Sarah Richart, PhD


Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6511

Fax: (626) 387-5906

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center, Room 210

Sarah Richart, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at APU. Richart studied virology as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Since then, Richart's research focus has shifted to studying a species of fungus that is pathogenic to termites. Other research interests include the history of public responses to vaccines prior to Jenner's cowpox vaccine for smallpox, and creation theology, especially human's relation to non-human creation. Dr. Richart serves as the faculty advisor for the Pre-veterinary Club and the Sustainability Club at APU.


  • PhD, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2001
  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1994


  • American Scientific Affiliation Fellow
  • APU Diversity Ambassador

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology

Courses Taught

  • GE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • BIOL 151 - General Biology 1
  • BIOL 220 – General Microbiology
  • BIOL 240 – Biology of Microorganisms
  • BIOL 495 – Advanced Topics in Biology: Immunology
  • BIOL 495 - Advanced Topics in Biology: Medical and Molecular Virology