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Susan Bandoni Muench

Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 257

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 has been 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 Fall 2020


Curriculum Vitae


  • 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


  • BIOL 117: Gen Biol:Cells,Genetics,Evol

    An introductory course in the biological sciences covering cells, information coding and transfer, evolution, and diversity of unicellular organisms. This course will emphasize examples from both the plant and animal kingdoms using an integrated approach. Counts for general education only when taken with BIOL 116. Intended for science majors and other well-prepared students. Prerequisites: High School biology and chemistry. Offered every fall

  • BIOL 210: Nutrition

    The biology and chemistry of nutrients are discussed with special emphasis on their role in human physiology. Normal nutrition throughout the life cycle, nutrition in sports, weight management, and diseases resulting from improper nutrition are also considered. May not be used toward the major. Prerequisites: One 100-level course in biology. Offered every fall.

  • BIOL 388: Exp:M/Health&Dev World