Roxann Schroeder Ph.D.

Lecturer - Biology

Roxann Schroeder
(707) 826-4167
SciA 355C

I grew up in Wisconsin and got my BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, followed by a MS in biology from the University of Houston (TX) and a PhD from Stony Brook University (NY).

Specialty Area

Cell biology and human genetics


PhD, 1996, Stony Brook University
MS, 1988, University of Houston
BS, 1983, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Courses Taught

BIOL 304 - Human Genetics
BIOL 410 - Cell Biology (lab)
BIOL 105 - Principles of Biology
BIOL 102L - Human Biology Lab
ESM 435 - Grant Proposal Writing


I am interested in how cells and genes work to influence our health, especially rare diseases and connective tissue disorders. I am committed to improving the experiences of first generation students in STEM and making online courses more engaging and accessible for all students.



  • Schroeder, RJ. (2020) Human Genetics: Understanding How Genes Work. Great River Learning, Dubuque, IA. (ISBN: 9781644962343)
  • Schroeder, RJ. (2010) Course Transformation Project: Transformation of EMP 435 Grant Proposal Writing. Humboldt State University Learning and Teaching Showcase. Arcata, CA, May 19, 2010.
  • Schroeder, RJ, JQ Pilarski, V Ziboh, SN Giri. (1998) Prostaglandin levels during the development of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in hamsters. Abstract # 4463. Experimental Biology ’98. San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1998.
  • Schroeder, RJ, SN Ahmed, Y Zhu, E London, D Brown. (1998) Cholesterol and sphingolipid enhance the triton X-100 insolubility of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins by promoting the formation of detergent-insoluble ordered membrane domains. J Biol Chem. 273, 1150-1157.
  • Schroeder, R, E London, D Brown. (1994) Interactions between saturated acyl chains confer detergent resistance on lipids and glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins: GPI-anchored proteins in liposomes and cells show similar behavior. PNAS-USA vol. 91 no. 25, 12130-12134.
  • Schroeder, RJ, SJ Henning. (1989) Roles of plasma clearance and corticosteroid-binding globulin in the developmental increase in circulating corticosterone in infant rats. Endocrinol. 124 (5): 2612-2618. DOI: