Jane B. Reece
Dr. Jane B. Reece has worked in biology publishing since the year 1978 when she joined the staff of Benjamin Cummings. Reece's education includes an A.B. in biology from Harvard, and an M.S. in microbiology from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in bacteriology from UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, and later as a postdoctoral fellow in genetics at Stanford University, Jane's research focused on genetic recombination in bacteria. She taught biology at Queensborough Community College (New York) and Middlesex County College (New Jersey). During her 12 years as an editor at Benjamin Cummings, she played a major role in a number of successful textbooks. She is the co-author of Campbell Biology, Campbell Biology in Focus, Campbell Essential Biology, and Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, among other books.
Lisa A. Urry
Dr. Lisa Urry is Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department at Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Visiting Scholar at the UofC, Berkeley. After graduating from Tufts University with a double major in biology and French, Lisa completed her Ph.D. in molecular and developmental biology at MIT. Lisa has published a number of research papers, most of them focused on gene expression during embryonic and larval development in sea urchins. Dr. Urry has also taught a variety of courses, from introductory biology to developmental biology and senior seminar. As a part of her mission to increase understanding of evolution, Dr. Urry also teaches a non-majors course called Evolution for Future Presidents and is on the Teacher Advisory Board for the Understanding Evolution website developed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology. Lisa is also deeply committed to promoting opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in science.
Michael L. Cain
Dr. Michael L. Cain got his A. B. from Bowdoin College in Biology and Mathematics and he was awarded a summa cum laude. Dr. Cain did his M. Sc. from Brown University in the Division of Applied Mathematics and his Ph. D. from Cornell University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
His Teaching Interests include introductory biology (for nonmajors and majors), evolution, ecology, botany, biostatistics, and mathematical biology. Dr. Cain's research interests include ecology and evolution of plants, ecological and evolutionary dynamics in hybrid zones, long-distance dispersal, and spatial spread and search behavior in plants and animals.
Dr. Neil A. Campbell (late. died in 2004) got his MA from the University of California, LA, and his Ph.D. from the University of California. His research focused on coastal and desert plants. Dr. Campbell’s 30+ years of teaching included introductory biology courses at Pomona College, Cornell University, and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received the college’s first Outstanding Professor Award in 1986. For many years, Neil was also a visiting scholar at UC Riverside. Neil was the founding author of the popular Campbell BIOLOGY series.
Peter V. Minorsky
Dr. Peter V. Minorsky is a Professor of Biology at Mercy College in New York, where he teaches introductory biology, botany, and ecology. He earned his A.B. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Minorsky taught at Union College, Western Connecticut State University, Kenyon College, and Vassar College; he is also the science writer for the journal Plant Physiology. His research interests concern how plants sense the environmental change. He won the 2008 Award for Teaching Excellence at Mercy College.
Steven A. Wasserman
Dr. Steven Wasserman is a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned his A.B. in Biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from MIT. Through his research on regulatory pathway mechanisms in the fruit fly Drosophila, Professor Wasserman has contributed to the fields of reproduction, developmental biology, and immunity. As a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and UCSD, Steve has taught development, genetics, and physiology to graduate, undergraduate, and medical students. He has also served as the research mentor for more than a dozen doctoral students and more than fifty aspiring scientists at the high school and undergraduate levels. Wasserman has been the recipient of distinguished scholar awards from both the Markey Charitable Trust and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. In 2007, he received UCSD's Distinguished Teaching Award for undergraduate teaching.
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