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CAS Research Professors

Curators at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) may have graduate faculty status in the Biology Department as CAS Research Professors. These faculty may accept and direct their own graduate students. Students working for CAS Research Professors are normal M.S. students in the Biology Department.

Research Professors


Zeresenay Alemseged (


Peter Fritsch ( )
Frank Almeda (
Nathalie Nagalingum, Ph.D

Center for Comparative Genomics

Brian Simison (


Brian Fisher (
Lauren Esposito (
Michelle Trautwein (
David Kavanaugh (
Durrell Kapan (


Robert Drews (

Invertebrate Zoology & Geology

Terrance Gosliner (
Richard Mooi (
Peter Roopnarine (
Robert Van Syoc
Gary Williams (
Rebecca Albright, PhD (


Shannon Bennett (

Vertebrate Zoology & Anthropology

Rebecca Albright (
David Blackburn (
Jack Dumbacher (
Luiz Rocha (