As of August 1, 2008 I will be retired from teaching at Shepherd. I continue as a Research Professor of Biology. My telephone and email will remain the same for the time being. When on campus, I may be found in BY201.
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B.A. Biology, Austin College, Sherman, Texas 1965
Ph.D. Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman 1970
Major students interested in continuing their education leading to careers
in health related professions such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary
Medicine. PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES For information about medical
schools and medical education in the United States and Canada, go to the
Association of American Medical Colleges Academic Medicine Web Site at http://www.aamc.org/
I am interested in the biology of slime molds, most particularly cellular
slime molds or dictyostelids. I have a continuing project to discover the
variety, the distribution and occurrence of cellular slime molds world-wide.
To this end, I have made collections of dictyostelids from many parts of
the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico as well as
Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Guinea
and Ecuador in the new world and from the Russian Far East, Thailand, Guam,
Tahiti, New Zealand and Macquarie Island in Asia and the Pacific. I would
like to understand more about the natural history and ecology of slime molds.
Biology major students who wish to do so are welcome to consider designing
a required research project (BIOL 415) or an elective project associated
with slime mold biology under my direction and with my cooperation.
For more information and links concerning slime molds, go to the Myxo
Web Page at http://www.wvonline.com/myxo/