I enjoy discussing topics in physiology and toxicology in the contexts of chemical pollution and global climate change. I currently teach or co-teach the following courses and my goal is to address relevant topics in an active learning space that welcomes diversity of ideas and perspectives.

1.Physiology of Global change (Offered Every Spring)

This course is taught at a graduate student level (SMS 598), but is open to upper level undergraduate students (SMS 491). The course addresses traditional
comparative physiology and biochemistry topics, and includes modern advances and approaches in comparative physiology (e.g., next generation sequencing approaches). The course material is presented in the context of rapid environmental change, examining how physiological systems are affected by climate change and chemical pollution.

2.Integrative Marine Sciences IV: Comparative Physiology, Cell and Molecular biology (Offered Every Spring)

This class is co-taught with Dr. Paul Rawson and is a core-requirement course for SMS undergraduate students. This hands-on laboratory based writing intensive course integrates comparative physiological principals in examining thermal physiology of intertidal mussels and their response to changing ocean temperatures.

3.Molecular Mechanisms of Human Diseases (Offered Every Winter)

This is a week-long intensive laboratory course for University of Maine Honors College students. The course is offered at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, ME and covers three broad topics on environmental health and links to human diseases.