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Dr. Todd Rimkus
Chair, Department of Biology and Physical Sciences; Professor of Biology
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall
(703) 284-1559

Academic Credentials

B.S. , University of Illinois
M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Teaching Areas:
  • Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology in Belize
  • Introduction to the Biological World
  • General Biology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Genetics
Research Interests:
  • Turtle Egg Physiology – Water Exchange in Turtle Eggs
Dr. Todd Rimkus has served Marymount University as a faculty member since 1996. He was trained in animal physiology at Iowa State University. Dr. Rimkus is actively involved with undergraduate research at Marymount University, engaging the students in research in the area of growth and development of turtles. Dr. Rimkus contributed a chapter on water exchange to a snapping turtle book and has also presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics related to turtle growth and development.

Dr. Rimkus is the faculty advisor for the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. He also works closely with local elementary through high schools in an outreach program designed to generate further interest in the sciences. Additionally, he works to ensure that the intersection of math and biology is a viable avenue of exploration at Marymount University.