Michele D. Zwolinski
OFFICE: Science Lab Building 305M (this is a "half"-floor, if you
find the Microbiology Labs on the third floor, go up one more flight
of stairs to the door labeled Microbiology Offices)
FALL OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 2:00 pm; Wednesdays 12:00 pm. and by
My Research Interests
I study the role of microorganisms in extreme environments
including the Great Salt Lake. My recent projects involve
collecting microorganisms from the lake to study in the
laboratory. We are also sequencing the 16S rRNA gene to help
in identifying the organisms for a better understanding of the
lake's diversity and ecology.
Several students have presented our work at regional meetings.
Course materials are now on WebCT. Follow the links below
to see the course syllabi.
Geomicrobiology - 3 credits, lecture and lab
Microbial Ecology - 4 credits, lecture and lab
Elementary Public Health - 3 credits, lecture, general
Introduction to Microbiology - 3 credits, lecture, general
Directed Readings - 1 or 2 credits - An opportunity to explore
a microbiological topic that interests you and write a review.
Directed Research - 1 or 2 credits - Participate in a
laboratory-based research experience and learn advanced
microbiological techniques. Some students present their work
at scientific meetings. Students interested in doing a
research project are encouraged to apply for funding through the
Office of Undergraduate Research.
Yellowstone Photos 2007