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Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Craig Tsuchida has been a professor of biology at Whitworth University since 1996. He received his B.S. and M.A. Degrees from UCLA and worked in the UCLA School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology examining a model system for the evolution of vertebrate adaptive immunity. His Ph.D. research work at the University of California at Santa Cruz involved studying a symbiotic association of an intertidal sea anemone. After completing his graduate studies Dr. Tsuchida held visiting professor positions at Washington College (MD) and at Hamilton College (NY). He has maintained his research interests in the biology of symbiosis and the ecological significance of clonal organisms, particularly those found in marine invertebrates. Courses taught by Dr. Tsuchida include Animal Biology, Invertebrate Biology, Ecology, Symbiotic Biology, Marine Biology, Animal Physiology, and Core 350. A new January term field course, Marine Ecology, is being developed which will allow students to study the marine flora and fauna of the Friday Harbor Lab on San Juan Island, WA.