Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
rcossabo
Biology

Russ Cossaboom

Lecturer

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
hdawson@umflint.edu
Biology

Heather Dawson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: B.S., Biology, University of Michigan; M.S., Ecosystems Biology (Aquatic), Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior, Michigan State University

Relevant Experience: Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2004-2009

Teaching Areas: wildlife ecology and management, wildlife policy and law, conservation biology, ecology, introductory biology

Courses Taught: BIO 111 (Organismal Biology); BIO 423/523 (Wildlife Ecology & Management)

Research Interests: invasive species ecology, aquatic invasive species management, fisheries management, fish population dynamics, simulation modeling

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
kahollis@umflint.edu
Biology

Karmen Hollis-Etter, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Epidemiology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana; M.S., Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Western Illinois University; B.S., Agriculture, Animal Science, Western Illinois University

Relevant Experience: Over 13 years of college level teaching in Introductory Biology, College Biology, Environmental Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Biostatistics, Microbiology, Nature Study, Organismal Biology, Pathophysiology, River Ecology, Zoology

Teaching Areas: Animal behavior, biology, epidemiology, human anatomy and physiology, mammalogy, wildlife diseases, wildlife ecology, wildlife techniques

Courses at UM-Flint: BIO 167 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I); BIO 168 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II)

Research Interests: Wildlife epidemiology especially zoonotic diseases, urban wildlife, terrestrial mammal ecology, animal behavior

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
eamal@umflint.edu
Biology

Elizabeth Malinowski

Lecturer

Education: B.S., Wilkes College, 1978; M.S., Biology, Shippensburg State University, 1981

Teaching Areas: Anatomy, histology.

Courses Taught: BIO 167 (Anatomy & Physiology I), BIO 407/507 (Human Macroscopic Anatomy), BIO 408/508 (Comparative Anatomy), BIO 418/518 (Lectures in Histology & Organology), BIO 419/519 (Histology & Organology Labs)

Research Interests: Hibernation physiology, biogeography.

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
jmilita@umflint.edu
Biology

Julius Militante, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Education: B.S., Basic Medical Sciences, University of the Philippines (Manila); M.S., Pharmacology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX); Ph.D., Pharmacology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)

Relevant Experience: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - (electrophysiology of ion channels), Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine (Goettingen, Germany), Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO), Albert Einstein Universtiy College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)/(epigenetics of Alzheimer's disease), Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL)

Teaching Areas: anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience

Courses Taught: BIO 326 (Cell Biology); BIO 432/532 (Mammalian Physiology); BIO 434 (Human Anatomy), Special topics (Basic Pharmacology)

Research Interests: epigenetic mechanisms of metastasis in cancer cells, epigenetics of neural plasticity, exercise physiology

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
jennmil@umflint.edu
Biology

Jennifer Miller

Lecturer

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
frankmis@umflint.edu
Biology

Frank Miskevich, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor


Research

    My primary research interest is molecular neural development.  In particular, I am interested in the signaling pathways and gene activity which shapes the architecture of the brain.  My current focus is on the role of cilia and growth factors which control the formation of brain ventricles.  I use zebrafish as a model system, and we are making a series of genetically modified zebrafish to alter normal signaling pathways in the brain.

 

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
myerslab@umflint.edu
Biology

Steve Myers, Ph. D.

Full Professor and Chair

Education: B.S., Biology, University of California-Davis, 1972; M.S., Biology, San Diego State University, 1978; Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Michigan, 1983; Postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of California at Berkeley

Teaching Areas: Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Neuroanatomy-Physiology, Regional Anatomy; Renal Physiology.

Courses Taught: BIO 326 (Cell Biology), ANE 533/BIO 445 & 545 (Regional Anatomy), BIO 167 Lab (Human Anatomy and Physiology)

Research Interests: Anatomy, physiology and molecular biology of the inner ear; instructional innovations in neuroscience.

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
dsander@umflint.edu
Biology

Jerry Sanders, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Education: B.S., Botany/Zoology, 1979; M.S. Zoology, East Texas State University, 1985; Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1994

Teaching Areas: General Microbiology, Medical Bacteriology, Immunology, and Pathology.

Courses Taught: BIO 425 (Immunology); BIO 436 (Applied & Environmental Microbiology); BIO 438 (Medical Bacteriology); BIO 485 (Pathology)

Research Interests: Microbial pathogenesis and molecular genetics of Haemophilis somnus with specific interest in vaccine development.

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
jislater@umflint.edu
Biology

Jill Slater, Ph. D.

Lecturer

Education: BS Environmental Engineering (University of Michigan); BA Computer Science (Wayne State University); PhD Physiology (Wayne State University)

Teaching Areas: I am fascinated with cells and how they work, and am privileged to teach in this area.

UM-Flint Courses Taught: BIO 113 (Principles of Biology); BIO 326 (Cell Biology); BIO 328 (Genetics); BIO 432 (Mammalian Physiology); BIO 467/468 labs (Molecular Biology of Prokaryote/Eukaryote); BIO 477 (Senior Seminar)

Other Courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry for Pre-Nursing

 

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
jsucic@umflint.edu
Biology

Joe Sucic, Ph. D.

Professor

Education: B.A. Biology, Thiel College, 1984; M.S. Microbiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988; Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992

Teaching Areas: Genetics, Molecular Biology of Procaryotes, Molecular Biology of Eucaryotes, Molecular Genetics of Cancer.

Courses Taught: BIO 328 (Genetics), BIO 467 (Molecular Biology of Procaryotes), BIO 468 (Molecular Biology of Eucaryotes), BIO 501 (Graduate Seminar)

Research Interests: Structure, function, and trafficking of secretory system endoproteases; role of endoproteases in metastasis.

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
kltang@umflint.edu
Biology

Kevin Tang, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Education: B.A., Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 1995; Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2002.

Relevant Experience: Postdoctoral Researcher, American Museum of Natural History; Postdoctoral Fellow, Loyola University Chicago; Postdoctoral Researcher, Saint Louis University.

Teaching Areas: Cell Biology, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Ichthyology, Vertebrate Anatomy.

Courses Taught: BIO 104 (Biology: Its Human Implications II Laboratory), BIO 326 (Cell Biology Laboratory), BIO 328 (Genetics), BIO 455/555 (Biology, Ecology, and Management of Fishes), BIO 596 (Seminar).

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
dviele@umflint.edu
Biology

Dennis Viele

Lecturer

Education: B.S., Biology, University of Michigan-Flint, 1989; M.S., Ecosystem Biology/Physiology, Eastern Michigan University, 1993

Teaching Areas: Human physiology, zoology, mammalogy and cellular biology.

Courses Taught: BIO 103 (Human Implications I); BIO 104 (Human Implications II); BIO 167 (Anatomy & Physiology I); BIO 168 (Anatomy & Physiology II); BIO 301 (Biostatistics); BIO 326 (Cell Biology); BIO 421 (Mammology); BIO 431 (Camparative Animal Physiology); BIO 432 (Mammalian Physiology); BIO 446 (Animal Behavior); BIO 475 (Biology of Aging)

Research Interests: Natural history and physiology of bats and rodents, recently started nutritional studies of Michigan Ruffed Grouse and bats of Papua New Guinea.

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
pware@umflint.edu
Biology

Margaret (Peg) Ware

Lecturer

Education: B.S., University of Michigan-Flint, 1993; M.S., Biology, Eastern Michigan University, 1999

Teaching Areas: Microbiology, anatomy and physiology.

Courses Taught: BIO 167 (Anatomy & Physiology I); BIO 168 (Anatomy & Physiology II); BIO 407 (Human Macroscopic Anatomy); BIO 408 (Comparative Anatomy); BIO 434 (Human Anatomy); BIO 435 (Microbiology); BIO 436 (Applied & Environmental Microbiology)

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
wittjill@umflint.edu
Biology

Jill Witt, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3360
Email:
teresay@umflint.edu
Biology

Teresa Yoder-Nowak

Lecturer

Education: B.S., Biology, University of Michigan-Flint, 2005; M.S., Biology, University of Michigan-Flint, 2007

Teaching Areas: Ecology, Organismal, Conservation and Field Biology, Herpetology

Courses Taught: BIO 111 (Organismal Biology), BIO 327 (Ecology), BIO 460/560 (Conservation Biology), BIO 480/580 (Field Biology), BIO 483/583 (Special Topics), BIO 502 (Topics in Organismal Biology)

Research Interests: Natural History and Ecology of Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds (with particular emphasis on population dynamics, species interactions and habitat use of terrestrial salamanders and lizards in Michigan)