Wayne Rickoll joined the Department of Biological Sciences as a visiting professor in 2017. Previously he was on the faculty at Texas A&M, Dartmouth, and the University of Puget Sound, where he retired as an Emeritus Professor in 2016 after teaching there for 26 years. After retiring from Puget Sound, he returned to New Orleans, his original home, where he was a graduate of Fortier High School (Go Tarpons).
While at Puget Sound he served as the chair of the Biology Department, as chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee, and Director of the Light and Electron Microscopy Laboratory.
His research has focused on cell and developmental biology, but he now dedicates himself to science education. His professional focus is now completely on teaching, and he feels fortunate to be serving students at Loyola. He has always found teaching to be fulfilling, and in serving young people through teaching, he hopes to help them grow as independent scholars and become informed adults. To sum up, I love to teach, but I must be paid to grade.
- Novel transport function of adherens junction revealed by live imaging in Drosophila. Li YC, Yang WT, Cheng LC, Lin CM, Ho YH, Lin PY, Chen BC, Rickoll WL, Hsu JC. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Aug 7;463(4):686-92. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.05.125. Epub 2015 Jun 3.
- Transmission electron microscopy of thin sections of Drosophila: preparation of embryos using n-heptane and glutaraldehyde. McDonald KL, Sharp DJ, Rickoll W. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 Oct 1;2012(10):1100-3. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot068460.
- Preparation of Drosophila specimens for examination by transmission electron microscopy. McDonald KL, Sharp DJ, Rickoll W. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 Oct 1;2012(10):1044-8. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top068452.
- Postembedding immunolabeling of thin sections of Drosophila tissues for transmission electron microscopy. McDonald KL, Sharp DJ, Rickoll W. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 Jul 1;2012(7):810-2. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot068437.
- Immunolabeling of thin sections of Drosophila tissues for transmission electron microscopy. McDonald KL, Sharp DJ, Rickoll W. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 Jul 1;2012(7):838-41. doi: 10.1101/pdb.ip068429.
Postdoctoral at UC Berkeley, 1977-1980; Ph.D., Duke University, 1977; M.A., University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1971; B.S., BS, Rhodes College, 1969.
Courses taught at University of Puget Sound:
Unity of Life (First Semester Biology for majors, Cells, Molecules and Systems)
Neurobiology (Team-taught with Professor Sue Hannaford of the Biology Department)
Biology at the Bar (SCXT 328 – A Science in Context course team-taught with Professor William Haltom in the Politics and Government Department.)
Science and Religion (SCXT 312 – As above but team-taught with Professor Suzanne Holland of the Religion Department.)
Courses taught at Texas A&M:
Biological Electron Microscopy – Graduate Course
Cell Biology – Graduate Course
Courses taught at Dartmouth College:
Biological Electron Microscopy
Graduate Seminar in Developmental Biology
Courses taught at Loyola
Areas of Expertise
Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics of Drosophila, Electron Microscopy