Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science Faculty & Staff

The Department of Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science boasts an esteemed faculty of experienced and credentialed practitioners with wide ranges of areas of field experience. Both inside and outside the classroom they are directly involved with all aspects of educating our students.

  • Hisham A. Abdelrahman

    Areas of Expertise: Aquaculture production; water quality; crustacean, molluscan, and finfish physiological ecology; epidemiology; statistical analysis

  • Loren B. Byrne

    Areas of Expertise: Soil and Urban Ecology; Biodiversity Science; Sustainability Studies; Biological Illustration; Learner-centered Environmental Education

  • Christopher R. Burtner

    Areas of Expertise: Biology of aging; stem cells and gene therapy; CRISPR gene editing; molecular biology; translational

  • Sean P. Colin

    Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics & Evolutionary Ecology

  • Avelina Espinosa

    Areas of Expertise: Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Molecular Biology, Infectious Diseases

  • Lonnie Guralnick

    Areas of Expertise: Plant Physiology & Physiological Plant Ecology

  • Andrew Rhyne

    Areas of Expertise: Aquaculture, Aquariums, & Larval Ecology

  • Timothy Scott

    Areas of Expertise: Aquaculture & Marine Habitat Restoration

  • Galit Sharon

    Areas of Expertise: Aquatic animal diagnostics; Fish health and welfare; Pathology and Immunology; Invertebrate and shellfish health

  • Koty Sharp

    Areas of Expertise: marine microbial ecology; coral reef ecology; invertebrate-microbial symbiosis

  • Joel Singley

    Areas of Expertise: Critical Zone Science, Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Geophysics

  • Paul M. Webb

    Areas of Expertise: Behavioral and physiological ecology of marine mammals and other marine vertebrates

  • Brian Wysor

    Areas of Expertise: Biogeography, Biodiversity and Systematics of Marine Algae

Adjunct Faculty