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Dr. Robert D. Hinrichsen

Assist. Prof. of Biology

Indiana Univ. of PA


Electronic Mail Address



Office: (724) 357-2706
Biology Department Office: (724) 357-2352
FAX: (724) 357-5700


Semester Schedule

Office Hours

Teaching Schedule


IUP Campus Address

13 Weyandt Hall
Department of Biology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

Professional Interests and Formal Education

Field: Genetics and cellular behavior

         My research involves the study of cellular behavior and regulated exocytosis in the ciliated protozoan Paramecium tetraurelia; this research employs techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biochemistry. Paramecium is an excellent model system for the study of cellular behavior and ion channel function; the action potential can be genetically dissected, the cells are large enough to microinject for cell biological experiments, various molecular biological techniques are available, and the cells can be grown to large volumes to do biochemistry. Most importantly, Paramecium is an ideal system for undergraduate research. It is easy to handle and there are a large number of research problems that can be exploited.

B.A.   - 1972 Indiana University
             Major: Zoology
M.S. - 1974 Indiana University
             Major: Zoology
Ph.D. - 1982 Indiana University
             Major: Biology

Biology Department Web Site Maintainer: Dr. Ray L. Winstead
Direct e-mail Link: RWinstea@grove.iup.edu