152 People Results for the Tag: Effect

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Ottar Bjornstad

Huck Chair of Epidemiology; Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics
Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

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John Carlson

Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
Genome mapping, including genetic linkage mapping, molecular cytogenetics; studies of genetic diversity in forests.

Surinder Chopra

Professor of Maize Genetics
Regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis during plant development and plant-pathogen interaction. Epigenetic regulation and allele specific patterns.

Jessica Conway

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Biology
Viral infection dynamics and interplay with therapies for elimination or control

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Matthew Ferrari

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Huck Career Development Professor; Professor of Biology
Public Health, Quantitative Epidemiology, Population Ecology, Statistics, Computational and Mathematical Biology

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Sagan Friant

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary anthropology of human health, disease ecology, nutrition, socio-ecological systems, bushmeat hunting, Nigeria.

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Santhosh Girirajan

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Associate Professor of Anthropology
Understanding the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Heather Hines

Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology
Applies genomic, transcriptomic, phylogenomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study the evolution and genetics of diverse traits in bees and wasps. This includes study of mimetic color diversification, plant gall induction, novel morphologies, speciation, and social evolution.

Jennifer Macalady

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geosciences
Microbial interactions with earth materials: soils, sediments, solutes, atmospheric gases, minerals, and rocks. Early evolution of Earth’s biosphere, including photosynthesis and sulfur cycling. Microbial ecology, environmental omics, microbial biogeography.

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Elizabeth McGraw

Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology
The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

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Timothy McNellis

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Genetics, molecular biology and physiology of plant interactions with phytopathogenic bacteria. Signal transduction events involved in plant disease resistance. Genetic control of plant hypersensitive cell death.

George Perry

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics; Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
Anthropological genomics, paleogenomics, human body size evolution, parasite evolution, and evolutionary medicine.

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Melissa Rolls

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences; Co-Director of the Center for Cellular Dynamics; Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Subcellular compartmentalization of neurons. The cellular basis of neuronal polarity and neuronal responses to injury including degeneration and regeneration.

David Toews

Assistant Professor of Biology

Thomas K Wood

Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering

Anne Vardo-Zalik

Assistant Professor of Biology
The ecology and population genetics of malaria parasites and their vectors

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Edward Levri

Associate Professor of Biology
Research interests lie in the evolutionary ecology of parasitism and disease, invasion ecology, and predator-prey interactions.

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Ephraim M. Hanks

Associate Professor of Statistics
Spatio-Temporal Statistics. Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling. Optimal Sampling. Animal Movement. Landscape Genetics.

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Erika Machtinger

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Veterinary entomology, including vector-borne diseases. Focus is on ecology and behavior associated with host-parasite interactions to improve or develop new control methods.

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Iliana Baums

Professor of Biology
Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.

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James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology
How physiological variation within species affects their ecology and evolution. Primarily with insects, but recently also with plants, and a particular interest in allelic variation in the pathogen resistance genes of tropical trees.

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Jesse Lasky

Associate Professor of Biology
Ecological and evolutionary genomics, genetic and ecophysiological basis of adaptation to environmental stress, evolutionary ecology of biological complexity.

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Katriona Shea

Professor of Biology; Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences
The use of ecological theory in population management.

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Maciej F Boni

Associate Professor of Biology
Human influenza epidemiology and evolution, evaluating population-level malaria treatment strategies with individual-based microsimulation models, phylogenetic analysis of avian influenza evolution in southern Vietnam, economic epidemiology of avian influenza, evaluating population-level efficacy of a potential dengue vaccine with mathematical models

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Monica Medina

Professor of Biology

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Nita Bharti

Huck Early Career Professor; Assistant Professor of Biology
The Bharti lab investigates the underlying links between humans, pathogens, and the environment. We work to identify the mechanisms that give rise to heterogeneities in host disease burden and risk across scales, across spatial and temporal scales. We study the dynamics of host-environment interactions that drive movement and contact patterns as they relate to to pathogen transmission and access to health care.

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Peter Hudson

Former Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Willaman Professor of Biology
Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

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Ashik Sathish

Co-Director, CSL Behring Fermentation Facility

Brenna Traver

Assistant Professor of Biology

Burt Staniar

Assistant Professor of Equine Science

Cristina Rosa

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Plant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.

Dave Biddinger

Research Professor; Tree Fruit Research Entomologist

Dennis Calvin

Director, Penn State Extension; Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Doug Miller

Professor of Ecosystem Science and Managment

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

Erica Smithwick

Professor of Geography
Understanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

Etya Amsalem

Assistant Professor of Entomology
The evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects using an integrative approach encompassing chemical, genetic and physiological tools

Gary Felton

Professor and Department Head of Entomology
Plant-herbivore interactions. Adaptive responses of herbivores to plant defenses. Herbivore cues recognized by plants with specific focus on biochemical and molecular analysis of salivary secretions.

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Jared Ali

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Behavior and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to below-ground herbivory and nematode. Insect community ecology, chemical ecology, and coevolution. Trophic cascades, above- and below-ground interactions, chemotaxis of soil nematodes, and evolution of plant defense strategies.

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology
Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Leonid Berlyand

Co-Director of the Center for Mathematics of Living and Mimetic Matter; Professor of Mathematics

Nancy Ostiguy

Associate Professor of Entomology

Nina Jenkins

Research Associate Professor

Paul Bartell

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Neuroscience; Associate Professor of Avian Biology
The regulation of biological clocks in birds at the systems level.

Richard Roush

Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Robert Berghage

Associate Professor of Plant Science
Environmental plant physiology. Controlled and modified environments for plant growth. Eco-roofs, rooftop greening, and other uses of plants in distributed stormwater management systems.

Rudolf Schilder

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology
Comparative & ecological physiology of insect and mammalian locomotion.

Stephen Schaeffer

Professor of Biology
Population Genetics and Genomics of Chromosomal Rearrangements in Drosophila

Tracy Langkilde

Professor of Biology; Dean of the Eberly College of Science
The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.

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Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

David Kennedy

Assistant Professor of Biology
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, with particular interest in how disease dynamics influence pathogen emergence, virulence evolution, and drug or vaccine resistance.

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Gary Perdew

Director of the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis; H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair in Agricultural Sciences
Mechanisms of receptor-mediated carcinogenesis.

David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
Plant physiological ecology. Root biology and physiology. Plant carbon and nutrient economies.

Mark Guiltinan

J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany; Professor of Plant Molecular Biology; Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa
Plant functional genomics, metabolomics and biotechnology. Identification of key genes for disease resistance and important traits in the tree crop Theoboma cacao, the Chocolate tree.

Costas Maranas

Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering
Computational studies of metabolism and gene regulation.

David Huff

Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics
Population genetics. Plant evolution and ecology. Crop improvement. Physiological tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Margot Kaye

Professor of Forest Ecology
Vegetation dynamics; global change ecology; interactions among vegetation, climate and human land use; dendrochronology; disturbance history; environmental change.

Mary Ann Bruns

Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Compositions and functions of microbiomes in agriculture, ecological restoration, and engineered systems for ecosystem service provision and climate change adaptation

Denice Wardrop

Research Professor of Geography; Director of Riparia

Siela Maximova

Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology Co-Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa
Molecular basis of plant-pathogen and plant-endophyte interactions. Biotechnology of tree crops. Development of sustainable energy crops.

Margaret Brittingham

Professor of Wildlife Resources
Avian ecology; avian response to oil and gas exploration and development; effects of habitat fragmentation on bird populations; managing wildlife on private land

Duane Diefenbach

Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife ecology, estimation of population parameters, and harvest management of game populations.

Jason Kaye

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology; Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem ecology; global change biology; biogeochemistry of nitrogen and carbon cycling in managed and unmanaged ecosystems.

Patrick Drohan

Professor of Pedology
Soil formation and biogeochemistry due to land use and ecosystem change; soil and water degradation, and the remediation of soil physical and chemical properties in urban environments.

Tyler Wagner

Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology

Tomas Carlo-Joglar

Associate Professor of Biology

Rongling Wu

Director of the Center for Statistical Genetics; Professor of Public Health Sciences

Carolyn Mahan

Professor of Biology
The study of biodiversity in threatened ecosystems, the effects of human-modified landscapes on wildlife, and behavioral ecology of sciurids. Dr. Mahan teaches introductory biology, environmental studies, field ecology, and evolution.

Ying Gu

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mechanism of cellulose biosynthesis in higher plants. Genetic modification of plant cell wall to scale-up biofuel production.

David Miller

Associate Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology
Population ecology, quantitative ecology, avian and amphibian ecology, conservation decision analysis, life-history evolution.

W. David Walter

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Armen Kemanian

Professor of Production Systems and Modeling
Agricultural Systems, Agricultural and Natural Systems Modeling, Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling, Bioenergy Systems, Coupled Hydrologic and Nutrient Modeling, and Plant Competition

Laura Leites

Associate Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology
Adaptation to climate in forest trees, seed movement under a changing climate, forest ecosystem modeling.

Jonas Rubenson

Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Integrating experimental and modeling approaches to study gait and skeletal muscle function during locomotion in both health and disease/impairment. In particular, the relationship between in vivo muscle mechanics and metabolic energetics and mechanisms underlying locomotor adaptation and optimization.

Lynn Lin

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Bayesian mixture model development for classification, variable selection, design and model selection, structured and hierarchical non-parametric Bayesian methods, rare event detection, and statistical computation involving simulation and optimization.

Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology
Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

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Douglas Bird

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Livelihood decisions and habitats, exploring the dynamics of human subsistence practices, their role in ecosystem function, and their archaeological implications in Australia and Western North America.

Megan Schall

Assistant Professor of Biology

Karl Zimmerer

Professor of Geography
Land use and agricultural change/global change, Economic development/globalization/neoliberalism, Nature-society and human-environment theory, Environmental impacts (biodiversity/soils/water/conservation), Food/producer-consumer networks/sustainability.

Frank Dorman

Associate Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Susan McHale

Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Professor of Demography

Jon Duncan

Assistant Professor of Hydrology

Yifei Huang

Assistant Professor of Biology
Developing novel bioinformatic methods and using them to address fundamental questions in evolutionary genomics and medical genomics.

Sulin Zhang

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Anna Estes

Assistant Research Professor

Michael Messina

Department Head and Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management

Derek Lee

Associate Research Professor

Thomas Ma

Professor and Chair of Medicine

Lee Ahern

Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations

Gary Thompson

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences; Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station

María del Mar Jiménez Gasco

Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Mictobiology

Hong Wu

Stuckeman Career Development Assistant Professor in Design

Justine Blanford

Associate Teaching Professor

Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

David Koslicki

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Biology
Developing efficient algorithms to extract insight from high-throughput sequencing data.

Francisco Dini-Andreote

Assistant Professor of Plant Science
Microbiome, plant-microbe interactions, and community ecology. Harnessing the plant microbiome to enhance protection against biotic and abiotic stresses.

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Lauren McPhillips

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Luis Duque

Assistant Research Professor of Storage Root Physiology

Francesco Di Gioia

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science
Plant nutrition, plant physiological and biochemical response to environmental and abiotic stress conditions, sustainable vegetable production, agrobiodiversity, agronomic biofortification, food and nutrition security.

Michael Jacobson

Professor of Forest Resources

Heather Karsten

Associate Professor of Crop Production/Ecology

Felipe Montes

Assistant Research Professor
Modeling of agricultural production systems, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and environmental impacts; Advanced instrumentation and field research techniques for collecting data to feed the process-based models; Bioenergy and biomass production, green house mitigation, life cycle analysis and carbon footprint determination, whit emphasis on shrub coppice willow

Ruairidh Sawers

Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress
Local adaptation and stress tolerance in crop plants and their wild relatives; plant nutrition; arbuscular mycorrhizae; maize genetics and genomics.

Sara Hermann

Assistant Professor of Arthropod Ecology and Trophic Interactions

Liana Burghardt

Huck Early Career Chair of Root Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions; Assistant Professor of Plant Science
Plant-microbe-climate interactions; the evolution and ecology of legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia; the genomic basis and environment dependence of root, nodule, and mutualism traits; GWAS/transcriptomics/evolve & resequence methodologies

William Driscoll

Assistant Professor of Biology

Carolyn Lowry

Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Autumn Sabo

Assistant Professor of Biology
How anthropogenic stressors affect plant communities, conservation, and restoration options. Recent work has focused on how deer and silvicultural techniques impact forest understories, with future projects likely extending to rare and invasive plant biology as well as climate change adaptation.

David Blandford

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Daniel Ciolkosz

Co-Director, Center for Biorenewables; Associate Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Christine Costello

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Mohammad Rezaee

Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering

Phillip Savage

Department Head and Walter L. Robb Family Chair of Chemical Engineering
Chemical reaction kinetics, algae biofuel, catalysis, sustainability, supercritical fluids.

James Shortle

Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Flor Acevedo

Assistant professor of Entomology (Penn State Behrend)

Chris Forest

Professor of Climate Dynamics

Julio Urbina

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Douglas Wrenn

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Zachary Szpiech

Assistant Professor of Biology
Population and evolutionary genetics, with applications to medical genetics, anthropology, and conservation

Jason Keagy

Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology
Cognitive ecology (with studies at genome, individual, and species levels). I am particularly interested in applications for solving wildlife management problems

Franny Buderman

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology
Quantitative ecology, with a focus on the demography, space-use, and movement of wildlife.

Brad Cardinale

Department Head, Ecosystem Science and Management

Jill Hamilton

Director of the Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics; Associate Professor
Genomic basis of climate adaptation, conservation, and restoration genetics.

Christian Huber

Assistant Professor of Biology
How evolutionary mechanisms such as mutation, recombination, and natural selection shape genetic diversity and the variability between individuals and species.

Guilherme Becker

Associate Professor of Biology
Host-microbial interactions, landscape genetics and the ecology of global change stressors. Building models and conducting field and laboratory experiments to understand the biotic and abiotic mechanisms driving wildlife disease dynamics in both tropical and temperate systems.

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