Biology Faculty

DeRidder ben
Associate Professor - Department Chair
Plant Molecular Biology

My research focuses on the response of plants to environmental stress at the molecular and biochemical levels, and utilizes both crop and model plant species.... See this person's full profile

Evolutionary Ecology

Jackie’s research explores the evolution of ecological interactions in arthropods. He is particularly interested in how changes in these interactions are associated... See full profile

Campbell, David
Professor - Environmental Studies Department Chair
Henry R. Luce Professor of Nations and the Global Environment
Tropical Ecology

My research is in the ecology and species composition of tropical and subtropical forests in both the Paleotropics and Neotropics. In the Brazilian Amazon, I have eight... See full profile

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Professor, Emeritus
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Professor, Emeritus
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Professor, Emerita
Eckhart Vince
Waldo S. Walker Chair in Biology

My students and I try to determine: (1) how natural selection shapes plant reproduction, life history, and physiology; and (2) why plant species occur where they do, rather than... See full profile

Leslie Gregg-Jolly
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Microbial Genetics/Molecular Biology

I am interested in DNA repair mechanisms and recombination. These processes are essential for the protection of organisms from DNA-damaging agents... See full profile

Professor Shannon Hinsa-Leasure in her lab
Associate Professor

Shannon Hinsa-Leasure is an associate professor of biology and an environmental microbiologist at Grinnell College in Iowa. Her research interests include microbial diversity, antibiotic... See full profile


I am a fungal biologist and I teach in the Biology Department at Grinnell College - a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa, U.S.A. In our department, all faculty... See full profile


I am an ecosystem ecologist teaching at Grinnell College, a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa. All faculty in the Biology Department teach the introductory course... See full profile

Patricia A. Johnson Professor of Neuroscience

In my laboratory we study the chemical synapse, a specialized junction where neurons communicate with adjacent cells, such as sensory receptors, muscle cells, or other neurons. We are... See full profile

Developmental Genetics and Cell Biology

Directed changes in the shape of epithelial sheets are required to create many of the major tissues in animals, including the intestinal system,... See full profile

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Comparative physiology and functional morphology; exercise physiology & psychology

I was originally trained as a comparative physiologist and functional morphologist, but since... See full profile

Associate Professor, Emerita

Plants, like animals, begin life as a single cell, the fertilized egg or zygote. This single cell undergoes growth, cell division and differentiation to produce an embryo, or immature... See full profile

Associate Professor - Biological Chemistry Department Chair

Current focus of the lab - in a nutshell.

The actin-based motor protein called myosin-10 appears to contribute to the proper structure and function of the mitotic spindle, the... See full profile

Senior Scholar in Biology

Cell Biology / Developmental Biology

I am interested in the formation of sensory structures during neural development in vertebrate embryos. Most of my work with students at... See full profile

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Professor, Emeritus