Biological Sciences Graduate Faculty Directory

Prospective students interested in working with particular faculty members are strongly encouraged to contact them directly.

Chair

Dr. Jana Patton-Vogt

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

Office Phone: 412.396.1053
Email: pattonvogt@duq.edu

Research Areas:
Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Genetics, Molecular Biology

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:
Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Developmental Biology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Non-Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Systems Biology, Theoretical and Computational Biology

Dr. Jill Dembowski Dr. Jill Dembowski
Assistant Professor

Virus-host interactions

Office Phone: 412.396.4356
Email: dembowskij2@duq.edu

Research Areas:
Virus-host interactions, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Chromatin Remodeling, Transcription, Regulation, DNA Replication, DNA Repair

Dr. Jan Janecka

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

Office Phone: 412.396.5640
Email: janeckaj@duq.edu

Research Areas:
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Population Genetics

Dr. Wook Kim Dr. Wook Kim

Assistant Professor
Molecular and ecological mechanisms of microbial interaction.

Office Phone: 4121.396.6319
Email: kimw1@duq.edu
Website: microbialzoo.com

Research Areas:
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Ecology, Evolution, Pathogenesis, Sociobiology, and Computational Biology

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

Office Phone: 412.396.6322
Email: lampe@duq.edu

Research Areas:
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Infectious Disease Dynamics, Microbiology

Dr. Joseph R. McCormick
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:
Bacteriology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences

Dr. John Archie Pollock
Professor
Molecular neurobiology of pain and chronic pain in the peripheral nervous system with and without NSAID therapy..

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

Research Areas:
Molecular neurobiology of pain and chronic pain in the peripheral nervous system with and without NSAID therapy.

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Behavior, Environmental Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology, Systems Biology