Alma Laney

Faculty Member

Alma Laney

Biography

I am a virologist specializing in characterizing new and emerging non-mammalian viruses, especially those transmitted by arthropods (known as arboviruses). My research program focuses on three areas: 1) Identification of new and emerging viruses; 2) Biological and functional characterization of viruses; and 3) Quantifying the interaction of viruses, their arthropod vectors, their hosts, and abiotic stresses. I study viruses that infect plants, bacteria, fungi, and insects.

https://almalaney.wixsite.com/aglaney

I teach BIOL 1610 (College Biology I), BIOL 3400 (Cell Biology), BIOL 3550 (Molecular Biology), BIOL 494R (Student Seminar), MICR 4500 (Virology), MICR 4505 (Applied Virological Methods), and MICR 4600 (Arthropod-Borne Pathogens).

Teaching

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Fall 2021

BIOL 3550

Molecular Biology, Fall 2021

BIOL 490R

Special Topics in Biology, Fall 2021

BOT 490R

Special Topics in Botany, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

BIOL 494R

Student Seminar WE, Fall 2021

BIOL 3550

Molecular Biology, Summer 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Summer 2021

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Spring 2021

BIOL 3550

Molecular Biology, Spring 2021

BIOL 490R

Special Topics in Biology, Spring 2021

BOT 490R

Special Topics in Botany, Spring 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2021

BIOL 494R

Student Seminar WE, Spring 2021