Faculty in Biology

Todd Anderson

 TODD ANDERSON
 
Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (1993).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Marine ecology, recruitment processes, population and community ecology  of  coastal temperate and tropical fishes, influence of habitat structure on demographic processes.
 Office/Lab: Life Science North 201/201. Phone: 619-594-0995 (office) /-3750 (lab).
 Email: tanderson@mail.sdsu.edu

David Archibald

 J. DAVID ARCHIBALD
 Professor Emeritus. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1977).
 
Program Area: Evolutionary Biology
 Research Interests: Mammal systematics and paleontology, K/T boundary vertebrate radiation.
 
Office/Lab: Life Science 262. Phone: 619-594-6917 (office).
 
Email: darchibald@mail.sdsu.edu

Sandy Bernstein

 SANFORD I. BERNSTEIN
 
Professor of Biology, Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1979).
  Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Molecular analysis of gene expression during Drosophila muscle  development; molecular and ultrastructural defects of Drosophila muscle mutants; function of  muscle proteins isoforms; mechanism of alternative RNA splicing.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 371/371A. Phone: 619-594-5629 (office) /-4160 (lab)
 Email: sbernstein@mail.sdsu.edu

Annalisa Berta  ANNALISA BERTA
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1979).
 
Program Area: Evolutionary Biology
 Research Interests: Mammal systematics and evolution, functional anatomy.
 
Office/Lab: Life Science 250/260. Phone: 619-594-5392 (office) /-4584 (lab)
 Email: aberta@mail.sdsu.edu
Bizzoco

 RICHARD BIZZOCO
 
Professor of Biology, Ph.D., Indiana University (1972).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Discovery/isolation of new Archaea; membrane fusion in single cell algae.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 360/362. Phone: 619-594-5396 (office & lab).
 Email: rbizzoco@mail.sdsu.edu

Bohonak

 ANDREW J. BOHONAK
 
Professor and Vice Chair of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (1998).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Freshwater invertebrates, population genetics, population ecology,
 estimation of gene flow and dispersal, invasion genetics, computational biology, systematics.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 212A/212. Phone: 619-594-0414 (office) /-0457 (lab).
 Email: abohonak@mail.sdsu.edu

Buono

 MICHAEL J. BUONO
 Professor of Biology and Exercise and Nutritional Science. Ph.D., University of Arizona (1982).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Thermoregulation and body temperature control; Exercise physiology;  Endocrine  sweat gland physiology; Cardiovascular dynamics.
 Phone: 619-594-6823 (office)
 Email: mbuono@mail.sdsu.edu

Burns  KEVIN BURNS
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1996).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Ornithology, systematic biology, molecular evolution.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 231/233. Phone: 619-594-0538 (office) /-4561 (lab).
 Email: kburns@mail.sdsu.edu
Rulon Clark  RULON W. CLARK
 
Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (2004).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, predator-prey interactions, animal communication,  foraging  behavior, conservation ecology, integrating animal behavior with population ecology.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 224A/224. Phone: 619-594-1527 (office) / (lab).
 Email: rclark@mail.sdsu.edu
Deutschman

 DOUG DEUTSCHMAN
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (1996).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Population and community dynamics; plant community structure;  population modeling; scaling from individuals to ecosystems; application of statistics and computer  models to ecosystem management.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 150A. Phone: 619-594-5391 (office) /-0678 (lab).
 Email: ddeutschman@mail.sdsu.edu

Dinsdale ELIZABETH A DINSDALE
 Assistant Professor, PhD, James Cook University, Australia (2005).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Microbial and viral community dynamics in coral reef, kelp forests and oxygen minimum zones.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 308. Phone: 619-594-5623.
 Email: Elizabeth_dinsdale@hotmail.com
Kelly Doran

 KELLY S. DORAN
 Associate Professor of Biology, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1998).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Host-Pathogen interactions.  Molecular mechanisms of host cell invasion by bacterial pathogens and characterization of the host innate immune response during disease progression. 
 Office/Lab: Life Science 317A/317. Phone: 619-594-1867 (office) /-4291 (lab).
 Email: kdoran@mail.sdsu.edu

Matt Edwards

 MATT EDWARDS
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz (2001)
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Marine ecology: scale-dependent regulation of subtidal kelp forests,  recruitment processes in marine macroalgae (with emphasis on the role of dormant stages),  impacts of large  disturbances (El Niño-Southern Oscillations).
 Office/Lab: Life Science 204B/209. Phone: 619-594-7049 (office) /-0114 (lab).
 Email: medwards@mail.sdsu.edu

Rob Edwards

 ROBERT EDWARDS
 Associate Professor of Computer Science. Ph.D., University of Sussex, England (1994).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Annotation of microbial genomes; bioinformatics of random community  genomes (metagenomes).
 Office/Lab: GMCS 536/429. Phone: 619-594-1672 (office) /-3137 (lab).
 Email: redwards@mail.sdsu.edu

Ralph Feuer

 RALPH FEUER
 
Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1999.
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Autoimmune diseases associated with a previous viral infection.  Mechanisms of enteroviral persistence and pathogenesis. Susceptibility of stem cells to virus  infection and coxsackievirus-associated neonatal disease.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 358/351,54,56. Phone: 619-594-7377 (office) /-0777 (lab).
 Email: rfeuer@mail.sdsu.edu

Terry Frey

 TERRENCE G. FREY
 
Professor Emeritus. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1975).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Structure of biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies;  membranes and membrane proteins; bioenergetics; electron microscopy; image processing.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 332A/104A/332. Phone: 619-594-3044/6756 (office) /-4028 (lab).
 Email:  tfrey@mail.sdsu.edu

Chris Glembotski

 CHRISTOPHER GLEMBOTSKI
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1979).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests:
Regulation of cardiac-specific gene expression; mechanisms of cardiac  myocyte derived hormone secretion. MS and PhD student mentor.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 326C/315. Phone: 619-594-2958 (office) /-2960 (lab).
 Email: cglembotski@mail.sdsu.edu

R. Gottlieb

 ROBERTA A. GOTTLIEB
 
Professor of Biology, and Director of the BioScience Center, M.D., Johns Hopkins University (1984).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Myocardial ischemia and programmed cell death; mitochondrial
 alterations,bioenergetics, autophagy, calpains; role of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases in
 ischemia/reperfusion injury; studies at the organismal, isolated organ, primary cells, and  molecular levels; live cell fluorescence microscopy, TAT-mediated protein transduction.
 Office/Lab: BioScience Center 4101. Phone: 619-594-8983 (office) /-8981 (lab).
 Email: RGottlieb@mail.sdsu.edu

Greg Harris

 GREG L. HARRIS
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1981).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Molecular and physiological analysis of phototransduction in Drosophila;
 biophysical analysis of ion channel function; isolation of neuron- specific genes
 Office/Lab: Life Science 311A/311. Phone: 619-594-5655 (office) /-5038 (lab).
 Email: gharris@mail.sdsu.edu

Marshal Hedin

 MARSHAL C. HEDIN
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1995).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Speciation, phylogenetics, biodiversity, spider biology & evolution,
 evolution in caves.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 204F/206. Phone: 619-594-6230 (office) /-1107 (lab).
 Email: mhedin@mail.sdsu.edu

Brian Hentshel

 BRIAN T. HENTSHEL
 
Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Washington (1995).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Marine invertebrates, benthic ecology, complex life cycles, ontogenetic  niche shifts, larval ecology, deposit feeding, organism-flow interactions.
 Office/Lab:Physical Science 147/LS 259C.
 Email: bhentschel@mail.sdsu.edu

Kevin Hovel

 KEVIN HOVEL
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science (1999).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Marine invertebrate conservation ecology: relationship between habitat  structure and faunal survival and abundance; effects of habitat fragmentation on fauna in marine  systems; crustacean ecology; larval dispersal and recruitment; seagrass community ecology; kelp  forest ecology
 Office/Lab: Life Science 352/341. Phone: 619-594-6322 (office) /-5645 (lab).
 Email: khovel@mail.sdsu.edu

Scott Kelley

 SCOTT T. KELLEY
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 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.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 373/355. Phone: 619-594-5371 (office) /-7829 (lab).
 Email: skelley@mail.sdsu.edu

Chun-Ta Lai

 CHUN-TA LAI
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Duke University (2001).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Biosphere-atmosphere interactions, biological control of carbon and water  transfer, hydrological and ecological impacts of climatic change, applications of stable isotopes in  global change studies.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 154A/154. Phone: 619-594-0678 (office) / (lab).
 Email: chun-ta.lai@mail.sdsu.edu

Rebecca Lewison

 REBECCA LEWISON
 Associate Professor of Biology. PhD., University of California, Davis (2002).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Vertebrate conservation, population ecology, behavioral ecology,  estimating the impact of anthropogenic disturbances, resource and land use.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 157A/157. Phone: 619-594-8287 (office) /-8698 (lab).
 Email: rlewison@mail.sdsu.edu

David Lipson  DAVID A. LIPSON
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Soil microbial ecology; plant-microbe interactions; biogeochemistry; linking
 microbial diversity to ecosystem processes.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 241C/241A,241B. Phone: 619-594-4460 (office) /-5602 (lab).
 Email: dlipson@mail.sdsu.edu
Jeremy Long

 JEREMY LONG
 
Assistant Professor of Biology
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Marine chemical ecology; consumer-prey interactions; ecology of  planktonic, rocky shore, and salt marsh ecosystems.
 Office/Lab:Physical Science 142A/142. Phone: 619-594-3598
 Email: jlong@mail.sdsu.edu

Stanley Maloy  STANLEY MALOY
 
Dean, College of Sciences and Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (1981).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: focus on Salmonella, using a combination of genetic, molecular,  biochemical, and genomic approaches to answer questions about general biological processes,  and questions that relate to the evolution of pathogenesis.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 308A/308. Phone: 619-594-5142 (office) /-5623 (lab).
 Email: smaloy@mail.sdsu.edu
Leroy McClenaghan  LEROY R. McCLENAGHAN, JR
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Kansas (1977). 
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Mammalian ecology, ecological genetics, conservation genetics.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 257/255. Phone: 619-594-3751 (office) /-4356 (lab).
 Email: lmcclenaghan@mail.sdsu.edu
Kathy McGuire

 KATHLEEN MCGUIRE
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1985).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Human Immunology: Immune responses to cancer.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 407B/407. Phone: 619-594-7191 (office) /-7192 (lab).
 Email: kmcguire@mail.sdsu.edu

Walt Oechel

 WALTER C. OECHEL
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (1970)
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Plant physiological ecology; ecosystem ecology, effects of global change  and elevated carbon dioxide on native ecosystems, especially tundra and Mediterranean-type  ecosystems.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 240B/240B. Phone: 619-594-4818 (office) /-6613 (lab).
 Email: woechel@mail.sdsu.edu

Paul Paolini

 PAUL J. PAOLINI
 Professor of Biology Emeritus. Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1968).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests:
Physiology and mechanics of cardiac and skeletal muscle cells: biophysical
 methods, including video-enhanced and automated light microscopy and digital image analysis;
 computer applications to biological research.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 316.  Phone: 619-594-4532
 Email:  ppaolini@mail.sdsu.edu

J. Perrault

JACQUES PERRAULT
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1972).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests:
Molecular biology of RNA viruses using vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) as  a model for Ebola, measles, and other medically important agents; engineering of virus vectors  for protein expression and gene therapy; host cell antiviral mechanisms; methods for inactivating
 bioterrorism virus agents.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 401A/401. Phone: 619-594-5150 (office) /-2519 (lab).
 Email: jperrault@mail.sdsu.edu

Biology

 ROBERT POZOS
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D. Southern Illinois University .
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Office/Lab: Life Science 130/336. Phone: 619-594-2581 (office) /-3629 (lab).
 Email: rpozos@mail.sdsu.edu

Tod Reeder

 TOD W. REEDER
 
Professor and Vice Chair of Biology. Ph.D., Zoology, University of Texas at Austin (l993).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Molecular ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles, particularly  those of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 264/265A. Phone: 619-594-7826 (office) /-3621 (lab).
 Email: twreeder@mail.sdsu.edu

Forest Rohwer

 FOREST ROHWER
 
Professor of Biology. PhD.  San Diego State University. (1997).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Genomic analysis of marine phage, opportunistic infections and coral  disease, diversity of coral-associated bacteria. 
 Office/Lab: Life Science 301/364. Phone: 619-594-1336 (office / lab).
 Email: frohwer@gmail.com

Anca Segall

 ANCA SEGALL
 
Professor and Chair of Biology. Ph.D., University of Utah (1987).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: DNA recombination and chromosome structure.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 327/331/332/. Phone: 619-594-4490 (office) /-6528 (lab).
 Email: asegall@mail.sdsu.edu

Michael Simpson

 MICHAEL G. SIMPSON
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Duke University (1983).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Plant systematics, anatomy, embryology, and palynology.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 268/266. Phone: 619-594-4479 (office) /-7827 (lab).
 Email: msimpson "at" mail.sdsu.edu

Mark Sussman

 MARK A. SUSSMAN
 
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Southern California (1989).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: The structural and molecular basis of heart failure. Signal transduction  regulating cell survival and proliferation. Myocardial regeneration with stem cells and the  potentiation of cardiac progenitor cells to repair damaged myocardium. Preservation of  mitochondrial integrity to enhance cell survival. Stem cell signaling and regulation of cardiogenic  lineage commitment.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 426A/426. Phone: 619-594-2983 (office) /-2982 (lab).
 Email: heartman4ever@icloud.com

Constantine Tsoukas

 CONSTANTINE D. TSOUKAS
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (1975).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Activation of thymus-derived lymphocytes (T lymphocytes). Study of signal  transduction events with emphasis on protein tyrosine kinases. Disruption of signaling events in  vivo using disease animal models
 Office/Lab: Life Science 406A/406. Phone: 619-594-5764 (office) /-2626 (lab).
 Email: ctsoukas@mail.sdsu.edu

Elizabeth Waters

 ELIZABETH WATERS
 
Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1993).
 Program Area
: Evolutionary Biology
 
Research Interests: Plant evolution, the origin of land plants, molecular evolution.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 208B/208. Phone: 619-594-7036 (office) /-0135 (lab).
 Email: ewaters@mail.sdsu.edu

Kathy Williams

 KATHY S. WILLIAMS
 Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Stanford University (1981).
 Program Area: Ecology
 Research Interests: Insect/plant interactions, effects of food quality on insect population  dynamics, insects as indicators of biodiversity and habitat restoration.
 Office/Lab: Physical Science 151A/151. Phone: 619-594-4358 (office) /-4353 (lab).
 Email: kathy.williams@mail.sdsu.edu

Roland Wolkowicz

 ROLAND WOLKOWICZ
Associate Professor of Biology. PhD., The Weizmann Institute of Science (1998).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Use of random peptide libraries and other chemical genetics approaches  for the study of viral pathogenesis and the search of antiviral factors. Main focus on HIV-1and  HCV.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 304A/304. Phone: 619-594-8668 (office) /-5353 (lab).
 Email: roland@mail.sdsu.edu

Ricardo Zayas

 RICARDO M. ZAYAS
 Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Tufts University (2003).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Stem cell biology. Molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration of the  nervous system in planarians.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 306A/306. Phone: 619-594-2698 (office) /-3042 (lab).
 Email: rzayas@mail.sdsu.edu

Robert Zeller

 ROBERT W. ZELLER
 Professor of Biology. Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1995).
 Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
 Research Interests: Chordate development, evolution of development, evolution of genomic
 regulatory networks, genomics, bioinformatics.
 Office/Lab: Life Science 314A/314. Phone: 619-594-6458 (office) /-4872 (lab).
 Email: rzeller@mail.sdsu.edu