Faculty & Staff
Professor; Department Chair; Physiology Program Director
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B.A., Colgate University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester
Cardiovascular and microvascular physiology; cardiovascular modeling; Extreme Physiology travel course.
Timothy Cadigan, S.J.
LSC 371 | 570-941-4348
B.S., St. Louis University
M.Div., Th.M. Weston School of Theology
M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University
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.
Bryan R. Crable, Ph.D.
LSC 373 | (570) 941-7506
B.S., Saint Vincent College
M.S., Duquesne University
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Dr. Crable focuses on the fields of microbial physiology, environmental microbiology, and microbial biotechnology. Dr. Crable’s research laboratory applies findings in these fields to develop and advance solutions for the world’s biggest problems – challenges like access to clean drinking water, overreliance on fossilized fuel sources, and the environmental fate and transport of environmental pollutants. Dr. Crable teaches Introductory Medical Microbiology (BIOL 210) and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (BIOL 250L).
Professor; BCMB Program Co-Director
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B.S., East Stroudsburg University
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
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
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B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.S., University of Colorado
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
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B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., University of Central Arkansas
Ph.D., Ohio University
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).
Cara A. Krieg, Ph.D.
LSC 374 | (570) 941-4823
B.A., Grinnell College
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Dr. Krieg studies the social behavior of wild birds using tools from the fields of ecology, evolution, neurobiology, and physiology. Her current work focuses on the form and function of understudied female behaviors. Dr. Krieg teaches Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BIOL 241), Science and the Human Environment (NSCI 201), General Biology (BIOL 142), and Animal Behavior Laboratory (BIOL 370L).
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B.S., Cornell University
M.S., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Reproductive endocrinology and physiological adaptations of vertebrates, especially mammals; bats biology and biogeography in the Carribean.
LSC 351 | 570-941-7469
B.A., Oberlin College
Ph.D., Michigan State University
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).
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B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Boston University
Behavioral neurobiology and brain morphology in ants.
Professor; Environmental Science Program Co-Director
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B.S., Alma College
M.S., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi
Plant/animal migration; behavior, ecology, ecophysiology and conservation of Nearctic/Neotropical landbird migrants; physiological linkages between phases of an organism's annual life cycle.
LSC 272 | 570-941-4076
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Georgia Regents University
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.
LSC 372 | 570-941-6216
B.S., Dankook University, Korea
M.S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
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).
LSC 253 | 570-941-4742
B.S., The University of Scranton
M.S., Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Bone biology, Influence of genetics and gender on bone and skeletal mechanosensitivity.
Dr. Squire is Faculty Advisor for Alpha Epsilon Delta.
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B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Molecular biology of viruses and bacteria, particularly of plant pathogens.
Core faculty of BCMB
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B.S., Yale University
Ph.D., Duke University
Invertebrate functional morphology, focusing mainly on gastropod molluscs. Marine Biology.
Core faculty for Latin American Studies.
Associate Professor; Neuroscience Program Director
LSC 273 | 570-941-4324
B.A., Lehigh University
M.P.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University
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.