Amy Sprowles Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Cellular/Molecular Biology

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Amy grew up in a small college town in Maine. After completing her B.A. in Biology at Clark University, she spent a year doing research at a Boston biotech company before heading to Vanderbilt University Medical School to complete a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. She has taught and mentored students at Humboldt since 2006. In addition, she currently serves as the Co-Director of the Humboldt CIRM Bridges Program,  Program Director of the Humboldt Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence ’17 Program, Co-Director of the Humboldt HSI STEM grantCo-PI NSF INCLUDES Transcending Barriers Planning Grantthe Program Lead for the Humboldt Transcending Barriers to Student Success Pilot Project, and she serves as the Humboldt CSU STEM NET Faculty Advisor. In 2020, she was honored to be a recipient of the CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award.


B.A. (1995) Clark University,Biology / Minor: Piano Performance
Ph.D. (2003) Vanderbilt University, Biochemistry

Courses Taught

BIOL544/544L - Stem Cell Biology
BIOL340 - Genetics
BIOL440 - Genetics Laboratory
SCI100: Becoming a STEM Professional in the 21st Century