Robb Van Putte, Ph.D.

Robb VanPutteHarvey C. Pitt and Winifred Ann Pitt Professorship of Biology

Professor of Biology

Office: VS 223A

Phone: (618) 537-6930


Education


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

Genetics

Cellular Biology

Microbiology

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