Biological Sciences

Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Jennifer Becker

  • Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Biological treatment processes

Research Interests

  • Bioremediation of Contaminated Groundwater Environments
  • Microbial Ecology and Kinetics of Chlorinated Aliphatic Solvent Biodegradation
  • Conversion of Organic Solid Wastes and Cellulosic Feedstocks to Electricity via Microbial Fuel Cells

Robert A Andersen

  • Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington
  • Emeritus Director, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (CCMP, now NCMA)

Research Interests

  • Chrysophyte algae
  • Algal Systematics
  • Algal Culturing

Qing-Hui Chen

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.

John J. Durocher

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Applied Human Physiology
  • Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health
  • Physiological Responses to Stress and Exercise
  • Specificity of Exercise Testing and Prescription

Steven J. Elmer

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Adaptations to exercise training
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Cycling biomechanics
  • Physiology education

Caryn Heldt

  • Director, Health Research Institute
  • James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

Dibyendu Sarkar

  • Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Professor and Director, Sustainability Management Program
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Application of Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry in Environmental Contamination Problems
  • Application of Biogeochemistry in Waste Recycling and Nutrient Management in Soils
  • Application of Soil Chemistry and Biology in Environmental Remediation Problems
  • Estimation of Ecological and Human Health Risk for Environmental Decision-Making

Eric Seagren, PE

  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Environmental biotechnology, including in situ bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of biological treatment processes, development of in situ biological treatment systems for urban storm water runoff, innovative reuse of waste materials, and in situ improvement of soils properties via microbially-mediated processes.

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Central Mechanism of Salt Sensitive Hypertension
  • Brain Prorenin Receptor and Hypertension
  • Brain Orexin System and Hypertension
  • Stress and Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Robert J. Stottlemyer

  • Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Environmental Quality
Ebenezer Tumban

Ebenezer Tumban

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Viral infectious diseases
  • Molecular virology
  • Virus-like particles bioengineering 
  • Vaccines & correlates of immune protection
  • Immunizations