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Faculty & Staff

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    Robin S. Kurtz

    Distinguished Faculty Associate

    2515 Microbial Sciences Building
    Office: 608-263-1781


B.S. 1978 University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. 1984 University of Wisconsin
Postdoctoral Research: University of Wisconsin

Areas of Study

Teaching laboratory director, B.S. degree program advisor, and undergraduate teaching


  • Microbiology 101: General Microbiology
  • Microbiology 303: Biology of Microorganisms
  • Microbiology 304: Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
  • Microbiology 330: Host-Microbe Interactions
  • Microbiology 527: Physiology of Microorganisms Laboratory
  • Microbiology 551: Physiological Diversity of Procaryotes Laboratory


  • Although my primary interest and role is to teach, coordinate, and develop the Microbiology laboratory classes and advise Microbiology and Biology majors, I have become very active in service to the University. I was a member of ASEC for 6 years and I serve on several committees, including the University Bookstore Board and University Honors Committee.
  • CALS and L&S Undergraduate Advisor - Microbiology and Biology