Biology Labs Online is the result of the collaborative efforts of several individuals and groups:


Robert Desharnais, Ph.D. is a professor of Biology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he teaches courses in introductory biology, biometrics, genetics, population genetics, ecology, and population modelling. He is currently Director for Biological Science of the Virtual Courseware Project, an NSF- and CSU-funded project with the goal of using information technology to improve science education. He received a B.A. in biology from University of Massachusetts in Boston and an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. His current research include the study of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory in population ecology and the dynamics of intertidal mussel communities.

Jeffrey Bell, Ph.D. is a professor of Biology at California State University, Chico, where he teaches courses in genetics, introductory biology, evolution, and molecular biology. He received a B.S. in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California . His research interest is in the molecular mechanisms that control development of animals and in the role that these molecular mechanisms have played in evolution.


David Caprette, Ph.D., is the content contributor for MitochondriaLab and EnzymeLab. He is a laboratory coordinator for the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University, where he teaches laboratory courses in introductory biosciences, physiology, microbiology, cell biology, and electron microscopy to undergraduate and graduate students. He received his B.S. in biology from Case-Western Reserve University in 1974 and his Ph.D. in regulatory biology from Cleveland State University in 1982. His current research interest is in molecular control mechanisms for cell differentiation.

Jennifer Lundmark, Ph.D., is the content contributor for CardioLab. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento. She teaches lecture and laboratory courses in introductory anatomy and physiology, as well as advanced systemic physiology, to undergraduate and graduate students. She received her B.S. in Physiology from University of California, Davis in 1989, and her Ph.D. in Systemic Physiology from U.C. Davis in 1996. While her graduate research was in the area of myocardial metabolism, she is presently focusing her energies on science education.

James E. Mickle, Ph. D. is the content contributor for LeafLab. He is an associate professor in the Department of Botany at North Carolina State University, where he teaches introductory courses in biology and botany and advanced courses in paleobotany and plant geography to undergraduate and graduate students. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Botany from Ohio State University, and his Ph. D. in Botany from Ohio University. His current research is in paleobotany and in plant morphology.


Review Board
The review board members are on call to help us answer those many little annoying but important questions that pop up during a project of this magnitude:

Tony Yates, Seminole Community College
Sue Karcher, Purdue University
Susan Reimer, St. Francis College

Faculty Reviewers

Paul Arriola, Elmhurst College
Bob Atherton, University of Wyoming
Steven Berg, Winona State University
Al Burchsted, College of Staten Island
Linda Burroughs, Rider University
Jerry Button, Portland Community College
Jon Cassista, Dartmouth College
Richard Cheney, Christopher Newport University
William Cohen, University of Kentucky
Miriam del Campo, Miami Dade Community College
Alyce DeMarais, University of Puget Sound
Doug Gaffin, University of Oklahoma
Richard Glick, Winson-Salem State University
Elizabeth Godrick, Boston University
Laszlo Hanzely, Northern Illinois University
Jenna Hellack, University of Central Oklahoma
Marielle Hoefnagels, University of Oklahoma
James Horwitz, Palm Beach Community College
Barbara Johnson-Wint, Northern Illinois University
Gail Jones, Texas Christian University
Sue Karcher, Purdue University
Peter Kish, Southwestern Oklahoma State
James Kring, Roane State Community College
Vic Landrum, Washburn University
Barbara Liedl, Central College
Harvey Liftin, Broward Community College
Ann Lumsden, Florida State University
Jacqueline McLaughlin, Pennsylvania State University, Berks-Lehigh
Terry Pavlovitch, Pasadena City College
Susan Reimer, St. Francis College
Laurel Roberts, University of Pittsburgh
Steve K. Roof, Fairmont State College
Wayne Seifert, Brookhaven College
Peter Sherman, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Marilyn Shopper, Johnson County Community College
Michael Stokes, Western Kentucky University
Staria Vanderpool, Arizona State University
Gabrielle Wienhausen, UC San Diego
Roberta Williams, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Tony Yates, Seminole State College

Media and Editorial Staffs

Michelle LaMar, Software Engineer
Rachel Smith, Graphic Designer
John Daly, Web Developer
Arleigh Farrell, Web Developer
Kathleen Willbanks, Communications Coordinator
Lou Zweier, Director
Eric Cheng, Web Designer
Chuck Schneebeck, Business Developer

CSU Los Angeles
David Risner, Software Engineer

Access to Biology Labs Online is provided by the Virtual Courseware Project. Development was partially supported by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. © 2002-2016 California State University.

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