Timothy Cadigan, S.J.
Responses of the immune system to malaria infection and how these responses change during pregnancy. Changes in the micro-architecture of the placenta brought about by presence of, and stresses induced by, malarial infection. Faculty Student Research Program (FSRP): Effects of acid mine drainage on the ethic micro communities in the Lackawanna River.
Works as a Catholic priest on campus and in the diocese of Scranton, Celebration of the Sacraments, Spiritual Direction and Counseling. Co-moderator of the Students for Life Club.
Professor; BCMB Program Co-Director
Analysis and manipulation of genes involved in pollination, fertilization and development of the plant Arabidopsis thalania.
Dr. Dwyer is Co-Director of the Catholic Studies program, and Co-Director of Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (BCMB) program
Coordinator of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories (BIOL 110L/111L) and instructor in Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 110/111), General Physiology Laboratory (BIOL 245L), and Extreme Physiology (BIOL 395). Prof. Fay also is an Assessment Fellow in the Office of Educational Assessment
Olfaction (avian and human); nerve cell growth and function in vitro; cellular effects of hypoxia and hyperoxia
Core faculty for Neuroscience, BCMB, and Asian Studies Program; served as the project shepherd for the Loyola Science Center construction
Remote sensing, wetlands ecology, production of greenhouse gases (methane and CO2) from globally significant wet biomes.
Dr. Howey's research focuses on understanding how landscape disturbances affect reptile and amphibian ecology and physiology. Following a disturbance to preferred habitat characteristics, how does this affect behaviors, habitat use, performance, stress levels and individual fitness? Dr. Howey's teaching incorporates classes covering these same fields of study, as he teaches Ecology (BIOL 371), Science and the Human Environment (NSCI 201), General Physiology (BIOL 245), Cellular and Integrative Physiology (PSIO 320), and Biostatistics (BIOL 379).
Reproductive endocrinology and physiological adaptations of vertebrates, especially mammals; bats biology and biogeography in the Carribean.
Dr. Marshall is Coordinator of General Biology Laboratories (BIOL 141L/142L) and an instructor in General Biology, General Physiology Laboratory (BIOL 245L), and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory (BIOL 241L).
Dr. Royer investigates the evolutionary ecology of interspecific interactions, primarily plant-pollinator systems. Her work utilizes diverse tools, from quantitative genetics and population genomics to community ecology, to understand how biological diversity is produced and maintained. Dr. Royer teaches General Biology (BIOL 141/142), Science and the Human Environment (NSCI 201), Evolution (BIOL 375) and Biostatistics (BIOL 379).
Behavioral neurobiology and brain morphology in ants.
Professor; Environmental Science Program Co-Director
Plant/animal migration; behavior, ecology, ecophysiology and conservation of Nearctic/Neotropical landbird migrants; physiological linkages between phases of an organism's annual life cycle.
Dr. Socha’s research highlights the role of endothelial cell calcium signaling in regulating blood flow to skeletal muscle in normal and disease states, with the goal of integrating studies on microvascular endothelial cell calcium signaling during normal function as well as deficits observed during cardiovascular disease with changes in in vitro functional data. Utilizing microvessels (no bigger than a hair!) from mice, Dr. Socha investigates the mechanisms that underlie how blood flow is directed and distributed to skeletal muscle in the body. Dr. Socha teaches General Biology Lecture (BIOL 141/142), General Physiology Lecture and Laboratory (BIOL 245/245L), and Cellular and Integrative Physiology Lecture and Laboratory (PSIO 320/320L).
Dr. Socha is Faculty Advisor for the Biology Club and the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society.
Dr. Son's research focuses on mechanisms of neurodevelopment and diseases related to dysfunctional development. Using a zebrafish model, he currently employs cellular and molecular strategies to study the genetics and logic of brain connectivity (e.g., axon pathfinding and synaptic connectivity) and diseases of development, particularly prematurity, hypoxia, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Son teaches General Biology Lecture (BIOL 141), Genetics Lecture (BIOL 260), Neuroscience Research Literature Seminar (NEUR 111), and Neuroscience Research Methods (NEUR 330).
Bone biology, Influence of genetics and gender on bone and skeletal mechanosensitivity.
Dr. Squire is Faculty Advisor for Alpha Epsilon Delta.
Molecular biology of viruses and bacteria, particularly of plant pathogens.
Core faculty of BCMB
Invertebrate functional morphology, focusing mainly on gastropod molluscs. Marine Biology.
Core faculty for Latin American Studies.
Associate Professor; Neuroscience Program Director
Neural basis of behavior; modification of synapses and neural circuits under normal and injured conditions.
Dr. Waldeck is Program Director of the Neuroscience Program. He also is part of the core faculty for Neuroscience.
Teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology and General Physiology Laboratory