- Carthage College
Professor Patrick Pfaffle previously taught graduate and undergraduate-level biology courses at Indiana State University. He has received numerous awards for scientific research, including the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award, the Abbott Laboratories Research Award, and the ISU Proposal Incentive Award. His research has been presented at seminars across the country, and he has published his articles and abstracts in several international publications.
Prof. Pfaffle earned his Ph.D. in 1990 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Biochemistry. There, he received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Friends of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1997.
Prof. Pfaffle teaches courses in genetics, biodiversity and evolution, and recombinant DNA technology. He also leads the popular study tour Tropical Medicine, History and Ecology of Nicaragua.
Professor of Biology
- Ph.D. — Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Biochemistry
- B.S. — Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- BIO 1100 Biodiversity and Evolution
- BIO 2400 Genetics
- BIO 4320 Recombinant DNA Technology
Professor Pfaffle also leads a regular J-Term trip to Nicaragua. The popular study tour, Tropical Medicine, History and Ecology of Nicaragua, is offered every January and most summers. Watch a video about the trip.
What students say
“Dr. Pfaffle, the Biology Department’s geneticist and my advisor, provided me with a wide variety of opportunities and resources to help me succeed. I went to Nicaragua with him during J-Term and had a blast, while learning more than I ever have in two weeks.” — Chee Nou Lee ’11