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  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Biology & Microbiology


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Volker Brözel, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
605-688-6141
E-mail: biomicro@abs.sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/biology-and-microbiology

Faculty

Professors:
Donald Auger, Bruce Bleakley, Volker Brözel, Heiki Bücking, Charles Fenster, William Gibbons, Michael Hildreth, Radhey Kaushik, Feng Li, Scott Pedersen, Xiuqing Wang, Yang Yen, Ruanbao Zhou

Associate Professors:
Wanlong Li, Madhav Nepal, Yajun Wu

Assistant Professors:
Nicholas Butzin, Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Shin-Yi Marzano, Mark Messerli, Natalie Thiex

Lecturers:
Greg Heiberger, James Ladonski, Kristin Lenertz, Jessica Mediger, Randall Warren

Instructors:
Andrew Ellis, Terry McCutcheon, Mandy Orth, Marjoanne Thompson, Sam Smith

Emeritus:
Donald Evenson, Nels Granholm, Gary Peterson

Overview

The Biology and Microbiology department provides a vibrant environment in which students learn, discover and grow. Faculty are dedicated to offering learning environments that prepare students for productive successful careers, contributing to industry, healthcare and research. The department is equally dedicated to probing the fascinating intricacies of living systems in order to contribute to regional and national needs. Research teams collaborate in multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams to seek solutions for pressing problems in agriculture, health and energy.

Programs

Majors

Minors

Pre-Professional Interest Areas

Graduate Programs*

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.) - Biology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences (M.S.) - Microbiology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Biology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Microbiology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Molecular Biology Specialization
  • Human Biology (M.S.)

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

The Department of Biology and Microbiology and its faculty members are located in four buildings, Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Laboratory (SNP), Alfred Dairy Science Hall - main office (SDS), Berg Agricultural Hall (SAG), and Olson Research Laboratories (SAS) on the SDSU campus. The Functional Genomics Core Facility and the Animal Resource Wing facilities and equipment are available to support research activities in the areas of abiotic and biotic stresses to plants, infectious diseases, microbiology, and bioproducts.

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities 

The department provides a rich selection of experiences for students, from the undergraduate research in over 20 laboratories, to international travel experiences, and internships in healthcare and industry. Students may also participate in numerous clubs and organizations related to their academic programs.

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