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WOU Faculty

Michael Baltzley

Assistant Professor of Biology


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Course schedule: Spring 2014
30068 BI213 PRIN OF BIOLOGY MTWF 0800-0852 NS 103
30069 BI213 PRIN OF BIOLOGY MTWF 0900-0950 NS 103
30075 BI213L LAB:PRIN OF BIOLOGY R 0800-1050 NS 204
30077 BI213L LAB:PRIN OF BIOLOGY R 1130-1420 NS 204
31273 BI437 NEUROBIOLOGY MWF 1300-1350 NS 215
31274 BI437L LAB:NEUROBIOLOGY W 1400-1650 NS 202
30074 BI213L LAB:PRIN OF BIOLOGY T 1030-1320 NS 204






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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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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.


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