Dr. Ann Billetz

Professor, Biology

Ann Billetz
Email
Phone
(413) 662-5345
Office
Center for Science & Innovation 208D

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Lerner Research Institute,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1999-2002

Ph.D, Cleveland State University, 1998

M.S., Cleveland State University, 1994

B.S., Walsh College, 1992

 

Courses Taught

BIOL 100: Concepts in Biology

BIOL 101: Entering Majors Seminar

BIOL 105: Human Biology

BIOL 150: Introduction to Biology

BIOL 318: Parasitology

BIOL 320: Microbiology

BIOL 342: Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 480: Cell Biology

Special Project/Activities

I am an honorary member and Faculty Representative of the First Year Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta and serve as a committee member on the Institutional Review Board and Undergraduate Research Advisory Board. I also serve as the Advisor for the Biology Club.

Research/Creative Interests

My research focuses on the endosymbiont bacteria of sea anemones. Many of these bacteria can provide beneficial functions for their host organisms, for example by producing nutrients, antibiotics or other chemical defenses. I am working with students to isolate and identify anemone-associated bacteria, then to explore their biological functions.

Publications

Munsell, B, Billetz AC (2015) Disease and Perception: An Examination of Public Health and Immigration in a New England Mill Town. NCUR, Spokane, WA

Martin A, Keefner K, Billetz AC, Cohen M (2014) Identification and Role of Endosymbiotic Bacteria in Marine Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Biological Research. NCUR, Lexington, KY.