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Organismal, Integrative and Systems Biology

This faculty group focuses research and education on organisms and their component systems and mechanisms. The group has an integrative perspective on the structure and function of organisms, interactions between organisms, interactions of organisms with their environments, and the evolution of organismal function and diversity.

Faculty Leader

Jennifer Fewell
President's Professor
 

Members

Name
Expertise
Gro Amdam
Professor

Amdam is a Norwegian biologist who is internationally known for her research on behavior and aging in honey bees.

480-727-0895
ISTB-1 314
Simone Caroline CAPPELLARI
Research Assistant Professor
427 Tyler Mall
Sharon Crook
Professor

Crook uses computational approaches to study the dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons. She also contributes to an international collaboration for describing, exchanging, and validating complex models.

480-965-0403
GWC 648
Dale DeNardo
Associate Professor

DeNardo has been a faculty member with the School of Life Sciences since 1998 and has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of environmental physiology.

480-965-3325
Life Sciences B-wing, room 444 School of Life Sciences
Pierre Deviche
Professor

Deviche is an animal physiologist who studies how the environment controls the reproductive system and stress responses of vertebrates.

480-965-0726
LSC 412
Jennifer Fewell
President's Professor

Fewell is a President’s Professor and faculty leader for the Organismal, Integrative and Systems Biology Group. Her research centers around the organization and evolution of insect societies.

480-965-6539
ISTB 302
Jon Harrison
Professor

Harrison is an environmental physiologist who studies how insects function, interact with their environment and evolve.

480-965-2186
ISTB1 324 School of Life Sciences
Bert Hoelldobler
University Professor of Life Sciences; Regents' and Foundation Professor

Hölldobler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sociobiologist who uses insect societies to study behavioral mechanisms of communication, cooperation and conflict. He's a member of several national and international academies.

480-727-8415
LSE 218
Mark Jacobs
Vice Provost, Dean, Barrett Honors College, Professor

A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Jacobs is the author of more than 50 publications on the physiological and molecular control of plant development, He is also the dean of Barrett Honors College at ASU.

480-965-2354
Sage North
Christos Katsanos
Associate Professor

Katsanos is an exercise physiologist studying metabolic responses in humans. His laboratory utilizes stable isotope tracer and molecular biology techniques to understand muscle protein and fat metabolism in obesity.

Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research Building, Rm 2-223 13208 East Shea Boulevard
Hong Lei
Research Associate Professor
480-965-1865
Juergen Liebig
Associate Professor

Liebig studies the organization, chemical communication, reproductive regulation, and behavioral and physiological plasticity in ants and termites with a focus on the colony, the individual, and the olfactory system.

480-727-8508
ISTB1 306
Emilia Martins
Professor

Martins studies behavioral evolution by mapping the ancient history of lizard communication in the southwestern US and by studying how sensory systems impact social behavior in the biomedically-important zebrafish.

480-965-0864
School of Life Sciences 372 Life Sciences Building A
Kevin McGraw
Professor

McGraw is an integrative behavioral ecologist who primarily studies the colors of animals such as birds to understand the costs, benefits and evolution of visual signals.

480-965-5518
LSC 522
Janet Neisewander
Professor

Neisewander's research contributes to understanding the development and treatment of drug addiction and provides new knowledge of mechanisms involved in emotional processing, and learning and memory.

480-965-0209
School of LIfe Sciences ISTB1 room 427
Randolph Nesse
Professor

Dr. Nesse is a physician who has dedicated his career to establishing evolutionary biology as a basic science for medicine.

480-965-9944
Center for Evolution & Medicine LSC 210C
Susanne Neuer
Professor; Associate Director, Graduate Programs

Neuer is a biological oceanographer and plankton ecologist and studies the oceanic carbon cycle, particularly the role of plankton organisms in uptake and sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

480-727-7254
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, LSE 421
Miles Orchinik
Associate Professor

Orchinik is a neuroscientist who studies how stress alters behavior, brain function, and the endocrine system. He is also interested in science education research, particularly in how undergraduates learn core concepts,

480-965-5084
LSE 218
Stephen Pratt
Associate Professor

Pratt studies the emergence of complex behavior in leaderless groups, especially social insects. He works with engineers to translate lessons from biology to artificial systems, and to develop new tools to analyze behavior.

480-727-9425
ISTB1 304
Christian Rabeling
Assistant Professor

Rabeling is an evolutionary biologist who studies the speciation mechanisms and biological diversity of ants, as well as the evolutionary ecology of symbiotic interactions between ants and other organisms.

Brian Smith
Trustees of ASU Professor

Smith is a behavioral neuroscientist studying learning and memory systems in both insects and mammals. His work is being applied to studies of human diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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