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Biological Sciences

   

Prof. Georgene Carson

Research Interests:
The possibly significant impact of the European Dreissena polymorpha on the North American ecosystems. The filtration rates and the reproductive biology of this organism are studied in the laboratory, but also field studies are initiated on population growth and environmental impact.

Contact:
Office: SC 404
Phone: 445-4725
Fax: 445-4540Email: carsonge@lemoyne.edu

 

Dr. Chad Corcoran

Contact:
Office: SC415
Phone: 445-5472
Fax: 445-4540
Email: corcocha@lemoyne.edu

Dr. Lara Deruisseau

Contact
Office: SCA208
Phone: 445-5463
Fax: 445-4540
Email: deruislr@lemoyne.edu

Dr. Devon Keeney

Research Interests:
My research utilizes molecular markers to identify the genetic structure of animal populations and determine the ecological and evolutionary causes of the observed genetic patterns. My interests range from the global genetic structure of marine fishes to the differentiation of parasites within individual hosts. By investigating diverse organisms over varying geographic scales, I hope to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing the evolution of animal populations.

 Contact:
Office: SC 219
Phone: 445-4508
Fax: 445-4540
Email: keeneydb@lemoyne.edu

Dr. Hilary McManus

Research Interests:
My research focuses on the diversity of photosynthetic eukaryotes and how this diversity has been achieved.  I utilize molecular phylogenetics and morphologicl characterization to recognize species boundaries in freshwater green algae and explore questions regarding morphological evolution.  I am also interested in life cycle evolution in the photosynthetic eukaryotes and the multiple independent origins of alteration of generations, and how alteration of generations along with other traits allowed land plants to diversify in a terrestrial habitat.

Contact:
Office: SC 217
Phone: 445-4425
Fax: 445-4540
Email: mcmanuha@lemoyne.edu
Personal website: http://www.hilarymcmanus.com

Department Chair
Dr. Beth Mitchell

Research Interests:
The regulation of eukaryotic flagellar motility. In particular, the role of the radial spoke system in regulating the beat frequency and wave form of Chlamydomonas flagella

Contact:
Office: SC 215
Phone: 445-4509
Fax: 445-4540
Email: mitchell@lemoyne.edu 

Dr. Beth Pritts

Research Interests:
The effect of exposure toxins, including polychlorinated biphenyls, (PCBs), on mammalian development, hormonal status, and the process of learning and memory.

Contact:
Office: SC 148
Phone: 445-4431
Fax: 445-4540
Email: prittsbb@lemoyne.edu

Dr. David Smith

Research Interests:
Ecosystem Ecology and Environmental Education. Generally interested in factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms, most especially aquatic insects. Currently working on the biogeographical distribution of dragonflies (Odonata) in the Bahamian Archipelago as well as assisting with the preparation of an electronic inventory of Bahamian insect diversity.

Contact:
Office: SC 144
Phone: 445-4424
Fax: 445-4540Email: dsmith@lemoyne.edu

Dr. Sherilyn Smith

Research Interests:
Insects' choices of food and microhabitat, and the physiological, ecological, and behavioral consequences of those choices

Contact:
Office: SC 139
Phone: 445-4761
Fax: 445-4540Email: smithsg@lemoyne.edu
    

Dr. Andrew Szebenyi

Research Interests:
Search for behavior variants in grooming in Drosophila species suitable for genetic analysis. Use of models helping our understanding of evolutionary phenomena.

Contact:
Office:
Phone: 445-4646
Fax: 445-4540
Email: szebenyi@lemoyne.edu

 

 

Dr. Lawrence Tanner

Research Interests:
I study changes in the environment, both modern and ancient, and their effects on living things.  These changes include such processes as climate, tectonics and volcanism.  Much of my research has focused on the world of the early Mesozoic and its inhabitants (for example, dinosaurs).  But my students and I also study the effects of modern climate change in settings as diverse as Costa Rica and Iceland.

Professor, Natural Systems Science
Director, Center for the Study of Environmental Change
Director, Environmental Studies

Contact:
Office: SCA210
(315) 445-4537
tannerlh@lemoyne.edu 
Personal Web Page

 

 

Dr. Patrick Yurco

Research Interests:
I am interested in the regneration and development of the vertebrate retina.  My research focuses on the cellular and molecular events involved in regeneration of the fish retina and how it relates to mechanisms of development and stem cell biology.

Contact:
Office: SC 221
Phone: 445-5449
Fax: 445-4540
Email: yurcopj@lemoyne.edu

 

 

Dr. Mariane McLaughlin
Adjunct

My interests include the diagnosis, prevention and pharmacotherapy of infectious disease.  As a clinical pharmacist, I specialize in the education of students and health care professionals including nurses, physician's assistants, pharmacists, and physicians in the areas of microbiology, pharmacology, and infectious disease.

Contact
Office: SCA201
Phone: 445-5446
Fax: 445-4540
Email: mclaugme@lemoyne.edu