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Elizabeth Hutchison

Associate Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 359

Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2013.

Office Hours Fall 2020


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, UC Berkeley, 2011

  • B.S. in Microbiology, NC State University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Polyploidy and genetic diversity

  • Nonself recognition in fungi


  • BIOL 222: Principles of Genetics

    An in-depth treatment of heredity, the gene, and the function of genetic material at the individual and population levels. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. BIOL 117 and BIOL 119 and MATH 112 or MATH 221. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 211 or CHEM 223.

  • BIOL 349: Principles of Microbiology-Lec

    An introduction to microorganisms, including Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryotes, and Viruses. Topics include cell structure and function, cultivation, genetics, metabolism, ecology, evolution, and diversity of microbes. The role of microorganisms in human health and disease will also be examined. Laboratory activity complements lecture material. Prerequisites: BIOL 271 or 222. Credits: 4(3-3)

  • BIOL 383: Graduate School & Work Seminar

    The purpose of this seminar is to help seniors through the process of applying to graduate school, and/or determining options for working in biology after graduation. Applications for most graduate programs are due in January or February. By the end of this course, each student should have selected several programs to apply to, contacted the programs and potential advisors, have some understanding of financing for graduate school, and have the majority of their application completed. For students not planning to apply to graduate school, parallel assignments will prepare them to apply for a position as a lab or field technician or research fellow. NOTE: This course may not be used for Biology elective credit. Graded on a S/U basis. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Biology. Offered every fall.