Science Building, Room 236B
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Ph. D. University of Tennessee (Microbiology), 1996.
B.S. California State University, Long Beach (Microbiology major, Chemistry minor), 1990.
I have taught many courses here at CWU, most of which are associated with microbiology, but also teach general biology, environmental studies, courses affiliated with the STEP program, and freshman advising courses. In recent years, I have taught Introductory Biology (BIOL 101), General Microbiology (BIOL 323), Virology (BIOL 421), Medical Microbiology (BIOL 426, BIOL 426L), Environmental Microbiology (BIOL 420), Environmental Studies (ENST 302), and Biology Senior Seminar (BIOL 499S) courses. Clicking on the highlighted courses will link you to the syllabi for those courses.
My research interests center around microbial ecology and physiology. My recent research has focused on the microbial ecology and microbial activities associated with Soap Lake, a saline alkaline lake in central Washington (for details visit NSF Microbial Observatory at Soap Lake). I have an active research lab with many opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Recent student projects have included
If you are interested participating in research in my lab, I do expect a serious commitment of time and intellectual effort, and that you will present the products of your research at SOURCE and other venues.
The final Natural Science Seminar of the Fall Quarter will be this Friday, December 5th, at 3:00 pmNatural Science Seminar Friday Nov. 7th "From Snakes In Washington To Lizards In Mexico: A 20-Year Journey Of Discovery With CWU Students"
Natural Science Seminar FRIDAY Nov. 7th "From Snakes in Washington to Lizards in Mexico: A 20-Small Mammals, Big Road Studying And Enabling Biodiversity Along I-90 In The Snoqualmie Pass Area
Please join the Museum of Culture and Environment for a talk by Dr. Kris Ernest, Dept of Biological