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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Biological Sciences Faculty

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/dir/faculty.html

Click a letter to find faculty alphabetically: A, B, C, E, F, GH, K, L, M, P, R, S, T, V, W, Y, Z.

Penny Knoblich Chair

Dr. Penny Knoblich ~ Professor
Email – penny.knoblich@mnsu.edu
Office – 240 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5736        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of North Dakota & D.V.M. , Iowa State University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/knoblich/index.html
Research Interests – Physiology of blood flow as it relates to hypertension; electrical stimulation to enhance blood flow in diabetic patients

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Lois Anderson Ms. Lois Anderson ~ Assistant Professor / Director
Email – lois.anderson@mnsu.edu
Office – 246 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-2417        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – M.A. , Minnesota State University Mankato
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/anderson/index.html
Interests – My responsibilities include assisting students in the internship application process and coordinating internships for the respective programs. I enjoy the interaction with students and welcome the opportunity to introduce others to the allied health professions.

 

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Mike BentleyDr. Michael Bentley ~ Professor
Email – michael.bentley@mnsu.edu
Office – 343 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5730        Fax – 507-389-2788

Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/bentley/index.html
Research Interests – Image analysis of kidney vasculature and circulation, in hypertension and other disease conditions.

 

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Rachel BergstromDr. Rachel Bergstrom ~ Fixed Term Instructor
Email – rachel.bergstrom@mnsu.edu
Office – 140 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1257        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Mayo Clinic
Teaching focus: BIOL 320: Cell Biology

 

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Rachel CohenDr. Rachel Cohen ~ Assistant Professor
Email – rachel.cohen@mnsu.edu
Office – 341 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1256        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D.
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/cohen/index.html
Research Interests – Behavioral physiology

 

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Christopher ConlinDr. Christopher Conlin ~ Associate Professor
Email – christopher.conlin@mnsu.edu
Office – 279 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5737        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Case Western Reserve University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/conlin/index.html
Research Interests – Molecular genetics and physiology of Salmonella and E. coli, especially esterases, lipases and autotransporter proteins

 

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Brad CookDr. Bradley Cook ~ Associate Professor
Email – bradley.cook@mnsu.edu
Office – 143 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5728        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of Montana
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/cook/index.html
Research Interests – Wetland ecosystem ecology including the effects of hydrologic connectivity and invasive plants on whole system structure and function

 

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Victor EsenabhaluVictor Esenabhalu, PhD ~ Assistant Professor / Fixed Term
Email – victor.esenabhalu@mnsu.edu
Office – 273 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-6423        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree:  Ph.D. - University of Graz, Austria
Teaching Focus: Human Physiology/Human Anatomy

 

 

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Shannon FisherDr. Shannon Fisher ~ Professor and Water Resources Center Director
Email – shannon.fisher@mnsu.edu
Office – 140 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5690        Fax – 507-389-5493
Degree – Ph.D. , South Dakota State University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/fisher/index.html
Research Interests - Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries Biology, Watershed Management, and Biotic Relationships with Water Quality Impairments

 

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Geoffrey GoellnerDr. Geoffrey Goellner ~ Associate Professor
Email – geoffrey.goellner@mnsu.edu
Office – 345 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5873        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D.,
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/goellner/index.html
Research Interests – Polyglutamine proteins and neurodegenerative disease

 

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Kelly GrussendorfDr. Kelly Grussendorf, PhD ~ Fixed Term Instructor
Email – kelly.grussendorf@mnsu.edu
Office – 142 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1258        Fax – 507-389-2788
Teaching focus: BIOL 211: Genetics

 

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Marilyn HartDr. Marilyn Hart ~ Professor
Email – marilyn.hart@mnsu.edu
Office – 335 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5732        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Saint Louis University
Website –http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/hart/index.html
Research Interests – Functions of Actin capping protein subunits in the murine myocardium; regulation of actin dynamics

 

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John KrenzDr. John Krenz ~ Professor
Email – john.krenz@mnsu.edu
Office – 141 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5735        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of Georgia
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/krenz/index.html
Research Interests – Ecology, evolution and behavior of animals

 

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Beth LavoieDr. Bethann Lavoie ~ Associate Professor
Email – bethann.lavoie@mnsu.edu
Office – 347 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5499        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of Minnesota
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/lavoie/index.html
Research Interests – Science Education: Professional development, assessment, diverse cultures and problem solving

 

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Alison MahoneyDr. Alison Mahoney ~ Associate Professor
Email – alison.mahoney@mnsu.edu
Office – 271 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-2787        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin - Madison
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/mahoney/index.html
Research Interests – Evaluating taxonomic races of plants using observations in the field, garden experiments, and chromosome counts

 

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Gregg MargDr. Gregg A. Marg ~ Professor
Email – gregg.marg@mnsu.edu
Office – 274 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5731        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Cornell University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/marg/index.html
Research Interests – Fermentation of lactic acid and its use as industrial feed stock

  

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Steve MercurioDr. Steven Mercurio ~ Professor
 Email – steven.mercurio@mnsu.edu
Office – 337 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5966        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/mercurio/index.html
Research Interests – Toxicology of paraquat and prooxidant-induced inflammation; pesticide runoff determination; impact of tamoxifen on estrogen-induced endocrine disruption

 

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Beth ProctorDr. Beth Proctor ~ Professor
Email – bertha.proctor@mnsu.edu
Office – 336 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5697        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , SUNY-Buffalo
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/proctor/index.html
Research Interests – Evaluating nutrient flux in aquatic ecosystems and responses of biological indicators to environmental stressors, particularly responses of aquatic invertebrates to disturbances. Recently, my research has expanded to include determining if allelopathic chemicals are present in exotic/invasive aquatic plants (e.g., Reed canary grass).

 

 

 

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Chris RuhlandDr. Christopher T. Ruhland ~ Professor
Email – christopher.ruhland@mnsu.edu
Office – 272 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1323        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Arizona State University
Website http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/ruhland/index.html
Research Interests – Effects of global climate change on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems and the effects of ultraviolet light on plant production

 

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Tim SecottDr. Timothy Secott ~ Associate Professor
Email – timothy.secott@mnsu.edu
Office – 276 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-2266        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Purdue University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/secott/index.html
Research Interests – Investigation of genes and molecular mechanisms used by pathogenic mycobacteria to initiate and establish intestinal infections in mammals.

 

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David SharlinDr. David Sharlin ~ Assistant Professor
>Email – david.sharlin@mnsu.edu
Office – 342 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1085        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2007
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/sharlin/index.html
Research Interests – Thyroid hormone action in development; thyroid hormone transporters; auditory system development; thyroid disruptors (endocrine disruptors).

 


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Paulkani SiddelaPaulkani Siddela ~ Adjunct Faculty
Email – paulkani.siddela@mnsu.edu
Office – 338 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1261        Fax – 507-389-2788
Teaching focus: Biology 105: General Biology

 

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Robert SorensenDr. Robert Sorensen ~ Associate Professor
Email – robert.sorensen@mnsu.edu
Office – 277 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1280        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Purdue University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/sorensen/index.html
Research Interests – Invertebrate biology, especially the ecological and evolutionary interactions between animal parasites and their hosts

 

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Sarah SuskovicSarah Suskovic ~ Fixed Term Instructor
Email – sarah.suskovic@mnsu.edu
Office – 334 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-6196        Fax – 507-389-2788
Teaching focus: Human Physiology, Human Anatomy

 

 

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Daniel TomaDr. Daniel Toma ~ Associate Professor
Email – daniel.toma@mnsu.edu
Office – 344 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1197        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D.,
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/toma/index.html
Research Interests – Genetics, particularly behavioral genetics of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and cattail (Typha) genetics

 

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Christopher VoegeleChristopher Voegele ~ Adjunct Faculty
Email – christopher.voegele@mnsu.edu
Office – 338 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1261        Fax – 507-389-2788
Teaching focus: Biology 220: Human Anatomy; Lab Instructor

 

 

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Dorothy WrigleyDr. Dorothy M. Wrigley ~ Professor
Email – dorothy.wrigley@mnsu.edu
Office – 278 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-5738        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , Hahnemann Medical College
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/wrigley/index.html
Research Interests – Food borne pathogens; biofilms; development of immunological defenses

 

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Brittany ZieglerDr. Brittany Ziegler ~ Assistant Professor
Email – brittany.ziegler@mnsu.edu
Office – 340 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1086        Fax – 507-389-2788
Degree – Ph.D. , North Dakota State University
Website – http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/ziegler/index.html
Research Interests – Biology education

 

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Stephanie ZojoncStephanie Zojonc ~ Fixed Term Instructor
Email – mailto:stephanie.zojonc@mnsu.edu
Office – 346 Trafton Science Center S
Phone – 507-389-1778        Fax – 507-389-2788
Teaching focus: Biology of Women; Our Natural World; and Biological Laboratory Experiences for Elementary Teachers

 

 

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