Faculty Profile

Thomas Arnold

Associate Professor of Biology (2003)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2014

arnoldt@dickinson.edu

Rector North Room 2303
717.245.1319
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/arnoldt/

Bio

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.

Education

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

2013-2014 Academic Year

Fall 2013

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

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

BIOL 401 Chemical Ecology
Cross-listed with CHEM 490-01. Our interdisciplinary course will focus on the role of natural products in ecology, physiology, and medicine. The lecture portion will emphasize the chemistry behind the molecules that play a role in important biologically mediated interactions in nature. The laboratory will introduce you to the practice of science, including experimental design, laboratory techniques, and scientific communication. This new course is a “problem-based learning” course, and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Selected readings from the primary literature and the popular press are required. Laboratory projects will emphasize experimental design and hypothesis testing. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.

CHEM 490 Chemical Ecology
Cross-listed with BIOL 401-01. Our interdisciplinary course will focus on the role of natural products in ecology, physiology, and medicine. The lecture portion will emphasize the chemistry behind the molecules that play a role in important biologically mediated interactions in nature. The laboratory will introduce you to the practice of science, including experimental design, laboratory techniques, and scientific communication. This new course is a “problem-based learning” course, and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Selected readings from the primary literature and the popular press are required. Laboratory projects will emphasize experimental design and hypothesis testing. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.

BIOL 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

BIOL 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

BCMB 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research allows a student to conduct original research in close partnership with faculty collaborator(s). The project should be designed as an investigation yielding novel results that contribute to the area of study. With the faculty collaborator(s), students will develop the project and participate in all aspects fo the reasearch. It is expected that the faculty member will work closely with the student for at least half of the time the student is pursuing the research. The final project must be presented to the faculty collaborator(s) no later than one week prior to the end of the evaluation period. The course will typically earn one half or one full course credit per semester.

Spring 2014

BIOL 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

BCMB 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research allows a student to conduct original research in close partnership with faculty collaborator(s). The project should be designed as an investigation yielding novel results that contribute to the area of study. With the faculty collaborator(s), students will develop the project and participate in all aspects fo the reasearch. It is expected that the faculty member will work closely with the student for at least half of the time the student is pursuing the research. The final project must be presented to the faculty collaborator(s) no later than one week prior to the end of the evaluation period. The course will typically earn one half or one full course credit per semester.

BCMB 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research allows a student to conduct original research in close partnership with faculty collaborator(s). The project should be designed as an investigation yielding novel results that contribute to the area of study. With the faculty collaborator(s), students will develop the project and participate in all aspects fo the reasearch. It is expected that the faculty member will work closely with the student for at least half of the time the student is pursuing the research. The final project must be presented to the faculty collaborator(s) no later than one week prior to the end of the evaluation period. The course will typically earn one half or one full course credit per semester.