Donald Mykles is a professor in the Department of Biology and the director of the University Honors Program. He is a former associate dean for the College of Natural Sciences.
His research focuses on the regulation of molting and skeletal muscle plasticity in crabs and lobsters; specifically, the signaling mechanisms in the molting gland and proteolytic mechanisms mediating molt-induced claw muscle atrophy. He teaches a seminar entitled “Myth busters: science, pseudoscience, and just plain nonsense” and can speak to evaluating claims and making science-informed decisions.
Mykles is a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Heidelberg. Since coming to CSU, Mykles has won several awards, including Outstanding Honors Academic Advisor and the College of Natural Science Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research.
Mykles earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.