Academic History

  • B.S. Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Northland College, 1988.
  • M.S. Chemistry, Oregon State University, 1993.
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, 1997.
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-1999.

Courses Taught

  • BIO141 - Foundations: Cellular Biology
  • BIO205 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIO335 - Chemical Ecology
  • CHE121 - General Chemistry I
  • CHE327 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHE334 - Biochemistry
  • ENV101 - Environmental Perspectives
  • ENV202 - Intro. to Environmental Chemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Bacterial Physiology

Faculty-Student Research

  • Antifungal metabolite production in soil bacteria
  • Isolation and characterization of bacterial metabolites
  • Impact of agricultural management methods on microbial community dynamics and soil function 
  • Impact of Varroa mite infestation on honey bee physiology