108 People Results for the Tag: Sampling

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Sagan Friant

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

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Molly Hall

Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career Professor; 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.

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

Associate 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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Anton Nekrutenko

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

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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Tanya Renner

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Evolution of chemical and structural defense. Molecular evolution, evolutionary genomics, and transcriptomics. Origins and evolution of carnivorous plants.

Mingfu Shao

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Our research interests are designing algorithms and developing methods for solving the various challenging problems in biology using combinatorial optimization and machine learning approaches. Current research topics include: transcript assembly, RNA-seq quantification, single-cell RNA-seq, computational cancer biology, genome rearrangements, protein folding.

Cooduvalli Shashikant

Former Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics
Developmental and evolutionary aspects of regulation of patterning genes.

David Toews

Assistant Professor of Biology

Anne Vardo-Zalik

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

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Marilyn Roossinck

Professor of Plant Pathology and Biology
Virus-plant interactions, virus evolution and ecology and evolution of disease

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Patricia A. Dunn

Senior Research Associate, Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Suresh Kuchipudi

Clinical Associate Professor; Section Head Mammalian Virology & Immunology
Diagnostic Virology & Serology -Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses -Negative strand RNA viruses -Avian and Mammalian influenza -Immune responses to viruses -Viral pathogenesis Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Andrew Deans

Professor of Entomology, Director of the Frost Entomological Museum

Bhushan Jayarao

Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Brenna Traver

Assistant Professor of Biology

Burt Staniar

Assistant Professor of Equine Science

Cristina Rosa

Assistant 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.

Dennis Calvin

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

Erica Smithwick

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geography
Uunderstanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

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.

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Joy Pate

Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology and Health; Professor of Reproductive Physiology; C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences
Specializing in the area of ovarian function. Primary research interests focus on the interactions between steroidogenic and immune cells, and the role of microRNA in development and maintenance of the corpus luteum.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor -

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Nancy Ostiguy

Associate Professor of Entomology

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

Tom Baker

Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Chemical Ecology

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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Troy Ott

Associate Director for Graduate Education, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Reproductive Physiology
Reproductive immunology and the physiology of early pregnancy.

Vasant Honavar

Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
Statistical machine learning algorithms for predictive modeling; modeling and inference of biological networks; characterization and prediction of protein-protein, protein-RNA, and protein-DNA interactions.

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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Gary Clawson

Professor of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Kathleen Brown

Professor of Plant Stress Biology
Regulation of root development. Root responses to edaphic stress. Identification and genetic mapping of traits for adaptation to edaphic stress.

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

Robert Eckhardt

Professor
Genetic and environmental influences on growth and development in human populations.

Margot Kaye

Associate 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

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

Denice Wardrop

Research Professor of Geography; Director of Riparia

Duane Diefenbach

Adjunct Asst. Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Leader, PA Coop. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Wildlife ecology, estimation of population parameters, and harvest management of game populations.

Kim Steiner

Professor of Forest Biology; Director, The Arboretum at Penn State
The ecology, genecology, and physiological ecology of forest regeneration following disturbance.

Todd Lajeunesse

Professor of Biology
Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Lauraine Hawkins

Assistant Professor of Biology

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.

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

Laura Leites

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

Nigel Deighton

Director of Research Instrumentation
Oversight of Huck facility operations, strategic direction and leadership in programmatic growth, and grant opportunities

Megan Schall

Assistant Professor of Biology

Yasser El-Manzalawy

Assistant Research Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Roger Beaty

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

Ethan Xingyuang Fang

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Wakar Uddin

Professor of Plant Pathology

Michael Messina

Department Head and Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management

Derek Lee

Associate Research Professor

Hassan Gourama

Associate Professor of Food Science

Herschel Elliott

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Beth Potter

Associate Professor of Biology

Terry Etherton

Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition

Paul Heinemann

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Bob Roberts

Professor and Head of Food Science

María del Mar Jiménez Gasco

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Mictobiology

Justine Blanford

Associate Teaching Professor

Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Emily Davenport

Assistant Professor of Biology
Understanding the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes, using high-throughput sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.

Laura Weyrich

Associate Professor of Anthropology

David Koslicki

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

Joshua Kellogg

Emphasis Area Representative, Molecular Toxicology; Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Development of new metabolomics tools for chemical and biological characterization of complex systems. Discovery of new natural products from plants and microorganisms with novel bioactivity against pathogenic fungi and neglected tropical diseases. Bioanalytical techniques to probe the mechanism of action and basic biology of these target organisms. Ethnobotany and indigenous knowledge surrounding plant-based medicine.

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.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Sjoerd Willem Duiker

Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics

Heather Karsten

Associate Professor of Crop Production/Ecology

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.

Marvin Hall

Professor Emeritus of Forage Management

Charles Ray

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management
Analysis of natural resources systems; wood identification and taxonomy; forest industry economics; wood products operations management; process control, simulation, and optimization; statistical quality control; relationships of wood, moisture, product properties, and environmental emissions; artificial intelligence; lean manufacturing; quality management systems.

Mohammad Rezaee

Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering

Greg Roth

Emeritus Professor of Agronomy

Richard Stehouwer

Professor of Environmental Soil Science

Jack Watson

Professor of Soil Science

Elizabeth Hines

Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Adrian Barragan

Assistant Research Professor; Extension Veterinarian