Department of Biological Sciences

Thomas H. Alton, Professor Emeritus

Molecular biology and antimicrobial activities of plants, biology of Archaea, global warming

Contact Information:

(309) 298-1145
Waggoner Hall 239


Ph.D. from MIT, 1977

Courses Taught:
  • GH 104 Freshman Science and Mathematics Tutorial with Lab
  • BIOL 330 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 542 Molecular Biology of Genes
  • BIOL 543 Molecular Biology of Cells and Viruses
Research Interests:

Heat shock and other stress responses in thermoacidophilic and halophilic Archaea, antimicrobial activities of tropical plants, and the genetic basis of susceptibility and resistance to antimicrobial agents in Bacillus.