Dr. Brian Lenzmeier

Professor of Biology

B.A., St. John’s University (MN); Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Lenzmeier joined the faculty at BVU in 2003 where he has taught undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.  He has published 8 research articles in peer reviewed journals and in 2011 he spent a sabbatical in the Virology and Gene Therapy Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Dr. Lenzmeier has twice been named "Faculty of the Year" by the BVU Student Senate and was the 2009 recipient of the George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr. Lenzmeier works with BVU students on a wide range of biomedical research projects, collaborating regularly with scientists at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences.  They work together on projects that range from developing and testing cell-based cancer therapies, to studying enzyme kinetics, to doing projects that help develop a basic understanding of how cells evolve and respond to their environments. 

Courses

Biological Principles II, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell & Molecular Biology and Virology for science majors.  Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Aging, and Life Science with a Human Focus for non-science majors.

Brian Lenzmeier