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Full-time Biology Faculty

James BonacumDr. James Bonacum
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Biology, Yale University

Email: bonacum.james@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-6035
Office: HSB 231

Areas of Expertise: Genetics and molecular biology


Hua ChenDr. Hua Chen
Sabbatical Spring 2014

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Forest Ecology, Oregon State University

Email: hchen40@uis.edu

Phone: (217) 206-8339
Office: HSB 230

Areas of Expertise: Effects of land-use change, climate change, and disturbance on terrestrial carbon and nitrogen dynamics across various spatial scales using a combination of field experiments, simulation modeling, remote sensing, and GIS


Picture of Dr. Mike LemkeDr. Michael Lemke
Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Biological Sciences – Limnology, Michigan Technological University

Email: lemke.michael@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7339
Office: HSB 227

Areas of Expertise: Microbial ecology, general microbiology, aquatic ecology

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Amy McEuenDr. Amy B. McEuen
Acting Biology Department Chair – Spring 2014
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Email: mceuen.amy@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7341
Office: HSB 229

Area of Expertise: Ecology

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profDr. Richard Pamenter
Biology Instructor
Ph.D. Physiology, University of Arizona

Email: rpame2@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8367
Office: HSB 228

Area of Expertise: Endocrinology and metabolism with a special emphasis on bone biology across life span


Dr. Kanwal Alvarez
Laboratory Specialist, Biology

Email: kalva2@uis.edu
Phone: 206-8567
Office: HSB 305


Department Affiliate

Dr. Stephen Johnson
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Pharmacology

Email: srj@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7336
Office: HSB 311

Dr. Stephen Johnson

 


Associated Faculty

Keenan DungeyDr. Keenan Dungey
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Email: dungey.keenan@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7345
Office: HSB 312

Area of Expertise: Inorganic materials chemistry

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Dr. Leon C. Hinz Jr.
Division of Ecology and Conservation Science
Section of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation, Illinois Natural History Survey
Ph.D. Aquatic Ecology and Resource Management, University of Michigan

Email: leon.hinz@illinois.gov
Phone: 217 785-8297


Dr. Hong Qian
Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum
Ph.D Biogeography, University of British Columbia

Email: hqian@museum.state.il.us
Phone: 217 782-2621


Dr. Lucia Vazquez
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Biology
Lucia VazquezPh.D. Cornell University

Email: lvazq1@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-7337
Office: HSB 225

Areas of Expertise: Plant systematics, evolutionary biology, plant ecology


Jim VeselenakDr. James Veselenak
Associate Professor of Clinical Lab Science and Public Health

Email: veselenak.james@uis.edu
Phone: 217 206-7346

Areas of Expertise: Medical microbiology, mycology


Dr. Chris Widga
Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Email: cwidga@museum.state.il.us
Phone: 217 785-4844


Emeriti Faculty

  • Dr. Gary Butler
  • Dr. Nada Chang
  • Dr. Ann M. Larson
  • Dr. Gary Trammell