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Gregory Antipa

Faculty in Emeriti Faculty
Professor Emeritus
A.B. 1963 Zoology, UC Berkeley; MA 1966 Biology, SF State; Ph.D. 1970 Zoology, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
At SFSU Since: 
Courses taught: General Biology, General Zoology, Human Biology (BIOL 100), Cells, Microbes and Life (BIOL 175), Disease! (BIOL 326), Cell Biology (BIOL 350), Experiments in Cell Biology and Genetics (BIOL 351), Microscopy & Photomicrography (BIOL 391), Biology of the Protozoa (BIOL 450), Protozoology Laboratory (BIOL 451), Cell Ultrastructure Seminar (BIOL 740), Electron Microscopy (BIOL 741)


"My teaching and research interests gelled as a Master's student at SF State as I explored the intricacies of the cell biology and ecology of protists.  So, it was exciting and satisfying to join the faculty, and pass this on to others."

Dr. Antipa joined the faculty in 1978.  Author of over 50 publications, his research interests include cell biology, ciliate development and electron microscopy.  His work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and the Office of Water Resource Research.

He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, Bay Area Biosystematists, Microscopy Society of America, Northern California Society for Microscopy, San Francisco Microscopical Society and International Society of Protistologists.

Dr. Antipa continues to explore the fascination of unicellular, eukaryotic protists.

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