The Quantitative and Evolutionary STEM Training (QuEST) Program for Doctoral Students is unique in the emphasis placed on evolutionary training, modeling for prediction, and culturally sensitive teamwork. QuEST faculty are accomplished researchers and mentors with interest and expertise in graduate training and diversity. Meet our Leadership Team

Faculty Name

CollegeAcademic UnitArea of Expertise
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)    
Environmental Sciences
Global climate change, ecosystem ecology, and biogeochemistry
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Arachnid systematics, evolution, and biogeography
Badireddy, Appala Raju
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sustainable water treatment & resource recovery, membrane separation processes, environmental nanotechnology, optical methods for nanometrology
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Signal transduction, proteomics, and neuroscience
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Animal Sciences
Mastitis epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, and zoonotic disease
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant Biology
Plant systematics and evolution
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)   
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Pulmonary Medicine 
Bishop-von Wettberg, Eric                                                                                        
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)           
Plant and Soil  Sciences 
Genetics, Genomics, Domestication, Crop Breeding, Evolution, Ecology, Legumes, Germplasm, Conservation
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Plant-animal interactions
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant and Soil Sciences
Insect ecology, population genetics, agroecology, and evolution             
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Computer Science
Deep Reinforcement Learning, Evolutionary Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)            
 Forestry Program
Silviculture, applied forest ecology
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Math and Statistics
Chaos, mathematical modeling, computational methods
Dupigny-Giroux, Lesley-Ann                  College, Arts & Sciences (CAS) GeographyGeospatial modeling, global change
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
Environmental Studies, Natural Resources                
Biodiversity conservation, human livelihoods and environmental economics
Galford, Gillian                                                                                                                               
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)                                                                                         
Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources                                             
Environmental sustainability, ecosystems ecology, nitrogen and carbon cycling, greenhouse gases,   remote sensing, ecosystems modeling, land-cover and land-use change, tropical agriculture
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
 Biology
Organization of animal and plant communities
Hebert-Dufresne, Laurent                                                             
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
 Computer Science
Statistical physics, complex systems, dynamics in epidemiology/sociology/ecology
Helms Cahan, Sara                        
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
 Biology
Social insect ecology
Salem State University, School of Education
Higher Education and Social Services
Diversity access, higher education, student affairs, STEM
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant Biology
Evolution, genomics, global change
Kirkpatrick, BethLarner College of MedicineMicrobiology and Molecular GeneticsInfectious Disease, global health, humam immunology
Larner College of Medicine
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Genomics, microbiome and bioinformatics in human disease
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Ecological and evolutionary physiology
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant and Soil Sciences
Landscape ecology, climate change and population modeling
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Animal Sciences
Genomics and epigenomics of livestock
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant Biology
Evolution of invasiveness, population dynamics, plant communities
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Disease and population ecology, quantitative ecology, conservation decision-making, herpetology, conservation biology
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Evolution, genomics, and global change
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant Biology
Evolutionary genetics and plant development
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources
Conservation, ecosystem services, human health, and biogeography
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computational tools for environmental and human health
College, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Mathematics & Statistics, Biostatistics
Population genetic analyses and comparative genomics
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
Biology
Evolution and infectious diseases
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR)
Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Behavior, population structure and food web interactions
College, Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Plant Biology
Evolution and taxonomy of ferns and lycophytes
Wallin, Kimberly
North Dakota State University, College of Science and Mathematics
Foresty, Ecology, Genetics and EntomologyForest ecosystem health, tree resistance. entomology, insect behavior, biocontrol, invasive species, biodiversity, climate change, terrestrial food webs
College, Arts & Sciences (CAS)
 Biology
Quantitative ecology, fisheries, conservation biology, and science education