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Biology Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Biology either teaching or doing sustainability-related research.

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Chen, Nancy

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: Population genetics with pedigrees; Contemporary evolution in natural populations; Evolutionary genetics; Conservation genomics; Avian genomics

James Fry

Fry, James D

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Genetics of ecological adaptation in Drosophila; Evolutionary effects of deleterious mutations; Quantitative-genetic theory and methodology

Robert L. Minckley

Minckley, Robert L.

  • Professor of Instruction

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Interests: Ecology and evolution of host breadth in bees; Community structure of desert bees; Conservation biology of pollinators

John H. Werren

Werren, John H.

  • Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology

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Interests: Evolutionary genetics; Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development; Genetics, genomics and evolution of Parasitoids (e.g. Nasonia and relatives); The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution