Dr. Andy Arsham

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Assistant Professor

Office/Department: Biology

Location: Sattgast Hall

Phone: (763) 488-0426

Email: andy.arsham@bemidjistate.edu

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  • B.A. in Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Chicago


  • BIOL 3337/5337 Science Communication
  • BIOL 3338 Science Communication Lab
  • BIOL 3339/5339 Bioethics
  • BIOL 3074 Molecular Techniques
  • BIOL 3075 Cellular Techniques
  • BIOL 4447/5447 Genomics
  • BIOL 4449 Gene Expression
  • BIOL 4930 Bioinformatics

Research Interests

My lab studies the regulation of gene silencing and heterochromatin formation by mobile genetic elements, growth, and metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster.  I also collaborate with Kathy Hendrickson of North Hennepin Community College’s Theatre Department on a Minnesota State-funded educational experiment called “Performance-Enhanced Biology” in which Biology and Theatre students from NHCC and BSU co-create interdisciplinary performance pieces.

Arsham Lab 2018
Arsham Lab students, 2017-2018. L to R, seated: Utah Ogbonna, Julia Pakonen, Angelene Tchokouali, Mamaka Kamara, Afeez Sodeinde; standing: Spencer Tye, Zach Payne, Ashlynn Anderson, Elinor Wood, Byron Seth, Marcus Kelly