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
April 23, 2017
Prudence, a two and-a-half year old English bulldog owned by Angela and Tom Miller of Des Moines, won the 38th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University.
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