Colleen Winters, Ph.D.


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 former research focused on genetic diversity in Gopher Tortoise populations of Florida and land snail species, Ventridens ligera, in Maryland and Virginia.


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

BIOL 220 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL221/L  Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL222/L  Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 342 Human Anatomy & Physiology I for Biology Majors
BIOL 343 Human Anatomy & Physiology II for Biology Majors
BIOL463/563 Developmental Biology
BIOL470  Advanced Physiology