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  1. David Carlini, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    I am interested in molecular evolution and empirical population genetics. Current projects in my lab include: 1) transcriptome profiling of cave and surface populations of freshwater crustaceans, with an aim toward identifying and characterizing patt… More

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    (202) 885-2184

  2. Albert Cheh, Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Albert Cheh received a BA in Chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the biochemistry of enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel. He recently supervised two NIH postdocs… More

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    (202) 885-1772

  3. 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

  4. David Culver, Professor Emeritus

    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

    (202) 885-2180

  5. James Girard, Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Principles of Environmental Chemistry. He is also the aut… More

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    (202) 885-1791

  6. Mary Gray, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    A statistician and lawyer, Professor Gray’s areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is the founder of the Association for Women in Mathematics, a fellow of the American S… More

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    (202) 885-3171

  7. Michael Gray, Associate Professor Emeritus

    Prof. Gray received his PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University in 1968, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto in 1968-1969. In 1969-1972, he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Oregon Graduate Cente… More

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    (202) 885-1430

  8. Monica Jackson, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

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    (202) 885-1509

  9. Robert Jernigan, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Robert W. Jernigan holds a PhD from the University of South Florida and is a Professor of Statistics at AU. He was formerly Senior Statistician, US Environmental Protection Agency, Statistical Policy Branch and Visiting Researcher at the Smithsonian … More

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    (202) 885-3170

  10. Kiho Kim, Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    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

  11. Monika Konaklieva, Associate Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    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

  12. Jun Lu, Associate Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Jun Lu got his Bachelor's degree in statistics from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China, his hometown. he then went to University of Missouri-Columbia, from where he received his Ph.D. in 2004. Since then, he has been a faculty member at … More

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    (202) 885-3042

  13. Stephen MacAvoy, Department Chair, Environmental Science

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Working in biogeochemistry and ecology, Professor MacAvoy has been particularly interested in areas where marine and freshwater systems interface such as those that appear in tidal aquatic environments. Dr. MacAvoy is also interested in how nutrients… More

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    (202) 885-3003

  14. Elizabeth Malloy, Associate Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

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    (202) 885-3614

  15. John Nolan, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Prof. Nolan has taught at the University of Zambia (in Africa), and Kenyon College (in Ohio), and worked in a software company before coming to American University. His main research interests are in probability theory, with a focus on heavy tailed s… More

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    (202) 885-3140

  16. Catherine Schaeff, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Schaeff's training is in behavior and evolutionary biology. Her research interests include behavior, conservation biology, molecular ecology and most recently, human sexual identity – examining the biological foundations of human gender and sexua… More

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    (202) 885-2175

  17. 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, Director, Professional Sciences Masters in Biotechnology

    CAS - Biology

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    (202) 885-6825