Department of Biology

Faculty and Staff

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Faculty

Matthew L. Julius

Matthew L. Julius

  • Department Chair
  • Professor of Biology
  • M.S. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • B.S. 1993, Butler University
  • Research Interests: Ecology and systematics of algae, large lake limnology and paleolimnology

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Michael Bredeson

Michael Bredeson

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2019, South Dakota State University
  • Agricultural science, ecosystems, entomology.

267 Wick Science Building
michael.bredeson@stcloudstate.edu

Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje

Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1997, Medical School, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • M.S. 1991, Medical School, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • M.D. 1986, Medical School, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Research Interests: Immunology, autoimmunity (experimental type 1 diabetes), transplantation (experimental pancreatic islet transplantation and bone marrow transplantation), Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK3) inhibitors.

(320) 308-3490 | 268 Wick Science Building
mcetkoviccvrlje@stcloudstate.edu

William M. Cook

William M. Cook

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2003, University of Kansas
  • Research Interests: Prairie ecology, habitat fragmentation, interactions between humans and wildlife, patterns of biodiversity, community ecology of insects, plants, mammals, and birds

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Matthew P. Davis

Matthew P. Davis

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2009, University of Kansas
  • B.S. 2004, Regis University
  • Research Interests: Fishes, Deep Sea, Bioluminescence, Evolution, Systematics, Macroevolution, Genomics and Anatomy

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Oladele S. Gazal

Oladele S. Gazal

  • Professor of Biology
  • M.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1994, Iowa State University
  • B.S. 1986, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
  • Research Interests: Mammalian physiology, endocrinology

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Kristin Pederson Gulrud

Kristin Pederson Gulrud

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1996, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • B.A. 1990, St. Cloud State University
  • Research Interests: Medical microbiology, bacterial toxins, mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, public health microbiology

(320) 308-3207 | 270 Wick Science Building
kpgulrud@stcloudstate.edu

Christopher A. Kvaal

Christopher A. Kvaal

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1999, University of Iowa
  • B.A. 1989, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Research Interests: Molecular biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics
Jennifer Lamb

Jennifer Lamb

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2016, University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.S. 2010, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Research Interests: Herpetology, Population Genetics, Conservation.

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Gengyun Le

Gengyun Le

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2009, University of Hong Kong
  • M.Ph. 2003, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • M.B.B.S. 1998, Kunming Medical University
  • Research Interests: Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal Function, Sex Differences, Exercise Physiology

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229 Wick Science Building
gengyun.le@stcloudstate.edu

Felicia Leammukda

Felicia Leammukda

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2019, University of Minnesota
  • Research Interests: STEM education and integration, teacher preparation, and curriculum and instruction
Angela McDonnell

Angela McDonnell

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2017, Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., 2007, Edgewood College
  • Research Interests: Evolution and population biology of flowering plants.

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JoAnn Meerschaert

JoAnn Meerschaert

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1994, SUNY-Stony Brook
  • B.S. 1989, Michigan State University
  • Research Interests: Immunology, cell biology

(320) 308-2288 | 220 Wick Science Building
jmeerschaert@stcloudstate.edu

Louise Millis

Louise Millis

  • Medical Laboratory Science and Histotechnician Program Director
  • Professor of Biology
  • Medical Laboratory Science

(320) 308-5438 | 269 Wick Science Building
lmillis@stcloudstate.edu

Brian L. Olson

Brian L. Olson

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 2003, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. 1996, Gustavus Adolphus College
Heiko L. Schoenfuss

Heiko L. Schoenfuss

  • Professor of Biology
  • M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 1997, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • B.S. 1991, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Research Interests: Vertebrate morphology, effects of endocrine disrupters

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Timothy J. Schuh

Timothy J. Schuh

  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1990, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S. 1984, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Research Interests: Developmental biology, early development of Xenopus laevis

(320) 308-5433 | 224 Wick Science Building
tjschuh@stcloudstate.edu

Maureen L. Tubbiola

Maureen L. Tubbiola

  • Associate Dean of College of Science and Engineering
  • Professor of Biology
  • Ph.D. 1992, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • M.S. 1989, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • B.A. 1983, Humboldt State University

(320) 308-2192 | 145 Wick Science Building
mltubbiola@stcloudstate.edu

Staff

Barb Kjellberg

Barb Kjellberg

  • Administrative Specialist

(320) 308-2037 | 262 Wick Science Building
bjkjellberg@stcloudstate.edu

Brian Lorenz

Brian Lorenz

  • College Laboratory Services Specialist

(320) 308-4911 | 290 Wick Science Building
balorenz@stcloudstate.edu

Vitaliy Razdaybedin

Vitaliy Razdaybedin

  • Biology Lab Coordinator
  • Ph.D. 2007, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • M.S. 2002, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Luhansk, Ukraine
  • B.S. 2001, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Luhansk, Ukraine

(320) 308-4729 | 272 Wick Science Building
vrazdaybedin@stcloudstate.edu

Ann Sieben

Ann Sieben

  • Administrative Specialist

(320) 308-2039 | 262 Wick Science Building
amsieben@stcloudstate.edu

Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

  • Biology Lab Coordinator
  • Ph.D. 2001, University of Minnesota
  • B.S. 1995, Texas Lutheran University

(320) 308-2531 | 223 Wick Science Building
mlwagner@stcloudstate.edu

Volunteer Faculty

Althea Archer

Althea Archer

  • Volunteer Faculty
  • Ph.D. 2015, Auburn University
  • Research Interests: Quantitative ecology, plant ecophysiology, spatial analysis, and computational biology

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Steve Bartell

Steve Bartell

  • Volunteer Faculty
  • M.S. 2006, St. Cloud State University
  • Research Interests: ELISA development; biomarkers; human physiology
Daniel Lundberg

Daniel Lundberg

  • Volunteer Faculty
  • Ph.D. 2008, University of Minnesota
  • Research Interests: Pharmacology, Limnology, Water chemistry

Graduate Students

Daniel Abaneme

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Oladele Gazal

Makenzie Anderson

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Julius and Dr. Ryan Fink

Bernard Aucamp

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius and Dr. Ryan Fink

Devon Bowker

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Jennifer Lamb

Scarlett Cheong

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Marina Cetkovic

Charles Christen

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss

Molly Clyne

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Davis

Andrea Fondren

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Jennifer Lamb

Andrea Frank

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Felicia Leammukda

Alyssa Gerads

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Davis

Brook Hoffman

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius

Noel Jones

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Davis

Michelle Lanam

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Davis

James Latzke

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Julius

Alex Maile

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Davis

Krisandra McLaughlin

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius

Jenna Nelson

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Marina Cetkovic

Nicholas Neuman

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Davis

Mason Olinger

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Julius

Spencer Ott

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Matt Davis

Joel Peterson

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Nathan Bruender

David Reimer

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius and Dr. Ryan Fink

Bailey Richards

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Lamb

Alexander Seymour

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Lamb

Michael Shiferaw

  • Biological Sciences (M.A.)

    Advisors: Dr. Nate Bruender and Dr. Chris Kvaal

Mariah Simones

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius

Alissa VanDenBoom

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Tim Schuh

Leng Yang

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)

    Advisor:  Dr. Oladele Gazal

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