• Arielle Cooley

    Arielle Cooley

    Associate Professor, Chair

    Hall of Science 375
    509-527-4988

    Ph.D., Duke University

    Research Interests: genetic basis of the evolution of diversity, particularly in Mimulus.

    Courses: Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology, Genetics.

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  • Heidi E. M. Dobson

    Heidi E. M. Dobson

    Spencer F. Baird Professor of Biology, Director of the Anderson Herbarium (WCW) & Director of the Whitman teaching greenhouse

    Hall of Science 201
    509-527-5141

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: bee-flower ecology, pollen biology, pollination.

    Courses: Biology 112, Plant Ecology, Plant Identification Lab, Plants and Peoples, Plant Biology, History and Ethnobiology of the Silk Roads (lecture course and field course), Crossroads: Pollination Biology in Sweden, Summer 2017.

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  • Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson

    Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science 200
    509-527-5227

    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests: Herpetology (especially of Africa), comparative anatomy (especially of snakes), evolution and systematics of snakes, snake venom-delivery systems, snakebite as a global public health crisis. 

    Courses: The Biological World (Biol 112), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Biol 315), Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution (Biol 316), Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (Biol 327), Herpetology Lab (Biol 337).

    Learn more about Professor Jackson and her herpetology work in the Congo by watching this video.

     

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  • Tim Parker

    Tim Parker

    Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies (Sabbatical 2022-23 Academic Year)

    Hall of Science 210
    509-526-4777
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  • Daniel M. Vernon

    Daniel M. Vernon

    Arthur G. Rempel Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science 311
    509-527-5326

    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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  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    Dr. Robert F. Welty Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science 212
    509-527-4421

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

    Research Interests: neuroplasticity, neuron development.

    Courses: Biology 111, Neurobiology.

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  • Ginger Withers

    Ginger Withers

    Dr. Robert F. Welty Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science 303
    509-527-5053

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

    Research Interests: cellular processes involved in brain cell development.

    Courses: Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Bio 111 lab.

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  • Kendra Golden

    Kendra Golden

    Associate Professor of Biology

    Memorial Hall 311
    509-527-5210

    Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

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

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  • Delbert Hutchison

    Delbert Hutchison

    Associate Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science 209
    509-527-5135

    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.

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  • Leena Knight

    Leena Knight

    Associate Professor

    Hall of Science 366
    509-524-4965

    Ph.D., University of Washington

    Research Interests: cellular neurophysiology.

    Courses: Cell Signaling, NeuroPhysiology, Human Physiology.

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  • Thomas Knight

    Thomas Knight

    Associate Professor

    Hall of Science 368
    509-527-2010

    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

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  • Britney Moss

    Britney Moss

    Associate Professor of Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

    Hall of Science 301
    509-527-5306

    Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

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

    Courses: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

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  • Jeanine Kay-Shoemake

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Hall of Science 224
    509-527-5748
  • Susanne Altermann

    Susanne Altermann

    Senior Lecturer

    Hall of Science 166
    509-522-4430

    Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research interests: symbioses, especially in lichens and in plant galls.

    Courses: a variety of ecology, evolution and plant classes.

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  • Nancy Forsthoefel

    Nancy Forsthoefel

    Adjunct Instructor of Biology

    Hall of Science 318
    509-527-50119

    M.S., University of Arizona

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

    Courses: Genetics Labs.

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  • Dipti Sarveiya

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

    Hall of Science
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  • Emily Hamada

    Emily Hamada

    Biology Lab Coordinator and Stockroom Manager

    Hall of Science 313
    509-527-5142

    B.S., Gonzaga University

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  • Travis Morgan

    Travis Morgan

    Lab Coordinator for Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Environmental Studies

    Hall of Science 208

    B.S., University of Idaho

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  • Michelle Shafer

    Michelle Shafer

    Lab and Imaging Coordinator for Cell and Molecular Biology

    Hall of Science 324
    509-527-4798

    M.S., Washington State University

    Courses: Biology 111 labs, Cell Biology labs.

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Retired

  • Chuck Drabek

    Chuck Drabek

    Rempel Professor of Biology, Emeritus

    509-529-7589
    Ph.D. and M.S. University of Arizona, B.S. University of Denver
    Research Interests: Diving behavior, ecology, physiology and anatomy of penguins and marine mammals.
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  • Paul Yancey

    Paul Yancey

    Professor and Carl E. Peterson Endowed Chair of Sciences Emeritus

    Hall of Science 222A
    509-527-5498

    Ph.D., UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Research Interests: deep-sea adaptations, coral osmotic balance and cryopreservation, mammalian kidney osmoregulation.

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  • C. Susan Weiler

    C. Susan Weiler

    Senior Research Scientist

    Hunter Conservatory 306
    509-527-4986

    Ph.D., UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Research Interests: Earth system science and initiatives to foster interdisciplinary research and collegial networking related to climate change and impacts; see disccrs.org.

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