Faculty Bio

Dr. Gary Grothman

Assistant Professor,

Dr. Grothman teaches mostly on the “small” side of biology – cells and molecules, including genetics and immunology. He occasionally considers the macroscopic world in terms of human anatomy, but even then he’s fascinated by what’s going on at the microscopic and molecular levels.

His research is devoted to tardigrades: microscopic animals both tough and charming. He currently serve as Chair of the Natural & Mathematical Sciences Area.

  • Grothman G, McLean MA. 2015. Kill the Aliens: a case study on the control of leafy spurge. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS). Grothman G. 2013. Tardigrades: A Brief Overview. Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada. 32(2): 12-22.
  • Grothman, G. 2012. Preliminary survey of tardigrades from Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. (12th International Symposium on Tardigrada, poster presentation).
  • Francis-Poscente K, McLean MA, Clay M, Grothman G, and Braverman L. 2011. Pre-service teachers’ experiences co-teaching with scientists in Discovering Science. Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.
  • Grothman GT. 2011. Tardigrades of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada: a preliminary survey. Canadian Field-Naturalist 125:22-26.
  • Grothman GT and Massa PT. 1995. The expression of MHC class I and interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-1 in neural cell lines are correlated. FASEB Journal 9:A239.
  • Paul LC, Grothman GT, Benediktsson H, Davidoff AW, and Rozing J. 1992. Macrophage subpopulations in normal and transplanted heart and kidney tissues in the rat. Transplantation 53:157-162.
  • Higgy NA, Davidoff AW, Grothman GT, and Paul LC. 1991. Expression of platelet-derived growth factor receptor in rat heart allografts. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 10:1012-1022.
  • Dr. Grothman’s research is devoted to tardigrades: microscopic animals both tough and charming.