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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

Colin R Jackson

Biology
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
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506 SHOEMAKER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7495
Joined UM: August 17, 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • BACTERIA
  • ECOLOGY
  • MICROBES
  • MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
  • MICROBIOLOGY

Brief Bio

Dr. Colin Jackson, Professor of Biology at UM, received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 1999 and joined the UM faculty in 2006. He specializes in the study of microbiomes, microbial ecology, community bioinformatics, microbial diversity, and environmental microbiology, and has written numerous journal articles. He oversees the Jackson Lab for Microbial Ecology which has ongoing research on spatial and temporal patterns in microbiomes of plants, animals, and natural ecosystems such as soils, rivers, and wetlands. Dr. Jackson's research has been supported by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant in 2018 to explore interactions between microorganisms and freshwater mussels in an effort to better understand the Earth's biodiversity and how aquatic ecosystems function.

Degrees

BS
Biology
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD/ SALFORD ENGLAND (1991)
MS
Biology
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO/ TOLEDO, OHIO (1995)
PhD
Biology
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA/ TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA (1999)

Committee Memberships

CLA Teaching Award Committee
Task Force
University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Cora Lee Graham Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen
2019