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Dr. Ruth Plymale

Prof. Ruth PlymaleAssociate Professor

Courses taught: General Biology I laboratory, Freshman Research Experience, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Research Capstone


Phone: 870-245-5081

Degrees & experience:

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2006, Entomology 
B.S. University of Arkansas, 2000, Botany

Current research:

My research focuses on microbial ecology questions that can be addressed through course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE) and independent undergraduate research.  Current courses and projects include the SEA-PHAGES program and the influence of environmental factors on bacterial antibiotic production.

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