Brian Avery
Brian Avery
Professor
Biology
Ph.D. Univ of California - Berkeley
B.S. Tufts University

Areas of Experience

  • Neuroscience, genetics, population genetics
  • About Brian Avery

    My teaching is very collaborative, active, and experiential with a focus on data gathering, data analysis, and reading and understanding primary literature. I have created many courses as well as large collections of lab and classroom activities.

    Over the years that I have been at Westminster, I have mentored dozens of undergraduate research students. Many of these students have continued their studies in graduate and professional programs. My students and I are interested in studying genetic diversity and how it affects the phenotypes of various organisms. For the last few years, we have concentrated on the population genetics of the brine shrimp, Artemia, from Great Salt Lake in UT, and how human genotypes can affect complex behaviors in humans.