Jason Tresser


  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Tresser received his B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He received an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University before completing his Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His doctoral dissertation focused on the genetics of neural development as well as larval behavior and metamorphosis in the ascidian Ciona savignyi. Dr. Tresser taught as an adjunct instructor at Westmont College before joining the faculty at Biola University. Dr. Tresser is continuing his research on the development and behavior of the ascidian larva with students at Biola. Additionally, Dr. Tresser coordinates the Biola Organic Garden. Students interested in botany, horticulture and ecology are involved in growing produce in an organic and sustainable manner on Biola’s campus. Dr. Tresser, his wife Kim and their three girls are actively involved at Grace EV Free Church in La Mirada.

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  • Sequence Alignments

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    50:42 — December 14, 2012

    Sequence Alignments

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains how genes can be compared between members of the same species or between similar species. This process can be used to track where genes have changed over time, and can be...

  • Genetic Population and The Hardy-Weinberg Law

    Dr. Jason Tresser describes how alleles can be tracked in a population. He explains the Hardy-Weinberg Law, which outlines the conditions for genetic stasis, and the ways genes are commonly seen to...

  • Cancer

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    51:30 — December 10, 2012


    Dr. Jason Tresser explains the origin and behavior of cancer cells. He describes the various ways that these cells can be identified and some of the ways that they can be treated.

  • Developmental Biology

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    41:02 — December 7, 2012

    Developmental Biology

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains the developmental processes of embryos as they differentiate into various types of cells. He explains the general mechanisms that surround this process and how the proces...

  • Discussion on the Moral Issues

    Dr. Jason Tresser discusses with his class the ethical issues raised by embryonic research. He argues for the sanctity of life and presents several unique alternatives to the commonly presented opt...

  • mRNA and Regulation

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    32:25 — November 30, 2012

    mRNA and Regulation

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains how gene expression is regulated in a cell beyond the DNA phase. He explains how various types of RNA can interact with and edit one another, as well as how a protein can...

  • Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    47:43 — November 28, 2012

    Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains how the expression of genes is controlled in multicellular organisms. He describes the various types of proteins that act as activators and repressors in a cell.

  • Genetic Expression and Regulators

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains the controlling factors of gene expression in a bacterial cell. He describes the regions of genetic code that activate or repress a gene and how these function in respons...

  • DNA and Genomics

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    50:01 — November 19, 2012

    DNA and Genomics

    Dr. Jason Tresser explains how transgenics can be used to identity the expression of particular genes in an organism. He describes how genes can be probed to identify the mRNA being expressed in a ...

  • Genotyping and Transgenics

    from BIOS 332: Genetics

    by Jason Tresser

    38:42 — November 14, 2012

    Genotyping and Transgenics

    Dr. Jason Tresser concludes his teaching on genotyping and goes on to discuss transgenics. He explains the necessary components of a gene that must be in place for a host cell to utilize a foreign ...

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