Michael Baltzley

Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost

503-838-8832 | baltzlem@wou.edu
DFSC 114

At WOU since

09/16/2011

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.1 - 3 p.m.1:30 -2:30 p.m.

Course schedule

Fall 2020
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
10295 BI211 PRINCIPLES BI:CELLS & GENETICS TR 0830-0950 ONLINE CRS
10295 BI211 PRINCIPLES BI:CELLS & GENETICS - ONLINE CRS
10296 BI211L LAB: PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY - ONLINE CRS

Teaching focus

Following is my teaching schedule for the next two academic years

 

BI 211 Principles of Biology I: Fall 2013, Fall 2014
BI 213 Principles of Biology III: Spring 2014, Spring 2015
BI 315 Cell Biology: Winter 2014, Winter 2015
BI 324 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: Fall 2014
BI 434 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology: Spring 2015
BI 437 Neurobiology: Spring 2014

 

For descriptions and past course syllabuses, please click here.

Research areas

Broadly, I am interested in how nervous systems evolve to create novel behavioral patterns. I have studied locomotion in nudibranch gastropods (sea slugs) and sensory neurons in leeches. My research involves quantifying animal behavioral patterns in different species, identifying neurons that underlie those behaviors, and comparing the features of those neurons in different species. Below is a link to the current projects I am working on. If you are interested in gaining research experience studying invertebrate behavior and nervous systems, please come talk to me!

Current projects




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