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, Chair of Natural Sciences, and Faculty Director of Advising

 Pronouns: she/her/hers  Email:  Phone: 608-363-2349  Schedule an Appointment  Office: Room 335, Sanger Center for the Sciences

I am a molecular biologist specializing in plant pathology and food microbiology.

I use 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, I’m an avid science fiction reader, gardener, and crafter.

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