Robb Van Putte, Ph.D.

Robb VanPutteProfessor of Biology

Harvey C. Pitt and Winifred Ann Pitt Professorship of Biology

Office: Voigt Science Hall 223A

Phone: (618) 537-6930


Ph.D., Texas A&M University

B.A., Wittenberg University

Research Interests

My research interests are currently focused in two areas:

1.  To better understand the mechanisms by which microorganisms sense and respond to environmental stress.

2.  To explore the use of algae as a renewable source of biodiesel.

Teaching Interests

Currently, I teach the following courses in the biology curriculum:

Principles of Biology I


Cellular Biology


Plant Physiology

Senior Thesis

Readings in Biology

I also teach in the University's Honors Program.

Professional Interests

Phycological Society of America

Phi Kappa Phi

Illinois Academy of Science