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Colin Saldanha

Colin Saldanha

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Professor and Department Chair, 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
CAS - Biology


Susan Agolini

Susan Agolini

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Professorial Lecturer

Professor Agolini's research has focused on the identification and examination of Secretory Carrier Membrane Proteins (SCAMPs), a family of integral membrane proteins that are highly conserved from invertebrates to humans. Prior to joining AU her res... [More]

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202-885-3978
CAS - Biology


Lynne Arneson

Lynne Arneson

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Premed Advisor

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
CAS - Dean's Office


Meg Bentley

Meg Bentley

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Director in Residence of Laboratories

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
CAS - Biology


John Bracht

John Bracht

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Assistant Professor

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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CAS - Biology


David Carlini

David Carlini

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Associate Professor

I am broadly interested in molecular evolution and empirical population genetics. The main research focus of my lab is on the functional significance of genetic variation in protein-coding genes. We are particularly interested in synonymous variation... [More]

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202-885-2184
CAS - Biology


Victoria Connaughton

Victoria Connaughton

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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


Katie DeCicco-Skinner

Katie DeCicco-Skinner

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Associate Professor

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202-885-2193
CAS - Biology


Daniel Fong

Daniel Fong

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Associate Professor

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202-885-2174
CAS - Biology


Jolynn Gardner

Jolynn Gardner

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Director, Public Health Program

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
CAS - Biology


Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey Kaplan

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Biology


Naden Krogan

Naden Krogan

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Assistant Professor

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
CAS - Biology


Mark Laubach

Mark Laubach

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Biology


Wanda Mable-Young

Wanda Mable-Young

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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202-885-2178
CAS - Biology


Tovah Salcedo

Tovah Salcedo

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-2149
CAS - Biology


Catherine Schaeff

Catherine Schaeff

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Dean's Office


Christopher Tudge

Christopher Tudge

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Associate Professor

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
CAS - Biology


Kathryn Walters-Conte

Kathryn Walters-Conte

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Walters research is focused on the molecular evolution of mammalian transposable elements. Using molecular and computational biology approaches, Kathryn surveys, describes, and has developed models of proliferation for short interspersed elements... [More]

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CAS - Biology


Nancy Zeller

Nancy Zeller

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Director, Biology Teaching Laboratories

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
CAS - Biology


 

Affiliate Faculty

David Culver

David Culver

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Professor

David C. Culver did his undergraduate work at Grinnell College and his PhD at Yale University.The author or editor of five books and over 100 articles, he has studied many aspects of the biology of subterranean animals, especially cave animals.His fi... [More]

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202-885-2180
CAS - Environmental Science


Robert Jernigan

Robert Jernigan

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Professor

Robert W. Jernigan holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and is a Professor of Statistics at AU. He was formerly Senior Statistician, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Statistical Policy Branch and Visiting Researcher at the Smithson... [More]

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202-885-3170
CAS - Math & Statistics


Kiho Kim

Kiho Kim

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Associate Professor

Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors, such as nutrient pollution and climate change, i... [More]

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202-885-2181
CAS - Environmental Science


Monika Konaklieva

Monika Konaklieva

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Associate Professor

Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as well as development of synthetic methodology for pr... [More]

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202-885-1777
CAS - Chemistry


Stephen MacAvoy

Stephen MacAvoy

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Assistant Professor

Working in biogeochemistry and ecology, Stephen E. MacAvoy has been particularly interested in areas where marine and freshwater systems interface such as those that appear in tidal aquatic environments. He studies how nutrients flow through and are ... [More]

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202-885-3003
CAS - Environmental Science


Elizabeth Malloy

Elizabeth Malloy

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Associate Professor

Professor Malloy received her PhD in Statistics from the University of New Mexico and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include functional data analysis, biostatistics,... [More]

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202-885-3614
CAS - Math & Statistics


Anthony Riley

Anthony Riley

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Professor

Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina and obtained his PhD from the University of Washington. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Canada. He joined the faculty at Am... [More]

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202-885-1720
CAS - Psychology