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Susan Bjerke

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science
University of Iowa, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

2011- present - Associate Professor of Biology, Washburn University

2005-2011 - Assistant Professor of Biology, Washburn University

  • BI 140 VA, Intro to Forensic Biology
  • BI 206 A, Introductory Microbiology
  • BI 206 L1, Introductory Microbiology
  • BI 206 L2, Introductory Microbiology
  • BI 362 A, Immunology
  • BI 395 B, Research In Biology
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Studying the exit of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 from the nucleus of infected cells

Service Interests/Activities

Women in Science

Microbiology labs for middle school students

Career Accomplishments

4 peer-reviewed publications in Journal of Virology and Virology

Member of Phi Kappa Phi and NONOSO honor societies

13 undergraduate research grants through K-INBRE

5 WU grants for research and curriculum development

Member of American Society of Microbiology