Charles (Andy) Anderson
MSU Department: Teacher Education, Professor
Ph.D, University of Texas, Austin, 1979
Research centers on the classroom teaching and learning of science. He studies how students' prior knowledge, language, and social relationships affect their engagement in science learning and the development of scientific literacy.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2016
The lab is broadly interested in understanding how various evolutionary forces, like drift and selection, shape patterns of genetic variation and trait variation in natural and domesticated plant species.
MSU Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2011
The Liu Lab creates new computational methodologies for efficient and accurate comparative genomic analyses, especially in the context of complex evolutionary scenarios.
Shannon D. Manning
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001
The Manning Lab studies the evolution, epidemiology, ecology and pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens.
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 2011
Research focuses on the use of genomic tools in conjunction with traditional pathology tools to mitigate and respond to forest tree diseases (detection, identification, pathogenicity and population analysis), emerging endemic and exotic invasive pathogens.
Sieglinde S. Snapp
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Professor
Ph.D., California, Davis, 1991.
Managed ecosystems and agricultural ecology.
Scott C. Stark
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012
My research combines data from traditional forest plots, canopy sensor networks, ecophysiological information, and remote sensing—primarily LiDAR—to study the combined effects of demographic structure, phylloenvironments, and phenotypic diversity on forest dynamics and functions, including biosphere–atmosphere interactions and ecoclimate teleconnections under climate change. The Amazon forest is a special area of focus.