Faculty

  • Daniel M. Vernon

    Daniel M. Vernon

    Arthur G. Rempel Professor of Biology, BBMB Program Director

    Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Research Interests: plant molecular biology, developmental genetics, functional genomics.

    Courses: Molecular Biology, BBMB Senior Seminar, Genetics.

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  • Doug Juers

    Doug Juers

    Professor

    Structural Biology and Biophysics
  • Britney Moss

    Britney Moss

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

    Research Interests: Plant hormone signaling pathways, cell signaling dynamics, synthetic biology

    Courses: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

  • James E. Russo

    James E. Russo

    Professor, BBMB

    Hall of Science 336
    509-527-5228

    Teaching/Research areas: Biochemistry / Pharmacology and Anti-cancer Drug Design / Biochemical nutrition and Public Health / Infectious Diseases

  • Michelle Shafer

    Michelle Shafer

    Lab and Imaging Coordinator for Cell and Molecular Biology

    M.S., Washington State University

    Courses: Biology 111 labs, Cell Biology labs.

  • Mark Zajac

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and BBMB

Other faculty serving as senior research advisors

  • Dalia Biswas

    Dalia Biswas

    Associate Professor (Computational and Bioinorganic Chemistry)

    Hall of Science 338
    509-527-5953 (phone) 509-527-5904 (fax)
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  • Michael Coronado

    Michael Coronado

    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Research Interests: Mitochondria, Exercise, Cardiac Physiology, Sex Differences
    Courses: Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Bioenergetics

  • Kendra Golden

    Kendra Golden

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs / Associate Professor of Biology

    Memorial 311

    Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

    Currently serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

    Research Interests: Various aspects of microbiology, including biofilms, antibiotic resistance, and phage therapy.

    Courses: Microbiology, Cell Biology, Nutrition.

  • Marion Götz

    Marion Götz

    Associate Professor (Organic and Medicinal Chemistry)

    Hall of Science 346
    509-527-5957 (phone) 509-527-5904 (fax)
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  • Delbert Hutchison

    Delbert Hutchison

    Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Co-Director

    Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

    Research Interests: phylogeography and population genetics; natural history of the Blue Mountains.

    Courses: Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Natural History, Genetics.

  • Leena Knight

    Leena Knight

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of Washington

    Research Interests: cellular neurophysiology.

    Courses: Cell Signaling, NeuroPhysiology, Human Physiology.

  • Thomas Knight

    Thomas Knight

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of Washington

    Research Interests: Systems neurophysiology, visuomotor coordination and learning, mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Courses: BIOL111 Biological Principles, BIOL323 Neurophysiology, BIOL272 Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Tim Machonkin

    Tim Machonkin

    Associate Professor (Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry)

    Hall of Science 315
    509-527-5799 (phone) 509-527-5904 (fax)
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  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    Dr. Robert F. Welty Associate Professor.

    Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Research Interests: neuroplasticity, neuron development.

    Courses: Biology 111, Neurobiology.

  • Ginger Withers

    Ginger Withers

    Dr. Robert F. Welty Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Research Interests: cellular processes involved in brain cell development.

    Courses: Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Bio 111 lab.