Faculty and Staff


Hovis, Ron, Interim Chair
Office: GRB 301
Phone: 940-898-2352
Email: RHovis@twu.edu 

Ahmed, Shazia, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
Office: ASSC 321
Phone: 940-898-2390
Email: sahmed@twu.edu 

Teaching Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Principles of Biology, Neuroanatomy labs, and Human Biology

Averitt, Dayna L., Ph.D., Assistant Professor/Vivarium Director
Office: GRB 113
Phone: 940-898-2708
Email: DAveritt@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Mammalian Physiology, Pathophysiology, Biology of Aging, Biology Seminar
Research Interests: Sensory Neuroscience; Pain Mechanisms and Analgesia

Bergel, Michael, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Office: GRB 223
Phone: 940-898-2471
Email: mbergel@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Molecular Cell Biology
Research Interests: Identifying novel chromatin-associated targets for cancer therapy and cancer prevention. 

Brower, Christopher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Office: GRB 323
Phone: 940-898-2706
Email: CBrower@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics
Research Interests: Ubiquitin proteasome system, Role of proteolytic degradation in cellular biology, mammalian physiology, and human disease. 

Conrad-Webb, Heather, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Office: GRB 225
Phone: 940-898-2449
Email: hconradwebb@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Molecular Cell Biology, Gene Expression, Genetics
Research Interests: Regulation of rRNA synthesis. 

Davis, Ann M., Ph.D., Lecturer
Office: ASSC 340
Phone: 940-898-2366
Email: adavis21@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Principles of Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Immunology labs

Elrod, Diana, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: GRB 325
Phone: 940-898-2355
Email: DElrod@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Anatomy and Physiology and non-majors science

Gumienny, Tina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Office: OMB 410
Phone: 940-898-2718
Email: TGumienny@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Biology, Advanced Genetics
Research Interests: Cell communication

Hammett, Amy Jo, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Office: ASSC 320
Phone: 940-898-2397
Email: ahammett1@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching and Research Areas: Microbiology, Immunology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Biology, General Life Science Teaching Labs

Hanson, Laura, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Office: GRB 228
Phone: 940-898-2472
Email: lhanson@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology
Research Interests: Viruses, host interactions

Hynds, DiAnna, Ph.D., Professor
Office: GRB 104
Phone: 940-898-2359
Email: dhynds@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Neuroanatomy, Advanced Cell Biology, Systems Neuroscience, Signal Transduction
Research Interests: Signal transduction mechanisms that mediate axon growth and guidance in neurons

Maier, Camelia, Ph.D., Professor / Herbarium director
Office: GRB 328
Phone: 940-898-2358
Email: cmaier@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Plant Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, Plant Environmental Biology and Plant Ecophysiology
Research Interests: Plant secondary compounds, role in plant development, stress responses and reproduction

Mills, Nathaniel C., Ph.D., Professor/Radiation Safety Officer
Office: GRB 311
Phone: 940-898-2391
Email: nmills@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Biology, Endocrinology, Biology of Aging
Research Interests: Hormonal regulation of gene expression in male reproductive tissues

Pislariu, Catalina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Office: GRB 329
Phone: 940-898-4611
Email: CPislariu@twu.edu 

Tanner, Shaumarie, M.S.T., Assistant Clinical Professor and Laboratory Coordinator
Office: ASSC 322
Phone: 940-898-2398
Email: sscoggins@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Anatomy and Physiology labs

Westmoreland, Sandra L., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Office: ASSC 341
Phone: 940-898-2560
Email: swestmoreland@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: All areas of Biology
Research Interests: Electron microscopy/Science Teacher Education

Adjunct Faculty

DaCunha, Miguel, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Office: Houston Campus
Email: mdacunha@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pathophysiology

Grigsby, Susan, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant
Office: Houston Campus
Email: sgrigsby@twu.edu 

Primary Teaching Areas: Anatomy and Physiology


Faber, Sarah, Administrative Assistant
Office: GRB 304
Phone: 940-898-2354
Fax Number: 940-898-2382
Email: Sfaber1@twu.edu

Faure, Lionel, Ph.D., Research Associate
Office: GRB 310
Phone: 940-898-2365
Email: LFaure@twu.edu 

Fawcett, Beth, Secretary
Office: GRB 201
Phone: 940-898-2351
Email: EFawcett@twu.edu 



Donohoo, Kirsten
Office: 230A
Phone: 940-898-3850
Email: KDonohoo@twu.edu 

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