Colleen Jonsson is professor of microbiology and an expert in RNA viruses, including hantaviruses, influenza viruses, SARS CoV, and retroviruses.
Biological Sciences Experts
Steven Wilhelm studies how microbial communities, including viruses, bacteria and algae, interact to shape the planet. His research group specializes in large lakes and open ocean field work and combines this with state-of-the-art molecular biology and laboratory studies.
Jeremy Smith is the Governor’s Chair in molecular biophysics and specializes in cross-disciplinary work in computational biology, biophysics, and chemistry.
Daniel Simberloff is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species.
Loeffler is an environmental microbiologist whose research centers on discovering ways to clean the environment, counter the damage humans do to ecosystems, and improve environmental health.
Andrew Kramer is a paleoanthropologist and an expert in human evolution and the evolution/creationism debate, including Intelligent Design.
Terry Hazen is the Governor’s Chair for environmental biotechnology and specializes in bioremediation and bioenergy.
Louis Gross is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics and director of the Institute for Environmental Modeling. His research focuses on computational and mathematical ecology.
Gary Sayler has more than twenty-five years of experience in multidisciplinary laboratory and field environmental research and biodegradation of organic pollutants.
Neal Stewart is the director of the Tennessee Plant Research Center. His research takes place at the interface between environmental biology, functional genomics, and biotechnology, with plants being at the core of his research.