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  1. Colin Saldanha

    Colin Saldanha, Professor and Department Chair, Biology

    CAS - Biology

    Hormones are profound modulators of brain structure and function; with influences that span the lifetime of an organism. The muti-faceted and pluripotent neural effects of steroids require that a specific hormone be delivered to the right target at p… More

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    (202) 885-2156

  1. Lynne Arneson

    Lynne Arneson, Premed Advisor

    CAS - Biology

    Following an education in the Midwest culminating in a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, Professor Arneson began teaching students in the Department of Biology at American University in 2001.  She became the Premedical Programs Coordi… More

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    (202) 885-2186

  2. Meg Bentley

    Meg Bentley, Director in Residence of Laboratories

    CAS - Biology

    I earned a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Northwestern University studying the role of protein ubiquitination and the APC/C complex in Drosophila melongaster. After research and teaching post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School… More

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    (202) 885-2196

  3. John Bracht

    John Bracht, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Biology

    The totality of DNA in a cell is its genome, and for an organism to survive, its genome must be stably maintained and properly regulated. The fundamental question I am addressing is: How is genome architecture established and maintained in healthy ce… More

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    (202) 885-2189

  4. David Carlini

    David Carlini, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    I am interested in molecular evolution and empirical population genetics. A major research focus of my lab is the functional significance of genetic variation in protein-coding genes, with a particular emphasis on synonymous variation, as it may impa… More

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    (202) 885-2184

  5. Victoria Connaughton

    Victoria Connaughton, Associate Professor

    Dr. Connaughton’s research interests encompass the disciplines of developmental biology (nervous system development) and neurobiology. Specifically, she is interested in examining the relation between visually-guided behaviors in larval teleosts and … More

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    (202) 885-2188

  6. Katie DeCicco-Skinner

    Katie DeCicco-Skinner, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

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  7. Daniel Fong

    Daniel Fong, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

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    (202) 885-2174

  8. Jolynn Gardner

    Jolynn Gardner, Director, Public Health Program

    CAS - Health Studies

    Jolynn Gardner is the Director of American University’s Public Health Program. She earned a doctorate in Community Health Education and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University and she is certified as a Health Education Specialis… More

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    (202) 885-3943

  9. Jeffrey Kaplan

    Jeffrey Kaplan, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Kaplan’s lab studies bacterial biofilms, which are thin, slimy layers of bacteria that grow on surfaces exposed to a liquid. Biofilms grow on rocks in streams, inside pipes, on teeth, and on implanted medical devices such as mechanical heart valves a… More

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    (202) 885-2113

  10. W. Wade Kothmann

    W. Wade Kothmann, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Biology

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    (202) 885-3978

  11. Naden Krogan

    Naden Krogan, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Krogan is a developmental biologist interested in how gene regulation guides the formation of complex tissues and organs in eukaryotes. The proper arrangement of these structures usually requires precise spatial control of fate-specifying genes, … More

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    (202) 885-2203

  12. Mark Laubach

    Mark Laubach, Professor

    CAS - Biology

    I am a neurobiologist interested in how groups of neurons work together to process information. My research has focused on the frontal cortex and basal ganglia and their roles in executive control and decision making. My laboratory uses a systems and… More

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    (202) 885-2116

  13. Wanda Mable-Young

    Wanda Mable-Young, Senior Administrative Assistant

    CAS - Biology

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    (202) 885-2178

  14. Sarah Marvar

    Sarah Marvar, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Biology

    Dr Sarah Marvar is a renal physiologist and her research has focused on the role of the kidney in hypertension and the influence of oxidative free radicals in renal injury. Dr Marvar is currently working on introducing Open Educational Resources for … More

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    (202) 885-6538

  15. Tovah Salcedo

    Tovah Salcedo, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Biology

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  16. Catherine Schaeff

    Catherine Schaeff, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Schaeff's main research interests are conservation biology, molecular ecology and behavior. She uses molecular DNA techniques in conjunction with behavioral data to investigate gene flow patterns within and between populations (e.g., right whales… More

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    (202) 885-2175

  17. Christopher Tudge

    Christopher Tudge, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Tudge is primarily a reproductive biologist with particular interests in the reproductive biology of invertebrates. His research focuses on the reproductive cells and associated structures, evolutionary mechanisms, and reproductive behaviors of m… More

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    (202) 885-2033

  18. Kathryn Walters-Conte

    Kathryn Walters-Conte, Director, Professional Sciences Masters in Biotechnology

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Kathryn Walters-Conte is the Director of the Biotechnology Masters program as well as the Undergraduate Science Coordinator at American University. Dr Walters is a DC-area native who has held positions in academia, multiple government agencies (… More

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  19. Nancy Zeller

    Nancy Zeller, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Dr. Zeller's research centers on developing interactive laboratory experiences to heighten interest and awareness of the scientific process and biological principles. She has developed lab exercises for all ages from elementary students to undergradu… More

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    (202) 885-2191


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