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Scientists AND Educators

The faculty and staff in the Biology Department make sure there is never a dull day at UW-Eau Claire. They can be spotted wading in rivers, scouring the streams, and seeking out the next scientific breakthrough. Their passion for biology makes them experts not only on our campus, but around the world. They do all of this in addition to teaching classes, holding office hours and participating in student-faculty research.

Paula Kleintjes Negg
Education
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Entomology, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
  • B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Environmental and Systematic Biology
Teaching Interests

Conservation Biology, Entomology, Environmental Biology & Conservation, Studies of Tropical Environments, Environmental outreach and education

Research Interests
  • Conservation biology and insect community ecology
  • Vertebrate-insect-plant interactions
  • Forest-prairie ecosystem conservation and ecological restoration
  • Conservation of rare and endangered butterflies and their host plants
Julie Anderson
Education
  • PhD Genetics and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
  • BA Biology, Luther College, Decorah IA
Teaching Interests
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
Winnifred Bryant
Chrustina Chan Weiher
Education
  • M.S. University of Ottawa. Biology
  • B.S. University of Waterloo. Biochemistry (Co-op)
Teaching Interests
  •  BIOL221 Labs
Mary Elger Lonzarich
Mitch Freymiller
Derek Gingerich
Education
  • Ph.D., Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology, Cornell University (2002)
  • B.S., Biology and Biochemistry, Eastern Mennonite University (1996)
Teaching Interests
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Physiology
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests
  • Investigation of BTB/CUL3 E3 ubiquitin-ligase function and evolution in plants
  • Investigation of plant light perception and response pathways
Dan Herman
Education
  • Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ohio University
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Iowa
Teaching Interests
Microbiology and Molecular Biology current courses include Biology 221: Foundations in Biology I, Biol 250: Microbiology, Biol 304: Molecular Biology, Biol 361: Biology of Microorganisms lab, and Biol 371: Medical Mycology
Research Interests

Determining the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ecuadorian hospitals and investigating the role of the Mbp1 protein in morphogenesis in the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans.

Daniel Janik
Michelle Kettler
Education
  • 1985, Ph.D. Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Champaign - Urbana, Illinois
  • 1980, M.S. (R) St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1976, B.A., Biology with Zoology Emphasis, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Teaching Interests
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Genetics and Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
Research Interests
  • Biochemical Basis of Navicular Disease
  • Laminitis and Paralytic Myoglobinuria in Horses
  • Genetic Immunodeficiency in Horses and its relationship to Lameness, AIDS and Gout,
  • Changes in Blood Biochemistry with increased Mental and Physical Stress as related to Lameness in horses
Susan Krueger
Tali Lee
Education
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Plant Biological Sciences - 2001 
  • B.S. Grand Canyon University - 1988
Teaching Interests
  • Plant Form and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Foundations of Biological Inquiry
  • Biology Teaching
Research Interests
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
David Lonzarich
Jamie Lyman Gingerich
Education
  • Ph.D, Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • B.A., Biology, Kalamazoo College, 1998
Teaching Interests
  • Genetics
  • Developmental biology
  • Inquiry-driven science education
Research Interests
  • Investigating polycystic kidney disease using nematodes and zebrafish as models
  • Examining the role of primary cilia in health and disease
  • Using instructional rounds to examine science education practices

Sherri Miles
Education
  • BS,Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University
  • AA, Administrative Assistant/Information Processing, CVTC
  • AA, Marketing-Fashion Merchandising, CVTC
Certification
  • Administrative Management Certificate Program, Continuing Education, UW-Eau Claire
Kelly Murray
Education
  • M.S. in Entomology from Montana State University - Bozeman
  • B.S. in Biology from UW-River Falls
Teaching Interests
  • Human biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Conservation
  • Entomology
Research Interests
  • Entomology
  • Conservation
  • Teaching and learning
Joseph Roher
Education
  • Ph.D., Botany, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Botany, University of North Carolina
  • B.S., Biology, Davidson College
Teaching Interests
  • Plants and Society
  • Plant Systematics
  • Trees and Shrubs
Research Interests
  • Plant Diversity
Sasha Showsh
Education
  • Ph.D. 1995 Iowa State University
  • M.S. 1989 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • B.S. 1984 Univerity of Wisconsin - Madison
Teaching Interests
  • Microbiology
Research Interests
  • Dissemination of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Taylor Wilson
Education
    • Ph.D. The Ohio State University (Botany)
    • M.S. The Ohio State University (Botany)
    • B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Geoscience)

Teaching Interests
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Plants and Society
Research Interests
  • Plant Evolution
  • Paleobotany
  • Palynology
Todd Wellnitz
Education
  • Ph.D.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), 1997
  • M.S.Middlebury College, 1991
  • B.S.University of Minnesota, Biology, Cum Laude, 1984
Certification
  • SCUBA Wilderness First Responder
Teaching Interests
  • Foundations in Biology II (Biol-222)
  • Foundations in Biological Inquiry (Biol-223)
  • Studies in Tropical Environments (Biol-320 –Belize &Florida)
  • Invertebrate Zoology (Biol-345)
  • Aquatic Ecology (Biol-376)
  • Biology in the Changing World (Biol-385)
  • Biology Immersion Experience (Biol-390 –Argentina)
  • Collaborative Research in Biology (Biol-423 –Boundary Waters &Utah)
  • Grand Canyon Immersion Field Studies (Biol-490)
Research Interests
  • Ecology of freshwater and riparian ecosystems
Evan Weiher
Education
  • Ph.D. Biology, Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • A.B. Biology, University of Chicago
Teaching Interests
  • Ecology
  • Biostatistics
Research Interests
  • Functional Biodiversity and Community Assembly
  • Tick-borne Disease Ecology
Lynn Young Janik
Education
  • B.S. Biology, Seattle University
  • M.S. Botany-Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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