Salisbury University students on campus

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Interests

Dr. Philip Anderson

  • Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Biotechnology

Dr. Anna Jo Auerbach

  • Vision and change curriculum reform
  • Critical knowledge for effective active-learning implementation
  • Ensuring equity for students in active-learning biology classes

Dr. Ann Barse

  • Monogenean parasites of fish, and invertebrates
  • Biology of fishes

Dr. Christina Bradley

  • Marine and aquatic ecology
  • Niche modeling using stable isotopes
  • Ecosystem function in altered habitats

Dr. Noah Bressman

  • Fish Biology and Fishing-related Science
  • Biomechanics
  • Vertebrate Morphology
  • Animal Behavior and Behavioral Sensory Biology

Dr. Chris Briand

  • Soil & Plant microbiomes
  • Historical Ecology
  • Underutilized Plants
  • History of Agriculture

Dr. Michael Carter

  • Bacterial genetic modification
  • Bacterial metabolism
  • Molecular biology and biotechnology

Dr. Xuan Chen

  • Wetland and coastal ecology
  • Biodiversity and community composition
  • Social insects and insect behavior
  • Disturbance ecology

Dr. Jessica Clark

  • Neurobiology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Developmental Biology

Dr. Jeremy Corfield

  • Comparative Neuroanatomy
  • Sensory Ecology
  • Evolutionary Neuroscience

Dr. Elizabeth Emmert

  • Soil microbial communities
  • Microbes as a measure of soil health
  • Bioinformatics to study soil microbes

Dr. Les Erickson

  • Molecular biology and biotechnology
  • Yeast genetics
  • Industrial Hemp

Dr. Mark Frana

  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Tracking sources of fecal contamination in environmental waters

Dr. Aaron Hogue

  • Conservation Biology
  • Impact of Land Use on Habitat Destruction, Biodiversity Declines, & Threatened/Endangered Species
  • Mammal Conservation & Evolution

Dr. Mark Holland

  • Plant genetics and molecular biology
  • Microbes associated with plants
  • Industrial hemp

Dr. Kimberly Hunter

  • Population genetics
  • Animal communication and behavior

Dr. Eric Liebgold

  • Conservation of amphibians, reptiles and birds
  • Ecology of animal movements and dispersal
  • Population size and wildlife management

Dr. Victor Miriel

  • Pathophysiology
  • Virology

Dr. Jennifer Nyland

  • Environmental exposures and toxicology
  • Immune system and cellular response
  • Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases

Dr. Dana Price

  • Taxonomy of Maryland Scarabs
  • Conservation biology of Maryland Insects
  • Biodiversity and community ecology

Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Sensory ecology
  • Bioacoustics
  • Animal communication and behavior
  • Sexual selection of Amphibians

Dr. Eugene Williams

  • Physiological and biochemical responses of fishes to environmental change
  • Fatty acids and cancer
  • Omega-3 fatty acids