BIMS

Faculty

Dr. Tom BenoitContact Dr. Benoit Dr. Tom Benoit

Professor of Biology, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Teaching Areas:

  • BIOL 3403 Foundations of Microbiology
  • BIOL 1301/BIMS 1101 Biology of Unicellular Organisms
  • BIMS 4X91 Advanced Microbiology – Public Health
  • BIMS 4X92 Advanced Microbiology – Microbial Genetics
  • Capstone Research

Research Interests:

Bacillus spores and hydrocarbonclastic bacteria from oil seepage sites

Education:

  • PhD in Microbiology, Texas Tech University
  • MA; BS in Biology, University of Texas at Arlington
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danalee Dr. Dana Lee

Assistant Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:

  • BIOL 3460 Genetics
  • BIMS 4320/4120 Molecular Cell Biology/MCB Lab
  • BIMS 4X92 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Capstone Research

Research Interests:

Applications of molecular techniques to the study of bats.

Education:

  • PhD in Biology, Oklahoma State University
  • BS, MS in Biology, Angelo State University
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Dr. Paul PyentaContact Dr. Pyenta Dr. Paul Pyenta

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Teaching Areas:

  • CHEM 1405/1406 Foundations of Chemistry I&II
  • CHEM 3441/3442 Biochemistry I&II
  • CHEM 4334 Biophysical Chemistry
  • Capstone Research

Research Interests:

Antibody structure and chemistry

Education:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Cornell University
  • BS in Chemistry, BS in Mathematics, Wayne State University
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Dr. Larry SharpContact Dr. Sharp Dr. Larry Sharp

Associate Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:

  • BIOL 2401/2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology I&II
  • BIOL 3430 Human Physiology
  • PREP 2105/2106 Pre-Health Professions Seminar I&II
  • BIMS 2199/3299 Medical Terminology
  • Capstone Research

Research Interests:

Nutrition and human performance

Education:

  • DC, Parker College of Chiropractic
  • BS in Mathematics, Tarleton State University
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Dr. Gary WilsonContact Dr. Wilson Dr. Gary Wilson

Professor of Biology

Chair, Department of Biology

Teaching Areas:

  • BIMS 1300 Intro to Scientific Research
  • BIOL 3410 Microbiology
  • BIMS 4X91 Advanced Microbiology – Physiology
  • Capstone Research

Research Interests:

Physiology of bacterial spores, Environmental microbiology, and Science Education

Education:

  • PhD, MS in Microbiology, Texas Tech University
  • BS in Education, University of Texas at El Paso

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