Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Entomology. Oklahoma State University 1993
M.S. Biology. Midwestern State University 1987
B.S. Biology. Midwestern State University 1983
Joined University in: 2000
Anatomy & Physiology, Physiology, Histology, General Zoology, Literature and History of the Biological Sciences, Special Topics in Biology
My area of research interest is primarily animal physiology, especially physiology of arthropods. My interests include lipid metabolism and fatty acid composition in animals and the pathogenesis of disease-causing organisms and their relationship with host vectors. Current research includes lipid and constituent fatty acid composition in the hemolymph of arachnids, analysis of lipids in milk from various rodent populations, and a survey of beetles at the Dalquest Research Study Site in the Chihuahuan Desert, West Texas.