Mary Preuss, PhD

Mary Preuss

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
470 E. Lockwood Ave, WEBH 9A
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 246-4211
marypreuss34@webster.edu

EDUCATION

1992–1996: BS in Biology with an emphasis in Plant Biotechnology (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
1996–2002: PhD in Plant Biology (University of California, Davis, CA)
2002–2008: Postdoctoral Research in Plant Cell Biology (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO)

COURSES FREQUENTLY TAUGHT

Essentials of Biology I and II
Plant Physiology
Phage Discovery
Research Methods
Careers Seminar
Independent Research in Biology

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

Plant Cell Biology: Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying plant cell growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

Microbial ecology: Cataloging the diversity of microbes, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic, in freshwater systems using high-throughput sequencing technology

Bacteriophage Discovery: Identification and characterization of phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, in the environment