Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology
photo credits: Tom Hammond, Wade Nichols

Microbiology

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Tom Hammond
Tom Hammond
Molecular genetic analysis of unpaired DNA silencing and meiotic drive
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Wade Nichols
Wade Nichols

Genetics of virulence determinants of the opportunistic human pathogens Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae
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Ben Sadd
Ben Sadd
Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite relationships using bumblebees and other insects. The evolution of antimicrobial defense in insects. Ecological immunology in insects
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Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Brain Wilkinson
Brian J. Wilkinson
Molecular Biology of Staphyylococcus and Listeria

Emeritus Faculty and Joint Appointments

Faculty Research Interests
Dr Jay
R. K. Jayaswal
Staphylococci molecular/genetic analysis; heavy metal and drug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
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Nancy Nicholas
Nancy Nichols
Development of new microbial strains for making fuels and other valuable products from agricultural biomass; development of a biological process to detoxify biomass sugars for efficient conversion