Erik Arthun Assistant Professor

Office: Biology 232

Phone: (970) 495-2695


  • Education:
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology (Colorado State University, 2011)
  • B.A. in Biology Education (Concordia College, 2004)

  • Research:
  • Although I am not presently doing any research here at CSU, my past laboratory-based research involved the investigation of immunotherapy- and immunization-based approaches to the prevention and treatment of insect-borne diseases (Leishmaniasis and La Crosse Encephalitis).  I have always been intrigued by the interplay between microbial pathogens and the immune system.

  • Teaching:
  • LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems)
  • LIFE 103 (Biology of Organisms)
  • LIFE 162 (Bridging the Biology/Chemistry Gulf for Pre-Health Majors)
  • Teaching Awards:
  • Department of Biology Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2015-2016; Colorado State University
  • Master Teacher Award, 2012-2013; Front Range Community College