Bill ChobotarTitle: Professor Emeritus
Office Location: Price Hall 321
Phone: (269) 471-3262
BA Biology, Walla Walla College
MA Biology, Walla Walla College
PhD Biology, Utah State University
Dr. Chobotar earned his Ph.D. from Utah State University. As Professor of Biology, Chobotar teaches Parasitology, Immunology, Histology and Microbiology. His research interests focus on parasitology and immunology. Chobotar has received funding from Merck Foundation, USDA, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and has collaborated with the Animal Parasitology Institute (USDA) Beltsville, MD, University of Bonn, Germany, and the University of Guelph, Canada, for his research on the mechanisms of pathogenesis, development and immunity in a variety of host-parasite relationships, with emphasis on the coccidia (Protozoa).
Current Research or Professional Activities
Chobotar and his students continue to study parasite-host relationships, with particular recent emphasis on immune responses by the hosts. He remains an internationally known authority on the biology of coccidian protozoans which infest a wide variety of animal hosts.
In addition to teaching lab intensive courses populated largely by pre-health professional students, he continues to refine his baking skills. Not content with making the best pizza and chocolate chip cookies in the county, his stollen and multigrain bread recipes get constant tweaking and improvement.
Teaching, research, reviewing, editing, advising, baking? All these activities are dear to Chobotar's heart. But if you really want to see his smile soften and his eyes twinkle, just ask him about his granddaughter, Taryn, or the little twins. Now you're talking about his pride and joy.