Colleen Winters

Associate Professor


Contact Info

SC 5150E


Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences- Cancer Biology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
M.S. Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
B.S Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Areas of Expertise

Population Genetics


My research focuses on two studies:  the analysis of genetic diversity in Kinixys homeana, hingeback turtles from Ghana and phylogenetic analysis of land snails of the genera Triodopsis and Ventridens


Winters, C., J. Ross, P. Allman P. 2017. Population genetics between an insular and coastal population of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in southwest Florida. Southeastern Naturalist. 16: 369-382.

Sinclair-Winters, C., P. Moler P, J.D. Berish. 2017. Microsatellite assessment of Gopherus polyphemus in the Florida Panhandle. Florida Scientist. 80: 151-158.

Winters, C. 2014. Upstream or downstream? Land snail, Ventridens ligera (Say, 1821) population structure in the Potomac River drainage basin. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 80: 280-285.

Courses Taught

BIOL221/L  Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL222/L  Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL463/563 Developmental Biology
BIOL470  Advanced Physiology