Kirk Anders

Professor of Biology, Department Chair

I am interested in genes, chromosomes, and genomes: how they contribute to the traits of an organism, how they are transmitted during replication or cell division, and how they can change from generation to generation. My research makes use of viruses...

Kirk Anders

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

B.A. Biology, Whitman College, 1987

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

BIOL 105 - Information Flow in Biological Systems

BIOL 105L - Phage Discovery Lab

BIOL 106 - Energy Flow in Biological Systems

BIOL 207/L - Genetics and Lab

BIOL 337 - Developmental Biology

BIOL 399 - Advanced Topic: Genomic Medicine


I am interested in genes, chromosomes, and genomes: how they contribute to the traits of an organism, how they are transmitted during replication or cell division, and how they can change from generation to generation. My research makes use of viruses that infect bacteria, and my students and I use molecular biology and bioinformatics methods to make discoveries about the diversity of viruses in the world, how the virus genes work, and how the viruses may evolve.