Biology Faculty

Marvin Lutnesky, Ph.D. head shot

Marvin M. F. Lutnesky, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics
Professor of Biology

SciTech 311-S
Office (210) 784-2285
Professor Marvin Lutnesky email
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Megan Wise de Valdez, Ph.D. head shot

Megan Wise de Valdez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Biology Program Coordinator
SciTech 311-N
(210) 784-2218
Professor Megan WiseDeValdez email
Personal Website
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Elizabeth Borda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
SciTech 311-C
210-784-2811
Elizabeth Borda Email
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Matt Crook, Ph.D. head shot

Matthew Crook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
SciTech 311-E
210-784-2240
Professor Matt Crook Email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
How do worms (and humans!) control lipid synthesis and fat levels?
How does overactive cell signaling promote cell survival?
How is the development of the worm reproductive system controlled and coordinated?


 

Chris Mares, Ph.D. head shot Chris Mares, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
SciTech 311-F
Office (210) 784-2265
Professor Chris Mares email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Host-pathogen interactions
Immune responses to infection
Inflammatory responses


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Robert B. Page, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
210-784-2267
SciTech 311-K
Professor Robert B. Page Email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Adult career maturity across the lifespan
Employee engagement motivators


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Corinna Ross, Ph.D.

Associate Professor  
210-784-2227
SciTech 311-P
Professor Corinna Ross email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Marmoset behavior, aging, reproduction, physiology


Brenda Rushing, Ph.D. head shot

Brenda Rushing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professional Track 
SciTech 311-M
(210) 784-2212
Professor Brenda Rushing email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Photosynthetic bacteria
Phototaxis
Bacterial gene regulation
Soil microbiome analysis
SNP analysis in the Mu opioid receptor
Identification of Lyme Disease biomarkers


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Jose Rodolfo Valdez Barillas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 
SciTech 311-L
(210) 784-2220
Jose Rodolfo Valdez Barillas email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Plant Restoration Ecology
Plant Ecological Interactions
Plant interactions and water relations
Phytoremediation
Urban Ecology


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Sara Weaver, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Biology
SciTech 311-ZA
(210) 784-2282
Sara Weaver email
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Research and Scholarly Interests:
Wildlife ecology and conservation
Mitigation of human impacts on wildlife populations
Wind energy impacts to bat populations in the U.S.
Avian ecology and conservation


Biology Support Staff


Teresita Marie Tipps, M.S. head shot

Teresita Marie Tipps, M.S.

Laboratory Manager
CAB 304 Lab
Office (210) 784-2230
tmtipps@tamusa.edu
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