Heidi Rutschow Ph.D.

Lecturer - Biology

Originally from Modesto, CA, I'm a plant molecular and cellular biologist and Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt. I teach the Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in Plant Molecular Development. I received my Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of California, Davis and Ph.D. in Plant Biology/Biochemistry from Cornell University. My postdoctoral training in plant hormone transport and plasmodesmata regulation was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I spent one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Plant Physiology at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY before coming to Humboldt in 2016.


Hormone signaling and development in the moss, Physcomitrella patens.