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David Kushner

(he/him/his)Professor of Biology (2003)

Contact Information

Rector North Room 1302


He teaches courses in microbiology, virology, and RNA biology. His research combines genetics and cell and molecular biology with genomic and bioinformatic approaches to understand interactions between viruses and their hosts, and also uses evolution-based approaches to understand the relationship between viral RNA sequence, structure, and function.


  • B.S., Haverford College, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1998

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

BIOL 326 Microbiology w/Lab
Permission of Instructor Required

BIOL 333 Physiology w/Lab
A study of physiological mechanisms in the animal kingdom, stressing the structural and functional bases of biological activities. Emphasis is on vertebrate organs and organ systems. Laboratory includes experimental physiological studies of selected organisms. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: One 200-level BIOL course. For Neuroscience majors, prerequisite is NRSC 200.