Biology Faculty

Biology Faculty

ARINDAM BASU
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.Sc.,University of Kolkata; M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science
Scholarly/Research Interests: Research interests include the mechanism of recruitment of Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins to DNA and their epigenetic regulation of gene expression during different stages of development.
Joined campus faculty in 2015.
Email: aub54@psu.edu

MARK A. BOUDREAU
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology
B.S., cum laude, University of Illinois-Urbana; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Oregon State University
Scholarly Research Interests: Intercropping for disease management in agroecosystems; climate change impacts on plant disease
Joined campus faculty in 2013.
Email: mab90@psu.edu

ELIZABETH A. DUDKIN
Associate Professor of Biology, Premed and Allied Health Advisor
B.S., Drexel University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Temple University.
Scholarly/Research interests: Visual systems in Rana pipiens and calcium imaging.
Joined campus faculty as part-time in 1994, full-time 1999.
Email: ead9@psu.edu

MEGAN L. POVELONES
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Loyola University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Scholarly/Research Interests: Single-celled parasitic organisms, including the human pathogen Trypanosoma brucei, which is the causative agent of African sleeping sickness.
Joined campus faculty in 2012.
email: mlp29@psu.edu

MICHAEL D. YODER
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Scholarly/Research Interests: Understanding cell behavior during early embryonic development. Specifically, how a class of molecules, known as protocadherins, facilitates the separation of mesodermal tissue during gastrulation.
Joined campus faculty in 2014.
Email: mdy103@psu.edu