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Susan Bandoni Muench

Chair and Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 332A
585-245-5309
bandoni@geneseo.edu
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Dr. Muench has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Dr. Susan Bandoni Muench is Professor of Biology and is an evolutionary biologist interested in host-parasite coevolution. For more than 20 years, she has studied schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease prevalent in Africa and Latin America. She was awarded the Spencer J. Roemer supported professorship for 2012-2015 to support her teaching and research in Ghana. Dr. Muench heads a summer study abroad program in Ghana that introduces students to public health issues through cultural and ecological excursions.

Office Hours Spring 2022

  • Tuesday 2:30-3:45 p.m. face to face
  • Wednesday 8:-9:00 p.m. virtual
  • Friday 1:00-2:15 p.m. face to face

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1991

  • M.S., University of British Columbia, 1985

  • B.S. in Biology, University of British Columbia, 1983

Research Interests

  • Systematics of Parasitic

  • Systematics of Phylogenetic Reconstruction

  • Host-Parasite Coevolution & Biogeography

Classes

  • BIOL 342: Parasitology-Lec

    Examines parasites and parasitism, emphasizing the influence of parasites on the ecology and evolution of free living species, and the role of parasites in global public health.

  • BIOL 342: Parasitology-Lab

    Examines parasites and parasitism, emphasizing the influence of parasites on the ecology and evolution of free living species, and the role of parasites in global public health.