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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Advisors

Harry A. Bernheim, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Immunology and Physiology: intercellular effects of lymphokines and inflammatory effects of interleukin 1.
No longer accepting new advisees

Elizabeth Crone, Professor, Ph.D., Duke University
Population ecology, theoretical ecology, plant-animal interactions

Lauren Crowe, Lecturer, Ph.D., Duke University
Cell biology
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Erik Dopman, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University
Evolution and genetics of natural populations

George Ellmore, Associate Professor, Department Vice Chair; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Experiment Plant Anatomy and Morphology; developmental fate of bioactive compounds in garlic; plant functions in the tropical dry forest

Catherine H. Freudenreich, Professor, Department Chair; Ph.D., Duke University
Molecular Biology and Genetics; study of human trinucleotide repeat diseases using yeast as a model system, replication and repair of repetitive DNA, chromosome fragility
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Juliet A. Fuhrman, Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Immunology of Infectious Diseases; transmission and immunopathology of vector borne parasites
No longer accepting new advisees

Julia Gouvea, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Biology education

Mimi Kao, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Neurobiology and behavior
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Chair, Professor and Director of Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology
Morphological and behavioral information processing in living systems.
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Sara M. Lewis, Professor; Ph.D., Duke University
Evolutionary Ecology; sexual communication and mating behavior, tropical community ecology
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Zarin Machanda, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Harvard University
Biological anthropology, primatology, chimpanzee behavioral ecology

Kelly A. McLaughlin, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Molecular Development (organogenesis); signaling pathways used during the formation of embryonic organ systems
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Mitch McVey, Professor, Ph.D., M.I.T.
Genetics and molecular biology; study of genome instability using Drosophila as a model system; molecular mechanisms of DNA repair, recombination, and damage tolerance
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Ekaterina "Kate" Mirkin, Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Illinois
Genetics
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Sergei Mirkin, Professor, White Family Chair in Biology; Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences
Genetics and molecular biology; replication of simple and not-so-simple DNA repeats, molecular models for repeat expansions, mechanisms of transcription-replication interplay, unusual DNA structures, mechanisms of genome rearrangements

Colin. M. Orians, Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Ecology: plant-herbivore interactions; plant responses to environmental heterogeneity; tropical ecology
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Jan A. Pechenik, Professor; Ph.D., The University of Rhode Island
Marine Biology and Physiological Ecology; reproduction and development of marine invertebrates, with emphasis on the influence that larval experience has on postmetamorphic performance

J. Michael Reed, Professor; Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Avian ecology and Conservation Biology; population viability, extinction risk, animal behavior as it relates to population biology
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

L. Michael Romero, Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University
Physiology and Field Endocrinology: Stress-what it is, its importance in survival and disease; its underlying mechanisms. With emphasis on hormones in wild birds and reptiles
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Philip Starks, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University
Animal Behavior: Recognition systems, evolution of sociality, parasite and host relationships, behavioral and chemical communication, invasion genetics
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Barry A. Trimmer, Professor: Henry Bromfield Pearson Professor of Natural Science, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England Neurobiology: Cellular and Molecular Processes Underlying Behavior
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Eric D. Tytell, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Harvard University
Biomechanics and Neural Control of Locomotion
Not accepting new advisees for Spring 2020

Norah Warchola, Lecturer; Ph.D. Stony Brook University
Conservation Biology, Animal movement and population ecology

Benjamin Wolfe, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Harvard University
Ecology and evolution of microbial communities