Department of Biology

Faculty and Staff

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

(320) 308-6684 (O); (320) 308-5688 (Lab) | 225 Wick Science Building
mljulius@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/mljulius

Research Interests: Ecology and systematics of algae, large lake limnology and paleolimnology

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Althea Archer

Althea Archer

Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 2015, Auburn University

320-308-4975 | WSB 267
althea.archer@stcloudstate.edu

Research Interests: Quantitative ecology, plant ecophysiology, spatial analysis, and computational biology

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Jorge E. Arriagada

Jorge E. Arriagada

Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 1993, Ohio State University at Columbus
M.S. 1983, University of Concepcion, Chile
B.S. 1979, University of Concepcion, Chile

(320) 308-3456 (O); 320.308.3463 (Herbarium) | 219 Wick Science Building
jearriagada@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/jearriagada/

Research Interests: Plant systematics, conservation, ethnobotany, invasive plant species, wetland plant communities.

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)

(320) 308-3490 | 268 Wick Science Building
mcetkoviccvrlje@stcloudstate.edu
Research Interests: Immunology, autoimmunity (experimental type 1 diabetes), transplantation (experimental pancreatic islet transplantation and bone marrow transplantation), Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK3) inhibitors.
William M. Cook

William M. Cook

Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 2003, University of Kansas

(320) 308-2019 | 228 Wick Science Building
wmcook@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/wmcook

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

Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 2009, University of Kansas
B.S. 2004, Regis University

(320) 308-3222 | 276 Wick Science Building
mpdavis@stcloudstate.edu
http://www.bathypterois.com

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

(320) 308-3045 (O); (320) 308-5110 (Lab) | 227 Wick Science Building
osgazal@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/osgazal

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

(320) 308-3207 | 270 Wick Science Building
kpgulrud@stcloudstate.edu
Research Interests: Medical microbiology, bacterial toxins, mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, public health microbiology
Christopher A. Kvaal

Christopher A. Kvaal

Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 1999, University of Iowa
B.A. 1989, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

(320) 308-4138 (O); (320) 308-2026 (Lab) | 230 Wick Science Building
cakvaal@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/cakvaal
Research Interests: Molecular biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics
Jennifer Lamb

Jennifer Lamb

Assistant 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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Felicia Leammukda

Felicia Leammukda

Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 2019, University of Minnesota

(320) 308-5507 | 271 Wick Science Building
felicia.leammukda@stcloudstate.edu
Research Interests: STEM education and integration, teacher preparation, and curriculum and instruction
JoAnn Meerschaert

JoAnn Meerschaert

Professor of Biology
Ph.D. 1994, SUNY-Stony Brook
B.S. 1989, Michigan State University

(320) 308-2288 | 220 Wick Science Building
jmeerschaert@stcloudstate.edu
Research Interests: Immunology, cell biology
Louise Millis

Louise Millis

Medical Laboratory Science Program Director
Associate 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

(320) 308-5774 | 277 Wick Science Building
blolson@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/blolson
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

(320) 308-3130 (O); (320) 308-5689 (Lab) | 273 Wick Science Building
hschoenfuss@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/aquatictox/

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

(320) 308-5433 | 224 Wick Science Building
tjschuh@stcloudstate.edu
Research Interests: Developmental biology, early development of Xenopus laevis
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

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 Ryan Fink

Bernard Aucamp

Biological Sciences (M.A.)

Advisor:  Dr. Matt Julius and 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 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