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Department Head and Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology
Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)
COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox Emerging Infectious Diseases Vaccines Virology
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Professor Wagner is an expert in caterpillars, butterflies, moths, insect conservation, global insect decline
Butterflies and Moths Caterpillars Entomology Invasive Species Impacts Insects
Eversource Energy Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Professor Wagstrom is a chemical engineer with a specialization in atmospheric chemistry.
Biofuels Woman in STEM Air Pollution Atmospheric Chemistry Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Professor of Journalism
Scott Wallace is a bestselling author, photojournalist and educator who covers the environment and vanishing cultures worldwide.
Central America Amazon Rainforest Brazil Indigenous Cultures Uncontacted Tribes Illegal Logging Environmental Journalism COVID-19 in the Amazon Human Rights
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Watson's research focuses on vulnerable adolescents, with a focus on interpersonal relationships.
Social Support LGBTQ Health Sexual Health, HIV Prevention Sexual/Gender Minority Youth and Young Adult Health Family Acceptance and Rejection LGBTQ teenagers Homophobia
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D., is an expert in the herpes simplex virus.
Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology Herpes Simplex Virus
Head and Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. White’s research interests are in drug, dietary supplement, and illicit drug safety, quality, and cost
Diet CBD Drug Costs Dietary Supplements Cardiovascular Drugs Drugs of Abuse Opioids and Kratom Drug Safety
Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.
Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights International Criminal Tribunals
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dennis Wright is an expert in medicinal pharmacy, therapeutic development for infectious disease and cancer.
Drug Design Infectious Disease Cancer Medicinal Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Xygalatas' research focuses on ritual, sports, bonding, and the things that make us human.
Cognition and Culture Sports Ritual Cooperation
Industry Experience (2)