Faculty and Staff

Faculty in the department represent a diversity of academic specializations, including cell biology, molecular biology, virology, microbiology, genetics, plant physiology, neurobiology, developmental biology, marine biology, biomechanics, forest ecology, ornithology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology.

Jack R. Bateman

Jack R. Bateman

Samuel S. Butcher Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences

Research:  Genetics and Epigenetics

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David Carlon

David Carlon

Associate Professor of Biology, Director of the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center

Research:  Evolutionary biology, micro-evolution and molecular ecology

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Patsy S. Dickinson

Patsy S. Dickinson

Josiah Little Professor of Natural Sciences
(on leave for 2017-18 academic year)

Research: Neurophysiology, with a focus on understanding the cellular mechanisms that enable animals to generate flexible rhythmic movements

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Vladimir Douhovnikoff

Vladimir Douhovnikoff

Assistant Professor of Biology

Research: Plant Reproductive Ecology and Epigenetics 

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Hadley Wilson Horch

Hadley Wilson Horch

Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
Director of Neuroscience Program

Research:  How nervous systems recover from injury

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William R. Jackman

William R. Jackman

Associate Professor of Biology
(on leave for 2017-18 academic year)

Research: Embryonic development and evolution

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Amy S. Johnson

Amy S. Johnson

James R. and Helen Lee Billingsley Professor of Marine Biology

Research: Biomechanics, functional morphology and ecophysiology 

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Patty Jones

Patty Jones

Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of the Bowdoin College Scientific Station on Kent Island

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Sarah Kingston

Sarah Kingston

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Research:  Gene flow across species boundaries

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Bruce D. Kohorn

Bruce D. Kohorn

Linnaean Professor of Biology and Biochemistry
(on leave for 2017-18 academic year)

Research: Cell Biology and Genetics of Plant Cell Signaling

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John Lichter

John Lichter

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

Research:  Community and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, global change

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Barry A. Logan

Barry A. Logan


Professor of Biology
Chair of Biology Department

Research:  Plant Physiological Ecology

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Barbara R. Lyon

Coastal Studies Scholar

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Anne E. McBride

Anne E. McBride


Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry

Research:  RNA-binding proteins and mRNA transport in yeast

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Michael F. Palopoli

Michael F. Palopoli

Professor of Biology

Research:  Research: Evolutionary Genetics

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Stephanie A. Richards

Lecturer in Biology 

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Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences
(on leave for 2017-18 academic year)

Research:  Behavioral Ecology, Population Biology, Ornithology, Plant-animal Interactions.

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Biology Support

Biology Support

Mary Keenan
Academic Department Coordinator
Biology Department Extension: 207-725-3582

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Lab Instructors

Research Associates

Pamela Bryer
Laboratory Instructor in Biology and Director of Laboratories
Michael Cain
Research Associate in Mathematics and Biology
Nancy Curtis
Laboratory Instructor in Neuroscience
Jennifer M. Davidson
Research Associate in Biology
Shana Stewart Deeds
Laboratory Instructor in Biology
Olaf Ellers
Research Associate in Biology and Mathematics
Aimee Eldridge
Laboratory Instructor in Biology
Anja Forche
Research Assistant Professor of Biology
Kate Farnham
Laboratory Instructor in Biology


Sandra Fussell
Laboratory Instructor in Biology

Labratory Technicians

Stephen Hauptman
Laboratory Instructor in Biology
Justine Johhnson
Lab Technician
Jaret S. Reblin
Laboratory Instructor in Biology
Susan Kohorn
Lab Technician
Beth Whalon
Laboratory Instructor in Biology

Instrument Technician

Martha Mixon
Instrument Support Technician

Emeritus Faculty

Carey Phillips
Professor of Biology Emeritus
Thomas Settlemire
Professor of Biology Emeritus
William Steinhart
Linnean Professor of Biology Emeritus