Department of Biological Sciences

Kenneth Weber Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Ken Weber

Office Location

212 Science



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University, 1986
  • M.A., Genetics, College of William and Mary, 1979
  • B.A., Biology and German, Northern Arizona University, 1971


Dr. Weber joined the Biology Department at USM in 1991 after postdoctoral work at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota. He is an evolutionary geneticist who uses long term selection experiments in fruit flies to understand the genes involved in complex traits.

Dr. Weber regularly teaches the first semester course, focused on cell biology (BIO 105), in the introductory biology sequence, along with courses in Genetics (BIO 201), Experimental Genetics (BIO 408/508), and Evolution (BIO 217). He also teaches an advanced course on Issues in Evolution (BIO 417/517).

Recent Publications

Weber, K., Veilleux, E., and Harmon, J. (2012) A system for measuring longevity and fecundity in flies. Drosophila Information Service 95: 115-117.