Biology Department

Heidi Sleister

Research Interests:
Cell cycle, chromosome transmission, yeast functional genomics, yeast as model organism for human disease, behavioral genetics.


David Senchina

Student research assistants and I study how the human immune system is influenced by two supplemental/alternative therapies: exercise and herbal medicine.  After collecting blood from human volunteers, we examine how the behaviors of white blood cells change in response to therapy.  Our research is multidisciplinary, involving elements from immunology, exercise physiology, and botany.

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University News
July 22, 2016
Drake University took a powerful step this summer in renewing its commitment to the growth and development of the Drake Neighborhood when University officials hired Drake alumnus Nick Valdez to the position of Neighborhood and Community Relations Manager.
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