Liesl McCormick, PhD

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Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

Biology 160 | Special Topics: The Biology of Iron Man

Biology 170 | Human Genetics

Biology 204 | General Biology II

Biology 350 | Developmental Biology

Biology 360 | Special Topics: Neurobiology


PhD in Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore in 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. in 2007

Publications (as Liesl Van Ryswyk)

Van Ryswyk, L., Simonson, L., Eisen, JS. The role of inab in axon branching of an identified zebrafish motoneuron, in review.

Seredick, SD., Hutchinson, SA., Van Ryswyk, L., Talbot, JC., Eisen, JS. Suppression of Kolmer-Agduhr interneuron characteristics within axial motoneurons by zebrafish Lhx3 and Lhx4, submitted.

Seredick, SD., Van Ryswyk, L., Hutchinson, SA., Eisen, JS. (2012). Zebrafish Mnx proteins specify one motoneuron subtype and suppress acquisition of interneuron characteristics. Neural Development, 7:35.

Wilkes, DE., Bennardo, N., Chan, CW., Chang, YL., Corpuz, EO., DuMond, J., Eboreime, JA., Erickson, J., Hetzel, J., Heyer, EE., Hubenschmidt, MJ., Kniazeva, E., Kuhn, H., Lum, M., Sand, A., Schep, A., Segeeva, O., Supab, N., Townsend, CR., Van Ryswyk, L., Watson, HE., Wiedeman, AE., Rajagopalan, V., Asai, DJ. (2009). Identification and characterization of dynein genes in Tetrahymena. Methods Cell Biol 92, 11-30.

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Douglas C. Strain Science Center 205 (Forest Grove)
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