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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Dean Conant Worcester

1895 - 1900
Assistant Professor of Zoology & Biology

Lewis Edgar Wehmeyer

1928 - 1967
Professor of Botany

Reeve Maclaren Bailey

1944 - 1981
Professor of Biological Sciences
Curator of Fishes

Robert Rush Miller

1948 - 1986
Professor of Biological Sciences
Curator of Fisher Museum of Zoology

John M. Allen

1952 - 1989
Professor of Biology

Sally Lyman Allen

1953 - 1998
Professor of Biology

William R. Dawson

1953 - 1994
Dugald E. S. Brown Professor of Biological Sciences
Research Scientist in the Museum of Zoology

John B. Burch

1955 - 2001
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Natural Resources & Environment
Curator of Mollusks

Richard D. Alexander

1957 - 2000
Professor of Biology, Biological Chemistry
Curator of Insects
Theodore H. Hubbell Distinguished University Professor of Evolutionary Biology

David G. Shappirio

1957 - 1998
Professor of Biological Sciences

James N. Cather

1958 - 1995
Professor of Zoology
Chair of Experimental Biology
Associate Chair, Division of Biological Sciences

Michael McCulloch Martin

1959 - 1999
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor of Biology
Chair of the Division of Biological Sciences

Robert Shaffer

1960 - 1993
Lewis E. Wehmeyer and Elaine Prince Wehmeyer Professor of Fungal Taxonomy
Director of Fungi

Rose M. Rizki

1962 - 1992
Research Scientist

Helen V. Gay

1962 - 1986
Professor of Biological Sciences

Dusan Baic

1964 - 1986

Hiroshi Ikuma

1965 - 2000
Professor of Biology

Larry D. Nooden

1965 - 2003
Professor of Biology

Howard A. Crum

1965 - 1995
Professor of Botany
Curator of Bryophytes and Lichens

Robert B. Helling

1965 - 2003
Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Robert E. Beyer

1965 - 1993
Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Zoology

Brian A. Hazlett

1966 - 2006
Professor of Zoology

Bruce Oakley

1966 - 2003
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Bruce M. Carlson

1966 - 2006
Professor of Anatomy
Professor of Biological Sciences
Senior Research Scientist Institute of Gerontology

Lewis J. Kleinsmith

1968 - 2004
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Gerald Smith

1969 - 2003
Professor of Geological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Museum of Zoology, Museum of Paleontology

Stephen S. Easter Jr.

1970 - 2003
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Robert B. Payne

1970 - 2007
Professor of Zoology
Curator of Birds

Harry A. Douthit

1970 - 1994
Professor of Botany

Julian Adams

1970 - 2010
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Chair Department of Biology

George H. Jones

1971 - 1990
Professor of Biological Sciences, Zoology

Peter Kilham

1972 - 1989
Professor of Biology, Biological Chemistry

Douglas Foster

1973 - 2006
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Biological Sciences

Charles F. Yocum

1973 - 2010
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biological Sciences
Alfred S. Sussman Professor of Biology

Rowena Matthews

1974 - 2007
Professor of Biological Chemistry & Chemistry
Research Professor

Michael J. Wynne

1976 - 2007
Professor of Botany
Curator of Algae

Barbara Sloat

1976 - 1998
Assistant Research scientist
Lecturer, Biology in Residential College

Fred L. Bookstein

1977 - 2005
Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology
Research Professor in Biostatistics & Biophysics

Robert D. Fogel

1978 - 2003
Professor of Biology
Curator

Robert A. Bender

1978 - 2010
Professor of Biology

Beverly J. Rathcke

1978 - 2010
Associate Profesor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

John P. Langsmore

1979 - 2002
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

John Langmore

1979 - 2002
Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Research Scientist

Gary E. Belovsky

1980 - 1991
Professor of Natural Resources, Biology

Wesley M. Brown

1980 - 2002
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

John R. Pringle

1980 - 1991
Professor of Biology

Richard W. Wrangham

1983 - 1989
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Biology

Kathryn W. Tosney

1984 - 2005
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Douglas J. Eernisse

1986 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Curator of Mollusks, Museum of Zoology

Mary C. McKitrick

1986 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Curator of Museum of Zoology

Stuart I. Tsubota

1986 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Biology

Robert G. Wetzel

1986 - 1991
Professor of Biology

James Arthur Teeri

1987 - 2002
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director of Botanical Gardens 1994-2002

Terry L. Root

1988 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources, Biology

Ronald E. Ellis

1995 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Michael Frohlick

1995 - 2002
Assistant Professor Biology
Curator of Herbarium

Lisa Marie Curran

1996 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Biology

Mercede Pascual

2001 - 2004
Associate Professor of Biology

Douglas J. Futuyma

2002 - 2004
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Chair of Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology