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John Abbott
John Abbott, Ph.D.
Curator of Entomology
Texas Natural Science Center
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1896
E-mail: jcabbott@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Identification and systematics of insects; Biological diversity; dragonfly/damselfy biogeography; population and evolutionary ecology of aquatic insects; systematics of lamellicorn beetles (Scarabaeidae: Lucanidae, Passalidae)
 
Carol Armga, M.S.
Lecturer
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3974
E-mail: cjarmga@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Early childhood education; developmentally appropriate practice; teacher training childcare administration; ethical practice; curriculum development; child development
Chandrajit  Bajaj
Chandrajit Bajaj, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8870
E-mail: bajaj@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Visualization
Allen Bard
Allen Bard, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3761
E-mail: ajbard@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Electroanalytical chemistry; electrochemistry; scanning electrochemical microscopy; electrogenerated chemiluminescence; modified electrodes; photoelectrochemistry
Thomas Barnes
Thomas Barnes, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
McDonald Observatory
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1301
E-mail: tgb@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy; variable stars; stellar distance scales; Cepheid variable stars; observatory management; National Science Foundation; optical and infrared astronomy; extraterrestrial life
Fritz Benedict
Fritz Benedict, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3448
E-mail: fritz@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astrometry; space astronomy; Hubble Space Telescope; the search for and study of extrasolar planets and low-mass companions of stars; extraterrestrial life; star formation in external galaxies
 
Roger Bengtson, Ph.D.
Professor
Physics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3943
E-mail: n/a

EXPERTISE
Plasma physics; fusion; atomic physics; space propulsion
R. Malcolm Brown, Jr.
R. Malcolm Brown, Jr., Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair In Plant Cell Biology
Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3364
E-mail: rmbrown@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
algae: algal culture, cyanobacteria, role of algae as feedstock providers for biofuels, airborne algae, role of algae in cellulose biosynthesis; biofuels: role of cyanobacteria and algae in production of feedstocks and biofuels; cellulose: cellulose biosynthesis and structure; microscopy: high resolution transmission electron microscopy, atomic and molecular imaging of beam-sensitive materials
 
James Browne, Ph.D.
Regents Chair Emeritus
Department of Computer Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9579
E-mail: browne@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Parallel programming; high level specification languages; parallel adaptive computation; composite methods; associative communications
Edward Buskey
Edward Buskey, Ph.D.
Professor
Marine Science Insitute
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 361-749-6794
E-mail: ed.buskey@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Biological oceanography; marine ecology; marine plankton; harmful algal blooms (red tides brown tides); behavior and sensory perception of marine organisms; bioluminescence
 
Charles Chiu, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1707
E-mail: chiu@physics.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Particle theory; laser-plasma physics;physics education, environment & earth science
Anita Cochran
Anita Cochran, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, McDonald Observatory
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1471
E-mail: anita@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy, our solar system (particularly comets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects); origins of planetary systems; optical spectroscopy; McDonald Observatory
John Dollard
John Dollard, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-3604
E-mail: dollard@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Issues concerning graduate students (work appointments; fellowships). University funding issues.
Jaquelin Dudley
Jaquelin Dudley, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8415
E-mail: jdudley@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Animal viruses; retroviruses; breast cancer; oncogenes; transcription regulation; retroviral vectors; leukemia; communication
Ken  Dunton
Ken Dunton,
Professor
Marine Sciences
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 361-749-6744
E-mail: ken.dunton@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
climate change, global warming, food webs, marine ecology, ecosystem dynamics
Andrew Ellington
Andrew Ellington, Ph.D.
Professor
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-3424
E-mail: andy.ellington@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Directed evolution; ribozymes; biotechnology; chemical and biological warfare detection
Neal  Evans
Neal Evans, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4396
E-mail: nje@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Star formation; interstellar medium; radio astronomy; infrared astronomy; extraterrestrial life; NASA Spitzer Space Telescope
 
Hugh Forrest , Ph.D.; D.Sc.
Professor Emeritus
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1639
E-mail: forrest@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Biochemical genetics; molecular biology; human physiology
Jeanne Freeland-Graves
Jeanne Freeland-Graves, Ph.D.
Bess Heflin Centennial Professor
Deparment of Human Ecology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0657
E-mail: jfg@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Nutrition; obesity; minerals; food; manganese
Lee Fuiman
Lee Fuiman, Ph.D.
Professor, Marine Science Institute
Department of Marine Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 361-749-6775
E-mail: lee.fuiman@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Fish biology; sensory ecology; developmental ecology; behavioral ecology of aquatic organisms.
Karl Gebhardt
Karl Gebhardt, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1473
E-mail: gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy, black holes, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, dark energy, HETDEX, Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
 
Kenneth Gentle, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7581
E-mail: gentle@fusion.ph.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Plasma physics; fusion energy; environment & earth science.
Lawrence Gilbert
Lawrence Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4705
E-mail: lgilbert@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Community ecology; wing pattern genetics; biological diversity; imported fire ants/phorid fly interactions; butterfly/plant interactions
Robin Gutell
Robin Gutell, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4814
E-mail: robin.gutell@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Computational Biology, Comparative Analysis of RNA, RNA Structure, Predicting RNA Structure
Adron Harris
Adron Harris, Ph.D.
Professor
Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2514
E-mail: harris@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Alcoholism and addiction; neurobiology; behavioral genetics
Christine Hawkes
Christine Hawkes,
Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6049
E-mail: chawkes@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Ecosystem responses to climate change, invasive species, plant community ecology, soil microbial ecology
Richard Hazeltine
Richard Hazeltine, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1322
E-mail: rdh@physics.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Theoretical plasma physics; fusion; transport theory
Mary Kay Hemenway
Mary Kay Hemenway, Ph.D.
Research Associate and Senior Lecturer
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1309
E-mail: marykay@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy; astronomy education; history of astronomy; science education
David Hillis
David Hillis, Ph.D.
Alfred Roark Centennial Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-3690
E-mail: dhillis@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Molecular evolution; vertebrates; systematics; evolution of viruses; endangered species; amphibians; reptiles; fishes; mammals; birds; molecular biology; DNA; genetics
Aletha Huston
Aletha Huston, Ph.D.
Endowed Professor
Deparment of Human Ecology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0753
E-mail: achuston@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Child Development; poverty and child policy; child care; television influences on children
Brent Iverson
Brent Iverson, Ph.D.
Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5053
E-mail: biverson@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Biotechnology; bioorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; molecular biology; drug and diagnostic development
Robert Jansen
Robert Jansen, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8827
E-mail: jansen@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Molecular systematics and evolution; evolution and systematics of the asteraceae; chloroplast DNA evolution; origin and evolution of oceanic island floras; role of hybridization on the extinction of rare species
Shardha Jogee
Shardha Jogee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1395
E-mail: sj@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy, galaxy evolution, Hubble Space Telescope, galaxy surveys (GEMS, GOODS, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, STAGES), ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array)
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston, Ph.D.
Director
Institute for Neuroscience
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-6564
E-mail: djohnston@mail.clm.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, attention on neurons and synapses from the limbic system, properties and mechanisms of long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD), synaptic substrates for aspects of memory.
Karrol Kitt
Karrol Kitt, Ph.D.;CFP
Associate Professor
Deparment of Human Development and Family Sciences
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0809
E-mail: kkitt@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Personal Finance (Insurance, cash management, spending plans, financial spreadsheets, credit, financial behavior); Family Resource Management (values, standards, & goals; mananging change; decision making; organization; work at home & at the workplace)
 
Leonard Kleinman, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3215
E-mail: n/a

EXPERTISE
Condensed matter physics theory; density functional theory; electronic and magnetic structure calculations of solids surfaces and liquids
John Kormendy
John Kormendy, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8191
E-mail: kormendy@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy, black holes, elliptical galaxies, galactic bulges, dark matter, Andromeda Galaxy
 
Steve Kornguth, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-4485
E-mail: steve_kornguth@iat.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Neural development; magnetic resonance imaging; paraneoplastic syndromes; biological sensors; neuropathology
Robert Krug
Robert Krug, Ph.D.
Professor
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-5563
E-mail: rkrug@icmb.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Avian flu; viral gene replication and expression; human influenza; infectious disease
John La Claire
John La Claire, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3577
E-mail: laclaire@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Algae; seaweeds; cell biology; molecular biology; harmful algal blooms
Simon Lam
Simon Lam, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Computer Sciences
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9531
E-mail: lam@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Computer networks; internet security; distributed multimedia; quality of service guarantees; performance analysis
 
John Luecke, Ph.D.
Professor
Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4176
E-mail: luecke@math.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
topology; knot theory
Michael Marder
Michael Marder, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3612
E-mail: marder@chaos.ph.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Fracture; deformation of materials; computational materials science; condensed matter physics; nonlinear dynamics; teacher preparation; discovery learning; UTeach
 
Richard Matzner, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5062
E-mail: richard@helmholtz.ph.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Cosmology; general relativity; computational astrophysics; satellite dynamics; large-scale computation
James  McClelland
James McClelland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Marine Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 361-749-6756
E-mail: jimm@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
climate change, global warming, ocean chemistry, Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, ecosystem dynamics
Lauren Meyers
Lauren Meyers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4950
E-mail: laurenmeyers@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics
J Moore
J Moore, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Computer Sciences
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9568
E-mail: moore@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Verification of computer hardware and software; automatic theorem proving; artificial intelligence
Karen  Ostlund
Karen Ostlund, Ph.D.
Director, UTeach Dell Center for New Teacher Success
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-5494
E-mail: klostlund@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Science education; teacher training; apprentice teaching
Camille Parmesan
Camille Parmesan, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-1860
E-mail: parmesan@uts.cc.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Global warming, climate change, insect ecology, butterfly biology
Shelley Payne
Shelley Payne, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-9258
E-mail: payne@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Infectious diseases; bacterial pathogens; emerging infections; iron metabolism; cholera and E. coli diseases
George Pollak
George Pollak, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Neurobiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4352
E-mail: gpollak@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Neurophysiology and how brain controls behavior
Peter Rossky
Peter Rossky, Ph.D.
Marvin K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3555
E-mail: rossky@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry; computer simulation; solvent effects on chemical reactions; hydration and aqueous solutions
 
David Saltman, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0144
E-mail: saltman@math.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Division algebras and Brauer groups; rationality of Invariant fields; Galois Theory and the theory of algebraic fields; more generally algebra and algebraic geometry
Jonathan Sessler
Jonathan Sessler, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5009
E-mail: sessler@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Organic chemistry; texaphyrins; expanded porphyrins; anion recognition; drug development; anti cancer agents; technical analyses of patents
Beryl Simpson
Beryl Simpson, Ph.D.
C. L. Lundell Professor
School of Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 471 7335
E-mail: beryl@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Systematics of angiosperms; plant-pollinator interactions; ethnobotany
Chris Sneden
Chris Sneden, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1349
E-mail: chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy, spectroscopy of stars; chemical compositions of stars; evolution of the Milky Way galaxy; the life cycles of stars
Peter Stone
Peter Stone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 471 9796, 512 471 9787
E-mail: pstone@cs.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, machine learning, multi-agent learning, robotics, e-commerce, trading agents, autonomic computing
 
Eldon Sutton, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6268
E-mail: eldon.sutton@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Genetics; human genetics
Paul Szaniszlo
Paul Szaniszlo, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3384
E-mail: pjszaniszlo@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Fungal Biology; medical mycology; molecular fungal cell; molecular biology
Edward Theriot
Edward Theriot, Ph.D.
Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of Molecular Evolution
Section of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-2379
E-mail: etheriot@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Algae; aquatic biology; paleontology; freshwater ecology; evolution; diatoms; Texas Natural Science Center
Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Marine Science
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 361-749-6768
E-mail: peter.thomas@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Reproductive endocrinology; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; environmental toxicology; steroid hormone action; reproduction/population risks
Philip Uri Treisman
Philip Uri Treisman, Ph.D.
Director, Charles A. Dana Center
Department of Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1148
E-mail: uri@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism
 
James Walker, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1692
E-mail: jrw@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Molecular genetics; DNA & chromosome replication; biotechnology; prokaryotic gene expression; rare tRNAs; bacteriology
 
Mary Walker, Ph.D.
Director, UTeach Summer Masters Program
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-232-7060
E-mail: marywalker@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Science education; teacher training; classroom interactions; AP (Advanced Placement)
J. Craig Wheeler
J. Craig Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor
Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6407
E-mail: wheel@astro.as.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Astronomy; Stars and stellar evolution; supernovae; compact stars, neutron stars and black holes; accretion disks; nucleosynthesis; gamma-ray bursts, astrobiology
C. Grant Willson
C. Grant Willson, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4342
E-mail: Willson@che.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Polymer chemistry; materials for microelectronics; photoresist materials; microelectronics processing
Harold Zakon
Harold Zakon, Ph.D.
Professor
Section of Neurobiology
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 471-0194
E-mail: h.zakon@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Neurobiology; neuroendocrinology; electric fish; ion channels; hormones and the brain
Alex de Lozanne
Alex de Lozanne, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physics
College of Natural Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6108
E-mail: delozanne@physics.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Superconductivity; nanostructures; scanning probe microscopy


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