Susan J. Walsh

Susan Walsh

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology

B.S. Cedar Crest College 1999
Ph.D. Duke University 2005


Office:  Bush Science Center, room 273
Phone: 407-646-2534
E-Mail: sjwalsh@rollins.edu

Courses Taught:

  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology Journal Club


Professional Interests:
My research focuses on mitochondrial trafficking in the nervous system during zebrafish development. Surprising to many students, mitochondria are not the static kidney beans typically shown in electron micrographs but rather, are dynamic organelles that form elegant networks in a cell. Their motion is dependent on signaling molecules and microtubule-binding proteins. Using transgenic zebrafish with fluorescent mitochondria allows me to watch these events in a living animal.