Dr. Frederick Boyd, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida, Medical Science and Physiology
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Zoology
Both my mother and father were raised on farms, my dad went to college on a sheep judging scholarship and slept in the sheep barns throughout his undergraduate career at the University of Wisconsin in the 1930s! He continued with his studies and received his Ph.D. in Agronomy and Soils in 1937. He and my mother moved to the Everglades in 1938.
I received my Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Florida, having studied and published numerous papers on the effect of insulin in cultured neuronal and glial cells. After graduate school I did postdoctoral training at Yale, University of Massachusetts and Sloan Kettering Institute in NYC under Joan Massague’ studying Transforming Growth Factor- Beta and growth inhibition. Subsequently, I established a lab at the University of Minnesota, where I continued my research and developed a method to identify growth inhibited cells and genes that act as dominant suppressors of cell cycle.
Since 2017 I have taught at Dine College in beautiful Tsaile, Arizona in the Four Corners region. I teach Anatomy and Physiology for majors and non-majors and upper division courses in Cell and Molecular Biology. I am the advisor of the pre-professional club and am involved in collaborative research and training projects with the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
Dr. Boyd’s Resume
Dr. Boyd’s Interest
Anatomy and Physiology (Bio 160, Bio 201, Bio 202); Cell and Molecular Biology (Bio 344)
Dr. Boyd’s Publications
When I’m not in Tsaile, I’m in Phoenix with my wife (weekends) or on SV Joy, my 36′ Pearson 365 ketch sailboat in Florida (long vacations)
Advisees, Please Setup a meeting time with Dr. Boyd.
Dr. Shazia Tabassum Hakim, Professor
Post Doctorate South Carolina Center of Biotechnology, Claflin University
Ph.D., University of Karachi, Microbiology
M.Sc. University of Karachi, Microbiology
B.Sc., University of Karachi, Microbiology
Tuba City Professor (Microbiology/Biomedical Sciences/Anatomy & Physiology)
Diné College, Tuba City, AZ, 86045
(928) 283-5113 Ext:7520
“We Rise By Lifting Others”
Dr. Shazia Tabassum Hakim is a Microbiologist/ Biologist with expertise in Public health services, Research, Academics, Diagnostics, Molecular biology & Cell culture techniques. She has more than 19 years of bench experience at numerous Clinical/ Diagnostic & Research laboratories of Pakistan & US (particularly as Microbiologist & Serologist). She also served as Professor, Chairperson, and Dean Faculty of Science & Research at Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan, Director Allied Health Science at Canadian Academy of Health Professionals, Toronto, Canada, and Lead Instructor, Med. Laboratory Science Program, Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology, Scarborough, Canada.
She has Educational qualifications and certifications in Medical Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Biosafety, Clinical Research and Scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) in Microbiology from American Society for Microbiology, Canadian College of Microbiologists, Claflin University, USA, University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Karachi, Pakistan.
With a proven commitment to high academic and organizational standards/ exemplary program quality/ implementing appropriate information; she is continuously involved in coordinating and reviewing technical/ research projects; job task planning, communication & train fellow colleagues, junior staff and youth to enhance the overall applied learning experience.
Dr. Hakim’s research interests includes environmental health (water contamination), Search for new antibiotics (soil bacteria), drug design and discovery for the treatment of infections caused by MDROs (multi drug resistant organisms) using latest available models including microRNAs replacement technology, and application of quantitative analytic methods towards innovative approaches for the improvement of human health.
Dr. Oleksandr Makeyev, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Clarkson University, Engineering Science
M.S., Taras Shevchenko National University, Statistics
B.S., Taras Shevchenko National University, Mathematics
Botany, Geology, Climate Change, Sampling and Monitoring, Plants and Climate, Revolutionary Thought, Biology.
Who am I
I’m a naturalist with a broad background in diverse natural sciences with prime interest in field work and conservation. I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country where I spent all my time outside learning about flowers and wildlife, and also seeing the impact of farming on wild beauty. At 8 years old I said I would show people the beauty of nature and not to kill or destroy it, and basically that’s what I do: to help others see the fragility, complexity,and beauty and help to preserve it.
I have taught in many different colleges, universities, and field schools, including a Field Program in New Zealand, alpine vegetation in the Alps, landscape ecology in the San Juans, CO, as well as working summers as naturalist for NPS, Audubon Society, fire-lookout, and guide including to ANWR , Alaska
Conservation of flora, endangered species, biodiversity, especially tundra plants, landscape ecology conservation.
Various botanical inventories and reports of endangered flora in Maine, reports resulting from grants at DC relating to air quality, climate change.
Passionate rescuer of stray dogs and cats, mentor for Animal Care Club; developed Animal Plan for college, work with various rescue groups to get strays to good homes. Mentor for Green Club; this year proposed a plan to the board for recycling to be brought to DC, involve my students in field trips, such as geology classes yearly to the Grand Canyon.
Advisees, Please Setup a meeting time with Ms. Margaret Mayer
Dr. Babatunde Ojo, Professor
Ph.D., University of Toledo, Medicinal Chemistry
M.S., University of Toledo, Medicinal Chemistry
M.S., Ahmadu Bello University, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
B.S., University of Lagos, Chemistry
(928) 283-5113 Ext. 7525
Dr. Donald Robinson, Jr., Associate Professor
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management, Physiology
M.A., Maharishi International University, Science of Creative Intelligence
M.S., Maharishi International University, Physiology
M.S., The University of Akron, Biology
B.S., Northern Arizona University, Biology
Dr. Carmella Kahn, Assistant Professor
DrPH, University of Arizona, Public Health
MPH, University of Arizona, Public Health
BS, University of Arizona, Microbiology
Shiprock North Campus Room 102
Dr. Scott Bender, Professor
DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Washington State University
DVM -Doctor of Veterinary Medicine -Oregon State University
BVs – Veterinary Science – Washington State University
BS – Animal Science – Oregon State University
BS – Biochemistry/Biophysics – Oregon State University
Professor/Veterinarian, Tsaile campus
Barbara A. Klein, Associate Professor
M.S., Iowa State University, Microbiology
M.A., Clarke College, IA., Computer Application in Ed.
B.A., Mercyhurst College, PA, Chemistry
Dr. Rajneesh Verma, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas, Polymer Chemistry
M.S., University of Delhi, Chemistry/Biochemistry
B.S., University of Delhi, Chemistry
Dr. Paul Stephan Prueitt, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University Texas at Arlington, Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of North Texas, Education Administration Mathematics: topology, real analysis
M.A., Southern Methodist University, Pure Mathematics, Abstract Algebra
B.A., University Texas at Arlington, Philosophy and Mathematics
Dr. Christopher Dickerson, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Health Services Research, Policy & Administration
M.S., University of Minnesota, Health Services Research, Policy & Administration
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University, Biology
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, Political Science
Dr. Kevin Webster, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University, Geology
M.Sc., Indiana University, Geology
B.A., University of Colorado, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Geology
Dr. John Murray, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Clemson University, Engineering
M.S., University of South Florida, Engineering
B.S., University of South Florida, Engineering
Dr. Michael P. Begaye, Professor
Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Chemistry
M.S., University of New Mexico, Chemistry
B.S., Fort Lewis College, Chemistry
Willis Tsosie, Instructor
M.S., Montana State University, Information Processing & Communication
B.S., Rocky Mountain College, Computer Science
A.A., Little Big Horn College, Data Processing
Dr. Chengde Wang, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Mathematics
M.S., Beijing Biss International School, Mathematics
B.S., Beijing Biss International School, Mathematics