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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 – Assessing surface water quality and sources of pollution, using chemical (nutrients, etc. ) and biological (invertebrates) monitoring

 

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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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