Faculty & Staff

Meet and get in touch with the faculty and staff of the Natural Sciences Department.


Natural Sciences Full-Time Faculty

Krisanu Bandyopadhyay

Chair, Department of Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry

John Abramyan

Associate Professor of Biology

Samia Al-Qaisi

Collegiate Lecturer, Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Christopher Alteri

Associate Professor of Biology and Microbiology

Judith Bazzi

Lecturer IV and Laboratory Coordinator of Chemistry

Melissa Bowlin

Associate Professor of Biology

Will Clarkson

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Christos Constantinides

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Ashley DaDalt

LEO Lecturer III in Biochemistry

Anne Danielson-Francois

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Craig Donahue

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Jie Fan

Assistant Professor of Biology

Patricia Hartshorn

Lecturer IV in Biological Sciences; Integrated Science Program Advisor

Matthew Heinicke

Professor of Biology; Chair, Biological Sciences Discipline

Raji S. Janakiraman

Lecturer III in Biology; Biology Lab Coordinator

Ulrich Kamp

Professor of Earth and Environment; GIS Director; Environmental Internship Advisor

Katherine LaCommare

Lecturer IV in Biology; Chair, Earth and Environment Discipline

Xiaohua (Shannon) Li

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Nicholas Licata

Associate Professor of Physics; Chair, Physics Discipline

Simona Marincean

Associate Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Chemistry Discipline

Jacob Napieralski

Professor of Geology; Director of EIC; Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program

Judy M. Nesmith

Teaching Professor of Biology, Biology Program Advisor, and Biology Lab Coordinator

Peter Oelkers

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry

Sheila R. Smith

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Susko

Associate Professor of Biology

John Thomas

Professor of Biological Sciences

Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro

Professor of Biology and Microbiology

Suvranta Tripathy

Assistant Professor of Physics

Besa Xhabija

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Zhi “Elena” Zhang

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Department of Natural Sciences

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