Dr. Robert Sorensen, Professor

PhD | Faculty

Address: Office: 277 Trafton Science Center S
Phone: 507-389-1280
Email: robert.sorensen@mnsu.edu


  • PhD, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Invertebrate biology, especially the ecological and evolutionary interactions between animal parasites and their hosts

Research in my laboratory focuses on the population biology, evolution, and genetics of host-parasite interactions by utilizing molecular and organismal approaches in the laboratory and the field. This work encompasses two related areas: host-parasite coevolution and the genetic structure of parasite populations.

I teach a wide variety of courses within the department at all levels ranging from BIOL 105 for incoming majors to BIOL 316 and BIOL 420 for upper-level students. I receive a great deal of satisfaction from the opportunity to help Biology majors think about their career options and choose the coursework that will help them reach their personal and professional goals.

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