates
John Hermanson
Dr. John Hermanson
Comparative and functional morphology; muscle development, structure, and function

Holger KlinckDr. Holger Klinck

George Kollias
Dr. George Kollias

Soundscape ecology; animal communication; anthropogenic noise impacts on the physiology and behavior of marine and terrestrial animals; passive acoustic monitoring





Wildlife health and pathobiology

Amy McCune
Dr. Amy McCune
Ichthyology; morphology; systematics; development and evolution; paleobiology
Hussni Mohammed
Dr. Hussni Mohammed
Epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine
Drew Noden
Dr. Drew Noden
Mechanisms of vertebrate craniofacial development; neuroembryology
Ned Place
Dr. Ned Place
Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort; sexual differentiation
William Provine
Dr. William Provine
History of modern genetics and evolution
Dr. Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; Assisted reproductive technologies; Wildlife conservation

Vimal Selvaraj
Dr. Vimal Selvaraj
Mammalian reproductive physiology; stem cells; technologies for wildlife conservation
Dr. Nucharin Songsasen
Reproductive biology; cyrobiology; wildlife conservation
Alexander Travis
Dr. Alexander Travis
Reproductive biology focusing on sperm and spermatogonial stem cells; wildlife conservation through approaches integrating studies of animals, humans, and the environments they share
David Winkler
Dr. David Winkler
Evolutionary and behavioral ecology; ornithology