Richard Plunkett

Associate Professor of Teaching

Other Titles: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program Advisor (Medical and Molecular Biology Concentration)
Office: SCI 163
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 250.807.9650

Research Summary

oxidative stress defences in anaerobic bacteria; microbe/metal interactions (e.g. Cu, U, As) and the role of microbes in biogeochemical cycles; antimicrobial peptides

Courses & Teaching

microbiology; biochemistry; prokaryotic physiology


PhD, The University of New Mexico

Research Interests & Projects

science education research; effects of active learning on student motivation and metacognition; Team-Based Learning (TBL) in undergraduate science classes

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Steering Committee; Chair, Research and Scholarship Committee
Team-Based Learning Collaborative


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