Lois Girton

Academic Adviser III, Biology and Genetics
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Genetics
Lois Girton

I have held my current position for just over five years.   I visit with prospective students and advise current students, particularly those in their first year of the program.  I coordinate the Freshman Learning Community and teach the orientation class, GEN 110.  Prior to this appointment, I was a Lecturer for Agronomy (teaching GEN 320) and Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (teaching BBMB 301), an Extension Program Specialist in corn genomics with Dr. Patrick Schnable, and a Teaching Laboratory Coordinator for Genetics and Cell Biology labs.  I taught at Des Moines Area Community College for a year.  I was also on faculty at a private university for several years where I taught Human Anatomy and Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Biology Orientation, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology.  All of these experiences inform my work with undergraduate students and I am especially pleased to promote the superb Genetics program at Iowa State University.

Area of Expertise: 
Learning Community
BSc, Honors Genetics, University of Alberta, 1974 PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Plant Pathology, 1986
MSc, Genetics, University of Alberta, 1977
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Plant Pathology, 1986
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