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Dr. Teresa Thiel

Teresa Thiel

Dr. Teresa Thiel, Interim Dean, is a Professor of Biology and has served as the Senior Associate Dean of the college since 2001. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Case Western Reserve University, and then did postdoctoral research at the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University before joining the faculty in the Department of Biology at The University of Missouri - Saint Louis. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Thiel was instrumental in collaborating with the math department on the development and implementation of the Math Technology Learning Center, located in the JC Penney Conference Center, which serves all math students.  She has served both the campus and the UM System on a variety of committees, including Faculty Senate, Inter-campus Faculty Council, Research Board, and the UM System post-tenure review committee.  Dr. Thiel has regularly taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the biology department and is a faculty member in the Biochemistry and Biotechnology program, which she helped to establish. She has also maintained an active, externally-funded research program in molecular biology. Her research includes undergraduate and graduate research students and she is active in professional service as a member of the editorial board of a major microbiology journal.

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