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Biology Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Biology are active in research and conduct studies in diverse subdisciplines within biology, including molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

The department also has faculty members with expertise in pedagogical studies, genomic analysis and neuroscience.

Departmental Faculty Leadership

Laurie Shornick, Ph.D.
Department Chair 

Gerardo Camilo, Ph.D.
Associate Chair

Jonathan Fisher, Ph.D.
Graduate Affairs Committee Chair

Lindzy Dodson, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Student Coordinator

Julie Thole, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Research Coordinator


Emeritus Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

  • Cheryl Asa, Ph.D., St. Louis Zoo; reproductive biology, ecology and conservation of reptiles
  • Kristine Callis-Duehl, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Center
  • Thomas Croat, Ph.D., Missouri Botanical Garden; systematics of the Araceae
  • Anthony Dell, Ph.D., National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Dell Ecology Lab
  • Peter Goldblatt, Ph.D., Missouri Botanical Garden; systematics, karyology and breeding systems of African Iridaceae
  • Charles Hoessle, Ph.D., St. Louis Zoo Director Emeritus; animal conservation, zoo biology and education
  • Peter Hoch, Ph.D., Missouri Botanical Garden; systematics and evolution of North American species of Onagraceae
  • Kevin Kayset, Ph.D., Sigma-Aldrich; microbiology, enzyme thermostability, thermophilic expression systems
  • Peter Kevan, Ph.D.; pollination biology
  • Peter Raven, Ph.D., Director, Missouri Botanical Garden; biogeography of seed plants; coevolution of plants and animals; plant systematics

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