Dr. Rebecca Flietstra has been at PLNU since 1997. She has taught several courses, including the two-semester sequence of human anatomy and physiology, vertebrate physiology, advanced human physiology, and neuroscience. She has trained as a mammalian physiologist, with particular expertise in neuroscience, reproductive physiology, and endocrinology. Her current interest is in human evolution and human health.
- Ph.D., Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center
- B.A., Biology, Calvin College
- Human Biology and Bioethics – BIO 1001
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I – BIO 1030
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II – BIO 1040
- Organismal Biology – BIO 2012
- Scientific Issues and Society – BIO 3002
- Vertebrate Physiology – BIO 4020
- Neuroscience – BIO 4070
- Senior Seminar – BIO 4097
Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications
- Flietstra RJ, Voogt JL. (1997). Lactogenic Hormones of the Placenta and Pituitary Inhibit Suckling-Induced Prolactin (PRL) Release, But Not the Ante-Partum PRL Surge. PSEBM. 214: 258-264.
- Flietstra RJ, Voogt JL. (1996). Rat Placental Lactogens Initiate and Maintain Lactation Yet Inhibit Suckling-Induced Prolactin Release. Endocrine. 5: 103-110.