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Mark Brunell

Mark BrunellMy science career started when I became interested in insects during my early undergraduate years. 

This interest gradually shifted toward plants however I still enjoy the insect world. 

I did my undergraduate degree at California State University at Fullerton in Southern California. 

I was in a department that had a lot of excited field-oriented people, both professors and students. 

I became swept-up in their enthusiasm and eventually learned from them and became a biologist. 

I then worked on my Master’s degree in that department and at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and did a project on native plant conservation genetics. 

I then moved on to the Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside where I continued my studies on rare plants. 

I eventually earned the Ph.D. and subsequently did a post-doc at UCR working in wheat genetics. 

All of these experiences broadened my background in biology. 

My first faculty position was in Beaumont, Texas at Lamar University where I taught biology for three years. 

I then moved on to southwest Missouri to teach at Missouri State University for two years. 

I then returned to California to teach at UOP in 2002. 

Ever since that time I have been learning the plants of Central – Northern California and enjoying every minute of it!

Dr. Brunell teaches:  Principles of Biology, Plant Kingdom, California Flora, and Introduction to Biology.

Mark Brunell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Email Link Email - Phone: 209.946.7479
Office: Biology Room 247

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Area:  Molecular systematics of plants

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