Research Scientist

Dr. Anthony Talo received his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from UCLA while working under the renowned Dr. Bernard O. Phinney.  Since then he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, taught at several Midwestern colleges, and served 12 years in Macintosh/UNIX system administration before coming to Saint Mary’s College.  At St. Mary’s he primarily teaches in the Biology Department, but has co-taught several Jan Term (Maize, Coffee & Tea) and Anthropology (Ethnobotany, Archaeological Methods) classes.  His research interests include Gibberellins and flower development, leaf development in Taro (Colocasia esculentum), and everything going on in the Specht Lab.