Ryan Elsenpeter

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Assistant Professor of Biology
Co-chair of Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Center 220C

Additional Positions 

Co-chair of Biochemistry

Degrees 

Ph.D. Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of Missouri - Kansas City
M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Missouri - Kansas City
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Biography 

Ryan Elsenpeter, Ph.D., joined the biology department in 2013 after receiving his Ph.D. in cell biology and biophysics from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

His teaching ranges from General Biology I to Genetics, as well as upper-division courses related to genetics and molecular biology. His doctoral work and current research focuses on better understanding the functional role of the cytoplasmic molecular motor complex dynein in the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Undergraduate student researchers from his lab have presented their work at national research conferences.

In addition to research in the laboratory, Elsenpeter has actively participated in course and curriculum assessment with multiple conference presentations in those areas.