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Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Professor Yan is an expert in neurodegenerative diseases, specializing in identifying the biological culprits behind Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Medicine Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.
Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture Marine Biology
Professor of Horticulture and Plant Breeding, Nursery Extension Specialist
Professor Brand is a horticulturist who focuses on ornamental plant breeding, sustainable cultivars, and industrial hemp.
Woody Landscape Plants Nursery Crops Ornamental Plant Breeding Aroniaberry Fruit Production Plant Breeding Horticulture
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Braunstein is a cultural sociologist interested in the role of taxes, taxpaying, religion, and morality in American political life.
Taxes and Taxpaying Religion Politics & Culture Faith-based Communities Religious Studies Cultural Sociology Sociology of Religion
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor Brugge is an expert in occupational and environmental health.
Health Communication Asthma Wildfires Air Quality Environmental Health Occupational Health Second-Hand Smoke Effects
Associate Professor in Residence
John R. Cooley studies speciation and species distributions, using cicada species as model organisms.
Cicadas Speciation Species Distribution Modeling Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor Crawford is a veteran political reporter, literary journalist, and expert in journalism ethics and misinformation.
Literary Journalism Media News Literacy Misinformation Journalism Ethics Media Law Conspiracy Theories Journalism First Amendment
Dr. Elsaesser partners with communities to create health promotion efforts that are empowering, with a focus on youth violence prevention.
Technology and Interpersonal Violence Youth Violence Gun Violence Prevention Research Methodology Child and Adolescent Development Social Work Practice and Trauma Mindfulness
George F. Cloutier Professor in Forestry
Robert Fahey is interested in understanding linkages between the composition, structure, and functioning of forest ecosystems.
Forestry Natural Resources Forest Ecology Forest Ecosystems
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Dr. Feng is a board-certified dermatologist with training and expertise in Mohs surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.
Mohs Surgery Laser Surgery Cosmetic Dermatology Dermatological Surgery Dermatology
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