Faculty Research

Advisors

Full-Time Faculty

Jeffrey Bell Bell, Jeffrey
Professor 
Chair, Biology 
Holt 205 
898-5356 
jbell@csuchico.edu
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
Associate Professor 
Holt 301H 
898-5116 
kblee@csuchico.edu
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
Jonathan Day Day, Jonathan
Professor 
Holt 223 
898-6303 
jday@csuchico.edu
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, Graduate Coordinator
Patricia Edelmann Edelmann, Patricia
Professor Emerita
Holt 313 
898-4748 
pedelmann@csuchico.edu

Research: Allied Health 211, Micro
Research: Bacterial adaptation to extreme environments.
Advising: Microbiology, General Biology

Tag Engstrom Engstrom, Tag
Associate Professor 
Holt 221
898-6748 
tengstrom@csuchico.edu
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:  Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology
Larry Hanne Hanne, Larry
Professor Emeritus
Holt 328 
898-6298 
lhanne@csuchico.edu
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
898-4235 
chatfield@csuchico.edu

Center for Ecological Research Director
Teaching:
 BIOL 350, BIOL 660, BIOL 600
Research: 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

Christppher Ivey Ivey, Christopher 
Assistant Professor 
Holt 306 
898-5812 
ctivey@csuchico.edu
Teaching: Advanced Plant Biology (Biol 369), BIOL 151 and 152
Research: Plant-insect interactions, mating systems, functional morphology, and population genetics of plants.
Advising:  Plant Biology, Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology
David Keller Keller, David
Assistant Professor
Holt 318
898-5040
dmkeller@csuchico.edu
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
John Mahoney

Mahoney, John
Associate Professor
Holt  114
898-6410 or 898-4767
jmahoney@csuchico.edu

Teaching: Immunology (Biol 466), Hematology (BIOL 462)
Research: Host-pathogen interactions, inflammation, and signal transduction.
Advising:  Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinarian, Cell/Molecular Biology, Honors
Bev Marcum Marcum, Bev
Professor 
Holt 330 
898-5539 
bmarcum@csuchico.edu
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
Associate Professor 
Holt 213
898-6153 
dgmiller@csuchico.edu
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, Zoology
James Pushnik Pushnik, James
Professor 
Holt 101B 
898-6362 
Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, SSC 464C, 898-3331
jpushnik@csuchico.edu
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, Jack Rawlins Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy
Kristina Schierenbeck Schierenbeck, Kristina
Professor
Holt 308
898- 6099
kschierenbeck@csuchico.edu
Teaching: BIOL 302, 408, and 448
Research: Population Genetics, Conservation Invasive species
Advising: Ecological Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology and Plant Biology
Andrea White White, Andrea
Assistant Professor 
Holt 301J 
898-4123 
akwhite@csuchico.edu
Teaching: Spring semester-Bacterial Physiology (BIOL 412), Fall semester-General Microbiology (BIOL 371)
Research: Bacterial physiology and genetics of reduced phosphorus metabolism.
Advising:  Microbiology, Cell/Molecular Biology
Gordon Wolfe Wolfe, Gordon
Professor 
Holt 343 
898-4256 
gwolfe2@csuchico.edu
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

Recently Retired Faculty

Abruzzo, Michael
Professor Emeritus
MAbruzzo@csuchico.edu
Teaching: Genetics, Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, and Biology of Cancer.
Research: Molecular cytogenetics, especially Fragile X syndrome.
Alexander, Douglas
Professor Emeritus
DAlexander@csuchico.edu
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
BDerr@csuchico.edu
Kistner, David
Professor Emeritus
DKistner@csuchico.edu
Research: Insect social behavior, Insect Systematics; Host relationships. Editor, Sociobiology..
McEnteggart, Ailsie 
Professor
amcenteggart@csuchico.edu
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.
Thomas, Robert
Professor Emeritus
BThomas@csuchico.edu
Teaching: Vertebrate Physiology 
Research: DNA breaks in the mussel and clam following chronic field exposure to hydrocarbons
Wood, David
Professor Emeritus
DMWood@csuchico.edu
Teaching: Ecology, Plant Geography;
Research: Plant community ecology; restoration ecology