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Biological Sciences Faculty

Email Link Craig Vierra, 1995, Professor and Chair; B.S., University of California, Davis, 1990; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1994.
Website - Phone: 209.946.3024 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 213

Email Link Joan Lin-Cereghino, 2000, Professor and Assistant Chair; A.B., Princeton University, 1987; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1992.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2988 - Office: Biology Lab Building, RM 108

Email Link Mark Brunell, 2002, Associate Professor; B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1988; M.A., 1991; Ph.D., University of California Riverside, 1997.
Website - Phone: 209.946.7479 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 247

Email Link Marcos Gridi-Papp, 2009, Assistant Professor; B.S., State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1994; M.S., State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2003.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2960 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 239

Email Link Ryan I. Hill, 2010, Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Oregon, 1997; M.A., University of Texas-Austin, 2003; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2008.
Website - Phone: 209.946.3020 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 223

Email Link Gregg Jongeward, 1996, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor; B.S., University of Minnesota, 1986; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1993.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2330 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 254

Email Link Kirkwood Land, 2004, Associate Professor; B.S., University of California, Davis, 1992; M.A., University of California, Riverside, 1995; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.
Website - Phone: 209.946.7609 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 249

Email Link Geoff Lin-Cereghino, 2000, Professor; B.S., University of California, Davis, 1989; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1995.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2988 - Office: Biology Lab Building, RM 108

Email Link Desmond Maxwell, 1999, Associate Professor; B.Sc., The Queen's University of Belfast,1986; Ph.D., 1991.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2183 - Office: Biology Lab Building, RM 106

Email Link Douglas Risser, 2013, Assistant Professor; B.Sc., University of New Hampshire, 2000; Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 2009
Website - Phone: 209.932.2953 - Office: Biology Building Room 244

Email Link Ajna Rivera, 2010, Assistant Professor; B.Sc., Stanford University, 1999; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
Website - Phone: 209.946.3982 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 216

Email Link Tara Thiemann, 2013, Assistant Professor; B.S., Truman State University, 2001; M.S., Truman State University, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2011
Website - Phone: 209.946.2182 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 221

Email Link Eric Thomas, 1993, Associate Professor; B.S., University of California, Riverside, 1984; M.A., 1987; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
Website - Phone: 209.946.3017 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 242

Email Link Douglas C. Weiser, 2009, Assistant Professor; B.A., College of Wooster, 1999; Ph.D., Duke University, 2004.
Website - Phone: 209.946.2955 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 218

Email Link Lisa Wrischnik, 2002, Associate Professor; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1995. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Website - Phone: 209.946.7430 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 252

Emeriti Faculty:

Email Link for Steven C. Anderson Steven C. Anderson, 1970, Professor Emeritus – 1997; B.A., University of California, Riverside, 1957; M.A., San Francisco State College, 1961; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1966.

Kishori Chaubal
, 1970, Professor Emeritus – 1999; B.S., Poona University; M.S. Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific; PharmD, University of the Pacific.

Email Link for Lee Christianson Lee Christianson, 1967, Professor Emeritus – 2006; B.S., University of North Dakota, 1963; M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1965; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1967. 

Email Link Dale McNeal, 1969, Professor Emeritus – 2002; B.A., Colorado College, 1962; M.S., New York Sate College of Forestry at Syracuse University, 1964; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1969.
Website - Phone: 209.946.3019 - Office: Biological Sciences Building, RM 233

Email Link Rich Tenaza, 1975, Professor Emeritus - 2014; B.A., San Francisco State College, 1964; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1974.