Office Hours spring 2014

  • Monday 130-220
  • Tuesday 1200-1245
  • Wednesday 130-220
  • Friday 130-220




  • Systematics of Parasitic Helminths

  • Phylogenetic Reconstruction

  • Host-Parasite Coevolution & Biogeography


Susan Bandoni Muench

Professor of


Integrated Science Center 257
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Muench has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1991
  • M.S., University of British Columbia, 1985
  • B.S. in Biology, University of British Columbia, 1983
My Classes

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 235:
M/Disease&the Developing World

    An examination of the biology of disease in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This course will explore the biology of infectious diseases and their influences on history and culture of these regions as well as the social and economic impact of disease for contemporary societies. Topics addressed will also include prospects for change through current scientific research on treatment and control. Prerequisites: BIOL 117 and BIOL 119. Offered every spring

BIOL 306:
Evolutionary Biology

    An examination of the patterns and processes of evolution from the perspective of several subdisciplines within biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 203 and BIOL 222. Offered every fall

BIOL 342:

    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. Prerequisites: BIOL 203 and one of BIOL 215, BIOL 241 or BIOL 242. Offered every spring