Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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Search Epidemiology

Name Expertise/Interests Department
Assistant Professor


Jennifer Carmichael

Biology, Epidemiology

Area of Expertise

Microbial Genetics and Evolution, Arthropod-borne Rickettsial diseases, Epidemiology, Vaccine Development

Jennifer Carmichael teaches biological sciences classes at San Diego Mesa College. Her expertise includes microbial and molecular genetics, vaccine development, and diseases such as Arthropod-borne Rickettsial diseases. She was also pivotal in organizing "CSI: On the Mesa," an interactive open house of Mesa College's Math+Science Complex.

Role at Mesa

Assistant Professor of Biology


  • Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Biostatistics, UC San Diego Extension



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