Brooke Shields


Assistant Professor in Biology

About Me

I am a broadly trained scientist with interests in biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, and my current research focuses on understanding the basic cellular mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration. I also have a commitment to innovative teaching and learning practices and a passion for the liberal arts.

Find out more about me by visiting my webpage.


B.S. Chemistry, Winona State University; Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Iowa; Postdoc Biophysics, University of Iowa, Postdoc Cell Biology, University of Iowa


knitting, cooking, sewing, and gardening

Courses Taught

BIO-101 (Principles Lab), BIO-201 (Cell and Molecular Biology), and BIO-201 (Cell Biology Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-100 Bio Expl Biomolec Lab 7 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
BIO-201 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
BIO-100 Bio Explor:Biomolecular 5 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
BIO-101 Principles Lab 5 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
BIO-373 Cell Biology Lab 4 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
BIO-373 Cell Biology 4 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
BIO-201 Cell Biology Lab 4 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
NDL-144 ST:LifeHacks 1 2019/FA
CHE-251 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 2019/FA
BIO-392 Biology Research 1 2019/SP
BIO-344 ST:Bioinformatics 1 2018/FA
BIO-396 DR:Cell Bio of GTPase 1 2017/FA
NDL-101 Social&Art of Knitting 1 2016/JN