Robb Van Putte, Ph.D.
Harvey C. Pitt and Winifred Ann Pitt Professorship of Biology
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: VS 223A
Phone: (618) 537-6930
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
B.A., Wittenberg University
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.
Currently, I teach the following courses in the biology curriculum:
Principles of Biology I
Readings in Biology
I also teach in the University's Honors Program.
Phycological Society of America
Phi Kappa Phi
Illinois Academy of Science