Biology Department

Faculty Details

Dr. David Blake
Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology 
  • Pulmonary toxicology 
  • Cellular and molecular biology

Education

  • Ph.D., Integrated Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Montana, 2007
  • Master of Science, Biochemistry, University of Montana, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Shere Byrd
Professor of Biology

Interests

  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Type 2 diabetes 

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Physiology, University of Oregon, 1987
  • Master of Science, Applied Physiology, University of Oregon, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Western State College, 1980

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Dr. John Condie
Associate Professor of Biology

Interests

  • Genetics
  • Cell biology
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • History and philosophy of science

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1984
  • B.S., Northeast Missouri State College, 1974

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Dr. Cynthia Dott
Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise 

  • Ecology and dynamics of river systems
  • Riparian/floodplain forest habitat
  • Riparian vegetation response to changing hydrology, geomorphology and disturbance regimes
  • Links between vegetation and disturbance history
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Scientific teaching and cooperative learning methodology in the classroom

Education 

  • Ph.D., Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996 
  • Master of Science, Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, The Colorado College, 1985 

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Dr. Steven Fenster
Associate Professor of Biology

Interests

  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Neural cell biology
  • Molecular genetics

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California-San Diego, 1991

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