SciTech Staff - Karen Yarnell

Yarnell, Karen
Academic Lab Manager, Biology
Biology, Chemistry, GeoScience

I began working at FairmontState in the Fall of 1996, and was hired by the Biology program in Fall 1998. I received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida. My area of study included Vertebrate Paleontology, Ecology, and Systematics. I attended Southern Illinois University for additional graduate study in Wildlife Disease. Previous jobs include medical research at the University of Southern California, support staff in Equine Research at the University of Kentucky, and disease testing in the Georgia Department of Agriculture. I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and canoeing, and share my home with cats, a dog, parakeets, frogs, and teenagers.

What have you learned during your time at Fairmont State?: 

Microbiology and molecular biology lab techniques.

What do you like best about working at Fairmont State?: 

Teaching microbiology and introductory biology labs, because I enjoy working with students.

E-mail Address: 
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