where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

John Perumal Chair, PhD

  • Professor of Biology (2002)
  • Ph.D. University of Western Ontario 1994

Environmental science, botany, ecology

L. Lee Grismer Director of Research, PhD

  • Professor of Biology (1994)
  • Ph.D. Loma Linda University 1994

Herpetology, systematics, biogeography, vertebrate natural history

Natasha S. Dean, PhD
ndean@lasierra.edu
951-785-2127

Natasha S. Dean PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology (2003)
  • Ph.D. Loma Linda University 2004

Microbiology

Arturo Diaz, Ph.D
adiaz@lasierra.edu
951-785-2140

Arturo Diaz PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology (2014)
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 2009

Microbiology, virology, molecular biology

Raul E. Diaz, Jr. PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology (2013)
  • Ph.D. University of Kansas 2012

 

Comparative morphology, developmental genetics, herpetology, molecular biology

Eugene E. Joseph Ph.D

  • Associate Professor of Biology (1989)
  • Ph.D. Morehouse School of Medicine 2004

Human anatomy

Nathan Sutter PhD

  • Associate Professor of Biology (2013)
  • Ph.D. University of Washington 2001

 

Genetics

Lloyd A. Trueblood PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology (2010)
  • Ph.D. University of Rhode Island 2010

 

Marine invertebrate physiology, environmental physiology

James R. Wilson PhD

  • Professor of Biology (1991)
  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati 1976

Cell biology

Biology Staff

Ryan VanDeventer
Biology Department Manager
rvandeve@lasierra.edu
951-785-2106
Hayden Davis
Laboratory Coordinator
hdavis@lasierra.edu
951-785-2105
Pamela Fernandez
Administrative Assistant
pfernand1@lasierra.edu
951-785-2105
Caitlin Hutchinson
Biology Office Assistant
chut814@lasierra.edu
951-785-2105