Natural Sciences Department Faculty Research


Faculty Research Interest

Faculty in the Gregg Wadley College of Science & Health Professions are involved in a wide range of research topics. Research is a major part of the departmental program including projects involving biology, chemistry, and physics. Most biology majors and all chemistry majors are involved in undergraduate research with faculty mentors. Department faculty and their students publish journal articles and make presentations at professional scientific meetings. Faculty members have research grants from various funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. There are many opportunities for interested students to become involved in scientific research. Click on the faculty name below to learn more about their research interests and how you can become involved in research projects as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Dr. Sapna Das Bradoo, Molecular Biology, DNA replication and repair, Cancer

Dr. Chris Burba, Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Stable Isotopes

Dr. Nathan Green, Chemistry, Nanotechnology

Dr. Jim Hicks, Optics, Lasers, High Frequency Electronics

Ms. Deb Hyde, Environmental Water Quality, Geoscience Education

Dr. Janaki Iyer, Cell Biology, Drug testing, Microbiology

Dr. Sung-Kun (Sean) Kim, Chemistry, Biochemistry

Dr. Jessica Martin, Chemistry, BioInorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry

Dr. Mark Paulissen, Animal Behavior, Herpetology

Dr. Spence Pilcher, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Microwave Chemistry

Dr. Mia Revels, Avian Ecology and Behavior

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, Mammal Ecology, Biogeography and Systematics

Dr. Weijia Zhu, Ph.D. in Physics, Fiber optic sensing, experimental optics, physics education








Faculty and students presenting at research day.