Meet Our Biologists

Read about some of the ASU biologists who make this site work. We have included profiles about some of our biologists and their research. Check out what they are doing and how they are doing it. Later, if you have any questions, you can submit them to Ask A Biologist using our question submission form.

Cleaning up the environment with bacteria
Written by: 
Pierce Hutton
Microbes are all around us, and some have the power to hurt or to help. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown studies the ability of microbes to help, whether deep in our guts or in the environment.
Also in: Español
On the Lookout for Locusts
Written by: 
Karla Moeller and Michelle Schwartz

Arianne Cease isn't just any locust biologist. She's also a sustainability scientist, as she's bringing together all kinds of researchers to work on reducing the number of locust swarms, which affect 1 in 10 people across the globe.

Panama Kate
Written by: 
Margaret Coulombe

For biologist Kate Ihle the rainforest holds the secret of her favorite insect. Wearing their their irredesent greens and blues, orchid bees are slowing sharing their story of life in the jungle.
Also in: Nederlands | Español

Ant-plant symbiosis
Written by: 
Andrew Burchill
Elizabeth Pringle grew up in a family of biologists, but didn't think she would end up as a biologist until she fell in love with research.
A cartoon house with wastewater going from the sink into the sewer
Written by: 
Challie Facemire
Most of us don’t think of the sewers as an exciting place. But these and other waterways are where Rolf Halden is finding and solving many mysteries.
Battling bacteria with computers
Written by: 
Ioulia Bespalova
Battling bacteria can be tough, as they can evolve quickly and resist many of our treatments. But Shelley Haydel is working on new ways to fight bad bacteria.
Written by: 
Kathy Khoury

Tucked away inside steel-gray cabinets in the Life Sciences Building is a different kind of library known as the ASU herbarium. The stacks upon stacks of color-coded folders contain more than 210,000 plant specimens -- a kind of botanical history of Arizona and the world.

Monster DNA
Written by: 
Ally Carr

Melissa Wilson Sayres never expected that her love for both math and biology would lead her to studying genetics and sex chromosomes. But the newest surprise in her work comes from finding out about some very colorful monsters.

Angelic Creature with Devilish Charm
Written by: 
Gail Maiorana

A tiny creature that flies and swims at the same time caught the attention of Arizona State University Professor Richard Satterlie a few years ago.

The Interest of Insects
Written by: 
James Waters and Karla Moeller

Humans and insects have more in common than you might think. We share a broad range of similarities, covering everything from muscle and nerve structures to the ways our cells communicate.


Face of a baby sticking his tongue out
Are different races subspecies?

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