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
January 23, 2017
Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
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