Faculty & Staff
Tammy C. Tobin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Office Location: Natural Sciences Center - Rm 234F
PHD, Texas A&M Univ College Station
BS, Cornell University
Tobin is a molecular biologist whose research focuses on the bacteria that live in extreme coal mining-impacted environments. She and her students are interested in determining how these resident bacteria impact, and are impacted by their unusual environments, and in identifying new bacterial species that may make products of medical or industrial significance.
Her recent publications include identifying novel thermophilic nitrogen-cycling bacteria living in the hot soils above the Centralia, Pa., coal mine fire, and evaluating the impacts that bacteria have on ongoing remediation efforts in Shamokin Creek, a waterway severely impacted by acid mine drainage.
She teaches Genetics, Immunology, Virology and Microbiology, as well as The Science of Food course for non-majors. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology.
- BIOL-010 Issues in Biology
- BIOL-201 Genetics
- BIOL-312 Microbiology
- BIOL-313 Microbiology Lab
- BIOL-400 Immunology
- BIOL-401 Immunology Lab
- BIOL-502 Biology Internship
- BIOL-504 Independent Study
- BIOL-510 Student Research I
- BIOL-511 Student Research II
- BIOL-550 Explorations in Biology
- BIOL-560 Interdisciplinary Explorations Biology