Faculty Profile

Thomas Arnold

Associate Professor of Biology (2003), Department Chair

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2014


Rector North Room 2303


Dr. Arnold is a biochemist and physiologist who studies natural toxins, pheromones, odors, and anti-microbials. He focuses on natural products found in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including seagrass communities, coral reefs, temperate forests, and agricultural fields.


  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1998

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

BIOL 325 Plant Physiology w/Lab
A study of plant structure and function, with emphasis on the flowering plants. Includes plant cells and organelles, mineral nutrition, translocation processes, and hormonal regulation of growth, development, and reproduction. Biochemical and environmental aspects of photosynthesis are emphasized. Six hours classroom/laboratory a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129. This course will fulfill the WR graduation requirement.

CHEM 343 Metabolism
Cross-listed with BIOL 343-01.

BIOL 343 Metabolism
Cross-listed with CHEM 343-01.