John Howard Starnes

  • Extended Profile
  • Organization
    Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
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  • Address
    address1: 1845 Loop Drive
    city: Bowling Green
    postal: 42501
    region: KY
    country: US
  • Biography
    Educator, Dad, Plant Pathologist

    Hello everyone! I am an Professor of Biology at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (2 year state undergraduate institution, approximately 5000 students). This is where I teach Ecology, General Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology courses. Currently I am involved with the Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges program as a steering committee member. If you would like to become involved in the program then go to

    My collegiate educational background started at the University of Kentucky where I obtained a B.S. degree in Agriculture Biotechnology in 2000 and worked on research projects in biochemistry and population genetics. I received a M.S. in Biology in 20004 at Western Kentucky University where I studied the population genetics of a threatened native sunflower species. In 2013 I finally finished my Ph.D. in Plant Pathology back at the University of Kentucky where I studied telomere stability in a plant pathogen.

    When not at work I enjoy taking the kids outside and exploring nature and playing online games with them.