Cynthia Church, PhD

Telephone: (303) 615-0217
Office Location: Science 2037


Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Biology
Campus Box 53
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO. 80217-3362

To give you some idea about who I am, I teach on a full-time basis in the MSU Denver, Department of Biology. My courses include invertebrate zoology, parasitology, genetics. and general biology online. I teach a study abroad course in the Galápagos Islands titled "In Darwin's Footsteps" and an intensive marine biology course in Monterey Bay, California. Please check back for details about upcoming trips. Prior to coming to Metro, I was a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College in Ohio. In my dissertation work, which I completed in 1996 at CU-Boulder, I examined the role of a nuclear gene, PET100, in the cytochrome c oxidase assembly pathway in yeast. The study combined molecular genetics including cloning and characterization of PET100 (see JBC 1996 and BC 2005), with cell biology using confocal fluorescence and electron microscopy (see J. Exp. Bio 1998). Prior to beginning my doctoral research, I received a master's degree in parasitology. My thesis project was a taxonomic study of the cestodes of the round stingray from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.
Intestinal Infections in Humans in the Rocky Mountain Region
Invertebrate Zoology | General Genetics | Parasitology | In Darwin's Footsteps | Advising

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