Research

Faculty in lab

As a learner-centered and discovery-driven institution, Western Michigan University values the research of its faculty. The following lists the research interests of faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Faculty research areas

Joint appointment research areas

Adjunct research areas

  • Allen Buhl, Ph.D.—pharmacology
  • Nicholas Duesbery, Ph.D.—cancer biology
  • Katrin Epplemann, Ph.D.—biochemistry
  • Ake Elhammer, Ph.D.—pharmacology
  • Chris Fisher, Ph.D.—antiviral research
  • Neal Goodwin, Ph.D.—microbiology
  • Rolf Kletzien, Ph.D.—cell and molecular biology
  • David Linn, Ph.D.—neurophysiology
  • Charles Mackenzie, Ph.D.—tropical disease
  • James Mobley, Ph.D.—cancer research
  • Gregory Reichard, Ph.D.—pharmacology and chemistry
  • Ivan Richards, Ph.D.—pharmacology
  • Jerry Slightom, Ph.D.—molecular biology
  • Torsten Stachelhaus, Ph.D.—biochemistry
  • Richard VanEnk, Ph.D.—microbiology
  • John Vrbanac, Ph.D.—pharmaceutical drug discovery

Emeriti research areas

  • Leonard Beuving, Ph.D.—pathology, imaging
  • Richard Brewer, Ph.D.—ecology
  • David Cowan, Ph.D.—evolution, behavioral ecology
  • Robert Eisenberg Ph.D.—microbiology
  • Joe Engemann Ph.D.—zoology
  • Leonard Ginsberg Ph.D.—cell biology, toxicology