Biology Logo 

   Evolutionary Biology
   at San Diego State University


  SDSU Logo 
College of Sciences Logo
  
 Faculty
& Staff

  Faculty

  Adjunct Faculty

  Emeritus Faculty

  Part-time Faculty

  Post-docs


  Staff

                 


Faculty and Staff in Evolutionary Biology

Faculty:

Annalisa Berta
 ANNALISA BERTA
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1979).
 Research Interests: Mammal systematics and evolution, functional anatomy.
 Courses Taught: Evolution and Ecology of Marine Mammals, Genetics and Evolution
    Principles of Organismal Biology, Seminar in Systematics and Evolution.
Andrew Bohonak
 ANDREW J. BOHONAK
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (1998).
 Research Interests: Freshwater invertebrates, population genetics, population ecology,
    estimation of gene flow and dispersal, invasion genetics, computational biology, systematics.
 Courses Taught: Genetics and Evolution, Population Genetics, Seminar in Systematics and Evolution.
Kevin Burns
 KEVIN BURNS
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1996).
 Research Interests: Ornithology, systematic biology, molecular evolution.
 Courses Taught: Evolutionary Biology, Ornithology.
Rulon Clark
 RULON W. CLARK
 Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (2004).
 Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, predator-prey interactions, animal communication,
  
  foraging behavior, conservation ecology, integrating animal behavior with population ecology.
 Courses Taught: Animal Behavior.
 Primary Affiliation: Ecology Program Area
Marshal Hedin
 MARSHAL C. HEDIN
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1995).
 Research Interests: Speciation, phylogenetics, biodiversity, spider biology & evolution,
    evolution in caves.
 Courses Taught: Principles of Organismal Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity,
    Terrestrial Arthropods.
Scott Kelley
 SCOTT T. KELLEY
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998).
 Research Interests: Phylogenetic approaches to RNA structure prediction, DNA and protein motif
    pattern recognition, and genome sequence analysis. Molecular systematics studies of insect and
    microbial communities. MS and PhD student mentor.
 Courses Taught: Bioinformatics, General Microbiology.
 Primary Affiliation: Cell & Molecular Biology Program Area
Leroy McClenaghan
 LEROY R. McCLENAGHAN, JR
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Kansas (1977).
  [Note: No longer accepting students.]
 Research Interests: Mammalian ecology, ecological genetics, conservation genetics.
 Courses Taught: Ecology and the Environment, General Biology.
 Primary Affiliation: Ecology Program Area
Tod Reeder
 TOD W. REEDER
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Zoology, University of Texas at Austin (l993).
 
Research Interests: Molecular ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles, particularly those
  
  of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
 Courses Taught: Evolution, Herpetology, Principles of Organismal Biology,
    Phylogenetic Systematics, Seminar in Systematics and Evolution
TANYA RENNER
Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley (2011).
Research Interests: Evolutionary genetics and genomics, systematics, effects of multi-species    interactions on form and function.
Courses Taught: Principles of Organismal Biology, Genetics and Evolution

Forest Rohwer
 FOREST ROHWER 
 Professor of Biology. PhD.  San Diego State University. (1997).
 Research Interests: Genomic analysis of marine phage, opportunistic infections and coral disease,
 
   diversity of coral-associated bacteria.
 
Primary Affiliation: Cell & Molecular Biology Program Area
Michael Simpson
 MICHAEL G. SIMPSON
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Duke University (1983).
 Research Interests: Plant systematics, anatomy, embryology, and palynology.
 Courses Taught: Economic Botany, Plant Systematics, Principles of Organismal Biology,
    Taxonomy of California Plants.
Elizabeth Waters
 ELIZABETH WATERS
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1993).
 Research Interests: Plant evolution, the origin of land plants, molecular evolution.
 Coures Taught: Molecular Evolution, Introduction to Plant Biology, Principles of Organismal Biology.
Kathy Williams

 KATHY S. WILLIAMS
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Stanford University (1981).
 Research Interests: Insect/plant interactions, effects of food quality on insect population dynamics,     insects as indicators of biodiversity and habitat restoration.
 
Primary Affiliation: Ecology Program Area

Ricardo Zayas
 RICARDO M. ZAYAS
 Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Tufts University (2003).
 Research Interests: Stem cell biology. Molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration of the
   nervous system in planarians.
 Primary Affiliation: Cell & Molecular Biology Program Area
Robert Zeller  ROBERT W. ZELLER
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1995).
 Research Interests: Chordate development, evolution of development, evolution of genomic
    regulatory networks, genomics, bioinformatics.
 Courses Taught: Advanced Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology; Principles of Cell and
   Molecular Biology.
 Primary Affiliation: Cell & Molecular Biology Program Area