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Research Strengths

Organismal Biology

Organismal biologists seek to understand the remarkable diversity of life forms on Earth by analyzing organismal structure and function. We take an integrative approach to this research, combining analyses at levels ranging from molecules to whole organisms.

Faculty MemberContact InfoResearch Description
Sabrina Burmeister
Associate Professor
2250 Genome Sciences Building
sburmeister [at]
Neurobiology & behavior
Patricia G. Gensel
414 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6937
Tyson L. Hedrick
2254 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-0757
Biomechanics and Animal Locomotion
William M. Kier
313B Wilson Hall (Lab)
(919) 962-5017 (Lab Office)
Biomechanics of marine invertebrates and musculoskeletal systems
Joel G. Kingsolver
Kenan Distinguished Professor
108 Coker Hall
(919) 843-6291
Evolutionary and physiological ecology
Catherine Lohmann
Teaching Assistant Professor
402 Coker Hall
(919) 962-3216
Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Biology, and Conservation of Marine Animals
Kenneth J. Lohmann
Charles P. Postelle, Jr. Distinguished Professor
403 Coker Hall
(919) 843-4508
Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Biology, and Conservation of Marine Animals
Laura Miller
Professor of Biology and Mathematics
4358 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 843-4557
Biological Fluid Dynamics, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Mathematical Biology
Charles E. Mitchell
411 Coker Hall
(919) 843-7745
Disease Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Community Ecology
Keith W. Sockman
Associate Professor
2260 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 843-1989
Reproductive Ecology, Ethology, and Physiology
Alan S. Weakley
Adjunct Associate Professor; Director, UNC Herbarium
419 Coker Hall
(919) 619-1101
Plant Systematics, Floristics, Biogeography, Conservation Planning, Bioinformatics, Vegetation Classification and Mapping
Peter S. White
406 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6939 (Biology)
Plant Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity
Christopher S. Willett
Research Associate Professor
2252 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 843-8663
Molecular population and evolutionary genetics