Roberta C. Barbalace, Tsaile Science Faculty
M.S., Colorado State University, Animal Science
M.S., Miami University, OH—Botany
B.A., Rutgers University, NJ—Biology and Chemistry
Dr. Frederick Boyd, Tsaile Science Faculty
Ph.D., Physiology, University of Florida
B.S., Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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University of Florida, Physiology, B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zoology
Who Am I?
I was born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida on the edge of the Everglades a long time ago. Santa used to come to our house on an airboat! My mother was born in southern Wisconsin (Clinton), her mother was born in Denmark and emigrated to the United States. Her father’s family came to the New World in the 1630s. My father was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, his mother was born in Berne, Switzerland and moved to the United States in the 1890s. His father’s family came to the New World in the 1740s after the Scots were defeated at the Battle of Colloden and their uncle beheaded in the Tower of London.
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.
Anatomy and Physiology (Bio 160, Bio 201, Bio 202); Cell and Molecular Biology (Bio 344)
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)
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Kathryn Hartzell, Shiprock Science Faculty
MAT, Pacific University College of Education
Barbara A. Klein, Tsaile Science Faculty
M.S., Iowa State University, Microbiology
Oleksandr Makeyev, Tsaile Faculty
PH.D., Clarkson University
Valiollah Manavi, Shiprock Faculty
M.S., Southern Illinois University
John Murray, Tsaile Faculty
PhD, Clemson University, Engineering
Dennis Price, Shiprock Faculty
B.S., University of Arizona
Anne C. Semrau, Tsaile Science Faculty
M.S., Antioch New England, Environmental Studies
B.S., University of Texas, Chemistry
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Willis Tsosie, Tsaile Faculty
M.S. Montana State University
Cheng Wang, Tsaile Faculty
Ph.D., Arizona State University