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B.A., Lawrence University, magna cum laude, 2004

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2010

Courses Taught

BIOL208: Microbiology

BIOL289: Genetics and Evolution

BIOL345: Molecular Biology

BIOL347: Food Microbiology

Amy Briggs

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biology

 Email: briggsa@beloit.edu  Phone: 608-363-2349  Schedule an Appointment   Room 335, Sanger Center for the Sciences

Amy Briggs is a molecular biologist specializing in plant pathology and food microbiology. She uses biochemistry, microscopy, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and genetics techniques to study the molecular mechanisms used by plants to combat infectious diseases and used by microbes to cope with the environmental stresses of cheese production. Outside of the classroom and laboratory, Amy is an avid science fiction reader, gardener, and crafter.

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