Carol A. Fassbinder-Orth, PhD

Carol A. Fassbinder-Orth, PhD

Carol A. Fassbinder-Orth, PhD

Professor
Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Biology

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • BIO 201: General Biology
  • BIO 449: Animal Physiology
  • BIO 450: Animal Physiology Lab
  • BIO 451: Microbiology
  • BIO 539: Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases

Biography

Carol Fassbinder-Orth received her BS from Iowa State University in Genetics in 2003 and her PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. Dr. Fassbinder-Orth has been a faculty member in the Biology Department at Creighton University in Omaha, NE since 2008. Her areas of teaching expertise include microbiology, disease ecology, and physiology. Her general research foci are ecoimmunology and disease ecology, with specific interests in honey bee disease dynamics.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

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Editing and Reviews

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Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Virology, Ecoimmunology, Zoonotic diseases

Current Research Projects

  • 1. Development of an immortal honeybee cell line
    2. Physiological markers of aging in honeybees
    3. Effects of pesticides on honeybee behavior

Grant Funding Received

  • Effects of Buggy Creek Virus Infection on Avian Bone Development. C.A. Fassbinder-Orth, Mohammed Akhter, James Platz. Submitted to Creighton’s Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research fund
  • Avian Immune Responses to Ectoparasites and Alphaviruses. Submitted to Creighton College of Arts and Sciences Research Incentive Award

Awards and Honors

  • Creighton Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Creighton University, 2011