Portrait of Debbie Garrity

Professor, Department Chair
Office: Biology, Room 111
Phone: 970-491-2513

Biology was thrilled to welcome Professor Debbie Garrity, an alumna of biology and biochemistry at Colorado State University, as chair of the Biology Department in July 2020. 

After earning a Ph.D. at Cornell University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Garrity returned to CSU as an assistant professor in 2003. Since then she has researched early heart development and function in the zebrafish and served as a dedicated mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students.

In 2018, Garrity was recognized as a Professor Laureate, the highest academic honor the College of Natural Sciences bestows to faculty for outstanding contributions to its mission.

Read more about Dr. Garrity here