Dr. Mark Gunderson Biology Associate Professor
Professor Gunderson has worked at The College of Idaho since 2007. He teaches Animal Physiology, Biology of Reproduction, Organismal Biology, and leads off-campus trips to Florida, Australia, the Oregon Coast, and throughout southwestern Idaho. His research interests relate to studying the impacts of environmental contaminants on normal physiology using principles based in reproductive biology, pharmacology, ecology, wildlife biology, biochemistry and other related fields. Dr. Gunderson’s research program at the College of Idaho focuses on investigating the roles and modes of action that trace environmental contaminants play in altering normal cellular and physiological functions related to the endocrine system. There are currently 4 projects underway in his laboratory that use in vitro and organismal models to examine the interactions of various compounds present in the environment with hormone signaling, hepatic detoxification, and other physiological processes. Dr. Gunderson has authored/co-authored 25 publications in peer reviewed journals, 1 book chapter, 16 published abstracts and 79 presentations at undergraduate, regional or national conferences.
What Dr. Gunderson appreciates most about life at The College of Idaho is the sense of community, opportunities to explore new ideas, and working with enthusiastic students in the classroom, lab and field.
The College of Idaho, Chair of the Department of Biology (2015-present)
The College of Idaho INBRE Administrative Coordinator (2010- present)
The College of Idaho, Associate Professor of Biology (2013-present)
The College of Idaho, Assistant Professor of Biology (2007-2013)
Post Doctoral Fellow (2005 – 2007): University of Victoria, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Victoria BC Canada
- Ph.D. (2005): University of Florida, Department of Zoology - Gainesville FL.
- BA: St. Olaf College (1995) - Northfield, MN