Professor - Department Chair
My students and I try to determine: (1) how natural selection shapes plant reproduction, life history, and physiology; and (2) why plant species occur where they do, rather than somewhere... See this person's full profile
Professor

Evolutionary Ecology

The study of biodiversity has historically been conducted within two disciplines, with community ecologists addressing the mechanisms that maintain diversity... See this person's full profile

Professor - Department Chair
Henry R. Luce Professor of Nations and the Global Environment
Tropical Ecology

My research is in the ecology and species composition of tropical and subtropical forests in both the Paleotropics and Neotropics. In the Brasilian Amazon, I have eight... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor
 
Emeritus/Emerita
 
Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Biology

My research focuses on the response of plants to environmental stress at the molecular and biochemical levels, and utilizes both crop and model plant... See this person's full profile

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Emeritus/Emerita
 
Professor

Microbial Genetics/Molecular Biology

I am interested in DNA repair mechanisms and recombination. These processes are essential for the protection of organisms from DNA-damaging... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor - Department Chair
I am interested in microbial diversity and bacterial adaptations to the environment.  I currently work with undergraduate researchers on two research projects. 

Siberian permafrost:... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

I am a fungal biologist and I teach in the Biology Department at Grinnell College - a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa, U.S.A. In our department, all faculty... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

I am an ecosystem ecologist teaching at Grinnell College - a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa, U.S.A. All faculty in the Biology Department teach the introductory... See this person's full profile

Professor
Patricia A. Johnson Professor of Neuroscience

In my laboratory we study the chemical synapse, a specialized junction where neurons communicate with adjacent cells, such as sensory receptors, muscle cells, or other neurons. We are... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Developmental Genetics and Cell Biology

Directed changes in the shape of epithelial sheets are required to create many of the major tissues in animals, including the intestinal system,... See this person's full profile

Lecturer

Comparative physiology and functional morphology; exercise physiology & psychology I was originally trained as a comparative physiologist and functional morphologist, but since... See this person's full profile

Emeritus/Emerita

Plants, like animals, begin life as a single cell, the fertilized egg or zygote. This single cell undergoes growth, cell division and differentiation to produce an embryo, or immature... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Current focus of the lab - in a nutshell.

The actin-based motor protein called myosin-10 appears to contribute to the proper structure and function of the mitotic spindle, the... See this person's full profile

Professor

Cell Biology / Developmental Biology

I am interested in the formation of sensory structures during neural development in vertebrate embryos. Most of my work with students at... See this person's full profile