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Faculty and Staff

Biology Faculty and Staff

Biology faculty and staff have mailboxes in TE132 on the main Butte Campus


Full-time Faculty


Gary Lechner (Department Chair)

Courses
Human Anatomy; Anatomical Preparations; Ecology & Field Biology

Education
M.S. Biology, California State University-Chico
B.S.  Biology, California State University-Chico

Interests
Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing

Contact: LS 136; Phone: (530) 893-7416; Email: lechnerga@butte.edu



Dr. Mike Matiasek

Courses
Microbiology

Education
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of California-Davis
B.A. Biochemistry, University of Colorado-Boulder

Interests
Production and Evaluation of Microbial Fermentation Products
The Structure and Function of the Human Microbiome
Identification of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

Contact: LS 104; Phone: (530) 895-2277; Email: matiasekmi@butte.edu



Dr. Shahroukh Mistry

Courses
Introduction to Biology; Sustaining Life on Earth; Zoology

Education
Ph.D. Ecology, University of New Mexico
M.S. Ethology, University of Tennessee
M.Sc. Zoology, M.S. University of Baroda
B.Sc. Zoology, M.S. University of Baroda

Interests
Plant-Animal Interactions
Bat Biology & Ecology
Climate Change and Conservation Biology

Contact: LS 135; Phone: (530) 879-4345; Email: mistrysh@butte.edu



Dr. Jill Terra

Courses
Human Biology; Microbiology; Human Anatomy; Anatomical Preparations;

Education
Ph.D. Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, University of California-Los Angeles
B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Iowa

Interests
Evaluation of Microbial Fermentation Products
Microbial Pathogenesis

Contact: LS 132; Phone: (530) 879-4135; Email: terraji@butte.edu



Suzanne Wakim

Courses
Introduction to Biology; Introduction to Human Biology; Current Issues in Biology;
Current Issues in Biology (honors);

Education
M.S. Plant Biology, UC Davis
B.S. Biology, Loyola University

Interests
Science writing - text books, lab manuals and interactive content
Developing Online Learning Resources for students and instructors
Awesome course design

Contact: LS 109; Phone: (530) 879-4319; Email: wakimsu@butte.edu

 

Dr. Andrea White

Courses
Cell and Molecular Biology; Microbiology

Education
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Illinois-Urbana
M.S. Microbiology, University of Illinois-Urbana
B.A. Biology, California State University-Chico

Interests
Bacterial Physiology and Genetic Regulation
Roles of Microbes in Nature
Pre-health Club Advisor

Contact: LS 103; Phone: (530) 895-2274; Email: whitean@butte.edu



Dr. Mike Williams

Courses
Introduction to Biology; Ecology & Field Biology; Botany

Education
Ph.D. Botany, University of Washington
M.S. Botany, University of Tennessee
B.S. Botany, University of California-Santa Barbara

Interests
Plant Systematics
Physiological Ecology
Desert Floristics
Biofilteration

Contact: LS 110; Phone: (530) 895-2252; Email: williamsmi@butte.edu



Kelly Wood

Courses
Human Biology; Human Physiology

Education
M.S. Biology, California State University-Chico
B.S. Biology, California State University-Chico

Interests
Role of Integration in Systems to Assure Good Health

Contact: LS 108; Phone: (530) 895-2580; Email: woodke@butte.edu

 


Associate Faculty

Associate Faculty may be contacted via email or by leaving a phone message at (530) 895-2589

Juan Araujo araujoju@butte.edu

Stacey Bearden beardenst@butte.edu

Ed Butler butlered@butte.edu

Allen Dixon dixonal@butte.edu

Bethany Dorin dorinbe@butte.edu

Robert Dubie dubiero@butte.edu

Allen Dixon dixonal@butte.edu

Stephanie "Stevie" Foster fosterst@butte.edu

Julie Jenks jenksjubutte.edu

Jeff Mabry mabryje@butte.edu

Katherine Newman newmanka@butte.edu

Joshua Parent parentjo@butte.edu

Betsy Renfro renfrobe@butte.edu

Kathy Stone stoneka@butte.edu

Emily Symmes symmesem@butte.edu

Darhl Whitlock whitlockda@butte.edu

Thaddaeus Winzenz winzenzth@butte.edu


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Gary Fugle

Email: fuglega@butte.edu

Katya Yarosevich

Email: yarosevk@gmail.com


Staff

Cari Plyley

Administrative Assistant
TE 132; Phone: (530) 879-6106; Email: plyleyca@butte.edu

Erik Hohenstein

Senior Lab Tech
LS 123; Phone: (530) 895-2843; Email: hohensteiner@butte.edu

Alexander 'Iestyn' Roughton

Senior Lab Tech
LS 123; Phone: (530) 895-2489; Email: roughtonal@butte.edu

 

Stockroom Student Assistants

Harry Burleson; Andi Goss; Georgia Gregory; Aline Ingelson-Filpula;
Hannah Marlow; Coral Olynyk; Chris Tominello; Katina Scalia; Chaye VanKeuren

 

 

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