Full-Time Faculty

Jeffrey Bell Bell, Jeffrey
Chair, Biology 
Holt 205 
Teaching: Principles of Genetics (Biol 360)
Research: Evolution and regulation of the vertebrate msx2 homeobox gene.
Advising:  Pre-Dentistry/Dental Hygiene, Cell/Molecular Biology
Kristopher Blee Blee, Kristopher
Holt 301H 
Teaching: Principles of Biology (Biol 151), Plant Development (Biol 440), Plant Pathology (Biol 446), Topics in Cell/Molecular Biology (Biol 610), Plant Molecular Biology (Biol 670)
Research: Plant-microbe interactions, and function of the secretory peroxidase gene family in plants.
Advising:  Plant Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology
Cline Cline, Troy
Assistant Professor 
Holt 301 J 
Teaching: Medical Bacteriology (BIOL 470), Virology (BIOL 476), Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 611)
Research: Innate immunity and pathogenesis of influenza virus and astrovirus
Advising: Microbiology
day Day, Jonathan
Holt 223 
Teaching: Human Physiology (Biol 104), Vertebrate Physiology (Biol 416), Neurophysiology (Biol 418)
Research: Successful aging, brain-hormone interactions, learning and memory, diseases of the aging brain.
Advising: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Veterinarian, Cell/Molecular Biology
Patricia Edelmann Edelmann, Patricia
Professor Emerita
Holt 313 
Teaching: Allied Health 211, Micro
 Bacterial adaptation to extreme environments.
Advising: Microbiology, General Biology
Tag Engstrom Engstrom, Tag
Associate Professor 
Holt 221
Teaching: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Biol 430), General Zoology Lab (Biol 210), Graduate Student Seminar (Biol 605)
Research: Systematics, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, particularly turtles.
Advising:  Zoology, Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE)
Emily Fleming-Neuster Fleming-Nuester, Emily
Assistant Professor
Holt 328 
Teaching: General Microbiology (BIOL371), Bacterial Physiology (BIOL412)
Research: Physiology, Ecology, and Geomicrobiology of Metal Cycling Bacteria
Advising:  TBA
Hanne Hanne, Larry
Professor Emeritus
Holt 328 
Teaching: Allied Health Microbiology (Biol 211), Medical Bacteriology (Biol 470), General Virology (Biol 476)
Research: Bacteriophage biology and bacterial degradation of environmental pollutants.
Advising:  Microbiology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Graduate Programs
Colleen Hatfield Hatfield, Colleen
Associate Professor 
Holt 240

Center for Ecological Research Director
Teaching: BIOL 350, 600 and 660
 How the spatial pattern of resource distribution on a landscape affects ecological processes, from individual behavior to population and community dynamics.
Advising: Plant Biology, Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE)

Christppher Ivey Ivey, Christopher 
Associate Professor 
Holt 306 
Teaching: BIOL 151 and 152, Advanced Plant Biology (Biol 369)
Research: Plant-insect interactions, mating systems, functional morphology, and population genetics of plants.
Advising:  Plant Biology, Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE), Graduate Coordinator
David Keller Keller, David
Assistant Professor
Holt 318
Teaching: Principles of Physiology & Development (Biol 153); Cell Biology (Biol 411); Advanced Cell/Molecular Biology (Biol 609)
Research: Gene regulation and beta cell physiology
Advising: Cell/Molecular Biology

Mahoney, John
MLIB 171
898-6410 or 898-4767

Teaching: Immunology (Biol 466), Hematology (BIOL 462), Beauty (HNRS 201), Nature (HNRS 202), Science and Human Values (HNRS 320)
Research: Host-pathogen interactions, inflammation, and signal transduction.
Advising:  Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinarian, Cell/Molecular Biology, Honors
Bev Marcum Marcum, Bev
Holt 330 
Teaching: Embryology (Biol 426)
Research: Morphogenesis in developing systems, mechanisms of regeneration, pattern formation, and cell differentiation; specifically, using cnidaria as developmental models.
Advising:  Zoology, single subject teaching, General Biology
Don Miller Miller, Donald
Holt 213
Teaching: BIOL 322, General Entomology (Biol 422)
Research: Behavioral ecology, especially of invertebrates, ecology and evolution of social behavior and social parasitism, insect-plant interactions.
Advising: Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE), Zoology
James Pushnik Pushnik, James
Holt 101B 
Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, SSC 464C, 898-3331
Teaching: Plant Physiology (Biol 414)
Research: Physiological response mechanisms of plants to environmental stresses and their impact on growth and development.  
Advising:  Plant Biology, Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE),
Jack Rawlins Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy
schierenbeck Schierenbeck, Kristina
Holt 308
898- 6099
Teaching: BIOL 302, 408 and 448
Research: Population Genetics, conservation, invasive species.
Advising: Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology (OEE), Plant Biology

Stachura, David
Assistant Professor

Teaching: TBA
Gordon Wolfe Wolfe, Gordon
Holt 343 
Teaching: Microbial Ecology (Biol 402), General Microbiolgy (Biol 371)
Research: Chemical signaling and defense among marine protists, molecular ecology, lipid biology of marine algae, education research.
Advising:  Microbiology, Ecology, Cell/Molecular Biology


Araujo, Juan Araujo, Juan
Holt 248
Teaching: Human Physiology (BIOL 104) and Prin of Cell and Molec Biology (BIOL 151)
Gary Arnet Arnet, Gary
Holt 333 
Teaching: Human Anatomy (BIOL 103), Biology of Cancer (BIOL 345), Histology (BIOL 460)
Jay Bogiatto Bogiatto, Jay
Holt 211 
Teaching: General Zoology (Biol 210), Field Study in Natural History (Biol 496)
Research Interests:  Waterfowl/Avian Ecology
Current Research:  Migration chronology, pairing chronology, and sex ratios of American and Eurasian wigeon in the Sacramento Valley, California
Brunelli Brunelli, Rebecca
Holt 345
Teaching: Biology of Sex (BIOL 323), Intro to Living Systems (NSCI 102), Seminars in Biological Sciences (BIOL 492) Human Physiology Lab (BIOL 104)

Dubie, Robert
Holt 333

Teaching: Allied Health Microbiology (BIOL 211) and Prin of Physiology & Developmt (BIOL 153) labs
Bryan Ervin Ervin, Bryan
Holt 253

Teaching: Prin of Cell and Molec Biology (BIOL 151) lab
Francis Francis, Rachel
Holt 253

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Teaching:  Fundamentals of Ecology (BIOL 350), Intro to Living Systems (NSCI 102), Prin Ecol, Evol, Org Biology (BIOL 152)
Erin Gottschalk Fisher, Erin
Holt 253

Teaching: Introduction to Living Systems (NSCI 102)
Grewal Grewal, Mandeep
Holt 253
Teaching: Prin of Physiology & Development (BIOL 153)
Shelly Kirn Kirn, Shelly
Holt 254 

Teaching: Biology of Childhood (BIOL 318), Human Anatomy (BIOL 103) and Ecology (BIOL 350)
Advising: Omicron Theta Epsilon (Honors in Biology) and the Chico State Field-Naturalists (formerly the Chico State Birding Club)

kohut Kohut, Kathie
Teaching:  Spring Semester Only
Lechner Lechner, Gary
Holt 333 
Teaching: Human Anatomy (BIOL 104)
Ayla Mills, Ayla
Holt 253
Teaching:  Food Fiber and Drugs Lab (Biol 105)
Research:  Invasive Species/Habitat Restoration
Mahlis Mahlis, Kristen
THMA 225
Teaching: Science and Human Values - WI (BIOL 322I)
mabry Mabry, Jeff
Holt 253
Teaching: Human Anatomy (Biol 103)
Betsey Renfro Renfro, Betsey
Holt 325
Teaching: Allied Health Microbiology (BIOL 211)
Smith Smith, Mary
Holt 254
Teaching: Plant Pathology (BIOL 446)
Darhl Whitlock Whitlock, Darhl
Holt 345 
Teaching: Human Genetics (BIOL 303), Intro to Living Systems (NSCI 102)
Rick Wittsell Wittsell, Rick
Holt 345 
Teaching: Human Physiology (BIOL 104)

Recently Retired Faculty

Abruzzo, Michael
Professor Emeritus
Teaching: Genetics, Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, and Biology of Cancer.
Research: Molecular cytogenetics, especially Fragile X syndrome.
Alexander, Douglas
Professor Emeritus
Research:  Invertebrate population adaptations to periodic environments and how these populations assemble into communities and influence ecosystem function.
Barnett, Raymond
Professor Emeritus
Derr, William
Professor Emeritus
Kistner, David
Professor Emeritus
Research: Insect social behavior, Insect Systematics; Host relationships. Editor, Sociobiology.. 530.345.3555
McEnteggart, Ailsie 
Teaching: Concepts of Biology (Biol 101), Biological Principles (Biol 152), Botany (Biol 209), Plant Morphology (Biol 225), Phycology (Biol 226)
Research: Morphology of freshwater algae.

Mintzes, Joel

Teaching: NSCI 343 Concepts of Environmental Sciences
Research: Conceptual Development and Cognitive Processes in Biology; Environmental Education. Our research focuses on knowledge acquisition and learning in the life sciences with special interest in the way naive individuals and experts restructure their understanding of biological concepts over time.
Thomas, Robert
Professor Emeritus
Teaching: Vertebrate Physiology 
Research: DNA breaks in the mussel and clam following chronic field exposure to hydrocarbons