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Laurie Achenbach

Professor and Dean, College of Science

Laurie Achenbach

Life Science III 1012
Phone: 618-453-7984
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: laurie@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Microbial Genetics, Bioremediation, and Microbial Diversity.              ...read full profile >>

Kelly Bender

Associate Professor and Director, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry Graduate Program

Kelly Bender

Life Science II 106
Phone: 618-453-2868
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: bender@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialties: Environmental Microbiology; Sulfate-reducing bacteria; Small RNA Analysis; Community Analysis of Acid Mine Drainage Impacted Sites.                          ...read full profile >>

Derek Fisher

Assistant Professor

Derek Fisher

Life Science III 1007
Phone: 618-453-5201
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: fisher@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Developmental Regulation in Chlamydia. Chlamydia spp. are Gram negative, obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens which cause disease in humans as well as economically important domestic animals. These bacteria mainly infect the mucosal epithelial layer lining ...read full profile >>

Douglas Fix

Associate Professor and Chair

Douglas Fix

Life Science II 139
Phone: 618-453-2767
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: fix@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Molecular Mutagenesis and DNA Repair. Mutagenesis is a complex process that reflects the ability of a cell to correctly repair DNA damage that may result from either intrinsic or extrinsic factors. For example, errors in the base sequence may be produced during normal DNA ...read full profile >>

Scott Hamilton-Brehm

Assistant Professor

Scott Hamilton-Brehm

Life Science III 1009
Phone: 618-453-3818
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: scott.hamilton-brehm@siu.edu

Research Specialities: Anaerobic and aerobic cultivation of microorganisms, environmental sampling.  Education: PhD, 2008, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Courses Taught: MICR 201: Elementary Microbiology Research Interests: My lab focuses on microbial diversity in oligotrophic, ...read full profile >>

Vjollca Konjufca

Assistant Professor

Vjollca Konjufca

Life Science II 126
Phone: 618-453-8161
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: vjollca@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interactions. Education: PhD, 2002, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Courses Taught: MICR 301: Principles of Microbiology MICR/MBMB 453: Immunology MICR/MBMB 481: Diagnostic and Applied Microbiology Laboratory MBMB 551: Advanced ...read full profile >>

Bethany Rader

Assistant Professor

Bethany Rader

Life Science II 191
Phone: 618-453-6132
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: bethany.rader@siu.edu

Research Specialities: Beneficial Host-Microbe Interactions, Innate Immunology, Microbial Ecology and Systems Biology.              ...read full profile >>