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Ahmed, Shazia, Ph.D., Laboratory Supervisor
B.S. in Biology, University of Karachi
M.S. in Biology, University of Karachi
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Texas Woman's University
Office: ASSC 321
Phone: 940-898-2390

Beck, Brian W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor / SSTEM program co-director
B.S. in Biochemistry, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics, Washington State University
Office: GRB 325
Telephone: 940-898-2355
Lab: 940-898-2878
Personal Website:

Primary Teaching Area: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Biology of Aging, Introductory Biology

Research Interests: Research centers around computational analysis of protein:protein interactions and development of new protein structural analysis tools.

Bergel, Michael, Ph.D., Associate Professor
B.Sc. in Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.Sc. in Genetics, The Hebrew University
Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Office: GRB 223
Telephone: 940-898-2471

Primary Teaching Area: Molecular Cell Biology

Research Interests: My research is directed towards identifying novel chromatin-associated targets for cancer therapy and cancer prevention.

Conrad-Webb, Heather, Ph.D., Associate Professor
B.S. in Biology, Ohio State University
Ph.D. in Genetics, Baylor University
Office: GRB 225
Telephone: 940-898-2449

Primary Teaching Area: Molecular Cell Biology Gene Expression, Molecular Cell Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology and Advanced Genetics

Research Interests: In all organisms the synthesis of rRNA is exquisitely regulated with respect to the physiological state of the cell.

Foreman, Reta "Smiddy", Laboratory Instructor
B.S. in Biology and Computer Science, Tarleton State University
M.S.T. in Biology, Science Teaching, Tarleton State University
Office: ASSC 320
Telephone: 940-898-2397

Hanson, Laura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
B.S. Microbiology and Biology, University of Washington
Ph.D. in Immunology, Cornell University
Office: GRB 228
Telephone: 940-898-2472

Primary Teaching Area: Immunology, Virology

Research Interests: My interest is in how viruses interact with their host.

Hynds, DiAnna, Ph.D., Associate Professor/ SSTEM program director
B.S. in Biology and Math, Hillsdale College
Ph.D. in Pathobiology, Ohio State University
Office: GRB 104
Telephone: 940-898-2359

Primary Teaching Area: Neuroanatomy, Advanced Cell Biology, Systems Neuroscience, Advance Genetics and Signal Transduction

Research Interests: Focused on elucidating the signal transduction mechanisms the mediate axon growth and guidance in neurons.

Maier, Camelia, Ph.D., Associate Professor / Herbarium director
B.S. in Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania
M.S. in Biology, University of North Texas
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of North Texas
Office: GRB 328
Telephone: 940-898-2358

Primary Teaching Area: Botany, Plant Biology, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, Plant Physiology Ecology, Plant Environmental Biology and Plant Ecophysiology

Research Interests: Estrogen compounds in plants and their involvement in plant development and reproduction; effect of applied estrogens to plant development; Reproductive ecology of plants in Moraceae family; Plant-animal interactions: mulberry-silkworm, sunflower-bee, and carnivorous plant-microbes

McArthur, Merry, Ph.D., Professor
B.S. in Biology, University of Minnesota
M.S. in Cytology and Genetics, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in Cell Physiology, Southern Methodist University
Office: FPH 273, Dallas Center
Telephone: 214-689-6620

Primary Teaching Area: Anatomy and Physiology, The Evolving Woman

McIntire, Sarah, Ph.D., Professor/Chair
B.A. in Zoology, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
M.A. in Genetics, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Cincinnati
Office: GRB 230A
Telephone: 940-898-2352

Primary Teaching Area: Microbiology and Advanced Genetics

Research Interests: We study the role of plasmid DNA in the biology of the microorganism, Helicobacter pylori, the causative agent of ulcers and gastritis.

Mills, Nathaniel C., Ph.D., Professor/Radiation Safety Officer
B.S. in Chemistry and Biology, Western Kentucky University
Ph.D. in Medical Physiology, Vanderbilt University
Office: GRB 308
Telephone: 940-898-2391
Lab: 940-898-2363

Primary Teaching Area: Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expressions and Genetics and Inheritance, Endocrinology, Biology of Aging.

Research Interests: My long term focus has been hormonal regulation of gene expression in male reproductive tissues. While conducting some of this research over the last 10 years I have placed increased emphasis on developing and implementing technologies to permit more sensitive and accurate analysis of gene expression.

Neely, Robert, Ph.D., Professor/Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs
B.S. in Biology, Southwest Baptist College
Ph.D. in Botany, Iowa State University
Office: ACT 12
Telephone: 940-898-3301

Primary Teaching Area: Ecology, botany, aquatics, biogeochemistry.

Research Interests: My research efforts have been focused on two general areas of wetland ecology: (a) decay processes and the role of epiphytic organisms in these processes and (b) the impacts of various kinds of disturbance on wetland systems.

Scoggins, Shaumarie, MS, Laboratory Coordinator
MST in Biology Teaching, Texas Woman's University

Office: ASSC 322
Telephone: 940-898-2398

Shah, Varsha, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Office: ASSC 340
Telephone: 940-898-2366

Uphouse, Lynda, Ph.D., Professor
B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology, Austin College
M.A. in Physiological Psychology and Behavior Genetics, University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology and Behavior Genetics, University of Colorado
Office: GRB 230A
Telephone: 940-898-2356

Primary Teaching Area: Neurotoxicology, Biostatistics, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropharmacology, Serotonin and Interdisciplinary seminar in Neuroscience

Research Interests: Our research interest is directed toward understanding how female gonadal hormones influence vulnerability for the development of anxiety and depression.

Westmoreland, Sandra L., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
B.S. in Biology, University of Houston
M.S. in Biology, University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology, University of Texas at Arlington
Office: ASSC 341
Telephone: 940-898-2560

Primary Teaching Area: All areas of Biology

Research Interests: Electron microscopy

Adjunct Faculty

DaCunha, Miguel, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor

Office: Houston Campus

Primary Teaching Area: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pathophysiology

Elrod, Diane, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Office: GRB 323
Telephone: 940.898.2282

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

Grigsby, Susan, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant

Office: Houston Campus
Telephone: 713.794.2340

Primary Teaching Area: Anatomy and Physiology


Blaha-Black, Karolina, Lab Caretaker

Office: GRB
Telephone: 940.898.2368

Cooper, Nani, Research Associate
Office: OMB 412
Telephone: 940.898.2399

Donohoo, Kirsten, Academic Advisor
Office: GRB 329
Telephone: 940.898.3850

Faber, Sarah, Administrative Assistant
Office: GRB 230
Phone: 940.898.2354
Fax Number: 940.898.2382

Hiegel, Cindy, Research Assistant
Office: GRB 303
Telephone: 940.898.2389

Kallaugher, Justine, BRIDGES Program Coordinator
Office: GRB 227
Telephone: 940.898.2295

Knox, Patricia, Secretary
Office: GRB 201
Telephone: 940.898.2351 

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