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Tricia Van LaarDr. Tricia Van Laar

Assistant Professor
Office: Science 202A
Phone (Office): (559) 278-4095


  • B.S. in Biology from California State University, Stanislaus
  • M.S. in Biology from University of the Pacific
  • Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Microbial metabolism
  • Antimicrobial resistance/tolerance
  • Biofilms
  • Avian microbiota