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Jeff Cardon, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, teaches courses in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Organic Chemistry. He is involved in research on viruses and biofilms. Ph.D., UCLA; B.S., University of Utah

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Barbara Christie-Pope, Professor of Biology, teaches courses in biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, including Neurobiology, Immunology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She has research interests in neurotoxicology and degenerative diseases of the brain. Ph.D., University of South Alabama; B.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S., University of South Alabama

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Marty Condon, Professor of Biology, teaches courses in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental studies, including Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Plant Morphology and Plant Systematics. She collaborates with researchers in various institutions and countries to study the evolution and ecology of plant-animal interactions. She also uses molecular biology and field biology to study species diversity in tropical rain forests and tallgrass prairies. Ph.D., University of Texas; B.S. University of Michigan

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Andy McCollum, Professor of Biology, teaches courses in biology and environmental studies, including Animal Behavior, Entomology, Ecology and Conservation Biology. He is involved in collaborative research projects on the phenotypic plasticity of tadpoles, and on the ecology and conservation of threatened and endangered species including the ornate box turtle in Iowa and the leatherback sea turtle in Costa Rica. Ph.D., Duke University; B.S. North Carolina State University

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Brian Nowak-Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry, teaches introductory classes in chemistry and biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry. Students in his lab study the production of bacterial metabolites that inhibit plant pathogens. The bacteria producing these metabolites are sometimes used in place of agricultural pesticides to manage plant disease. Ph.D. and M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., Northland College

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Craig Tepper, Professor of Biology, teaches courses in biology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Development. His research interests focus on gene regulation, molecular genetics, and phenotypic plasticity, and include collaborations on the ecology and molecular evolution of fire corals and the phenotypic plasticity of tadpoles. Ph.D., Utah State University; M.S., San Diego State University; M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

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Tammy Mildenstein, Assistant Professor of Biology. M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Diane Gingerich Feil, Laboratory Instructor

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Shea-Lynn Putz, Laboratory Instructor, teaches laboratories in biology. She has professional interests in medical laboratory science and reproductive physiology. B.S., Oklahoma State University; B.S., St. Lukes Hospital

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Rebecca Richtsmeier, Laboratory Instructor

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Jana Klein, Stockroom Assistant

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