Melissa L. Palmer

Teaching Assistant Professor-Animal Physiology
317B Haecker Hall
1364 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 625 1814


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (2005-2007)
    Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
  • Ph.D., Cellular and Integrative Physiology (2001-2004)
    University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Minneapolis
  • M.S., Animal Physiology (1999-2001)
    University of Minnesota, Department of Animal Science, St. Paul
  • B.S., Major: Zoology, Minor: Education (1983-1988)
    University of Florida, Gainesville


  • ANSC 1001: Orientation to Animal Science (guest lecturer)
  • ANSC 3301/3302: Human & Animal Physiology
  • ANSC 3509: Animal Biotechnology
  • BIOL 3211: Animal Physiology
  • CFAN 1501: Biotechnology, People and the Environment (Co-instructor)
  • CFAN 3510: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine & Conservation in Belize (Study Abroad)


Traveling Touch Tank: For learning about marine biology and ecology issues; allows participants (mainly children) to touch various invertebrate echinoderm species.

Honors & Awards

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: Young Investigator Award (2007)
    Epithelial Transport Group, American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, Washington, D.C.
  • Bacaner Award for Outstanding Thesis (2005)
    Department of Physiology, University of Minnesota
  • Proctor and Gamble Professional Opportunity Award (2003)
    APS Cellular and Molecular Physiology Section
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society (2001)
Dr. Melissa Palmer