PHYSICAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


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Biology

Carol Baskin, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3996
E-mail: ccbask0@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Life cycle ecology of herbaceous plants
    Ecology, biogeography and evolution of seed dormancy and germination

Ruth Beattie, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7647
E-mail: rebeat1@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Instructional pedagogy
    Identifying student learning styles, enhancing student learning and developing alternative classroom assessment mechanisms

Phillip Bonner, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3117
E-mail: pbonner@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Differentiation of skeletal muscle fiber phenotype, Axon growth and branching during development and regeneration

Vincent Cassone, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6766 or (859) 523-4728
E-mail: vincent.cassone@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Neuroscience and chronobiology
    The brain
    Creationism, evolution
    Biology curriculum
    Mathematical biology
    Scientific literacy
    Sleep
    Falconry, birds

Bill Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1030
E-mail: wscohen@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Biology education

Robin Cooper, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5950
E-mail: RLCOOP1@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Synaptic Transmission and Neuromodulation

Philip Crowley, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1996
E-mail: pcrowley@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Structure and dynamics of ecological populations and communities
    Life histories within populations and communities
    Underlying behavioral mechanisms

Melody Danley, Lecturer, Department of Biology
E-mail: mlda227@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Fish physiology and toxicology
    Physiology education

Elizabeth Debski, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-9537
E-mail: debski@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Mechanisms underlying activity-dependent organization of the visual system

Gisela Garcia-Ramos, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5306
E-mail: ggarc0@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Population Dynamics
    Evolutionary Theory
    Integration of evolution for examining mechanisms that promote differentiation between populations

Scott Gleeson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3284
E-mail: skglees@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Plant adaptations and their community consequences
    Acquisition of and competition for limited resources

Doug Harrison, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-6275
E-mail: dough@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Developmental signals for cell proliferation and differentiation
    The signaling pathway in the fruit fly

Grace Jones, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3795
E-mail: gjones@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nuclear Receptor Signaling

Rebecca Kellum, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-9741
E-mail: rkellum@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Chromosome Structure & Function

Jim Krupa, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-8417
E-mail: james.krupa@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Flying squirrel ecology
    Impact of fire on small mammals such as the white-footed mouse
    Abundance, distribution and ecology of the Allegheny woodrat

Catherine Linnen, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-7717
E-mail: catherine.linnen@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Genomics of Adaptation and Speciation

Nicholas McLetchie, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-6786
E-mail: mclet@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Detecting trade-offs in life-history traits and their effects on the maintenance of sexual reproduction in Marchantia inflexa
    Sex specific regeneration in Syntrichia caninervis

Pete Mirabito, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-7642
E-mail: pmmira00@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Functional Genomics of Mitosis

Ann Morris, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-8823
E-mail: ann.morris@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Development and regeneration in the vertebrate retina

Bruce O'Hara, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-2805
E-mail: bohara@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Sleep and circadian rhythms

Jeffrey Osborn, Professor, Associate Chair of Education, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3988
E-mail: jlosbo3@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Educational Research
    Physiological Research

Brent Palmer, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-5824
E-mail: bpalmer@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Conservation of wildlife species

John Rawls, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-4647
E-mail: jrawls@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Relationships of gene structure and expression during development

Brian C. Rymond, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-5530
E-mail: rymond@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Using genetic and proteomic approaches to investigate the mechanism of spliceosome assembly and the fidelity of pre-mRNA splicing

Craig Sargent, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-8742
E-mail: csargent@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Ecology and evolution of reproductive and life-history strategies in teleost fishes

Sheldon Steiner, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3870
E-mail: shellys@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Role of lipid biomediators in neuronal degeneration

Randal Voss, Professor, Department of Biology and Associate Chair of Research, Director of Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center and Research Resource Development
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-9888
E-mail: srvoss@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Evolutionary questions at the interface of genomics, genetics, development and ecology

David Weisrock, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-2249
E-mail: dweis2@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Genetics
    Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology

Dave Westneat, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-9499
E-mail: biodfw@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Behavioral ecology of avian social and reproductive behavior
    Extra-pair paternity in birds
    Development and function of plumage signals

Chemistry

John Anthony, Hubbard Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8844
E-mail: anthony@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Organic chemistry
    Carbon-based materials
    Flexible displays

D. Allan Butterfield, Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry; Director, Center of Membrane Sciences
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3184
E-mail: dabcns@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Disorders
    Redox Proteomics
    Alzheimer’s disease
    Chemobrain
    Neuronanotoxicology
    Biological Chemistry
    Neurochemistry

Arthur Cammers, Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8977
E-mail: a.cammers@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Organic Chemistry
    Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Physical Organic Chemistry

Jason DeRouchey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2827
E-mail: derouchey@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. DNA condensation
    Protein-nucleic acid interactions
    Biomacromolecular self-assembly
    Artificial gene constructs

Robert B. Grossman, Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1285
E-mail: robert.grossman@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Organic chemistry

Beth S. Guiton, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4215
E-mail: beth.guiton@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Solid state chemistry
    Nano-materials
    Electron microscopy/advanced characterization techniques

Bruce Hinds, Associate Professor and William Bryan Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218-6543 
E-mail: bjhinds@engr.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nanomaterials synthesis
    Membrane processes
    Nano fabrication
    Carbon nanotube membranes
    Drug delivery
    Energy storage

Doo Young Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5597
E-mail: dooyoung.kim@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Electrochemistry
    Spectroscopy
    Electrochemical energy conversion and storage

Folami Ladipo, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7084
E-mail: fladip0@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Catalysis
    Energy research, specifically catalysis applied to biomass conversion

Mark Meier, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3837
E-mail: meier@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Organic chemistry and carbon nanomaterials
    Fullerene and carbon nanotube chemistry

Anne-Frances Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9349
E-mail: afm@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Magnetic resonance
    Nuclear magnetic resonance
    Electron paramagnetic resonance
    Spectroscopy
    Enzymes
    Catalysis
    Cloning
    Enzyme evolution
    Protein stability
    Bioinorganic
    Redox
    Oxygen activation
    Antioxidants
    Biophysics
    Biochemistry

Susan Odom, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) s257-3294
E-mail: susan.odom@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Organic chemistry
    Materials chemistry
    Electron delocalization in organic radical cations
    Self-healing electronic materials
    Microcapsule synthesis
    Electrolyte additives for lithium ion batteries

John Selegue, Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3484
E-mail: selegue@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. General, inorganic, organometallic and materials chemistry

Stephen Testa, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7076
E-mail: testa@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nucleic Acid Stability, Structure and Function
    Chemical Education

Yinan Wei, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4741
E-mail: yinan.wei@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Membrane proteins
    Multidrug resistance
    Multidrug efflux pump
    Protein biogenesis
    Protein-DNA interaction
    Biosensers
    Biomaterials

Steven W. Yates, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics and Astronomy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4005
E-mail: yates@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nuclear chemistry
    Nuclear spectroscopy
    Gamma-ray spectroscopy
    Neutron-induced reactions
    Radioactive decay
    Nuclear radiation detection

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Sean Bemis, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-1374
E-mail: ewoolery@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Earthquakes

Frank R. Ettensohn, Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-1401
E-mail: f.ettensohn@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Kentucky Geology
    Resources (Coal, Petroleum, Minerals)
    Fossils

Alan Fryarm, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-4392
E-mail: alan.fryar@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Hydrological contamination

Peter Idstein, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): n/a
E-mail: peter.idstein@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Karst
    Caves
    Sinkholes
    Environmental Chemistry
    Hydrogeology

David Moecher, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-6939
E-mail: moker@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Resources (Minerals)

Dhananjay Ravat, Professor and Chair, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-4726
E-mail: dhananjay.ravat@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Artificial Satellites
    Climate change
    Earthquakes
    Planets, Moons

Erik Reece, Senior Full-Time Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6971
E-mail: erik.reece@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Environmental journalism

Chris Romanek, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257- 1952
E-mail: c.romanek@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Climate change

Edward Woolery, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-3016
E-mail: e.woolery@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Earthquakes

Kevin M.Yeager, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-5431
E-mail: kevin.yeager@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Coastal problems

Mathematical Sciences

Carl Lee, Professor, Department of Mathematics; Secondary appointment, Department of STEM Education
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1405
E-mail: lee@ms.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Discrete Mathematics
    Mathematics Education, including: K-12 education; Undergraduate Education; Outreach

David Leep, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3470
E-mail: leep@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Number Theory and Algebraic Theory of Quadratic Forms
    Can also be contacted to connect with other UK mathematicians focusing on all areas of pure and applied mathematics

David Royster, Professor, Department of Mathematics; Secondary appointment, Department of STEM Education
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1258
E-mail: droyster@ms.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Topology
    Mathematics Education, including: K-12 education; Undergraduate Education; Outreach

Physics & Astronomy

 


Statistics

Arne Bathke, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics,  Director of the Applied Statistics Laboratory and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6913
E-mail: arne@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nonparametric and multivariate statistics
    Linear models
    Asymptotics for a large number of parameters
    Empirical processes, empirical likelihood
    Can also be contacted to connect with other UK statisticians focusing on:
    Analysis of high-dimensional data
    Bayesian Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modeling and Data Analysis
    Biostatistical and Epidemiologic Modeling and Applications
    Diagnostic Test Evaluation
    Disease Prevalence Estimation
    Longitudinal, Spatial, and Spatiotemporal Modeling
    Penalized regression and statistical learning
    Statistical genetics and genomics
    Survival Analysis

Arnold Stromberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6115
E-mail: astro11@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Statistical Bioinformatics
    Computational Statistics
    Nonlinear Models
    Can also be contacted to connect with other UK statisticians focusing on:
    Analysis of high-dimensional data
    Bayesian Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modeling and Data Analysis
    Biostatistical and Epidemiologic Modeling and Applications
    Diagnostic Test Evaluation
    Disease Prevalence Estimation
    Longitudinal, Spatial, and Spatiotemporal Modeling
    Penalized regression and statistical learning
    Statistical genetics and genomics
    Survival Analysis

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