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Denita Weeks

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Wubben Hall and Science Center 221B



PhD, Biology: The University of Memphis
MS, Biology: California State University: Northridge
BS, Biology: Grand Valley State University


Denita Weeks, PhD, received a Bachelor of Science with an Animal emphasis in 2008 from Grand Valley State University. She completed her Master of Science degree in 2013 from California State University, Northridge and earned her doctoral degree from The University of Memphis in 2018. During this time, she studied the thermal physiology of small cold-climate geckos, territorial behavior and population surveys in amphibian populations, and disease mitigation strategies for an amphibian fungal disease. 

Denita has experience instructing Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Herpetology and Introductory Biology courses. She is passionate about supporting students in the classroom and in pursuing research interests. If students are interested in a project, they are encouraged to stop by and share ideas or simply their eagerness to be involved in scientific research.

Denita Weeks Curriculum Vitae