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Dr. Stephen Klusza

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Laboratory (Lab) Annex Building Lab Annex 116C
College of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Stephen Klusza is a developmental geneticist who received both his B.S. and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences from Florida State University and completed a postdoctoral research appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Atlanta. Dr. Klusza's research focuses on interrogating gene function in female fertility and development of ovarian follicles in Drosophila fruit flies. In addition to his interest in development of inclusive and low/no-cost accessible educational materials and CUREs, Dr. Klusza is also involved in several efforts to increase diversity among faculty and students and is the lead of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Genomics Education Partnership, a faculty collective bringing original genomics and bioinformatics research opportunities to undergraduate students. Dr. Klusza's research interests includes: 1) Impact of environment and genetics on organismal health and<br>fertility using Drosophila fruit flies and cell culture 2) Signal transduction and flagellar coordination in Chlamydomonas and Volvox algae 3) Synthetic biology and engineering of genetic circuits in Bacillus subtilis


BSc, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 2001

Ph D, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 2011


Stephen Klusza, "You Are NOT Your Disability", Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, The American Society for Microbiology –  November 12 2020

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, UCARE, Committee Member –  September 2019 to May 2021