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Full-Time Faculty

Thais Winsome

Thais Winsome

Full-Time Faculty

Phone: (408)855-5217
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: SCI-132-1A
Department: Biological Sciences


  • Ph.D. Ecology, Institute of Ecology
    • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • M.S. Soil Science
    • University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Conservation & Resource Studies
    • University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

  • BIOSC 043 - Cell & Molecular Biology
  • BIOSC 041 - Animal Biology
  • BIOSC 015 - Human Genetics
  • BIOSC 010 - General Biology


Thais' primary area of expertise is in the ecology of invasive species, in particular their role in altering ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling. She also has research experience in the application of molecular biology to the study of microbial ecology and plant-microbe interactions.

Awards and Honors

2009-10 Faculty Excellence Award, Mission College Academic Senate
2011-12 Service to the College Award, Mission College Academic Senate

Favorite Quote

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin