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Reginald Adams

Associate Professor of Psychology
How we extract social and emotional meaning from nonverbal cues

Benjamin Allen

Assistant Research Professor
Computational approaches to protein engineering; Using protein structure to guide bioinformatics for projects including identification of malaria vaccine targets

Igor Aronson

Co-Director of the Center for Mathematics of Living and Mimetic Matter; Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics

Michael Axtell

Professor of Biology
Discovery and characterization of plant microRNAs and siRNAs. Functions of microRNAs and siRNAs in the evolution of plant development. Genomics and bioinformatics of microRNAs, siRNAs, and their targets

Le Bao

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Bayesian methods, data mining, computational methods, applications in health, environmental and social sciences.

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Sheri Berenbaum

Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
Development and neuroendocrine basis of human sex-typed cognition and social behavior.

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.

Isabella Cattadori

Associate Professor of Biology
Immuno-epidemiology of co-infection, how host immunity modulates parasite interactions and transmission and how host molecular processes explain the dynamics of infection at the population level.

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Arthur Berg

Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Statistics
Unlocking the mysteries of DNA and its connection to human health.

Melik Demirel

Huck Chair in Biomimetic Materials; Pearce Professor of Engineering
Prof. Dr. Melik Demirel holds a tenured professor position in engineering at Penn State, and has a decade of experience in biosensors and nanomaterials. Prof. Demirel’s achievements have been recognized, in part, through his receipt of a Young Investigator Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, an Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Junior Fellowship, the Pearce Development Professorship at Penn State, a Boeing Distinguished Speaker Award. Prof. Demirel received his Ph.D. from Carnegine Mellon University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bogazici University.

Claude dePamphilis

Professor of Biology
Genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution. Origin and diversification of flowers and developmental pathways. Comparative genomics of plants, organelles, and plant gene families. Genomics, evolution, and functional biology of parasitic plants.

Corina Drapaca

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Sagan Friant

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

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Rick Gilmore

Professor of Psychology
The cognitive neuroscience of perception, memory, and action in infancy and early childhood.

Bruce Gluckman

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Professor of Neurosurgery; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Director, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering
The dynamics of neural systems, how group dynamics form or emerge from the coupled dynamics of individual units, and how to measure and interact with these systems.

Molly Hall

Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Building tools to elucidate the complex genetic and environmental underpinnings of human disease. Integrating genetic (genotype, sequence, structural variation) and exposure (derived from surveys and metabolomics methods) big data to predict disease status.

Peter Hatemi

Professor of Political Science

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.

Kevin Hockett

Huck Early Career Chair; Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
Biological Control, Biology and Ecology of Plant-Microbe and Plant-Environment Interactions, Microbial Ecology and Population Biology Faculty

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David Hughes

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology
Parasite manipulation of host behavior

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Nina Jablonski

Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary history of Old World primates, including humans. Evolution of human skin and skin pigmentation, and the relationship between skin pigmentation and vitamin D production.

Dezhe Jin

Associate Professor of Physics
Computational models of neural basis of motor control and learning; theoretical analysis of biological neural networks.

Kenneth Keiler

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Small RNAs and protein localization in bacterial development and antimicrobial drug discovery.

Sally Mackenzie

Huck Chair of Functional Genomics; Professor of Biology; Professor of Plant Science
Organelle biology and cellular specializations. Plant epigenetics, memory and phenotypic plasticity. Crop epigenetic breeding.

Jonathan Marks

Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities and Law

Elizabeth McGraw

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology
The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

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Paul Medvedev

Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Please see the researcher's homepage at http://medvedevgroup.com

Anton Nekrutenko

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Evolution of overlapping reading frames in eukaryotic genomes.

Jason Rasgon

Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology
Integrating population biology, ecology, molecular tools and theory to address fundamental and applied questions related to vector arthropods and the pathogens they transmit.

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Robert Sainburg

Director of the Center for Movement Science and Technology; Professor of Kinesiology; Professor of Neurology
Neural mechanisms underlying control of multijoint arm movements in humans.

Steven Schiff

Director of the Center for Neural Engineering; Brush Chair Professor of Engineering; Professor of Neurosurgery; Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Neural engineering, neurosurgery, epilepsy, Parkinsons Disease, wave mechanics, brain machine interfaces, EEG, electrical fields, and control theory.

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Troy Sutton

Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Animal models of influenza; Airborne transmission of influenza viruses; Evolution of pandemic influenza viruses; Highly pathogenic avian influenza; Development of live-attenuated influenza vaccine platforms; High containment BSL3+ research

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Matthew Thomas

Professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology
The ecology and evolution of enemy-victim interactions

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David Vandenbergh

Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Genetics of addiction in human populations and its neurobiological basis in animal models.

Daniel Weiss

Associate Professor of Psychology
The cognitive mechanisms underlying language acquisition

Yinong Yang

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Signal perception and transduction in rice-pathogen interactions. Molecular and genomic strategies for increasing disease resistance and drought tolerance in cereal crops.

Erina MacGeorge

Professor of Communication Arts and Science
Antibiotic stewardship, doctor-patient communication

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Iliana Baums

Professor of Biology
Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.

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Moriah Szpara

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation, neuron-virus relationships

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Scott Lindner

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Our laboratory couples molecular parasitology and structural biology to study the malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.).

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Alison Gernand

Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health; Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Burt Staniar

Assistant Professor of Equine Science

Catharine Ross

Professor in Nutritional Science; Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Vitamin A metabolism; hepatic retinoid function and gene expression; vitamin A in infection and immunity.

Chad Dechow

Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics

Chaleece Sandberg

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Exploring cortical reorganization related to successful therapy for acquired language disorders, and how to enhance therapy outcomes.

Dajiang Liu

Associate Professor of Public Health Science
Developing novel methods to analyze very large scale datasets in order to identify genes that are responsible for disease, understand the disease mechanism, and gain clinical insights.

Dave Biddinger

Research Professor; Tree Fruit Research Entomologist

Diane Williams

Professor and Head of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Characterization of cognition and language in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental language disorders with variations in contextual and processing demands.

Douglas Cavener

Professor and Verne M. Willaman Dean, Eberly College of Science; Chair of the Genetics Program
Regulation of protein synthesis and control of translation initiation of mRNAs in higher eukaryotes and the evolution of tissue specific transcriptional regulation.

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

Francesca Chiaromonte

Director of the Genome Sciences Institute; Huck Chair in Statistics for the Life Sciences; Professor of Statistics
Developing methods for the analysis of large, high-dimensional and complex data.

Frank Hillary

Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neurology
Effects of brain injury and disease on functional brain organization; EEG and MRI-based examination of neuroplasticity in healthy and disrupted neural systems, including traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

Helen Kamens

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Identification of genetic mechanisms that contribute to complex behaviors with a special emphasis on alcohol and tobacco use.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor -

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Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Michele Diaz

Associate Professor of Psychology & Linguistics

Nancy Dennis

Associate Professor of Psychology
The cognitive and neural mechanisms that support learning and memory in young and older adults.

Nancy Ostiguy

Associate Professor of Entomology

Nicole Etter

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development
The relationship between tactile sensation and skilled oral behaviors (e.g. speech and swallowing) in healthy young, aging, and clinical populations.

Nina Jenkins

Research Associate Professor

Patrick Drew

Associate Director of the Neuroscience Institute; Huck Distinguished Associate Professor of Neural Engineering and Neurosurgery
Role of blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid movement in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, control of cerebral blood flow, neurovascular coupling.

Scott Selleck

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Stephen Wilson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Addictive behavior, with a specific focus on cigarette smoking.

Sujit Pujhari

Assistant Research Professor

Val Beasley

Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology
Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology; One Health; Declining Amphibians; Mycotoxins; Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) toxins.

Xiao Liu

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

Robab Katani

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Global health security, infectious diseases, and host-pathogen dynamics, as well as expertise in the enhancement of capabilities in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries, including Tanzania and India.

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Sally Assmann

Waller Professor of Biology
Molecular biology of plant G-proteins and kinases. Phytohormone regulation of signal transduction and RNA processing. Second messenger regulation of ion channels in plant cells.

James Connor

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery
Iron transport and toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases/oxidative cell injury.

Gary Perdew

Director of the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis; John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences
Mechanisms of receptor-mediated carcinogenesis.

Jack Vanden Heuvel

Director of the Center for Excellence in Nutrigenomics; Professor of Molecular Toxicology
Mechanisms of action of hypolipidemic drugs and peroxisome proliferators; steroid hormone receptor-mediated signal transduction; signal transduction by lipids and fatty acids; receptor-mediated carcinogenesis.

Majid Foolad

Professor of Plant Genetics
Genetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.

Sarah Bronson

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Neil Christensen

Professor of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology

Keith Cheng

Distinguished Professor of Pathology; Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Professor of Pharmacology
Computational phenomics, image informatics, and "Geometry of Life" based on x-ray histotomography, population, genomic, and functional genomic analyses of complex traits in human and zebrafish; web-based science resources.

Semyon Slobounov

Professor of Kinesiology and Neurosurgery
Psychophysiology of human movement.

Mark Shriver

Professor of Biological Anthropology
Human population genomics and complex disease mapping.

James Pawelczyk

Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
Neural control of circulation, particularly skeletal muscle blood flow, as it is affected by exercise or spaceflight.

David Huff

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

Diane Thiboutot

Professor of Medicine and Dermatology

Richard Legro

Interim Chair, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Sarah Ades

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Associate Dean of The Graduate School
Signal transduction and antibiotic-induced stress responses in bacteria.

Frank Ritter

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, Cognitive Science
Modeling effects of stress and behavior moderators on cognition within cognitive architectures.

Arun Sharma

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Jianming Hu

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

John Richie, Jr.

Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences

Mary Ann Bruns

Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Functional ecology of biogeochemically important microbial populations.

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.

Jeffrey Catchmark

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Cellulose synthesis and organization, cellulosic composites and coatings, microbial cellulose production, and chemically powered microfluidic and biological devices and sensors.

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Developmental neuroscience of psychopathology with a focus on aggression, hyperactivity, and substance abuse; relationship between experience, environment, and neurobiological dysfunction.

Jin-Ming Yang

Professor of Pharmacology

Kevin Harvatine

Associate Professor of Nutritional Physiology
Investigation of dietary factors that modify ruminal fatty acid biohydrogenation, regulation of synthesis of milk components, and basic regulation of lipid synthesis with the continual goal of developing feeding strategies to improve the efficiency and performance of dairy cows

Joshua Muscat

Professor of Health Evaluation Science

Daniel Kifer

Associate Professor (James L. Henderson Memorial Professorship) of Computer Science & Engineering

W. David Walter

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Orfeu Buxton

Professor of Biobehavioral Health
The causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society; the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies involve sleep loss, aging, and insomnia, as well as health disparities.

Kathryn Suzanne Scherf

Associate Professor of Psychology
Development of face and object representation in typically developing children and children with developmental disorders.

Chris Engeland

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing
How stress, age, gender, and hormones affect inflammation / health. Biomarker feasibility for predicting health outcomes.

Idan Shalev

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Interdisciplinary approach to identify mechanisms underpinning the biological embedding of stress across the lifespan with a special focus on biological aging.

Justin Brown

Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which biomaterial interfaces alter the proliferation, migration and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells, and application of these principles in the intelligent design of biomaterial scaffolds that facilitate generation or regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues

Reuben Kraft

Shuman Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Computational methods and high performance computing to examine brain neurotrauma biomechanics; human structural connectome analysis using physics-based predictions of biomechanical brain injury.

Lacy Alexander

Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. Alexander utilizes in vivo and in vitro approaches using the human cutaneous circulation to examine the underlying signaling mechanisms mediating microvascular dysfunction with primary human aging, hypercholesterolemia, and essential hypertension.

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.

Peter Arnett

Professor of Psychology
Clinical neuropsychology, neurocognitive effects of multiple sclerosis, and the neurocognitive and emotional consequences of sports-related concussion in collegiate athletes.

Anne-Marie Chang

Assistant Professor in Biobehavioral Health
Genetic analysis of sleep and circadian rhythms, cardio-metabolic function in humans; effects of light on sleep, circadian physiology, and neurobehavioral performance.

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.

Erin Connolly

Professor and Head of Plant Science
Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Xiaojun Lian

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Human Stem Cell Engineering; Genome Editing via CRISPR-Cas9; Epigenome Editing and Epigenetics.

Mary Kathryn Schmitz

Professor of Epidemiology

Runze Li

Co-Director of the Center for Statistical Genetics; Eberly Family Chair and Associate Department Head in Statistics

Matthew J Jones

Research Assistant - Read Lab and McGraw Lab

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Elizabeth Proctor

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering
Systems biology of complex disease. Integration of heterogeneous data types across length scales.

Xiang Zhan

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

Frank Dorman

Associate Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Susan McHale

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

Krishnankutty Sathian

Director of the Neuroscience Institute; Professor and Chair of Neurology; Professor of Psychology

Janine Kwapis

Assistant Professor of Biology
Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms underlying learning and memory and age-related memory impairments.

Roger Beaty

Assistant Professor of Psychology
The cognitive neuroscience of creative thinking and problem solving.

Anna Estes

Assistant Research Professor

Xiang Zhang

Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Gretchen Kuldau

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Wakar Uddin

Professor of Plant Pathology

Paul Esker

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology

Mechelle Lewis

Associate Professor Neurology and Pharmacology

Renate Winkels

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

Terry Etherton

Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition

Danielle Downs

Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bob Roberts

Professor and Head of Food Science

María del Mar Jiménez Gasco

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Mictobiology

Jean-Paul Armache

Assistant Professor of of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The mechanisms and functions of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes and their place in gene regulation.

Erika Ganda

Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiomes
Developing practical ways to leverage the microbiome to improve food safety and improve food production animals' production efficiency.

Laura Weyrich

Associate Professor of Anthropology

David Koslicki

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

Howie Weiss

Professor of Biology
I am a Biomathematican and very recently moved to Penn State from Georgia Tech (I also had appointments at Emory in Public Health and PBEE). Bacteria and their viruses (phages) provide a way to study ecological and evolutionary processes in real time under the well-controlled laboratory conditions. Many of the questions that our group studies lie at the intersection of fundamental science and improving human and animal health. We develop new approaches to mathematical modeling to better understand the role of the physical structure in how bacteria grow and evolve. To complement this computational work, we work closely with microbiologists, biochemists, virologists, physicians, veterinarians, etc. and combine mathematical models with experiments. In recent years I have taught courses in virus dynamics, population genetics, dynamics and bifurcations, advanced linear algebra, and stochastic processes.

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Robert Chiles

Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Dennis Decoteau

Professor of Horticulture

John Kaminski

Professor of Turfgrass Science

John Wallace

Assistant Professor of Weed Science

Denise Solomon

Head and Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Ibrahim Ozbolat

Hartz Family Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Nilam Ram

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies; Professor of Psychology

Gwendolyn Thomas

Assistant Research Professor