Biology Department Faculty & Staff

Department chair: Marty Condon  |  Contact info


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. 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, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental studies, including Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Plant Morphology and Plant Systematics. 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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Lenny Gannes, Assistant Professor of Biology, teaches courses in animal migration, ecology, organismal biology, and ecology of home. He is intrigued by the way animals interact with their environment and how the environment shapes organisms, and incorporates concepts of conservation biology, ecology, physiology, and evolution into his courses. He has researched the physiology and ecology of migrating birds in Israel, feeding ecology of hummingbirds and mockingbirds in Chile, nesting physiology of warblers in Arizona, and the potential impacts of climate change on migrating birds in the western United States. Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; B.S. University of California at Davis 

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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 introductory classes in chemistry and biology with an emphasis in 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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Diane Gingerich Feil, Laboratory Instructor

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Megan Poulette, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. and M.S, University of Kentucky; B.S., Grove City College, Pa. Her research examines ecosystem-level effects of invasive plants and the role that intercommunity dynamics between native and invasive species play in driving these ecosystem effects.    

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Shea-Lynn Putz, Laboratory Instructor, teaches laboratories in biology. She has professional interests in medical laboratory science and reproductive physiology. B.S., Oklahoma State University; B.S., St. Lukes Hospital

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Rebecca Richtsmeier, Laboratory Instructor

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Carol Brokel, Academic Program Assistant, has served Cornell for more than 40 years

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Jana Klein, Stockroom Assistant

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