Biology Department
Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology

Scott Kirkton

Job Title
Professor of Biological Sciences
Integrated Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) 325

Research interests

Body size influences virtually all aspects of an organism’s biology. My research program at Union College asks fundamental questions about body size using insects, the most diverse and evolutionarily successful animals on the planet. Specifically, I study how an insect’s body size alters the biochemistry, morphology, physiology and biomechanics of oxygen delivery, muscle performance and locomotion.

Teaching interests

Cellular Foundations of Life (BIO 104), Topics in Human Physiology (BIO 206), Entomology (BIO 317), Comparative Animal Physiology (BIO 330) and Exercise Physiology (BIO 375)


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Academic credentials

B.S., Denison University; Ph.D., Arizona State University; Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD Medical School