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Anterola, Aldwin M., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Washington State University, 2001; 2005. Metabolic pathways, Medicinal compounds, Nutraceuticals, biosynthesis of natural products.

Ashby, William C., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1950, 1960.

Baer, Sara, Professor, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2001; 2004. Ecosystem ecology, nutrient cycling, restoration ecology, and social ecology.

Battaglia, Loretta, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1998; 2003. Community ecology, wetland ecology, invasive species, climate change, multivariate methods.

Bozzola, John J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1975; 1983.

Crandall-Stotler, Barbara, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1968; 1970.

Gage, Karla L., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2013; 2015. Weed science, weed ecology, agroecology, Integrated Pest Management, herbicide resistance, invasive species.

Garwood, Nancy, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1979; 2005. Tropical botany, including community ecology, seed germination, seedling morphology, and systematics.

Geisler, J.B. Matthew, Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1999; 2006. Gene expression and protein interaction patterns, mathematical gene modeling, Arabidopsis, yeast and Drosophila interactomes.

Geisler-Lee, Jane, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002; 2007. Systems biology, cell wall, suberin, Onoclea sensibilis, genomics, transcriptomics, metabolic pathways, sporogenesis, rhizome development.

Gibson, David J., Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., University of Wales, 1985; 1992. Botany, plant ecology, population ecology, community ecology, grasslands, forests, Illinois prairie, agroecology, invasive species.

Lightfoot, David A., Professor, Ph.D., University of Leeds, 1985; 1991. Biotechnology (molecular); nitrogen assimilation; genetics and development.

Matten, Lawrence C., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1965; 1965.

Mohlenbrock, Robert H., Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Washington University, 1957; 1957.

Neubig, Kurt M., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2012; 2015. Plant systematics, phylogenetics, floristics, DNA barcoding and pollination biology.

Nickrent, Daniel L., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio), 1984; 1990. Distinguished research.

Renzaglia, Karen, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1981; 2005. Distinguished research.

Richardson, John A., Associate Professor, Emeritus, M.F.A., Ohio University, 1969; 1969.

Robertson, Philip A., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1968; 1970.

Sipes, Sedonia D., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Utah State University, 2001; 2001. Plant-insect interactions, pollination ecology, evolutionary ecology, chemical ecology, and systematics.

Tindall, Donald R., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Louisville, 1966; 1966.

Vitt, Dale H., Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1970; 2000.

Weber, Jennifer., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of CA, Irvine, 2012; 2016. Evolutionary ecology, including breeding system evolution, pollination biology, population genetics and climate change biology.

Wood, Andrew J., Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994; 1996. Biotechnology, biochemistry, desiccation, drought, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, stress.

Yopp, John H., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Louisville, 1969; 1970.