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John (Jack) Kennell

Adjunct Instructor


BA, Biology: University of Rochester, 1982
MS, Botany, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology; Iowa State University, 1984
PhD, Plant Pathology; University of Florida, 1987

Research Interests

Microbiology; mitochondrial evolution; and mobile genetic elements

Honors and Awards

Research funding from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and collaborative agreements.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Genetics Society of America, American Society of Microbiology, American Association of the Advancement of Science, SLU Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation, SLU Masters of Science Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Community Work and Service

Membership in several STEM outreach and service-learning programs. Service at SLU included being Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Biology, co-coordinator of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, leadership group in the Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation, and participation in numerous task forces, steering committees, and other committees.