Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES)

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Faculty members in the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences represent a number of area institutions and are engaged in a host of different research activities. Symbols serve to indicate to institution and research area for each faculty member are explained at the bottom.

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Listing of Regular and Adjunct Faculty
(see also Listing of Emeriti)

person descriptors
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research interests
Alexandru Almasan CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
apoptosis and cell cycle control of tumor cells; genotoxic stress; radiobiology
Abbed Babaei CSU logo
Geology logo Environmental Science logo
structural geology, deformation fabrics of the shear zones, geochemical and tectonic interpretation of ophiolitic complexes
William Baldwin CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cardiac and renal allograft rejection; vascular inflammation
Sailen Barik CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cardiopulmonary pathology, particularly inflammation and infection; signaling pathways and RNA interference; Toxoplasmosis; RSV viruses
Cornelia Bergmann CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
regulation of and function of CD8 T cells during viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS) associated with demyelination
Kathleen L. Berkner CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
homeostasis and the physiology of vitamin K
G. Valentin Börner CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular genetics: functional analysis of chromosome dynamics
Meredith Bond CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cardiovascular pathology
Tatiana Byzova CCF logo
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Cell adhesion molecules (integrins) in thrombosis, vascular biology and cancer; vascular endothelial growth factors, angiogenesis, extracellular matrix
Emily Rauschert CSU logo  
Pete Clapham CSU logo
Geology logo Environmental Science logo
environmental geology: geological implications of solid and hazardous waste management, Geographic Information Systems
Janet Houghton CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Cancer Biology
R. Jeffrey Dean CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
neuroscience: motor control of limb movement & coordination in insects, amphibians, humans and robots; neuroethology: lateral line orientation; cybernetics, neural modeling & artificial neural networks
Paul E. DiCorleto CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cell biology: vascular endothelium, leukocyte adhesion proteins, atherosclerosis, intracellular signaling, gene expression
F. Paul Doerder CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
genetics and cell biology: molecular genetics of Tetrahymena cell-surface proteins; genetic regulation of differential gene expression; cytogenetics of ciliate macronuclei; ciliate population genetics
Rebecca Drenovsky John Carroll University logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
plant-soil interface; resource availability influences on plant physiology and ecological processes; climate change, anthropogenic disturbance; invasive species.
Donna Driscoll CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Selenoproteins and their unusual mRNA coding and translation; Selenium insufficiency and disease, including atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
Paul Fox CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cell biology: regulation of cell motility, structure and function of ceruloplasmin, lipoprotein oxidation, cellular iron metabolism
Mary Gardiner
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
agricultural landscape ecology; invasive species; entomology; conservation of parasitoids, predators, and polinators
Brian Gastman CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
tumor Immunology - induction of suppressor cells and immune evasion; cancer therapy resistance - oncogenes with anti-apoptotic and anti-senescent functions rendering tumors chemotherapy resistant.
Michael A. Gates CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo Organismal/Evolutionary logo
evolutionary biology and biometrics: morphometrics, quantitative genetics, ecology, and evolution of ciliated protists; biological pattern analysis
Neetu Gupta CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular mechanisms regulating B cell antigen receptor signaling, B cell proliferation, and fate. Role for ezrin.
A. Ralph Gibson CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
ecology, behavior and evolution: quantitative biology; thermal and reproductive biology of snakes
Yohannes Haile-Selassie Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
paleoanthropology: early hominid evolution
Joe Hannibal Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
invertebrate paleontology
Jaharul Haque CCF logo
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cancer biology: cytokine-mediated cell signaling, especially in allergic inflammation and brain cancer
Stanley Hazen CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cell biology: biochemistry of oxidative tissue damage
Justin Lathia
Cell/Molecular logo
cell & mol medicine
Donald W. Jacobsen CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cell biology: homocysteinemia and vascular disease, cellular transport and metabolism of sulfur amino acids
Trine Joergensen CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
autoimmunity; systemic lupus erythematosus; gender differences; role of interferons in autoimmunity
Jeffrey P. Johansen John Carroll University logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
botany: ecology and systematics of algae; use of diatoms as water quality indicators; biogeography of terrestrial algae; ecology and rehabilitation of cryptogamic soil crusts
Andrew Jones Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
phylogeography of birds in island and mountain habitats; avian natural history
Michael Kalafatis CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
biochemistry of blood coagulation and thrombosis
Sadashiva Karnik CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular cardiology: molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in blood pressure regulation
Joe B. Keiper Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
invertebrate zoology: population and community ecology of aquatic insects, especially caddisflies and mosquitoes
Anton A. Komar CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular biology: translational regulation of gene expression
Roman Kondratov CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular mechanisms of aging and circadian rhythms
Robert A. Krebs CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
evolutionary biology: historical changes in freshwater mussel (Unionidae) distributions; models of genetic changes associated with colonization and isolation in refugia; mussel conservation
Andrea N. Ladd CCF logo
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cell biology: role of alternative splicing regulation in the development of vertebrate heart and skeletal muscle
Cathi Lehn CCF logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo Environmental Science logo
biodiversity; wildlife conservation; population biology
Bibo Li CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular biology: telomere functions; pathogenesis of Trypanosoma brucei (a protozoan parasite causing sleeping sickness in humans and Nagana in cattle) in relation to telomere function and regulation of surface antigen switching to avoid immune responses
Xiaoxia Li CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
immunology: molecular biology of interferon signaling pathways
Margot Damaser CSU logo
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Biomedical Eng
Barsanjit Mazumder CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular biology: molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease; post-transcriptional regulation of pro-inflammatory gene expression in endothelial cells, monocytes, and macrophages
Keith McCrae CCF logo
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function of blood vessels in health and disease; antiphospholipid syndrome; microparticles--small pieces of cells that circulate in the blood, and promote blood clotting; role of kininogen in regulating vascular functions.
Jocelyn McDonald CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
mechanisms regulating cellular movement within the three-dimensional environment of tissues during development and disease
Thomas McIntyre CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
lipid mediators and their role in apoptosis, inflammation, platelet formation, and aging
Ronald J. Midura CCF logo
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molecular physiology: analysis of vertebrate biomineralization mechanisms and embryonic skeletogenesis
Barbara K. Modney CSU logo
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neuroscience: specificity of synaptic connections during development and following injury; development of neuronal circuits and behavior
Christine S. Moravec CCF logo
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molecular cardiology: decreased contractility in heart failure: Ca cycling, sarcoplasmic reticulum function, gene expression
Laura Nagy CCF logo
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how chronic alcohol consumption contributes to chronic diseases, such as liver disease and diabetes
Michelle Longworth Cell/Molecular logoCCF logo Molecular Genetics
Javier Provencio CCF logo
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acute brain injury, inflammation, subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasospasm
Jun Qin CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
structural biology: relationships between protein structure and function in cellular signal transduction pathways
Hugh R. Quinn Cleveland MetroParkslogo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
population biology: systematics, ecology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians
Booki Min CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Immunology
Ofer Reizes CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
obesity, adipose tissue development and maintenance, syndecans and heparan sulfate proteoglycan
Andrew Resnick CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
sensory cilia in cellular mechanosensation; optical probes of matter; epithelial cell culture, electrophysiology, microscopy and laser tweezers, microfluidics and analytical modeling; renal and airway epithelial tissue.
Terry L. Robison CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
genetics, reforestation, ecosystem and pest management; influence of disturbances on ecosystem services
Neal S. Rote CWRU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
reproductive biology: human trophoblast differentiation and apoptosis
Michael J. Ryan Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo
vertebrate paleontology: dinosaurs
Tony L. Sahley CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
auditory neurophysiology and neuropharmacology
Tobili Y. Sam-Yellowe CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
microbiology, immunology, and parasitology: mechanisms of erythrocyte invasion in malaria; role of apical complex organelles in merozoite invasion in Plasmodium falciparum and P. chabaudi
Edward Plow Cell/Molecular logo Molecular Cardiology
Eain Murphy CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Molecular Genetics
Aaron Severson CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Meiosis, DNA replication, generation of sister chromatid cohesion, homolog pairing, and crossover recombination, and unique pattern of chromosome segregation.
Girish Shukla CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Molecular Biology of RNA: in vivo and in vitro mechanisms of nuclear pre-mRNA splicing, structure-functions of small RNAs, understanding the role of miRNAs in prostate cancer, modulation of androgen receptor by miRNAs in prostate cancer
Robert H. Silverman CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Cancer biology: mechanism of action of interferons, particularly the role of RNase L
Jonathan D. Smith CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Cell biology: murine models of atherosclerosis
George Stark CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Molecular biology: protein and nucleic acid biochemistry, DNA amplification, molecular biology of signal transduction pathways
Dennis Stuehr CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
Immunology: biology and biochemistry of nitric oxide, a molecule involved in cell signaling and host defense
Mark A. Tumeo CSU logo
Environmental Science logo
Environmental science, risk assessment, bioremediation, environmental modeling
Vincent Tuohy CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
immunology: autoimmunity, multiple sclerosis, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Harry van Keulen CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
biochemistry and molecular biology: 1) molecular biology of protozoan parasites; structure, organization and expression of genes in Giardia; 2) plants and bioremediation
Jacqueline Vitali CSU logo
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protein crystallography, specifically biomedically important enzymes
Wilson Tang Cell/Molecular logo Cardiology cell & Mol medicine
B. Michael Walton CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logo Environmental Science logo
ecological physiology and evolutionary biology: studies of behavioral energetics, whole organism performance, and the relationship of these variables to growth and survival in natural populations of reptiles and amphibians
Crystal M. Weyman CSU logo
Cell/Molecular logo
cell biology: signaling pathways regulating proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and transformation of skeletal myoblasts
Angela H Ting Cell/Molecular logo Genomic Medicine
Bruce D Trapp Cell/Molecular logo Neurosciences
Olga Stenina Cell/Molecular logo Molecular Cardiology
Julie A. Wolin CSU logo
Organismal/Evolutionary logoEnvironmental Science logo
environmental science: diatom assemblage analysis applied to current environmental impact studies and to paleolimnological reconstructions
Riqiang Yan CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
molecular and cellular biological research in Alzheimer's Disease
Fasong Yuan CSU logo
Geology logo Environmental Science logo
geology and environmental science: geochemical and isotopic tracers to investigate physical processes occurring in lakes and rivers, aqueous and environmental geochemistry to assess anthropogenic disturbances, environmental indicators for modern and ancient aquatic systems
Bin Zhang CCF logo
Cell/Molecular logo
role of intracellular protein trafficking in human diseases, focusing on protein transport from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to the Golgi body

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CCF logo Cleveland Clinic Foundation
CWRU logo Case Western Reserve University
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland MetroParks logo Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland MetroParks logo Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Museum of Natural History logo Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cell/Molecular logo Cell and Molecular Biology

Organismal/Evolutionary logo Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

Geology logo Geology

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Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Locations
Main / Undergraduate Office
Basic Science Building
2399 Euclid Avenue
Room SI-219
(216) 687-2440
bges@csuohio.edu

Graduate Office
Basic Science Building
2399 Euclid Avenue
Room SI-219
(216) 687-2440
gpd.bges@csuohio.edu

Fax Numbers
(216) 687-6972 (Main)

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