Faculty

 

Tzvia Abramson

Tzvia Abramson
Director of SJSU Bridges Stem Cell Program (SCILL)

Office: DH 446
Phone: (408) 924-4872
E-mail: tzvia.abramson@sjsu.edu

Shelley Cargill


Shelley Cargill

Office:
DH 541
Phone: (408) 924-4891
E-mail: shelley.cargill@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Female reproductive physiology, female reproductive impact on aging particularly ovarian influences on overall aging, effects of analgesics on angiogenesis in ovarian transplantation.

 Ben Carter

 
Ben Carter

Office: DH 336
Phone:
(408) 924-4889
E-mail: 
benjamin.carter@sjsu.edu

Carter Lab Website

Research interest:Systematics, Bryology, Plant Evolution, Biogeography, Speciation, Floristics, Plant Ecology, Herbarium Curation

 

Rachael French


Rachael French

Office: DH 237
Phone: (408) 924-4894
E-mail: rachael.french@sjsu.edu

French Lab Website

 

 

 

 Bree Grillo-Hill


Bree Grillo-Hill

Office: DH 541
Phone: (408) 924-4890
E-mail: bree.grillo-hill@sjsu.edu

 Grillo-Hill Lab Website

Jeffrey Honda


Jeffrey Honda
Department Chair

Office:
DH 254
Phone: (408) 924-4877
E-mail:jeffrey.honda@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Entomology, biological control, insect ecology, molecular systematics and insect behavior.

 

Jennifer Johnston

Office: DH 535
Phone: (408) 924-4904
E-mail:jennifer.johnston@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Utilization of designer nucleases, such as CRISPRs or TALENS to cure genetic blood disorders. The Johnston lab is currently interested in editing the genome of hematopoietic stem cells as a means to provide a lifelong cure to patients with Hemophilia A.

 

Joanne Kerr


Joanne Kerr

Office:
DH 252
Phone: (408) 924-4893
E-mail: joanne.kerr@sjsu.edu

Susan Lambrecht

 
Susan Lambrecht

Office: DH 354
Phone: (408) 924-4838
E-mail:susan.lambrecht@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Plant ecology, especially reproductive and physiological ecology. Conservation, invasive plants, & climate change effects on plants, especially their ability to reproduce. Evolution of floral form & the relationships among floral form, plant physiology, and environment.

Elizabeth McGee

 
Elizabeth McGee

Office: DH 555
Phone: (408) 924-5277
E-mail: elizabeth.mcgee@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Macroevolutionary patterns and processes in primate evolution, particularly the effects of climate and geography on taxonomic survivorship in primates; application of stable isotope methods in paleoclimatic reconstructions; taphonomy and sampling bias in the fossil record; computer-based paleodiversity models.

William Murray

 
William Murray

Office:
DH 651
Phone: (408) 924-4856
E-mail:william.murray@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Bacterial molecular pathogenesis, epidemiology of infectious disease, zoonotic diseases, especially parasitic infections of humans, ecology of non-human vertebrate reservoirs of pathogens, molecular diagnostic techniques, clinical microbiology, cell imaging, public health microbiology.

 Cleber Ouverney

Cleber Ouverney

Office: DH 439
Phone: (408) 924-4806
E-mail: cleber.ouverney@sjsu.edu

Research interest: The focus of our research is to better characterize complex microbial communities by type and function. We are particularly interested in uncultured environmental Bacteria and Archaea
closely related to microbes associated with humans. 
By applying culture-independent molecular techniques, we can identify, quantify, and measure metabolic activity in situ of those microbes at the single cell level. 

Ouverney Lab Website

Sabine Rech

 
Sabine Rech
Director of the Master of Biotechnology Program

Office: DH 644
Phone: (408) 924-4832
E-mail:sabine.rech@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Environmental microbiology (specifically biodegradation of toluene and chlorinated aromatics) regulation of gene expression in bacteria, transport of metals.

Scott Shaffer

 
Scott Shaffer

Office: DH 340
Phone: (408) 924-4871
E-mail: scott.shaffer@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Physiological ecology of birds and mammals, with particular emphasis on marine species. Specialties include the use of doubly labeled water to measure field metabolic rates and animal energetics and the application of tracking and data logging technologies to study animal behavior, physiology, and ecology in the field.

Dr. Shaffer's Lab

Elizabeth Skovran

 
Elizabeth Skovran

Office:
DH 535
Phone: (408) 924-4846
E-mail: elizabeth.skovran@sjsu.edu

Research interest:
Physiology and genetics of methylotrophic bacteria.  We use systems biology approaches along with classical genetic and biochemical techniques to understand the metabolic capabilities of Methylobacterium extorquens to advance our engineering efforts in the biomining and biorecycling of rare-earth elements and the production of biodegradable plastics.

Skovran Lab Website

Julio Soto


Julio Soto


Office: DH 447
Phone: (408) 924-4925
E-mail: julio.soto@sjsu.edu

Research interest: Identification of proteins involved in mRNA localization during embryonic development; mRNA stability; translational regulation; lineage analysis of mesodermally derived cells; identification of genes involved in mesoderm determination and differentiation.

Miri VanHoven


Miri VanHoven


Office: DH 554
Phone: (408) 924-4845
E-mail:miri.vanhoven@sjsu.edu

Research interest: We are interested in the molecular and genetic mechanisms of neural development and behavior in the microscopic nematode C. elegans.  Specifically, we are interested in neural circuit formation and function of the phasmid sensory circuit.  These studies may help us to understand neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

VanHoven Lab Website

Brandon White


Brandon White


Office: DH 644
Phone: (408) 924-4839
E-mail:brandon.white@sjsu.edu

White Lab Website

Katie Wilkinson


Katie  Wilkinson

Office:
DH 237
Phone: (408) 924-4916
E-mail:katherine.wilkinson@sjsu.edu

Research interest:
My lab is interested in sensory neuroplasticity, specifically in the muscle proprioceptors after inflammation and diet induced obesity.

Wilkinson Lab Website