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About Jennifer S. Forbey

With a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Utah, and additional experience and training as a National Science Foundation International Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Jennifer Forbey joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University in 2008. Dr. Forbey's earlier teaching experience includes a course in the Biology of Mammals at Oregon State University, and courses in Global Environmental Issues and Pharmacokinetics at the University of Utah. In addition to General Biology courses at Boise State, Dr. Forbey teaches Special Topics in Plant-Animal Interactions.
Dr. Forbey's research interests focus on two general areas related to plant-herbivore interactions employing a combination of laboratory and field-based approaches: the evolutionary diversity of plant-animal chemical interactions; and pharm-ecology, an ecological approach to natural product drug discovery.


2008 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences

Curriculum Vitae



2018 - Present Genomes Underlying Toxin Tolerance
National Science Foundation
NSF Award
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): Eric Hayden
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  • Biology 192: General Biology II
  • Biology 497 and 597: Special Topics in Plant-Animal Interactions

Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725-1515

Office Location: Science/Nursing 105
Office Phone: 208-426-4426
Office Fax: 208-426-1040
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