Virginia Irintcheva (2006)
Associate Professor – Biology
Ph.D., St. Louis University
Doctorate of Pharmacology and Physiology, St. Louis University (2006)
Office: Building 2, Room 268
I was born and grew up in Bulgaria, a small country in Eastern Europe. I attended Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain and then transferred to the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri where I earned a B.S. in Biology and Spanish in 2001. I then joined the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Baldassare at the St. Louis University Medical School and earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences in 2006. My graduate research focused on cell signaling and in particular the effects of the coagulation protein thrombin and the family of Ras proteins on cell growth and proliferation.
I started teaching at BHC in the spring of 2006 as an adjunct faculty and continued teaching as a full time faculty in the fall of 2006. I teach Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology and a few other introductory biology courses.
When I am not working, I like to travel, whether it is visiting family in Europe or snowboarding in Colorado. I also love to spend time with my animals, hiking with my dog and riding my horse.
Courses Currently Taught at Black Hawk College
Biology 145/146 – Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Biology 150 – Medical Terminology
Biology 101 – Human Biology
Biology 100 – Introduction to Biology