Casey terHorst : Associate Professor

Casey terHorst

Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Biological Science 2010
Florida State University
(Co-Advisors: Thomas E. Miller and Don R. Levitan)

M.S., Biological Sciences, 2004
California State University, Northridge
(Advisor: Steve Dudgeon)

B.A., History, 1998
University of Southern California

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Casey started as an Assistant Professor at Cal State Northridge in the Fall of 2013. Before that, he completed a post-doc with Jen Lau at the Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University) and a Ph.D. at Florida State University with Tom Miller and Don Levitan. He is happy to be back at the same institution where he received his Master’s degree. At CSUN, he teaches Biol 106 (Biological Principles I), Biol 427L (Principles of Ecology), and Biol 502 (Biometry). In his free time, Casey spends a lot of time trying to improve his mediocre sports skills and chasing after the lab mascot.

Willow : Lab Mascot


Lab Mascot

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Willow joined the lab in May 2015 and spends most of her day being adorable. She is still exploring her research interests, but she is currently focused on the locomotory dynamics of arboreal rodents, namely SQUIRRELS!!! She is also trying hard to grasp the social dynamics of domestic felines. Side projects include Red Chew Toy, Busy Bones, and a variety of things that squeak.