Peter Dobelis

Teaching Associate Professor

What I do

I teach a human physiology-based non-majors biology class (Molecules to Humankind), and three classes for biology majors: Cell Structure & Function, Exercise Physiology, and Systems Neuroscience.


Physiology, anatomy, neurobiology

Professional Biography

I received my bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sport Science (1991) and my Ph.D. in Anatomy & Neurobiology (1998), both from Colorado State University. After obtaining my Ph.D., I did research in the areas of drug addiction and epilepsy, focussing on how these two brain disorders effect the functioning of individual brain cells and neural circuits. In 2015 I joined the University of Denver's biology department and left research to pursue teaching exclusively.
My academic interests include: exercise/performance physiology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and pharmacogenetics.