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Dr. Robyn A. Puffenbarger

Dr. Robyn A. Puffenbarger

Professor of Biology

  • Department Chair of Biology & Environmental Science
  • Advisor, BC EcoAction

Department: Biology and Environmental Science

Contact information

Education and certifications

  • Education: B.S., Biology, Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Immunology, Medical College of Virginia; Postdoctoral research, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Teaching Fields

  • Genetics, biochemistry, immunology, ornithology, introductory majors and non-majors biology, bioethics

Research areas and specializations

  • Molecular biology of gene expression; DNA barcoding; impacts of pedagogical strategies on student learning outcomes

Personal interests

  • Bird-watching, Frisbee golfing, Virginia certified master gardener