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Finn PondFinn Pond

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4500
Fax: 509.777.4943
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 105


Ph.D., M.S. Oregon State University
B.S. Biola University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Biology; science

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: co-wrote, "Scientific authority in the creation-evolution debates," in Evolution: Education and Outreach (2010); a book review of Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution in Reports of the National Center for Science Education 27 (2007); "A Catechism of Creation: An Episcopal Understanding" in The Franciscan Times (2007); "The Biological Foundation of Homosexuality" (Report of the Task Force on Same-Sex Marriage Appendix) in Reports of the Ministry and Mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane to the 43rd Annual Convention (2007); "The Evolution of Biological Complexity" in Reports of the National Center for Science Education (2006); co-author, with J. L. Pond, "Intelligent Design: The New Vitalism" in Reports of the National Center for Science Education (2006). Author or co-author of articles in biology journals.

Presentations include: co-presented "Purification of R body proteins RebA, Reb B, Reb C, and Reb D for structural studies," at the 65th annual Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pullman, Wash. (2010); co-presented "Expression of Recombinant R Body Proteins for Structural Studies," at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting (2009).

Principal investigator for National Science Foundation's $587,494 S-STEM Scholarship Grant, "NSF Scholars: Training Tomorrow’s Scientists Today" (2010-2014); received Whitworth University STEM Faculty Research Grant for, "Expression of Reb Locus Gene Products," (2011); received Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald Opportunity Scholar Award 2010-2011 for bioinformatics research project directed with Whitworth colleagues Kent Jones and Deanna Ojennus; received Whitworth University STEM Faculty Research Grant for "Genetic relationships among Caedibacter species and pKAP plasmids" (2010); recipient of $37,603.50 LI-COR Genomics Education Matching Fund Program Grant for purchase of LI-COR Model 4300 DNA Analysis System (2006); principal investigator for a $38,000 Murdock Foundation Research Grant (1997-99); principal investigator for a $75,000 NIH AREA grant (1991-94); recipient of a grant to study German language and culture as part of a FIPSE award (1989-91); NSF grant reviewer for the Research in Undergraduate Institutions program (1988).

Invited speaker at the Institut fur Biochemie und Molekulare Biologie der Technischen Unversitat, Berlin (1990); invited round table participant at the XIV International Congress for Microbiology in Manchester, England (1986); National Teaching Fellow (1981-82).