Becky Zordan
Assistant Professor, Pre-Professional Advisor
Biology Department
Knott Science Center (KNO) 343
Programs I teach...

School of Arts, Sciences & Business


  • University of California San Francisco, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 2008
  • Cornell University, B.S. in Biology, 2002

Research Interests

  • Yeast genetics
  • Transcriptional regulation

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)


  • Zordan RE, Beliveau BJ, Trow JA, Craig NL, Cormack BP. 2015. Avoiding the ends: internal epitope tagging of proteins using transposon Tn7. Genetics. 200(1):47-58.
  • Zordan RE, Ren Y, Pan S-J, Rotondo G, De Las Peñas A, Iluore J, Cormack BP. 2013. Expression plasmids for use in Candida glabrata. G3-Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 3(10):1675-1686.
  • Zordan RE, and Cormack BP. 2012. Adhesins in Opportunistic Fungal Pathogens. In: Calderone RA and Clancy CJ, editors. Candida and candidiasis, 2nd ed. Washington DC: ASM press. p. 243-259
  • Lohse MB, Zordan RE, Cain CW, Johnson AD. 2010. Distinct class of DNA-binding domains is exemplified by a master regulator of phenotypic switching in Candida albicans. PNAS. 107(32):14105-14110.
  • Zordan RE*, Miller MG*, Galgoczy DJ, Tuch BB, Johnson AD. 2007. Interlocking transcriptional feedback loops control white-opaque switching in Candida albicans. PLoS Biology. 5(10):e256. *indicates equal contributions by these authors.
  • Zordan RE, Galgoczy DJ, Johnson AD. 2006. Epigenetic properties of white–opaque switching in Candida albicans are based on a self-sustaining transcriptional feedback loop. PNAS. 103(34):12807-12812.

Typical Courses Taught

  • Genetics (BIO 239)
  • Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM425)
  • Biochemistry II (BIO/CHM426)