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Research

Learning in biology is not confined to coursework. One of the hallmarks of the UW-Stevens Point Department of Biology is our commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research. A high percentage of our students participate in laboratory and field research projects with Biology faculty mentors. Many students also spend the summer conducting research at UW-Stevens Point and at a variety of cooperating institutions.
 
Students interested in gaining research experience at UW-Stevens Point should talk to their advisor or contact one of the researchers listed below.
 

Faculty and Staff Research Interests Overview

Sarah Jane Alger
Behavioral Neuroscience
 
Ecology and Evolution of Plant Mating Systems; Life History Theory; Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
 
Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Plant Genetics, Antibiotic and Toxin Production by Bacteria and Fungi
 
Algal and Plant Physiological and Community Ecology; Ultrastructural Phylogeny of the Algae
 
Female Reproduction, Ovarian Folliculogenesis, Reproductive Toxicology and the Impact of Hormones on Memory and Behavior
 
Jennifer Bray
Neurophysiology; Molecular & Behavioral Neurobiology; Brain Function Following Alcohol Exposure
 
Case Studies on Human Genetic Disorders, Genetics of Tick-borne Pathogens
 
Aaron Davis
Early Development; Epigenetics
 
Lindsay Dresang
Tumor Virology; Teaching-As-Research
 
Plant Systematics, Bryology, Ethnobotany
 
Development of Cell & Molecular Biology Experiments for Undergraduates
 
Diversity and Phylogeny of Freshwater Mollusks
 
Fish Ecology, Aquaculture, Aquatic Community Interactions
 
Applied Insect Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Insect Management
 
Parasitology, Wetland Habitats, General and Applied Parasite Ecology
 
Taxonomy, Anatomy, Morphology, Evolution of Tropical Grasses; Especially Bamboos. Rare Vascular Plant Inventories
 
Matthew Rogge
Fish Pathogens and Disease, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Protein Secretion Systems, Host-pathogen Interactions
 
Ecology, Ornithology, Raptor Ecology
 
Plant Genetics, Plant Pathogen Interactions, Structural and Functional Organizations of Plant Genomes
 
Functional and Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates
 
Cell Biology of Amoeboid Motility (how cells crawl); Reproductive Biology
 
Plant Hydrocarbon Emissions, Climate Change Biology
 
Species Boundaries in Fishes; Phylogeography; Phenology; Curation of Fluid Vertebrate Collections
 
Krista Slemmons
Paleoecology; Plankton Ecology; Limnology; Climate Change; Biology Education
 
Physiological and Pathological Xylem Anatomy, Plant Ecophysiology and Plant Photomorphogenesis
 
Community Ecology, Medical Ecology, Systematics of Mammals​
 
Effects of Climate Change on Ectotherms; Animal Physiological Ecology; Ecomorphology ​