Richard A. Fluck

Dr. E. Paul & Francis H. Reiff Professor of Biology, Emeritus

Biology Department Faculty Member 1974–2011
Associate Dean of the Faculty 2005–2011
B.S., Iowa State University (Zoology) 1966
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Zoology) 1971

Teaching and Research Interests
Teaching: cell physiology, cell biology, tuberculosis
Research: 1) regulation of intracellular movements in zyotes and embryos of the freshwater fish, the medaka (Oryzias latipes); 2) the roles of cholinesterases, acetylcholine, and other conjugates of choline in plants

Current Activities
As Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations in F&M's Office of College Grants (College Advancement/Office of the Provost), my primary responsibility is to help write institutional grant proposals and reports. I collaborate with faculty, professional staff, students, and alumni to seek external funding for programs and infrastructure at F&M., e.g., endowment for financial aid, programs to ensure student success, and curricular innovation.


Carl S. Pike
Huffnagle Professor of Botany, Emeritus

[717-358-3958;; Office: LSP361]

Biology Department Faculty Member 1971-2012
B.S., Yale University (Biology) 1966
M.Phil., Yale University (Biology) 1967
Ph.D., Harvard University (Biology) 1972

Teaching and Research Interests
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Food and Nutrition

Current Activities
Member, Lancaster City Shade Tree Commission
Author, Manual/Tool-kit on School and Community Gardens, for Lighten Up
            Lancaster County Coalition, sponsored by Lancaster General Health
Board Member, Lancaster County Conservancy
Board Member, The Edible Classroom (local school gardening program)
Community Member, Lancaster Newspapers Editorial Board

Kathleen L. Triman

[717-358-3948;; Office: LSP361]

My retirement continues to provide the opportunity to attend a number of national Genetics conferences and reconnect with many colleagues and collaborators around the country. The focus of my ongoing research is the maintenance of a unique online resource, The Ribosomal Mutation Database (, which has served the RNA community since 1994.  The merger of my database with Dr. Robin Gutell's Comparative RNA Website (CRW) at the University of Texas, Austin, was accomplished in June, 2016. My 21st annual Summer Visiting Investigator appointment at the Jackson Lab in Maine brought my work there to its completion.  My final summer at the Jackson Lab was also highlighted by my induction into the prestigious Jackson Society of donors. I could not have planned a better pairing of landmark events!  As always, I look forward to hearing from students who remember me.

March 2, 2016 Interview