Dr. Caroline Mackintosh,
Biology program director
Dr. Caroline Mackintosh, biology program director and associate professor, joined the faculty of the University of Saint Mary in 2004. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Edinburgh, her master’s from the University of Aberdeen, and her Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow.
Before coming to USM, Dr. Mackintosh worked at Penn State University and the University of Minnesota. At Penn State, she used transgenic and mutant mouse models to examine biochemical pathways and their role in cardiac disease and cancer. At Minnesota, she employed a transgenic approach to enhance the resistance of wheat and barley to a fungal disease. While there, she also completed a future faculty program focused on developing teaching skills.
Dr. Mackintosh teaches a wide range of courses including ecology, diversity of plants and animals, cell biology, biotechnology, environmental problems, developmental biology, and biochemistry. She also provides opportunities for students to undertake research.