Wendy Haggren

Senior Instructor
Office: Osborne Center B349
Email:  whaggren@uccs.edu
Phone:  (719) 255-4156

Education:
1989
PhD in Microbiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX

Research Interests:

Communication between bacterial cells during formation of a biofilm; antibiotic resistance among soil-dwelling bacteria.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 2030 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2130 Microbiology Laboratory
  • BIOL 3100 Microbiology: Bacteriology/Mycology
  • BIOL 3110 Bacteriology/Mycology Laboratory
  • BIOL 3140 Microbiology: Virology

Student Research Projects

  • Undergraduate:  none
  • Graduate:  none

Student research opportunities

A variety of projects are available or will be considered, such as those (a) regarding communication between bacterial cells during formation of a biofilm (such as those forming dental plaque); (b) investigating the incidence and prevalence of antibiotic resistance among soil-dwelling bacteria in and around farms and ranches in Colorado; (c) examining the ability of antibiotic-resistance bacterial cells to protect non-resistant cells in mixed or in pure culture.