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Maria Barner


Ms. Maria Barner

Program/Project Specialist

Phone: (870)-680-4292


Linda Despain


Ms. Linda Despain

Administrative Specialist

Phone: (870)-680-4294


Brandi Gibson


Ms. Brandi Gibson

Animal Facility Manager

Phone: 870-680-4855


Chris Groves


Mr. Chris Groves

Building Manager

Phone: (870)-972-2025


R. Shea Harris


Mr. R. Shea Harris

Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (870)-680-4340


Kimberly Lee


Ms. Kimberly Lee

Greenhouse Manager

Phone: (870)-680-4345


Hope Phillips


Ms. Hope Phillips

Program/Project Director

Phone: (870)-680-4028


Tom Risch


Dr. Tom Risch

Vice Provost for Research & Technology Transfer and Executive Director of ABI

Professor of Animal Ecology

Phone: 870-972-3333

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 102




Jennifer Bouldin


Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

Professor of Environmental Biology

Director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility

Phone: 870-972-2570

Office: Ecotox Facility, 113A


Maureen Dolan


Dr. Maureen Dolan

Director of Biotechnology Program

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Phone: 870-680-4359

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 311


Jerry Farris


Dr. Jerry Farris

Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology

Phone: 870-680-8151

Office: Lab Science East, 413


Brook Fluker


Dr. Brook Fluker

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology

Curator of Fishes

Phone: (870) 972-3253

Office: Ecotox Building, 113B


Anne Grippo


Dr. Anne Grippo

Associate Dean

Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3079

Office: Lab Science West, 552


Elizabeth E. Hood


Dr. Elizabeth E. Hood

Lipscomb Distinguished Professor

Phone: (870) 680-8427

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 305


Argelia Lorence


Dr. Argelia Lorence

Professor of Metabolic Engineering

Vaughn Endowed Professorship; Director, A-State Phenomics Facility

Phone: 870-680-4322

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 310


Travis Marsico


Dr. Travis Marsico

Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Biological Sciences

Curator of STAR Herbarium

Phone: 870-972-3082

Office: Lab Science East, 201A


Fabricio Medina-Bolivar


Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar

Professor of Metabolic Engineering

Phone: 870-680-4319

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 308


Susan Motts


Dr. Susan Motts

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: 870-972-2988

Office: CNHP, 107


Luis Nopo


Dr. Luis Nopo

Research Associate

ABI Research Technology Manager

Phone: 870-680-4333

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 332


Amy R. Pearce


Dr. Amy R. Pearce

Professor of Psychology

Phone: 870-972-3064

Office: Education, 310


Gregory Phillips


Dr. Gregory Phillips

Professor of Plant Biotechnology

Phone: (870) 972-2375

Office: Agriculture, 332A


Brett Savary


Dr. Brett Savary

Research Professor of Biopolymer Chemistry

Phone: (870) 680-4792

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 307


Jianfeng (Jay) Xu


Dr. Jianfeng (Jay) Xu

Research Associate Professor

Phone: (870) 680-4812

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 313


Guolei Zhou


Dr. Guolei Zhou

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-680-8588

Office: ABI, 209