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Sarah Richart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6511
Fax: (626) 387-5906
Sarah Richart, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at APU. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Richart studied virology as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. In the summer of 2007, she took two APU students to the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan to collaborate with colleague, Wei-Li Hsu, Ph.D. for influenza virus research.

Since then, Dr. Richart's research focus has shifted to studying a species of fungus that is pathogenic to termites.

Other research interests include the history of public responses to vaccines prior to Jenner's cowpox vaccine for smallpox, and creation theology, especially human's relation to non-human creation.


  • Ph.D. - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2001
  • B.S. - University of Illinois, Urbana, 1994


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Biology and Chemistry


  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 151 – General Biology I (occasionally)
  • BIOL 220 – General Microbiology (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • BIOL 240 – Biology of Microorganisms (Spring semesters)
  • BIOL 495 – Advanced Topics in Biology: Immunology
  • BIOL 495 - Advanced Topics in Biology: Medical and Molecular Virology (taught in Fall of even years)