Biology Faculty


Alphabetical Listing (see links at right for listings by research area)

OBS = Oklahoma Biological Survey; SNOMNH = Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History


Elizabeth A. Bergey, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, 1992), Associate Professor and Associate Heritage Biologist, OBS

Aquatic biology; stream ecology
Ari Berkowitz, Ph.D. (Washington University, St. Louis, 1993), Professor
Neurobiology and control of movements
Richard E. Broughton, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1995), Professor and Biologist, OBS
Molecular evolution and phylogenetics of fishes
Richard L. Cifelli, Ph.D., (Columbia University, 1983), Presidential Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, SNOMNH
Mammalogy; systematics; evolutionary biology; comparative anatomy
David S. Durica, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1977), Professor
Developmental genetics; gene organization and expression
Ola M. Fincke, Ph.D. (University of Iowa, 1983), Professor
Behavioral ecology of insects; tropical ecology
Douglas D. Gaffin, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 1994), David Ross Boyd Professor, Joseph Brandt Professor, Presidential Professor
Scorpion sensory biology
J. Phil Gibson, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, 1995), Associate Professor
Evolutionary ecology, plant reproduction, plant-animal interactions
Cynthia Gordon, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2003), Associate Professor
Functional morphology, evolutionary ecology
K. David Hambright, Ph.D. (Cornell University, 1991), Professor
Limnology, plankton ecology, fish ecology, paleolimnology
Randall S. Hewes, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1993), Associate Professor and Chair
Cellular neurobiology and molecular genetics
Kenneth R. Hobson, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley, 1992), Associate Professor
Insect ecology; forest entomology; chemical ecology; entomology
MariŽlle H. Hoefnagels, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 1997), Associate Professor
Soil microbiology; mycology; biology education
Michael E. Kaspari, Ph.D. (University of Arizona, 1992), Presidential Professor and George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Community ecology; biodiversity; entomology; macroecology
Jeffrey F. Kelly, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, 1996), Professor, Director, OBS and Associate Heritage Zoologist, OBS
Conservation biology, avian ecology; stable isotope applications in ecology; distribution and abundance of vertebrates in Oklahoma
Heather Ketchum, Ph.D. (Texas A&M, 2002), Associate Professor
Medical-veterinary and forensic entomology
Rosemary Knapp, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1996), Professor
Comparative neuroendocrinology and physiology; reproductive behavior
Christian H. Lemon, Ph.D. (Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2001), Assistant Professor
Systems neurobiology; sensory processing; statistics
Michael A. Mares, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1973), Presidential Professor and Joeseph Brandt Professor of Biology, Curator of Mammalogy, and Director of Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Evolutionary ecology; desert ecology; community development; biogeography; population ecology; mammalogy
Michael R. Markham, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico, 1994), Case-Hooper Assistant Professor of Biology
Real-time interactions between behavior, ion channels, and functional plasticity in excitable cells.
Edie Marsh-Matthews, Ph.D. (University of Texas, 1980), Professor and Director, Laboratory Animal Resources
Evolutionary ecology, community ecology, ichthyology
John P. Masly, Ph. D. (University of Rochester, 2007), Assistant Professor
Evolution and development of complex traits; evolutionary genetics
William J. Matthews, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1977), Professor
Ichthyology; fish ecology
David McCauley, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1997), Associate Professor
Evolutionary developmental biology; basal vertebrate development
Thomas S. Ray, Ph.D. (Harvard University, 1981), Professor
Evolutionary biology; ecology; tropical biology; digital evolution; pharmacology
Barbara Safiejko-Mroczka, Ph.D. (Medical Academy of Gdansk, 1987), Associate Professor
Cellular biology; cytoskeleton and cell motility; wound healing
Ingo Schlupp, Dr. rer. nat. (Universität Hamburg, 1995), Presidential Professor
Gynogenetic mating systems; evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction; sexual selection; population biology of fishes including conservation biology
Tarren J. Shaw, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University, 2009), Lecturer
Cognition and behavior, educational technology, curriculum development
Cameron D. Siler, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 2011), Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator of Herpetology, SNOMNH
Evolutionary Biology; Biogeography; Herpetology
James N. Thompson, jr., Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, 1973), David Ross Boyd Professor
Population genetics; quantitative variation; mutation
Caryn C. Vaughn, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1984), Presidential Professor
Stream ecology; conservation biology
Lawrence J. Weider, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1984), Professor
Evolutionary ecology; aquatic ecology; ecological genetics of zooplankton
Gary A. Wellborn, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1993), Associate Professor and Director, OU Biological Station
Population ecology; community ecology; evolutionary ecology; behavior



Afflilated Research Scientists

Janet K. Braun, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Eli Bridge, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor

Oklahoma Biological Survey
Bruce A. Carnes, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Nicholas J. Czaplewski, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
S. Terence Dunn, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Anthony A. Echelle, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
Oklahoma State University
Daniel Feeback, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
NASA
Jenna J. Hellack, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
Eric W. Howard, Ph.D., Affiliate Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Robert W. Nairn, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
Michael A. Patten, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
Oklahoma Biological Survey
G. Bradley Schaefer, M.D., Affiliate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Regina M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
Donald A. Wilson, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
Celeste R. Wirsig-Wiechmann, Ph.D., Affiliate Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Xiangming Xiao, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Department of Botany and Microbiology, and Center for Spatial Analysis



Biology Faculty Emeritus

Joseph A. Bastian, Ph.D (University of Notre Dame, 1969), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus

Comparative neurophysiology
Janalee P. Caldwell, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1974), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus, SNOMNH
Herpetology, ecology, and behavior of amphibians
Charles C. Carpenter, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1951), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Herpetology, SNOMNH
Animal Behavior, Herpetology, Behavioral Ecology (Charles C. Carpenter Biography)
John N. Farmer, Ph.D. (Iowa State University, 1960), David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus
Avian and murine host immunity during trypanosome and malarial infections.
Howard B. Haines, Ph.D. (University of Texas, 1961), Professor Emeritus
Comparative and environmental physiology
Penny M. Hopkins, Ph.D. (Tulane University, 1970), Professor Emeritus
Endocrinology; hormonal control of molting and regeneration in Crustacea
Victor H. Hutchison, Ph.D. (Duke University, 1959), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus
Comparative endocrinology; physiological ecology; herpetology
Douglas W. Mock, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1976), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus
Social behavior of birds; evolution of behavior
Gary D. Schnell, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1969), Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Birds, SNOMNH
Systematics; numerical systematics; evolutionary biology; ornithology
Patricia L. Schwagmeyer, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1979), Professor Emeritus
Behavioral ecology of vertebrates; social behavior
Frank Seto, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, 1953), Professor Emeritus
Avian developmental immunology
William L. Shelton, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 1972), Professor Emeritus
Fish culture; fisheries biology
Frank J. Sonleitner, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1959), Associate Professor Emeritus
Population ecology; ecogenetics; entomology
Bedford M. Vestal, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, 1970), Associate Professor Emeritus
Social behavior; behavioral ecology; mammal behavior, mammalogy
Laurie J. Vitt, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 1976), George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus, SNOMNH
Herpetology, ecology and life histories of reptiles


 

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