Carolyn L. Bouma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 341
Dr. Bouma joined the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences in August, 2005. She received her bachelor's degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from McDaniel College. She earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at the Johns Hopkins University.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Bouma teaches microbiology, histology, medical microbiology and basic and contemporary biology. She is the faculty adviser for the Pre-Medicine Program and the WTAMU Pre-Healthcare Club. She is also the JAMP faculty director at WTAMU. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the ASM Texas Branch.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Bouma uses techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics to study carbohydrate transport, and its regulation, in bacteria. She also collaborates with Dr. Emily Hunt’s research group to characterize the antimicrobial properties of their patented silver nanofoam.
Dr. Bouma lives in Amarillo and enjoys running, swimming and cycling (triathlon). She has completed Half-Ironman triathlons and participates in several charity bike tours each year. She enjoys traveling and plays clarinet in the WTAMU Town and Gown Band.