Kevin Curran, PhD

Kevin Curran
Fax: 619-260-6804
Office: Shiley Ctr for Science & Techn 246

Lecturer, Biology

  • Ph.D., Developmental Biology, University of Washington, 2010
  • B.S., Biology (Botany), Minor: Chemistry, Southern Oregon University, 2000

Kevin Curran, PhD, began teaching at the USD Biology Department in 2014. He teaches courses in Cell Biology for majors and Plants and Society for non-majors. Kevin earned his doctorate in developmental biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His dissertation elucidated the genetic machinery that governs stem cell fate in the zebrafish neural crest. Kevin’s post-doctoral work at the Salk Institute focused on C. elegans behavioral neuroscience, exploring the role of serotonin in predator avoidance behavior. His current research interests are focused on ethnobotany.