Faculty & Staff
Margaret T. Peeler, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Department Chair, Biology
Office Location: Natural Sciences Center - Rm 234 E
PHD, Duke University
BA, Franklin and Marshall College
Peeler is the Degenstein Chair of Biology.
Peeler is a developmental biologist, studying the genetic control of cell fate specification during embryonic development. She and her students examine the role of signaling pathways in controlling morphogenesis in the sea urchin embryo. Recent publications include “Identification and developmental expression of new biomineralization proteins in the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus” in Development, Genes, and Evolution, and “Sea urchin gametes in the teaching laboratory: Good experiments and good experiences“ in Methods in Cell Biology.
She teaches the introductory course Cell and Organismal Biology along with upper-level courses in Developmental Biology, Biology of Women, and Cancer Biology, as well as a course for non-majors on Human Genetics and Society. She is chair of the Curriculum Committee.
- BIOL-010 Human Genetics and Society
- BIOL-020 Human Sexuality and Reproduction
- BIOL-102 Cell & Organismal Biology
- BIOL-102L Cell & Organismal Biology Lab
- BIOL-157 The Biology of Women
- BIOL-250 Stem First-Year Seminar
- BIOL-300 Developmental Biology
- BIOL-301 Developmental Biology Lab
- BIOL-501 Seminar
- BIOL-502 Biology Internship
- BIOL-504 Independent Study
- BIOL-510 Student Research I
- BIOL-511 Student Research II
- HLCR-500 Health Care Internship
- PRDV-104 Perspectives
- WMST-250 The Biology of Women