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Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty Directory

Prospective students interested in working with particular faculty members are encouraged to contact those people directly.

Chair

Dr. Joseph R. McCormick
Chair and Associate Professor
Genetic dissection of prokaryotic cytokinesis.


Office Phone: 412.396.4775
Dept. Secretary Phone: 412.396.6332
Dept. Fax: 412.396.5907
Email: mccormick@duq.edu

Research Areas:  Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. 
Bacteriology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences

Faculty

Dr. Philip E. Auron
Professor
Eukaryotic gene regulation and signal transduction.

Office Phone: 412.396.5657
Email: auronp@duq.edu
Website: www.scienceresearch.duq.edu/bio/biofac/pauron/

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.
Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Developmental Biology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Non-Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Systems Biology, Theoretical and Computational Biology

Dr. Jan Janecka

Dr. Jan E. Janecka
Assistant Professor
Genomics and conservation biology. 

Office Phone: 412.396.5640
Email: janeckaj@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Population Genetics

Dr. Wook Kim Dr. Wook Kim

Assistant Professor
Molecular and ecological mechanisms of microbial interaction.

207 Mellon Hall
Website: microbialzoo.com
Email: kimw1@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.  

Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Ecology, Evolution, Pathogenesis, Sociobiology, and Computational Biology

Dr. Benedict Kolber
Associate Professor
Brain mechanisms of pain and stress, drug discovery for pain and depression, and non-pharmacological therapy for chronic pain patients.

Office Phone: 412.396.5615
Email: kolberb@duq.edu
Website: www.kolberlab.com

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.
Chronic Pain, Behavior, Biomedical Biology, Neurobiology, Phylogenetics, Physiology, Pharmacology, Optogenetics, Electrophysiology, Systems Biology, Human Sensory Testing

Dr. David Lampe
Professor
Microbial control of insect transmitted diseases.

Office Phone: 412.396.6322
Email: lampe@duq.edu

Research Areas: Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. 
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Infectious Disease Dynamics, Microbiology

Dr. Jana Patton-Vogt

Dr. Jana Patton-Vogt
Professor
Molecular genetics of phospholipid metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Office Phone: 412.396.1053
Email: pattonvogt@duq.edu

Research Areas:  Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. 
Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Dr. John Archie Pollock
Professor
Multi-gene analysis of neural fate determination: Signal transduction to transcriptional regulation in the developing fly eye.

Office Phone: 412.396.5565
Cell Phone: 412.855.4043
Email: pollock@duq.edu
Website: www.duq.edu/pain

Research Areas: Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2019.

Dr. Brady Porter
Associate Professor
Genetics of natural populations, evolution, molecular ecology of fishes.

Office Phone: 412.396.5786
Email: porterb@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.  
Behavior, Bioinformatics, Climate Chagne and Global Warming, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Population Genetics

Dr. Michael Seaman
Associate Professor
Molecular evolution and population genetics of primates, genome evolution.

Office Phone: 412.396.4597
Email: seamanm@duq.edu
Website: www.scienceresearch.duq.edu/bio/biofac/mseaman/

Research Areas: Not accepting graduate students for Fall 2019.
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Population Genetics

Dr. Kyle Selcer
Associate Professor
Role of estrogens and androgens in reproduction and cancer.

Office Phone: 412.396.5967
Email: selcer@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me.
Biomedical Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Physiology, Population Genetics, Systems Biology

Dr. John F. Stolz
Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education
Professor

Environmental microbiology, anaerobic respiration, biomineralization, and bioremediation.

Office Phone: 412.396.6333
Email: stolz@duq.edu
Website: www.scienceresearch.duq.edu/bio/biofac/jstolz/

Research Areas: Not accepting students for Fall 2019.
Bacteriology, Climate Change and Global Warming, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Marine Biology, Microbiology

Dr. Nancy Trun

Dr. Nancy Trun
Associate Professor
Chromosome folding in bacteria and application-based service learning (ABSL) as an educational model.

Office Phone: 412.396.1853
Email: trun@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me. 
Bacteriology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Dr. Sarah Woodley

Dr. Sarah Woodley
Associate Professor

Effects of Environmental Stressors on Amphibian Reproduction and Health; Neuroendocrinology of Chemical Communication.

Office Phone: 412.396.6320
Email:  woodleys@duq.edu

Research Areas: Accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. Please inquire directly with me. 
Behavior, Environmental Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Systems Biology