Michael Tibbetts is an associate professor of biology and director of the Biology Program at Bard, as well as a faculty member in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.
He is a molecular biologist who uses zebrafish as a model to investigate questions related to hearing. Dr. Tibbetts earned his B.S. from Southeastern Massachusetts University and his Ph.D. from Wesleyan University. He is a recipient of the Peterson Fellowship from Wesleyan and a National Science Foundation grant (2008, to study transmission of anaplasmosis from ticks to people). Tibbetts is a member of Sigma Xi, the Genetics Society of America, and the American Society of Microbiology. His professional interests include the neuroscience of hearing, cancer chemotherapeutics, bioethics, genetics, and human origins. He has been on the Bard faculty since 1992. Photo by Pete Mauney