Biology

BIOLOGY

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Sanford Bernstein
Professor of Biology, Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1979).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
ResearchInterests: Molecular analysis of gene expression during Drosophila muscle development; molecular and ultrastructural defects of Drosophila muscle mutants; function of muscle proteins isoforms; mechanism of alternative RNA splicing.
Office/Lab: Life Science 371/371A. Phone: 619-594-5629 (office) /-4160 (lab)
Email: sbernstein@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: https://bernstein-lab.sdsu.edu/

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Rulon Clark
Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (2004).
Program Area: Ecology
ResearchInterests: Behavioral ecology, predator-prey interactions, animal communication, foraging behavior, conservation ecology, integrating animal behavior with population ecology.
Office/Lab: Life Science 224A/224. Phone: 619-594-1527 (office) / (lab).
Email: rclark@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/clark/Site/Current_Research.html

Richard Cripps

Professor and Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences. D.Phil., University of York (1990).

Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Interests: Defining the transcriptional mechanisms of heart and skeletal muscle development and disease, using Drosophila as the model system. Identification of novel myofibrillar proteins, and using CRISPR to determine their roles in muscle assembly and function.

Office/Lab: BioScience Center 4200.                     Phone: Please email (office) / (lab).

Email: rcripps@sdsu.edu

Lab Website: https://crippslab.weebly.com/

 

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Ralph Feuer
Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1999. Life Sciences
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Autoimmune diseases associated with a previous viral infection. Mechanisms of enteroviral persistence and pathogenesis. Susceptibility of stem cells to virus infection and coxsackievirus-associated neonatal disease.
Office/Lab: Life Science 358/351,54,56. Phone: 619-594-7377 (office) /-0777 (lab).
Email: rfeuer@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/feuer/index.html

 

 

Marshall C. Hedin
Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1995).
Program Area: Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Speciation, phylogenetics, biodiversity, spider biology & evolution, evolution in caves.
Office/Lab: Life Science 204F/206. Phone: 619-594-6230 (office) /-1107 (lab).
Email: mhedin@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://marshalhedinlab.com/

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David A. Lipson
Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998). Physical Science
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Soil microbial ecology; plant-microbe interactions; biogeochemistry; linking microbial diversity to ecosystem processes.
Office/Lab: Physical Science 241C/241A,241B. Phone: 619-594-4460 (office) /-5602 (lab).
Email: dlipson@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/lipsonlab/author/dlipson/

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Dr. Stanley Maloy
Dean/ Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Program Area: Biology
Research Interests: Research in his lab focuses on bacterial physiology, genetics, genomics, and the evolution of microbial pathogens.
Office: GMCS 604G.  Phone: 619-594-5142 (office)
Email: smaloy@mail.sdsu.edu
Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/maloy.html

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Tod Reeder
Professor and Chair of Biology
Program Area: Evolutionary
Research Interests: Molecular ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles, particularly  those of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
Office: Life Science 264/265A abd 104
Email: twreeder@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: https://sites.google.com/site/todreederslab/

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Anca Mara Segall
Professor and Chair of Biology. Ph.D., University of Utah (1987).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: DNA recombination and chromosome structure.
Office/Lab: Life Science 327/331/332/. Phone: 619-594-4490 (office) /-6528 (lab).
Email: asegall@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://segall-lab.sdsu.edu/

 

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Ricardo M. Zayas
Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Tufts University (2003).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Stem cell biology. Molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration of the nervous system in planarians.
Office/Lab: Life Science 306A/306. Phone: 619-594-2698 (office) /-3042 (lab).
Email: rzayas@mail.sdsu.edu
Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/zayas/index.html

Cristal Zuniga
Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. UAM Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (2014).

Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Development of experimental and computational systems biology approaches to study microorganisms in isolation and within microbial communities. We apply this knowledge to understand biological treatment, bioproduction, global cycles, and health and disease roles in hosts.
Office/Lab: North Life Sciences 311. Phone: 619-594-5655 (office) /-5048 (lab).
Email: czuniga2@sdsu.edu

 

Full lists of current biology faculty can be found at:

https://biology.sdsu.edu/cmb.html

https://biology.sdsu.edu/eco/faculty.php

https://biology.sdsu.edu/eb/faculty.html

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