Faculty & Facilities

All of our biology faculty members have education and research experience in the field of biology. Our profs are available outside class to answer questions, help with homework or just to hang out and get to know you.


Dr. Gregory Frederick

Office: Glaske O-174
Phone: 903-233-3354

Department Chair
Professor of Biology; Advisor for Pre-Med Track

Ph.D., Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Kansas University Medical Center
M.A., Microbiology, University of Kansas
B.A., Biology, University of Kansas



Dr. Andrée Elliott

Office: Glaske O-145
Phone: 903-233-3351

Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Texas Woman’s University
M.S., Biology, Texas Woman's University
B.S., Geology, Louisiana Tech University



Mrs. Karen Rispin

Office: Glaske O-144
Phone: 903-233-3352

Associate Professor of Biology;
Faculty Advisor for Wheels Project

M.S., Biology, University of Texas at Tyler
B.S., Biology, Pennsylvania State University



Dr. Frederick Baliraine

Office: Glaske O-172
Phone: 903-233-3353

Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nairobi
M.S., Biochemistry, University of Nairobi
B.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University



Mrs. Cara Case

Phone: 903-233-3972

Research Assistant

M.S., Texas A&M
B.S., LeTourneau University



The home of the Biology Department is in the Glaske Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology.

Our labs give students hands-on experience in subjects including molecular techniques, live animal studies, research projects with faculty and clinical observation. Our labs have 22 seats, so you will get personal instruction from you professor. Learn more about the labs.

We share a resource room in the Glaske Center that has computers and printers (perfect for printing off that last minute assignment or checking your e-mail before class). These computers also have software that will be very helpful in some of your science courses.