Dr. Cassy Cozine
Dr. Cassy Cozine is an assistant professor of biology and has been teaching at the University of Saint Mary since 2009. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Iowa. Her favorite thing about teaching at USM is the small classroom and lab environment that allows her to get to know her students and provide them more individualized instruction.
During her postdoctoral research position at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Cozine studied immunologic and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathology of the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis. At Buena Vista University, she completed a post-doctoral teaching fellowship where she focused on undergraduate teaching and research.
Dr. Cozine’s current research interests at USM include investigating the use of homeopathic compounds for use as antimicrobial agents. Students have recently investigated the effects of EGCG, a component of green tea, on microbial growth and survival.