Online Lecture Series: Dr. Tribley Emerging Infectious Diseases
7:00pm Wednesday, May 13th
Speaker: Dr. Walter Tribley, President, Northern Wyoming Community College District
(& Molecular Biologist)
Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases: Not Your Mother’s Common Cold
Abstract: LATE-BREAKING SEMINAR: This talk will be an overview of concepts related to emerging, or “new,” diseases. From drug-resistant bacteria to viruses like HIV and COVID-19, we will discuss how drug-resistant bacteria become prevalent, and the basic mechanisms of action for viruses.
Biosketch: Dr. Walter Tribley is President of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and is a scientist trained in Molecular Biology with an emphasis in gene regulation. Walt became fascinated with biology as a kid by going camping and fishing with his dad. He started his career as a teacher of biology in a community college in Florida after earning undergraduate degrees in biology and education and then his Masters in Biology from the University of Idaho. He eventually went on for his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Washington State University where he studied the regulation of the Follicle Stimulating Hormone Receptor gene. He worked in biotech as a scientist and lab manager in a company trying to develop blood tests for gynecologic cancers. Walt left biotech for his first love, teaching. And has been engaged in community college administration for the past 18 years.