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Osborne, Charissa

Adjunct - LAS Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences


Gallahue Hall - 269


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Zoology, Parasitology, Immunotoxicology

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Fundamentals of Genetics 
  • Natural World: Biology and Society
  • Introductory Cell Biology for Pharmacy/Pre-PA
  • Senior Biology Capstone (Symbiosis)
  • Vertebrate Histology and Microtechnique
  • Coordinator of biology tutors 
  • Advisor to biology NSF-STEM scholars 

  • Education/Experience


    Ph.D. 2001, Clemson University

    B.S. 1995, Butler University

    Association Memberships (professional/educational)
    Phi Beta Kappa

    Professional Experience
    My research interests have been in Parasitology and Immunotoxicology. My doctoral dissertation examined the effects of fumonisin mycotoxins on immune responses to Trypanosoma cruzi (the causative agent of Chagas' disease).