Biological Sciences Full-time Faculty
Cynthia Chang, Ph.D.
Dr. Chang received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University in 2011 and a B.S. in Conservation Biology from University of Maryland in 2005. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she was a National Science Foundation Math and Biology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington-Seattle and University of Florida.
Her research examines the causes and consequences of plant diversity across multiple levels of diversity—from population to ecosystem scales. Her research combines observational field studies, greenhouse experiments, and statistical and simulation models to answer questions in plant community ecology. Currently, her lab has three main research projects: 1) studying plant community assembly after disturbance on Mount St. Helens volcano; 2) applying ecological theory to restoration in UW Bothell urban wetlands; 3) understanding the relationship between genetic diversity, ecosystem function, and response to climate change with Arabidopsis thaliana.
Gregory Crowther, Ph.D.
Dr. Crowther earned a B.A. in Biology from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics from UW-Seattle. He did postdoctoral laboratory research on methylotrophic bacteria and infectious disease drug development at UW-Seattle, with a recent emphasis on malaria drug targets. This work included high-throughput screening of compound libraries with biochemical and biophysical assays, as well as bioinformatic prioritization of potential drug targets.
Dr. Crowther currently teaches anatomy & physiology (“A&P”) to biology majors and pre-nursing students at UW-Bothell. One of the world’s leading experts in the admittedly minuscule field of educational science songs, he has published several peer-reviewed articles on this topic and has written dozens of songs for the benefit of his students and others.
Kristina Hillesland, Ph.D.
Microbial evolution and evolutionary ecology
Jeff Jensen, Ph.D.
Fish ecology, morphology, and evolution
Alaron Lewis, Ph.D.
Cell & molecular biology, neural connectivity
Thelma Madzima, Ph.D.
Dr. Madzima received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Florida, in 2009. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biological Science at the Florida State University.
Her research emphasis is on the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in plants. She is particularly interested in understanding how plant epigenomes respond to environmental stress stimuli, using Zea mays (maize) as a model organism.
Kate Noble, Ph.D.
Marc Servetnick, Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Biological Sciences
Douglas Wacker, Ph.D.
Animal behavior, endocrinology, neuroscience
Bryan White, Ph.D.
Stem cells, regeneration, neuroscience