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Andrea Schwarzbach

Dr. Andrea Schwarzbach  

Andrea Schwarzbach, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Evolutionary Biology and Genomics


Doctoral degree in Biology from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Master’s degree from Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany

CV/VITAE: schwarzbach.pdf

Classes Taught:

The University of Texas, Brownsville, 2006-present:
Medical Biochemistry (BMED4310)​

Introductory Molecular Biology (BMED1104)​
Advanced Molecular Biology (BMED 4260)
Pharmacology for Health Care Professionals (HPRS 4300)​
Medical Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology (BMED 4220)
Introductory Medical Laboratory II (BMED1111, online)
Evolutionary Medicine (BMED 1109)
Evolution (BIOL 4301)
General Biology I (BIOL 1306)- Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Biology III (BIOL 2343)- Evolution/Diversity
General Biology III Lab (BIOL 2143)- Evolution/Diversity
Concepts in Biology 1, non-major course (BIOL 1308)
Topics in Biology: Phylogenetics (BIOL 4370/5370)
Topics in Biology: Biogeography (BIOL 4370/5370)
Topics in Biology: Economic Botany (BIOL 4370/5370)
Topics in Biology: Genomics (BIOL 4370/5370)
Topics in Biology: Applied Botany (BIOL5370)​
Lab Topics in Biology: Genomics lab (BIOL 4170/5170)
Biological Internships (BIOL 4390)
Research Problems in Biology (BIOL 4399)
Research Problems in Biology Laboratory (BIOL 4199)
Graduate Biological Research Problems (BIOL 6365)
Biology Seminar (BIOL 4100)
Thesis I (BIOL 7300)
Thesis II (BIOL 7301)
Independent Research I and II (BMED3121/22)​ 

Kent State University, 2001 - 2005:
Plant Taxonomy (BSCI 4/5/70276)
Molecular Ecology (BSCI 4/5/70282)
Economic Botany (BSCI 30277)
Molecular Systematics and Phylogenetics (BSCI 40/50/70164)
Introduction to Bioinformatics (BSCI 40/50/70165) co-taught with Computer Science

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Evolutionary Biology, Phylogenetics, Systematics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Medical Botany, Economic Botany.

Previous Positions and Where:

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2001-2005. Research Associate, Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1998-2000. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology and International Center for Tropical Ecology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO 1996-1998.

contact information

Office hours:
Tuesday - 2:00pm- 6:00pm
Thursday - 11:00am- noon
Other days by appointment

Office: BRHP 1.121
Phone: 956-882-5057
Fax: 956-882-5771

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