Faculty Profile

Kirsten Guss

Associate Professor of Biology; John R. & Inge Paul Stafford Chair in Bioinformatics (2001)

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Rector North Room 2302


Prof. Guss is interested in the molecular basis of development. Her research focuses on the role of the transcription factor scalloped during development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Prof. Guss teaches the following courses: Introductory Biology 132, Biology 216: Genetics with lab, Biology 318: Animal Development with lab, and Biology 418: Developmental Genomics with lab.


  • B.A., Gettysburg College, 1989
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1997