Faculty Research

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The UTRGV Department of Biology offers research in ecology and systematics, physiological ecology, remote sensing, genetics and molecular biology, microbiology, and organismal and cellular physiology.

I. Integrative and Organismal Biology

   
Ecology and Systematics
Timothy Brush Professor Ornithology
Christopher Vitek  Associate Professor Ecology and Medical Entomology
Teresa Patricia Feria  Associate Professor Landscape Ecology
Andrew McDonald  Associate Professor Plant Taxonomy
Matthew Terry  Associate Professor Developmental Entomology
Robert K. Dearth  Associate Professor Mammalian Physiology
Karl Berg Assistant Professor Behavioral Ecology
Kathryn Perez  Assistant Professor Ecology and  Systematics
Bradley Christofferson Assistant Professor Plant Physiological Ecology
Rupesh Kariyat Assistant Professor Ecology and Plant-Insect Interactions
Frank W. Judd Research Professor Population Ecology
Physiological Ecology
Christopher Taylor  Professor Aquatic Ecology
Fred Zaidan  Professor (Chair) Herpetology, Energetics
     
     

II. Cellular and Molecular Biology

     
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Scott J. Gunn  Professor Eucaryotic Genetics
Michael W. Persans  Professor Plant Biochemistry
Daniele Provenzano  Professor Bacterial Genetics & Pathogenesis
Boris Ermolinsky  Assistant Professor Gene Expression
Julie Mustard  Assistant Professor Molecular Neurobiology
John Trant  Professor Molecular Endocrinology
Microbiology
Luis A. Materón  Professor Nitrogen Fixation, Food Microbiology
Kristine L. Lowe  Professor Microbial Ecology
Erin Schuenzel  Associate Professor Microbial Genetics
John Thomas Assistant Professor Viral Pathogenesis
     
Organismal and Cellular Physiology
Mohammed Farooqui  Professor Toxicology
Zen Faulkes  Professor Neurobiology
Robert Gilkerson  Assistant Professor Cellular Physiology
Megan Keniry  Assistant Professor Cell Biology