Dubear Kroening

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Dubear Kroening

UW-Fox Valley
Biological Sciences
(920) 832-0117

When I went to Northern Michigan University as an undergraduate, I had no clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. I found myself taking a lot of biology and chemistry classes and I enjoyed them. My advisor was bugging me to pick a major so I settled on Water Science, which was a new interdisciplinary field that included biology and chemistry. As I neared graduation, I still had no clue as to what I wanted to do. One of my professors asked if I would stick around and put his Biometrics labs on computer for him. He suggested that I get a Masters and that I could get paid while going to school by being a teaching assistant. The concept of getting paid for school blew me away and I signed on!

When I finished that work I decided to work towards a doctorate in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. During that time I had more chances to teach, and loved it!

After graduation, I did postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I first worked on the Human Genome Project in the Chemistry Department, then worked on the genetic control of cannabinoid receptors in the School of Pharmacy, and finished up by working on rat tapeworm effects on physiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine. I've done a lot of different science and enjoyed it all.


B.S., Northern Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Expertise, Memberships and Interests

Areas of Expertise: Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, General Biology, General Chemistry

Memberships: American Society for Microbiology, Sigma Xi, American Chemical Society

Other Interests: Family related activities (Camping, Fishing, Movies, Swimming, Hiking, Skiing, Pets-2 dogs, rabbit, lizard, frog), Volleyball, Bowling, Hunting, Reading, and Green Bay Packers Football!