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Faculty & Staff

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    Jeff Cardon

    Professor of Biology and Chemistry

    Teaches courses in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Organic Chemistry. He is involved in research on viruses and biofilms. Ph.D., UCLA; B.S., University of Utah.

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    Barbara Christie-Pope

    Professor of Biology

    Teaches courses in biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, including Neurobiology, Immunology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has research interests in neurotoxicology and degenerative diseases of the brain. She is the director of Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Ph.D., University of South Alabama; B.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S., University of South Alabama.

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    Marty Condon

    Professor of Biology

    Teaches courses in biology and biochemistry and molecular biology, including Biological Problems, Diversity: an Evolutionary Perspective, Evolution, and Plant Morphology. She collaborates with researchers in various institutions and countries to study the evolution and ecology of plant-animal interactions. She also uses molecular biology and field biology to study species diversity in tropical rain forests and tallgrass prairies. Ph.D., University of Texas; B.S. University of Michigan.

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    Andy McCollum

    Professor of Biology

    Teaches courses in biology and environmental studies, including Animal Behavior, Entomology, Ecology, and Conservation Biology. He is involved in collaborative research projects on the phenotypic plasticity of tadpoles, and on the ecology and conservation of threatened and endangered species, including the ornate box turtle in Iowa and the leatherback sea turtle in Costa Rica. Ph.D., Duke University; B.S. North Carolina State University.

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    Brian Nowak-Thompson

    Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry

    Teaches courses in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental studies including Chemical Ecology, Foundations: Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry. Students in his lab study the production of bacterial metabolites that inhibit plant pathogens. The bacteria producing these metabolites are sometimes used in place of agricultural pesticides to manage plant disease. Ph.D. and M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., Northland College.

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    Craig Tepper

    Professor of Biology

    Teaches courses in biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Development. His research interests focus on gene regulation, molecular genetics, and phenotypic plasticity, and include collaborations on the ecology and molecular evolution of fire corals and the phenotypic plasticity of tadpoles. Ph.D., Utah State University; M.S., San Diego State University; M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara.

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    Tammy Mildenstein

    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Mildenstein joined Cornell in 2014 and is a conservation biologist who works with flying foxes in Guam and the Philippines. M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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    Diane Gingerich Feil

    Laboratory Instructor of Biology & Chemistry

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    Shea-Lynn Putz

    Laboratory Instructor of Biology

     113 West Science Center
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    Rebecca Richtsmeier

    Laboratory Instructor of Biology

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    Jana Klein

    Chemical Stockroom Assistant

     309 West Science Center