Bonnie Bolkan, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Douglas C. Strain Science Center 308
Areas I Teach 

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 200L | Intro Bio:  Flow of Energy Lab

Biology 201 | Intro Bio:  Flow of Information

Biology 201L | Intro Bio:  Flow of Information Lab


PhD in Genetics, Cornell University, 2007

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Willamette University, 2001

Published Works and Presentations

Bolkan BJ, Kretzschmar D. 2014. Drosophila Tau is an essential protein for development and adult neuronal stability. Dev Neurobiol. Jun 7. doi: 10.1002/dner.22199.

Cook M, Bolkan BJ, Kretzschmar D. 2013. Increased actin polymerization and stabilization interferes with neuronal function and survival in the AMPKg mutant loechrig. PLoS One. 25;9(2):e89847.

Hunter C, Bolkan BJ, Rubins M, Chmielewski J, Goldberg, ML, Christensen T. Characterization of Drosophila DNA Pol Delta. In Process. 

Bolkan BJ, Kretzschmar D. 2012. Drosophila BACE is an essential protein required for adult glial survival. J of Neuroscience. Nov 14;32(46):16181-92

Wentzell JS, Bolkan BJ, Carmine-Simmen K, Swanson TL, Musashe DT, Kretzschmar D. 2012. Amyloid precursor proteins are protective in Drosophila models of neurodegeneration. Neuroscience of Disease. Apr;46(1):78-87

Bolkan B, Kretzschmar D. 2009. The role of Microtubule Associated Proteins in progressive neurodegeneration. A. Dros. Res. Conf. 50: 418A

Bolkan BJ, Booker R, Goldberg ML, Barbash DA. 2007. Developmental and cell cycle progression defects in Drosophila Hybrid Males. Genetics. Dec; 177(4):2233-41

Bolkan BJ, Williams BC, Goldberg ML. 2007. Characterization of toys are us (trus) and its role in ecdysone signaling. A. Dros. Res. Conf. 48. Ecdysone Workshop Presenter.

Bonaccorsi S, Giansanti MG, Bolkan BJ, Williams BC, Goldberg ML and Gatti M. 2007. The Drosophila Lkb1 kinase is required for spindle formation and asymmetric neuroblast division.

Development. Jun; 134(11):2183-93.

Bolkan BJ, Gatti M, Goldberg ML. 2006. Phenotypic and molecular characterization of the toys are us gene and its possible linkage to ecdysone signaling. A. Dros. Res. Conf. 47: 742C