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Administrative Office

Administrative Office

Name
Sandy Braun
Department HR Specialist
480-727-8319
Madhavi Chakravadhanula
Project Coordinator

Chakravadhanula manages the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), an NIH funded STEM initiative to encourage underrepresented students to achieve their career goals in science.

480-965-7498
LSA 174
Jennifer Cox
Business Operations Manager, Sr.

Oversees and supervises the Business Office staff.

480-965-5428
Emma Daberko
Administrative Assoc
Susan Sapergia
Department Human Resources Specialist, Sr.
480-965-9299
Carl Jimenez
Events/Admin Program Cdr
480-727-3617
Marie Lawrence
Director

Manager of Administrative Services (BOM, Sr.) at ASU's School of Molecular Sciences.

480-965-8731
Life Sciences E Wing-LSE 223 School of Life Sciences
Sandra Leander
Manager, Media Relations and Marketing

Leander manages communications for one of the largest academic units at ASU. She has more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries, including higher ed, non-profit, utility, and television news broadcasting.

480-965-9865
Ashley Simpson
Department HR Specialist Sr
480-965-9461
LSE 218

Animal Care and Technology

Animal Care and Technology

No employees found.

Business Office

Business Office

Name
Dona Begley
Business Operations Specialist
480-965-9119
School of Life Sciences LSE 210
Jennifer Cox
Business Operations Manager, Sr.

Oversees and supervises the Business Office staff.

480-965-5428
Krista Hartrick
Business Operations Specialist
Maricel Scalzo
Business Operations Specialist
480-727-7444
Alishia White
Business Operations Specialist, Sr.
480-965-3577

ASU Center for Biology and Society

ASU Center for Biology and Society

Name
Andrea Cottrell
Program Coordinator Sr
480-965-0075
LSC 284
Karin Ellison
Administrative Professional

Ellison's research and teaching focus on research ethics and ethics education. She directs the School of Life Science Ethics Program, is an editor for the Online Ethics Center (onlineethics.org), and serves on the APPE board.

480-727-7111
LSC 270
Brittany Harb
Office Assistant
480-965-8927
Jane Maienschein
University Professor of History of Science; Regents', President's, and Parents Association Professor; Dir., Center for Biology and Society; Faculty Leader, Human Dimensions; Distinguished Sustainability Scientist

Maienschein and her team research embryology, genetics, and cell biology. She specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way biology, bioethics and bio-policy play out in society.

480-965-6105
LSC 284
Jessica Ranney
Assistant Director
480-965-5364
Life Science C-wing 284 BOX 873301

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Name
Leah Gerber
Professor; Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes; Senior Sustainability Scientist

Gerber aims to accelerate the success of biodiversity management and sustainable biodiversity outcomes by fostering relationships among academics and decision makers.

480-727-3109
LSA 212

Electron Microscopy Lab

Electron Microscopy Lab

Name
David Lowry
Program Manager
480-965-3210
LSC L2-32
Robert Roberson
Associate Professor
480-965-8618
LSE 527

Facilities

Facilities

Name
Administrative Asst
Robert Booher
Manager, Facilities
Miguel Carrillo Dominguez
Academic Facilities Specialist
Christopher McAdams
Project Manager, Construction & Laboratory Operations SOLS Environmental Health and Safety Officer
480-965-9914
427 East Tyler Mall LSE 251
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
Judy Swartz
Academic Facilities Spec Sr
480-727-6004
LSE 237

Graduate Office

Graduate Office

Name
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
Amina Hajdarovic
Grad Prg Student Svc Supp Cdr
Wendi Simonson
Manager Graduate Programs
480-965-7490
LSA 181

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

No employees found.

IT Support

IT Support

Name
Mark Frazier
Systems Support Specialist(IT)
Rodney Ito
Principal Sys Support (IT)
480-965-5496
SOLS LSE B72
James Lagnese
Systems Support Analyst (IT), CC Tempe Deskside Support

Born, raised, lived on Long Island almost forever, Iowa then Arizona.

480-965-7863
LSE 242 427 E Tyler Mall
Carlos Stockdale
Systems Support Analyst (IT), CC Tempe Deskside Support

Keck Laboratory

Keck Laboratory

Name
Debra Baluch
Research Scientist

Baluch oversees the W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory in the School of Life Sciences. Her research is focused on studying the behavior of cells and tissue using advanced microscopy techniques.

480-727-0725
ASU/School of Life Sciences 427 E Tyler Mall

Laboratory Coordinators

Laboratory Coordinators

Name
Anup Abraham
Laboratory Coordinator
R Armer
Laboratory Manager
480-965-9046
LSE B-70
Laboratory Coordinator
LSC L2-64
Joanna Henry
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-3317
LSA L1-90
Heather Hutcherson
Laboratory Coordinator
LSC L1-54 Basement Level of LSC
Kim Michel
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-1653
LSC 226
Gary Tahmahkera
Laboratory Coordinator
480-965-4138
LSE 218 LSE B19

Research Advancement

Research Advancement

Name
Robyn Merchant
Assistant Director of Research Advancement and Communications
480-965-7030
School of Life Sciences 427 E. Tyler Mall
Stacy Stuart
Research Advancement Administrator, Sr.
480-965-6233
LSE 210
Amanda Stubbs
Research Advancement Spec
Savannah Tallino
Resrch Advancement Admin
Willem Vermaas
Foundation Professor

Vermaas and his team conduct basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.

480-965-6250
LSE 549
Nellie Voise
Research Advancement Administrator, Sr.
480-965-9971
LSE 210 PO Box 4501

Research Staff

Research Staff

Name
Michael Bliss
Research/Lab Assistant
John Paul Bonadonna
Research Technician
Frank Bungartz
Herbarium Research Specialist

Arizona State University
July 2017 - present: Curator of Lichens and Digital Data

Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands
November 2004 - present: Adjunct Scientist (CDF Lichen Inventory)

480-727-5867
Natural History Collections, Room 151D 734 W Alameda Dr
Bianca Cruz
Research/Lab Aide
David Fleming
Research Technician
Kevin Haight
Research Specialist Sr
480-727-0954
LSE 218
Nyssa Hoffman
Research Technician
Osman Kaftanoglu
Research Technologist

Kaftanoglu is an apiculturist working on honey bee colony management, honey bee behavior, reproductive biology, genetics and breeding

480-727-1889
Honey Bee Research Lab 6858 E. Old Pecos Rd
Sangmi Lee
Research Specialist Sr
480-727-5977
Elizabeth Makings
Research Specialist

I am a botanist with expertise in Southwestern floristics. I am particularly interested in the diversity, distribution, and evolutionary history of plants and applying this knowledge toward conservation and outreach.

ASU Herbarium 734 W. Alameda
Kimberly Olney
Research Technician
Lindsey Pollard
Research Specialist
James Roth
Research Technician
480-965-5232
LSC 410
Yvette Ruiz
Research Specialist Sr
480-301-4998
MCCRB

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Name
Michael Angilletta
Professor

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
Joshua Caulkins
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs
Joni Fesler
Program Coordinator
Amy Pate
Mgr Instructional Design
480-965-1033
LSC 226E
Courtney Shobert
Associate Director, Academic Programs
Laura Zafirakis
Program Coordinator Sr.

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Name
Michael Angilletta
Professor

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
Serena Christianson
Academic Success Coordinator

Christianson is the lead coordinator for all career and internship-related programming and advising for SOLS. She also manages undergraduate communications in addition to advising for academic and extracurricular success.

Brittnie Donzella
Academic Success Specialist

Donzella is an adviser in the School of Life Sciences. Her emphasis is working with the online student population.

Virginia Downing
Academic Success Manager

Downing currently serves as the Academic Success Manager which includes working with curriculum, training new advisors, overseeing the Biology Learning Resource Center and SOLS Ambassadors.

Ivy Esquibel
Academic Success Coordinator

Ivy helps match students with relevant, high-impact experiences to complement their education and help them achieve their goals. Ivy promotes SOLS in the community and works with student development and retention.

480-965-0952
Cora McHugh
Student Services Assistant

McHugh assists students at the advising front office. As a graduate of the School of Life Sciences, she enjoys talking with students about science-related topics, undergraduate research, birds, books and traveling.

Jessica Pearce
Student Services Coord Assoc

Pearce assists students in the front office with general questions and can help with more in-depth processes like Academic Record Changes, Requests for a Grade of Incomplete, and is a Faculty Roster Contact.

Scot Schoenborn
Assoc Director Academic Svcs

Schoenborn has managed academic advising in the School of Life Sciences for the past ten years. He takes a transformational approach to his advising, inspiring students to reach their full academic and career potential.

480-965-3721
LSA 128
STEPHANIE THOMAS
Academic Success Specialist
480-727-7259
LSA 427 E. Tyler Mall
Emily Vedder
Academic Success Specialist

Vedder has been with ASU since 2016. She advises not only on-campus Life Sciences students, but ASU Online Life Sciences students across the country and the world.

480-965-2282

VisLab

VisLab

Name
Samantha Lloyd
MultiMedia Specialist
 
480-242-1103
LSE B60
Jo Ramirez
Desktop Publishing Spec
 
480-965-8109
Jacob Sahertian
Dir Academic Media
 
480-727-8743
LSE B58