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Justin Bastow, Ph.D.Part-Time FacultySCI 235Phone: 509.359.2810Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prakash Bhuta, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 295Phone: 509.359.2818Email: email@example.com
I received Ph. D. in Microbiology from University of Southwestern Louisiana. Before that I obtained M. Sc. in Microbiology from Maharaja Sayajirao University at Baroda (India), a Diploma in Pharmacy from the Bombay College of Pharmacy and B. Sc. - major: Microbiology and minor: Chemistry - with Honors from Bombay University, Bombay (India).
I have worked as a research fellow, at the Cancer Research Institute (Chemotherapy Division), Bombay(India). After graduating from the University of SW Louisiana, I carried out postdoctoral research at the Michigan Cancer Foundation (Chemistry Department); and at the University of Michigan (The Simpson Memorial Institute, Division of Hematology). After graduating with a Ph. D. degree, I have studied the mechanism of ribosomal peptidyltransferase and recombinant DNA techniques.
At Eastern Washington University, I am involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students through formal lecture classes, research projects and by directed studies. My students are also my co-authors in research presentations and publications.
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A. Ross Black, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 264Phone: 509.359.4815Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEastern Since:
University of Washington, 1985
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989, M.S.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work:
University of Louisville, 1991-1993
Ecology, General Biology, Biological Investigation
Limnology; population biology; life histories; evolution; aquatic ecology
Rebecca Brown, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorSCI 254Phone: 509.359.2528Email: email@example.com
As an Associate Professor at Eastern Washington University, I conduct research on riparian and plant ecology and teach Ecology, Botany, Research Design and Literature, and Riparian Ecology.
I am actively seeking graduate students who are interested in pursuing a master's degree in plant or riparian ecology. Please contact me if you are interested.
Some of my recent research projects include:
- Effects of dams on riparian vegetation of the Elwha River, Olympic National Park
- Effects of hydrologic alteration on invasive Japanese knotweed in riparian zones
- Cheatgrass control and native species restoration on prairie mima mounds at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
- Factors influencing species diversity and invasibilty
- Riparian restoration in Eastern Washington
Karen Carlberg, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 266Phone: 509.359.2388Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgI am a native of Seattle, Washington. My degrees include a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington in 1972, an M.S. in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 1981. After finishing my doctoral degree I had a postdoctoral research fellowship for two and a half years in the Department of Physiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
My professional work experience started with a position as a human engineering analyst at the Boeing Company in Seattle from 1972 to 1974. After completing my postdoctoral fellowship I joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University in 1983. I served as department chair from 1994 to 1997.
My research interest in exercise physiology comes from my personal interest in sports. I was very active in synchronized swimming for quite a number of years as a swimmer and coach. Today I'm an avid masters swimmer, and I also enjoy kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and cycling
University of Washington, 1972
University of New Mexico, 1976, M.S.
University of New Mexico, 1981, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work:
University of Florida, College of Medicine, 1981-1983
Advisor: Human Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Physiology; Biology of Women; Biology of Aging; Nervous System for WWAMI medical students
Effects of exercise on endocrine and reproductive systems.
Andrea CastilloAssistant ProfessorSCI 291Phone: 509.359.2866Email: email@example.com
Albertson College of Idaho
University of Colorado, Boulder
Post Doctoral Work:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Medical Technology Program
Microbiology, Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology (graduate studies)
Bacteria Pathogenesis. Studying the molecules in Heliocobacter pylori uses to infect and cause gastric disease in humans.
David DaberkowDavid DaberkowSC 256Phone: 509.359.2259Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley FillmoreLecturerSCI 270Phone: 509.359.2845Email: email@example.com
Brigham Young University, 1995, B.S.
Idaho State University, 1999, M.S.
Currently enrolled in the Doctorate Program, Idaho State University
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Field of Interest(s):
Human Anatomy and Physiology; Health Professions; Pharmacology
Flash Gibson, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 260Phone: 509.359.2348Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Washington University, 1966
Oregon State University, 1969, M.S.
Oregon State University, 1971, Ph.D.
Introduction to Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Anatomy and Physiology
Aquatic ecology and small stream bioassessment.
James Hallett, Ph.DAdjunct ProfessorTLES 4Phone: 509.359.4726Email: email@example.com
Tom Hancock, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorSCI 256Phone: 509.359.7006Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.S. Willamette University
B.S. Portland State University
M.S. Portland State University
Ph.D. University of Colorado
Advisor: Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Physical Therapy
Animal Physiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Animal Behavior, and courses with the medical and dental programs at the Spokane Riverpoint campus.
My research centers around the relationship between muscle physiology, energetics, and locomotor ability in ectothermic vertebrates. My current research interests emphasize the metabolic costs associated with locomotion and the ecological and behavioral consequences of these costs. My lab is currently investigating physiological and morphological adaptation to long distance migration in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) after reintroduction into the mid-Columbia and Snake River systems. Katie Wagner (MS) has recently graduated with a masters degree from my lab primarily investigating this issue. My lab is also investigating training effects on salmonids during early development in order to examine the phenotypic plasticity of the locomotor and cardiovascular systems in kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and this work is being done by Cassandra Pharr. I am currently submitting a grant to NSF titled "Cardiac performance and peripheral resistance changes associated with the water-land transition of fish and amphibians" and am pursuing that research with my colleagues at Portland State University, California State University East Bay, and the California Academy of Sciences. Our lab is also using bioenergetics as a tool to understand the interactions between metabolism, temperature, growth, and prey consumption. My recent graduate student, Chris Moan (MS) completed work modeling the bioenergetics of burbot (Lota lota) and I assisted Nick Bean (MS) in his investigation of northern pike (Esox lucius), an invasive and expanding species in the Pend Oreille River system. My dissertation work examined recovery from varying types of activity in the desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis). I have also researched the effects on developmental temperature effects on muscle, morphology, and locomotor ability in salamander larvae, and body water homeostasis in amphibians.
Charles Herr, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorSCI 234CPhone: 509.359.2038Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
University of Wyoming, 1979
Washington State University, 1986, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work:
Australian National University, 1987-1991
Advisor: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, and Human Biology
Genetics(Biol 410 and 310), Embryology(Biol 477), General Biology(Biol 171, 172 and 173), Cell Biology (Biol 436), Biological Investigation (Biol 270), Premed Seminar (Biol 496) and Graduate Seminar (Biol 598)
Developing universally applicable reproductive technologies primarily for the benefit of endangered species.
Sidney Kasuga, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 289Phone: 509.359.2868Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEastern Since:
Lewis and Clark College, 1963
University of Montana, 1967, M.S.
University of Montana, 1971, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work:
Stella Duncan Memorial Research Institute, 1971-1974
National Cancer Institute, 1973
Advisor: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental
Epidemiology, Immunology, Hematology, Microbiology, Biology of Cancer
Joanna Joyner MatosAssistant ProfessorSCI 234BPhone: 509.359.2361Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
University of Utah, 2000 Honors, Biology
Washington State University, 2002, M.S. Zoology
University of Florida, 2007, Ph.D. Zoology
Post Doctoral Work:
University of Florida, 2007-2008, Evolutionary Genetics
Biological Investigation; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Physiology; Biology of Aging; Biology of Symbiosis; Current Topics in Physiology
My research interests are in comparative physiology, with the overall goal of understanding how the ecology and evolution of species are shaped by cellular-level processes. Information about current and future research projects is provided on my webpage (http://access.ewu.edu/Joanna-Joyner-Matos).
I am actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to participate in on-going research and design independent projects. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in lab-based or field research.
Luis MatosPart-Time FacultySCI 293Phone: 509.359.7082Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather McKean, M.S.Senior Associate FacultySCI 241Phone: 509.359.6512Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
Eastern Washington University, 1975
Eastern Washington University, 1983
Biology Education (Lab Management), Introduction to Biology, Investigating Biology, Biology and Society.
Development of educational materials and activities for K-12; Integrating Math and Science.
Camille McNeely, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorSCI 275Phone: 509.359.7049Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgI am an aquatic ecologist with a strong interest in links between ecosystem processes and community interactions, and how these are affected by natural landscapes. I am particularly interested in how resource fluxes affect organisms' interactions, and conversely, how species traits and interactions affect pathways of nutrient and carbon cycling. My graduate research focused on how the ecological role of caddisfly grazers varied with watershed landscape position. I identified stream size thresholds associated with changes in grazing regimes. My findings also suggested that traits of primary consumers have consequences for whether algal energy is transferred up the food web to predators, or sequestered in predator-defended herbivores.
Currently I am collaborating with researchers from the University of California, University of Minnesota, and Simon Frasier University on projects linking stream community and ecosystem processes to the landscape of a northern California watershed. Projects include 1) measuring nutrient regeneration by dominant invertebrates, 2) determining landscape controls on stream primary productivity and terrestrial carbon inputs, 3) using stable isotopes and diet analysis to compare how energy moves through food webs in productive and unproductive streams.
I have also become interested in using measurements of basic ecosystem processes, such as primary productivity and nutrient cycling, as tools to evaluate stream ecosystem health. Anthropogenic impacts to streams are often assessed through labor-intensive biological monitoring based on invertebrate or algal communities. Measurements of ecosystem processes may be cheaper and less labor-intensive, and provide more insight into functional changes that may have occurred. However, their application to biological assessment has not been well-tested. I have begun some preliminary work comparing measures of nutrient uptake to conventional biological assessment using invertebrates, which I hope to expand
Margaret O'Connell, Ph.D.Professor and Chair; Co-Director Turnbull Laboratory for Ecological StudiesSCI 262Phone: 509.359.6812Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
Precott College, 1973
Texas Tech University, 1975, M.S.
Texas Tech University, 1981, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work: Smithsonian Institution; National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Zoology, Environmental Biology
Vertebrate Zoology, Wildlife Management, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Conservation Biology.
Animal population ecology and community structure; conservation wildlife-habitat relationships.
Robin O'Quinn, PhDAssistant ProfessorSCI 234CPhone: 509.359.6118Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California, Davis, 1998, Botany
Graduate Degree: Washington State University, 2005, PhD, Botany
Post Doctoral Work:
Mississippi State University, 2005-2006, Population Genetics; Portland State University, 2006-2007, Population Genetics
Biological Investigation; Introductory Biology for Majors (171, 172, 173); Summer field course (Geology/Biology); Molecular Ecology
I am deeply curious about patterns and processes that shape organismal diversity. I am interested in the evolution of morphological diversity in plants (e.g., plant architecture), historical biogeography and aspects of evolutionary ecology, such as habitat preferences, pollinator-mediated hybridization and introgression. My approaches have included developmental and comparative morphology, molecular systematics, population genetics and field pollination biology. My primary study system has been the small tribe Montieae (Portulacaceae), but additional systems have included Loasaceae and more recently Asclepias (Apocynaceae). With my research, I aim to synthesize evidence in a phylogenetic framework from diverse fields to understand plant species diversity.
Research opportunities for students are the central focus of my research agenda. I frame many of my research questions in "bite-sized" chunks, so that they are attractive and doable to students who may have limited time, but substantial interest. This approach produces project ideas that are perfect for student research because they can be accomplished as individualized units, but effectively contribute to my broader research objectives. However, providing projects from my own research are not the sole aim of my research agenda. I am equally motivated to mentor student-initiated independent projects. Students with an interest in plant systematics, population biology, biogeography or morphology are encouraged to contact me.
O'Quinn, R. and L. Hufford. 2005. Molecular Systematics of Montieae (Portulacaceae): Implications for taxonomy, biogeography and ecology. Systematic Botany. 30:314-331.
O'Quinn, R. and M. Fishbein. 2008. Isolation, characterization and cross-species amplification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Asclepias (Apocynaceae). Conservation Genetics. In press, DOI 10.1007.
Eppley, S.M., O'Quinn, R., and A.L. Brown. 2009. New sequence-tagged site molecular markers for identification of sex in Distichlis spicata. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:1373-1374.
Dennis Mike SatterwhiteInstructional Classroom Support Technician 3SCI 176APhone: 509-359-2793Email: email@example.com
Allan Scholz, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 186CPhone: 509.359.6397Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEastern Since:
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1976
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1977, M.S.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Work:
University of Wisconsin, 1979-1980
Advisor: General Departmental Advisor, Aquatics, Environmental Biology
Ichthyology, Fisheries Biology, General Biology
Hormonal regulation of smelt transformation and olfactory imprinting.
Suzanne Schwab, Ph.D.ProfessorSCI 268Phone: 509.359.4727Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
State University of New York, 1975
Colorado State University, 1979, M.S.
University of California - Riverside, 1982
Post Doctoral Work:
Advisor: Botany, Environmental Biology
Plant Physiology, Mycology, General Biology, Environmental Science.
Physiological and ecological aspects of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae, Restoration of disturbed land.
David FrenchInstruction & Classroom Support Technician 2SCI 286Phone: 509.359.6976Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEastern Since:
Experimental medicine, nervous system, math, skiing, sailing (hanging out around boats) Cynthia, Cooper and Dudley (pet parrot)
B.S. in Molecular Biology and BS in Philosophy
Ordering, greenhouse, microbiology, helping students in Bio 270 and Bio 490 experiments, supervising work-study students
Sue MurphyOperations ManagerSCI 258APhone: 509.359.6809Email: email@example.comEastern Since:
2000 (although also worked at EWU 1976-81)
Distance Education, Management, Customer Service, Horses, Gardening, Dance/Exercise
M.Ed. focusing on Distance Education
Certificate in Developing Distance Learning Courses
B.A.Ed. in Physical Education with Dance & Gymnastics specialty
Department budgets; Internship/Jobs Program; Scholarships; Biology News (department newsletter); Policies.
Mark Paluch, M.S. Fisheries BiologyResearch AssociateSCI 194Phone: 509-359-7498Email: MPaluch@ewu.edu
John ShieldsInstruction & Classroom Support Technician 1SCI 286CPhone: 509.359.6868Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Stroud, M.S. Fisheries BiologyResearch AssociateSCI 194Phone: 509-359-7498Email: DStroud@ewu.edu
Boating, population modeling, bioenergetics, ArcGIS, fisheries surgery techniques, spinning, road biking, experimental cooking, music, digital SLR photography, family
B.S. general biology (2009), M.S. fisheries biology (2011), Coast Guard Boating Certified
Wild and hatchery kokanee monitoring at major tributaries; acoustic tracking of wild and hatchery kokanee and redband rainbow trout; supervising work-study, undergraduate and graduate researchers at the Fisheries Research Center; writing fisheries publications and annual reports; experimental design; scientific presentations; write grant proposals; train staff on field work, data collection and use of fisheries equipment.
Lisa Gaye WilliamsDepartment SecretarySCI 258Phone: 509.359.7499Email: email@example.com