Biology Education Research Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu) or visiting the SEER Center website.

The purpose of Biology Education Research at UGA is to promote research that requires integrated thinking about biology and university education and to develop interdisciplinary scientists who can do educational research and life sciences research. Graduate students who choose Biology Education Research will be co-mentored by a biology education researcher and a life science researcher. The student and advisors will collaborate to develop a mentoring arrangement, training plan, and research objectives that will best prepare a student for his or her career goals.

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Tessa Andrews

Associate Professor
Genetics

Undergraduate evolution education; instructor experiences, knowledge,
and skills in teaching biology; teaching context and climate in life science departments.

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Norris Armstrong

Associate Professor
Genetics

Assessment in large classes; undergraduates as a resource to improve teaching and learning;
promoting active learning in large lectures.

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Caption: Peggy Brickman is an associate professor in the department of plant biology at the University of Georgia.

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Peggy Brickman

Professor
Plant Biology

Factors that motivate undergraduates to learn science; scientific literacy skill acquisition;
and effective methods to provide instructional feedback.

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Shu-Mei Chang

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary Ecology of flowering plants; Plant mating system evolution.

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Julie Stanton Dangremond

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

My research is focused on the use of metacognition to enhance student learning in biology.

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Erin L. Dolan

Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Innovative Science Education
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Course-based undergraduate research, student integration into the
scientific community; research mentoring of undergraduate researchers.

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Lisa Donovan

Professor
Plant Biology

Plant evolutionary ecophysiology, adaptations to stress.

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Scott Dougan

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology

Molecular and cellular basis of pattern formation in vertebrates; developmental genetics of zebrafish.

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Mark Farmer

Professor
Cellular Biology

Protist systematics, cell evolution, and flagellar development.

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Marc Frischer

Professor
Marine Sciences

Role of microbial diversity in marine environments and the utilization of molecular methods
to investigate microbial diversity, interactions between micro- and macroscopic organisms and
the functioning of marine ecosystems.

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David Garfinkel

Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Retrovirus-like transposons in budding yeast, control of transposition, restriction factors.

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Natarajan Kannan

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Evolutionary systems biology; protein kinase signaling in plants, pathogens and microbes.

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Jim Leebens-Mack

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Phylogenetics, genetics of diversification including speciation; molecular basis of adaptation;
evolutionary genomics; evolution of plant reproduction; organismal and molecular coevolution.

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Paula Lemons

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

My research investigates problem solving among biochemistry undergraduates and the process
college science instructors go through as they innovate their teaching.

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Amy Medlock

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Understanding intracellular and intercellular heme transport.

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Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Cell Signaling, Organelle Biogenesis, and Drug Discovery in Trypanosomes.

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Michelle Momany

Professor
Plant Biology

Cellular and molecular biology of polar growth in fungi.

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Vasant Muralidharan

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Molecular and cellular biology of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.

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Shannon Quinn

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Biomedical imaging and large graph mining in public health applications.

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Walter K. Schmidt Jr.

Professor
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neuroscience

Molecular cell biology and biochemistry of proteases associated with isoprenylated protein
maturation and amyloidogenic peptide degradation; cancer; Alzheimer’s disease.

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Kathrin Stanger-Hall

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Signal evolution in fireflies (Lampyridae); research in undergraduate education in the sciences.

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Andrea Sweigart

Associate Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of natural plant populations.

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Lance Wells

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
ILS Director
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Role of post-translational modifications, primarily O-glycosylation, in human diseases including type II diabetes, cancer, and congenital muscular dystrophy.

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Zachary Wood

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of nucleotide sugar metabolism.

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