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Matt Arterburn

Associate Professor of Biology/Assistant Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Stoffer Science Hall/Morgan Hall
Rm 203D/Rm 209 E
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
George Mason University, Bachelor of Science
Washington State University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

2012 to present - Associate Professor of Biology, Washburn University

2006-2012 - Assistant Professor Biology, Washburn University

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Cytogenetics and plant breeding. Specifically the breeding of perennial wheat through karyotypic dissection of amphiploid hybrids between domesticated wheat and wild wheatgrass. Perennial wheat has great potential for soil erosion control and sustainable agriculture.

Service Interests/Activities

Faculty governance (eg, Faculty Senate, Faculty Affairs)

Generating public interest in the sciences

Bioethics and societal awareness of genetic technologies (eg, transgenics)

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