Faculty & Research

Tom Koehnle, Ph.D.

Neuroscience Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Biology
Research Interests: I study animal behavior and functional neuroanatomy. Students working in my lab will study the development, feeding, and antipredator behaviors of several species, including lab rats and wild living squirrels.

Cara Constance, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Virtually all organisms have adapted to life on earth by having an internal biological clock. My research interest is to determine how the molecules that comprise the central clock mechanism ultimately lead to regulation of rhythmic behaviors.

Nick Hirsch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of Biology
Research Interests: Students working in my lab will learn developmental biology and animal physiology using Xenopus tropicalis as a model organism. We study the early development of the hindbrain using a variety of molecular and anatomical techniques.

Ryan Honomichl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Interests: Students working with me will do research on cognitive development in young children. I focus especially on analogical reasoning, problem solving and reasoning.

Michelle Nario-Redmond, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of Psychology
Research Interests: Students working with me will do research on social psychology, with a focus on stereotyping and prejudice, personal identity, emerging adulthood and disabilities studies.

Louis T. Oliphant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: Students working with me will work on such topics as machine learning, information extraction, computer assisted medical diagnosis, and artificial intelligence.

Ellen L. Walker, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Research Interests: Students in my lab will learn about computer vision, fuzzy logic, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Elizabeth A. Zollinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Research Interests: Students working with me will learn about Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, and Celestial Mechanics.

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