Barbara Frank, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Cellular Communication
Office: Idaho Falls TAB 331
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Postdoctoral fellow, Tumor necrosis factor receptor and cell signaling, Genentech, Inc.
Dr. Barbara Frank has been a full-time faculty member in the Biological Sciences Department since 2002. Her enthusiastic teaching of multiple courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels has been instrumental in bringing a BS Biology (Biomedical Sciences emphasis) degree to the Idaho Falls campus. Her dedication has enabled a large proportion of her students to be admitted to medical, dental, pharmacy, and other health-related programs.
Frank emphasizes active learning and critical thinking in her courses. Students participate in group discussions and group exercises relevant to the learning material. She collaborates with community leaders and with colleagues in biology and other departments to bring interdisciplinary topics to both non-majors and majors courses. Because she believes strongly in hands-on learning, Frank has supervised undergraduates in research projects, and her students have presented posters at various undergraduate research symposiums.
Frank has a strong history of service activities that enhance the educational opportunities of her students. She serves as the advisor to a pre-health club that has won the ASISU-Idaho Falls Club of the Year honors for the past three years. She has also helped develop science activities for her students to present to K-12 students at various community events.
Prior to coming to Idaho State University, Frank was a post-doctoral research fellow at Genentech, Inc. She received her doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Washington State University.
BIOL 1100 - Concepts Biology Human Concerns
BIOL 2206 - Cell Biology
BIOL 2207 - Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 3301 - Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 3302 - Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3358 - Pathobiology
BIOL 4432 - Biochemistry
BIOL 4443 - Endocrinology
BIOL 4451 - Immunology
BIOL 4481 & 4482 - Independent Problems
BIOL 4492 - Senior seminar
Investigating the potential toxicity of nanoparticles on various organisms.
Biology Undergraduate Research Presentations at ISU – Effects of Titanium Dioxide on the Growth of Brassica rapa by Kristin Kaser, Ashley Haney, Catherine Black, Barbara Frank, April 2014
American Chemical Society Sectional Meeting - Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Titanium Dioxide Microparticles on Populations of Turbatrix aceti by Tina Jackson, Catherine Black, Barbara Frank, May, 2013
Undergraduate Research Symposium at ISU – Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Titanium Dioxide Microparticles on Populations of Turbatrix aceti by Tina Jackson, Catherine Black, Barbara Frank, April, 2013
Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium at ISU – Effects of Titanium Dioxide on the Growth of Brassica rapa by Kristin Kaser, Ashley Haney, Catherine Black, Barbara Frank, April 2014