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Biology & Marine Biology

Personalized Learning in a Natural Laboratory

Student holding a salmon at a research weirThe biology and marine biology degree programs at the University of Alaska are delivered by top-notch faculty actively involved in a wide range of disciplines including marine ecology, marine mammalogy, phycology, comparative physiology, neurobiology, population genetics and conservation biology. They maintain active research programs that allow undergraduate students to participate in unique hands-on learning opportunities.

The location of the university in the Tongass National Forest provides students with a natural laboratory that includes extensive marine habitat, rainforest, wetlands, and ice fields. A small student-to-professor ratio ensures a personal approach.

Faculty

Lisa Hoferkamp, Ph.D.

Lisa Hoferkamp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Carolyn A. Bergstrom, Ph.D.

Carolyn A. Bergstrom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

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Konrad Meister, Ph.D.

Konrad Meister, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Michael O. Navarro, Ph.D.

Michael O. Navarro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Fisheries

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Heidi Pearson, Ph.D.

Heidi Pearson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

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David Tallmon, Ph.D.

David Tallmon, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

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Jan Straley, M.S.

Jan Straley, M.S.

Professor of Marine Biology

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Marnie Chapman, M.A., M.S.

Marnie Chapman, M.A., M.S.

Professor of Biology

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Kitty LaBounty, B.S., M.S.

Kitty LaBounty, B.S., M.S.

Associate Professor of Biology

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Paul Bahna

Paul Bahna

Adjunct, Biology

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Jon Martin

Jon Martin

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Staff

Sara Caldwell

Sara Caldwell

Biology Lab Technician

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Honalee H. Elkan, B.S.

Honalee H. Elkan, B.S.

Chemistry Lab Technician

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Angie Kameroff-Steeves

Angie Kameroff-Steeves

Administrative Assistant

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What our Students Say

Esther Bower — passionate about marine systems

I was raised in a commercial fishing family. Being surrounded by the marine environment my entire life has made me passionate about these systems… I hope to improve research of the marine environment as well as management practices both for commercial and subsistence use.