Wilkes University

Program Directors

Dr. Gregory S. Harms, Associate Director
Dr. Gregory Harms is assistant professor in the departments of biology and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Wilkes. His research focuses on developing optical microscopes such as confocal, sheet illumination and total internal reflection to study biological processes important in cancer, development and cardiovascular diseases. He previously led the microscopy facilities of the Bio-Imaging Center and Rudolf Virchow Center at the University of Würzburg, Germany where he also held a professorship in microscopy and biophysics. After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas, he was a Fulbright scholar in Europe in Switzerland, in Austria and in the Netherlands and also was a staff scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Dr. William B. Terzaghi, Associate Director
Dr. William B. Terzaghi is a professor in the department of biology since 1995. Dr. Terzaghi conducts research on plant cellular and molecular biology, genomics and whole plant physiology. After earning his Ph. D. at the University of Utah, he conducted post-doctoral research at the Carnegie Institution of Science’s Department of Plant Biology on the campus of Stanford University and at the University of Pennsylvania.