Jurgen Ziesmann, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6519
Email: jziesmann@apu.edu
Fax: 626-387-5906
Jurgen Ziesmann, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry. He was born in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, studied biology at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, and later at University of Bayreuth, Germany. Ziesmann had a postdoctoral research position at the Institute for Arable Crop Research Rothamsted, UK, and Max Planck Fellowship a the Institute for Behavioral Physiology at Seewiesen, Germany. He was one of the visiting scientists at Hort-Research, Auckland, New Zealand and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2002, Ziesmann has been teaching mainly anatomy and physiology at APU.


Ph.D. - University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1994
M.A. - University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1990
B.S. - University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1986


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Biology and Chemistry


  • Chemical Communication in Insects
  • Sensory Changes During Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Termites

Courses Taught

BIOL 101 – Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL 151 – General Biology I
BIOL 152 – General Biology II
BIOL 230 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 231 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 250 – Human Anatomy
BIOL 251 – Human Physiology
BIOL 336 – Vertebrate Biology
BIOL 350 – Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 495 – Advanced Topics in Biology
BIOL 498 – Directed Research

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Segerstrom Science Center, Room 210, West Campus

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