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Photo of Dr. Sheryl Zajdowics

Sheryl Zajdowicz
Department Chair


303-615-0223



swaltonz@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2040

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 9:30am-11:30am | Tuesday - 9:30am-10:30am | Thursday - 9am-11am

Campus Box Number:
53


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Erin Bissell
Assistant Professor


303-615-0242



ebissell@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2066

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 10:30am-12:30pm | Thursday - Noon-2pm | Friday - 11:30am-12:30pm

Bissell Office Hours Teams Channel

Campus Box Number:
53


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Christy Carello
Professor


303-615-0236



carello@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2046

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 11:15am - 12:30pm | Tuesday - 10:45am-Noon | Thursday - 10:45am-12:45pm | Friday - 9:30am-11am

Campus Box Number:
53


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Maria Cattell
Lecturer


303-615-0777



mcattell@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2057

Campus Box Number:
53


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Cindy Church
Professor


303-615-0217



churchcy@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2037

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (via Teams): Tuesday - 1:30pm-3pm | Wednesday - 1:30pm-3pm | Thursday - 1pm-3pm

Church Office Hours Teams Channel 

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Cindy Church's Personal Website



Jonathan Dyhr
Assistant professor


303-615-5954



jdyhr@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2030

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 1pm-3pm | Wednesday - 9am-11am | Thursday - 10am-11am

Dyhr Office Hours Teams Channel

 

Campus Box Number:
53


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Rebecca Ferrell
Professor


303-615-0211



ferrellr@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2033

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 2:30pm-5pm | Thursday - 1pm-3:30pm

Campus Box Number:
53


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Joan Foster
Professor


303-615-0429



fosterjl@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
SI 2034

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 11am-Noon | Tuesday - Noon-2pm | Wednesday - 11am-Noon | Friday - 9:45am-10:45am

Campus Box Number:
53


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Jennifer Gagliardi-Seeley
Professor


303-615-0226



jgaglia1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2041

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday - 2pm-4pm | Tuesday - 11am-Noon

Gagliardi-Seeley Office Hours Teams Channel

Campus Box Number:
53


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Robert Hancock
Professor


303-615-0231



rhancoc5@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2044

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 2pm-3:40pm  |  Thursday - 9:30am-11:10am and 2pm-3:40pm

Campus Box Number:
53


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Clare Hays
Professor


303-615-0210



haysc@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2032

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 8am-10am

Hays Office Hours Teams Channel 

 

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Clare Hays' Personal Website



Jason Kolts
Associate Professor


303-615-0219



jkolts@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2038

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams) - Monday - Thursday - 11am-12:15pm

Kolts Office Hours Teams Channel

Campus Box Number:
53


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Hsiu-Ping Liu
Professor


303-615-0221



hliu1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2039

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Tuesday - 8am-9:30am | Wednesday - 3pm-5pm | Thursday - 8am-9:30am

Liu Office Hours Zoom Channel 

 

 

Campus Box Number:
53


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Fordyce Lux III
Professor


303-615-0230



fluxiii@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2042D

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday - 10:30am-Noon | Tuesday - 2pm-4pm

Lux Office Hours Teams Channel

Campus Box Number:
53


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Christopher Meloche
Associate Professor


303-615-0234



cmeloche@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2045

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday - Noon-2pm  |  Tuesday/Thursday - 1pm-2pm 

Campus Box Number:
53


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Vida Melvin
Assistant Professor


303-615-0239



vmelvin@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2062

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Tuesday - 10am-11:30am

Campus Box Number:
53


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Doug Petcoff
Professor


303-615-0208



petcoff@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2031

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday - 1:45pm-3pm | Thursday - Noon-2:30pm

Campus Box Number:
53


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Anil Rao
Professor


303-615-0216



raoa@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2036

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday/Wednesday - Noon-1:50pm / 3:30pm-4:00pm | Friday - 9am-11am

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Anil Rao's Personal Website



Jeff Simpson
Professor


303-615-0235



simpsonj@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2035

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday - 2pm-3pm | Tuesday - 12:20pm-1:50pm | Wednesday - 2pm-3:30pm | Thursday - 12:20pm-1:20pm

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Jeff Simpson's Personal Website



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Helene Ver Eecke
Associate Professor


303-615-0238



vereecke@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2060

Office Hours:

Fall 2020 (on Teams): Monday-Thursday - 12:15pm-1:30pm

Campus Box Number:
53


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Bio:

Helene Ver Eecke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She specializes in extreme microbiology; and is a founding member and intercollege-liaison of the Beer Industry program.

Ver Eecke served as senior microbiologist for an industrial fermentation company where her skills of screening, cultivating, and optimizing microbes were expanded to large scale processes. She has been a professor of biology at numerous institutions and is currently a tenure-track professor at MSU Denver. Her research lab on campus is used to study various projects including brewing, bioremediation and extremophiles.

Ver Eecke has been involved in the conceptualization and actualization of the Beer Industry program, including co-developing the fermentation science course curriculum. As an avid home-brewer, she’s excited to further foster collaborations with the brewing community and expand brewing operations programs at MSU Denver.

Her work in extreme microbiology has been featured in NASA Magazine, Science Daily and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal to name a few. In 2012, Ver Eecke was one of the scientists to help define new limits of microbial life in undersea volcanoes, the findings of which were published in the PNAS journal titled “Hydrogen-limited growth of hyperthermophilic methanogens at deep-sea hydrothermal vents”. Her more recent work includes an article published in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems journal in 2016 titled “Linkages between mineralogy, fluid chemistry, and microbial communities within hydrothermal chimneys from the Endeavor Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge.”

Ver Eecke received her doctorate in microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010 and a bachelor’s in biology from McDaniel College in 2005.

 



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